Well said, Hootie.
I only paid $135 for my brand new, paperback Bently manual, and it has served me VERY well. Aside from tearing apart the transmission, the manual covers EVERYTHING. For me, an extended warranty is a waste of money. In my opinion, they're for domestic shit, 'cause those are the cars that really need them.
Also, this forum is a lifeline. There really are a lot of knowledgable and talented folk in this forum. If you don't know, SOMEONE in here surely will. And, most people are cool and explain things well. It's like getting to talk directly to a mechanic without some stealership saying, "Well, just bring it in and we'll look at it." ***k that. I HATE dealerships.
I used to work in them, so I know first hand most are crooks, and is most of the reason why I got out. Don't get me started....
Anyway, if you have any mechanical aptitude at all, don't sweat the warranty. Get a book and a scanner, talk to the Forum, and there will be very little you won't be able to do.