Earlier this year I sold off all of my Nikon equipment. The reasons being I felt I needed to move up in technology and of course I was made an offer I could not refuse. Upon realizing how much I miss Nikon quality, I decided to tease the Internet a bit and see what I could scare up for newer equipment. I have been seriously looking at purchasing one of two possibilities, those being, #1 a Nikon D200 or #2 a Nikon D5200, both slightly used with low shutter actuations. For lenses I am considering both the kit lens and a AF Nikkor 55~200mm lens. All of this equipment have earned some truly glowing reports as far as performance and reliability.
My problem is I started scouring the Internet for reports regarding how well Nikon honors its Warranty Programs. At first I was really surprised and disappointed to discover that Nikon does seem to find a way to squirm out of having to repair even equipment that clearly has an active Warranty attached. I recall when Nikon pulled this tactic on my wife's Coolpix camera and refused to honor the Warranty. They claimed that she had used a non-Nikon USB Cable and that is what caused the damage to the USB connector and thereby was unable to recharge the battery. This was and still is the only camera she has.
We ended up spending a lot of money on shipping charges only to receive the camera back without any repairs. Okay, my reason for asking for advice is that the two cameras I am considering purchasing come with warranties and I want to make certain that I do not paint myself into a corner.
Any advice offered will be greatly appreciated.