Struggling to decide whether to continue my Warranty Direct warranty or not.
A3 2.0 TFSi Sport 5dr DSG 66.6k March 2005.
I bought the car 16 months ago and got 3m warranty with the car and a Warranty Direct ExtraCare warranty on a buy 12m get 13m cover.
The renewals now due and they have offered me 13m renewal for £315 or 2 years for £590.
The warranty is their top level but has a £50 excess but warranty claims are limited only to value of car (not the normal £1k), labour rate upto £60 per hour.
The problem is they want me to pay 30% of the parts for the next 12m and then it will be 40% the following year.
I took out the warranty initialy as I did not know what to expect regarding reliability on an older higher mileage car, but, the car has been excellent. It got no advisories on its MOT and is still on its original exhaust and battery from new. It has a full service history from Audi and I have carried this on via an Audi service contract.
I supose my query is how reliable are these cars as they age, I believe the DSG gearbox is strong but problems are very expensive also concerned about the turbo as failure would also be very expensive.
I am leaning to running without a warranty but just wondered if anyone had any thoughts.
Thanks in advance.