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Audi extended warranty

WelshWoody83 May 26, 2020

  1. DescendDescend

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    Yup. You are correct. Its VW who stopped the extensions.
     
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  3. L_G

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    Works now, thank you
     
  4. L_G

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    Thanks for the email link for the AA cover.

    I see if you don't wont to pay by direct debit then it is £10 more over two years.

    Now that the I can see the extended warranty, it seems the excess plays a fair part in calculating the cost. Need to think about that some more!
     
  5. royalsteve68

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    Warranty doesn’t cover everything though, read the small print. Some if not all electrics and glass are not covered. Had a dab aerial issue and they replaced the rear glass, £820, but Audi and the dealer paid most of it.
     
  6. royalsteve68

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    The extended warranty is exactly the same as the extended warranty you get when you buy the car from new. The first 3 years is a manufacturer warranty and this covers everything and is far better than the extended warranty. Years 4 and 5 that you can buy from new are just extended warranties, but it’s massively cheaper to buy this when you buy the car new. It cost me £525 to extend my rs3 saloon warranty from 3 to 5 years when I bought it new. I would guess if I extended it at 3 years to 5 years, I guess it would be over £2000.

    I had a 3 or was it 4 lol year warranty on the s3 and we’ve extended it ever since at approx £420 a year, no brainer. I’ve easily got my money’s worth out of it. One thing to note, if you let the existing warranty run out the extended warranty prices roughly doubles. I checked and if I left the s3, it goes up to £800 a year. My friend had a 2011 m3 and his warranty was £1500 a year and included an excess!
     
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  7. L_G

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    Just looked up what the price would have been had I taken the additional year when new and it isn't much different (£525 vs £577) however buying when new it was subject to an overall limit of 75k miles rather than a declared annual amount.

    Having looked at the excess amounts properly - £100 excess reduces the premium by £101 and £250 and £202 so provided you think you will make one or less claims then taking the excess is a better choice.
     
  8. royalsteve68

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    Audi warranties certainly seem to have come down to near sensible levels. Aftermarket ones are now a lot more. Think Warranty Direct/others wanted about £1000 for the s3, Audi were £420.
     
  9. S32B

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    Either way you do the AA cover they still send you a reminder when it's due, all it means is if you don't want to renew you just phone them to cancel it! Save £10 for the sake of a free call if you do decide to cancel it :D

    As for which one to go for!
    For me it was 'All components covered' No excess £446, £100 excess £372 and £250 excess £297.

    I went for the £250 excess saving £149 (over no excess). Theoretically put the saved £149 to one side and if nothing goes wrong happy days you've saved £149! Or if something did go wrong just add £101 to it and that's your £250 excess covered. My main worry is the gearbox, so paying out £250 to get that sorted wouldn't be a worry....better than £8,000 or more! :) For less than £1 per day it suits me.

    Cover notes here https://www.insurewithaudi.co.uk/media/1108/35239_audi_extended-warranty_dec19_nav_v2-1.pdf

    And for all those saying it's not worth it:
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  10. HertS3

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    It has its pros and cons (e.g. coolant pipes aren't covered, as I recently found out) but for peace of mind for me it's worth it. Just had the water pump replaced, invoice says £442 which sounds a bit cheap to me?? I paid the £100 excess only anyway. Got mine as soon as I bought the car so it's currently around £80 a month for the first year but should halve more-or-less next year.
     
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    Talking to a mate of mine today in work, he was going to cancel his cover on his BMW...then decided not to! 3 weeks later something went wrong with his air bags £1,100 to fix! paid for by the warranty :)
     
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