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Re: Aftermarket Warranty for VS - What do you reckon?

Yes Oliver,

It can be a gamble, that sum of money could pay for a few repairs (if they were needed), or just be set aside and added to for the 'rainy day'.

I think a fair degree of your decision whether to purchase or not should depend on how long you plan on keeping the car - as there's no point in paying for someone else's benefit.

I've always had a leaning towards warranties, and the experience I had with one of my previous cars will probably indicate why;

I bought a 1995 Scorpio Cosworth in 1999 - it came from the dealer with a 3-year warranty, which I then replaced with a 4-year warranty in 2002 after that one expired(warrantwise @ 700 for the 4-years unlimited mileage cover).

Like the VS, it was a fairly rare car, and bespoke parts were expensive.

Well, I sold that car in 2008, and I did something I swore I'd never do whilst I still owned the car & intended keeping it - I totalled the repair bills. On servicing & repairs alone (no Mots/insurance/tax or consumables like tyres) the figure for the 9 years I owned the car = over 20,000, of which the warranties had covered nearly half that amount (3 replacement autoboxes alone @ 1200 each), plus other items - water pump, etc.

All the best for 2010.


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