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

From my perspective, budget permitting, you should try to get the 'best' level of cover that your car's age & mileage will permit.

Some will only cover wear & tear for a certain percentage beyond a ceiling of 'use' because of one word - betterment. They will argue that a component may have a service life of 5 years/60,000 miles, and if it has lasted 4/5ths that time, then you are only eligible for a 1/5ths contribution, on the basis that you have already seen service for 4/5ths of what is expected. (that is something worth checking out, as you may be paying extra for cover which turns out to be non-existent).

A car like the VS is a very complex beast - most independents haven't ever seen one, so invariably (especially if reprogramming of the computer is involved) they get sent off to the main dealer (who in all likelihood - has never seen one either!), but labour hours can mount up, so if you are left to pay the difference, again - it can become a substantial sum.

I wouldn't want you spending so much on a warranty that you had to make sacrifices elsewhere, but do choose wisely, as some are better than others (and its not always based on price).



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