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Warrantee for a 2003 Espace 3.0DCi - is it worth it?

Hi, as my Espace is now getting reasonably old (I have been very lucky so far with no major problems) I am concerned that with the known reliability issues of the 2003 Espace 3.0 DCi my luck will eventually run out!

On that note, I've been looking at after market warranty options and found some with three independent established providers. The best one even covers all mecanical and electrical components (including 'wear and tear') and will also allow me to have the car repaired at an independent or main dealer. The cost is 500 per annum.

In your opinions do you think it's worthwhile or are these firms completely useless. I have searched for reviews on line for these firms and they are mixed for each firm with about 15% experiancing problems and the remainder saying claims were handled very well.

As a point of interest, the firm offering the best policy (and the most longest established) called me following my Internet enquiry and went through a few of the details. The agent then said he'd call me back next week as he could offer me a cheaper price. When I asked why he said it was because at the end if the month the sales reps have to meet their targets and will have more pressure to sell so he could justify a more competitive price! Really strange he should be telling me all this.

I'd appreciate your thoughts please.

Many thanks,
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