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    • Louise nevin
    • By Louise nevin 7th Jan 18, 7:35 PM
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    Used car extended warranties
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    • 7th Jan 18, 7:35 PM
    Used car extended warranties 7th Jan 18 at 7:35 PM
    I'm looking at getting a used car and only just found out that you can get extended warranties on used cars.
    I'm wondering do I go to the manufacturers of the vehicle ( and I've done a bit of research here and its slot of money) Or is the extended warranties that other companies just as good and worth while using g as well as hopefully saving some money?
    Thanks for any advice given
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 7th Jan 18, 8:29 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 8:29 PM
    Unless its a manufacturers warranty then have money saved for repairs instead.
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 8th Jan 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 11:56 AM
    Forget extended warranties. When you look at the list of exclusions almost nothing is covered except catastrophic engine and gearbox failure which is pretty much unlikely to ever happen.

    Better to stick the money you would have paid aside to use to cover repairs as they arise.
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 8th Jan 18, 12:01 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:01 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:01 PM
    You certainly need to read the small print and exclusions as Tarambor has said.

    Generally speaking the only warranty worth considering is the manufacturer's one.

    But things change.

    I cannot comment on other warranties but BMW extended warranty now covers 'wear and tear'

    They only changed the wording in the policy last year.

    Others may follow suit.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 8th Jan 18, 12:20 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:20 PM
    I was in the Honda dealer recently when a chap who had bought secondhand with Honda's warranty was listing the faults with his car. After every item the words "not covered" came from man in a Honda uniform.
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    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 8th Jan 18, 12:45 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:45 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:45 PM
    I was in the Honda dealer recently when a chap who had bought secondhand with Honda's warranty was listing the faults with his car. After every item the words "not covered" came from man in a Honda uniform.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    But what were the faults?

    Windscreen wipers worn out, brake pads etc could be legitimately declined.

    Sometimes people can have unrealistic expectations.
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