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dhallworth



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Extended Warranties

Our 2012 AB has had 2k spent on it this year in one repair with only 14k miles on it due to the EGR temperature sensor packing in. Normally it's not an issue but they ended up having to take the engine out and replace the exhaust manifold as they couldn't get the sensor out of it. There's currently a dispute with LR about this and they're supposed to be refunding some money but nothings materialised yet.

Anyway... This got us thinking about an extended warranty on the car. The guy at Team Valley Land Rover said the only warranty he would recommend is a Land Rover extended warranty.

I've dealt with Warranty Direct with another car and have had no cause for complaint from them, they've honoured what they said they would, and have paid out what they said they would.

I believe the LR warranty is about 1500 a year so 3 years would cost 4500 whereas Warranty Direct are offering cover for 3 years for a little over 2k.

I'm going to ask Warranty Direct and Land Rover for a list of covered components and check them against each other but I was just wondering what other peoples thoughts were with regards to extended warranties.

This car seems to have had a few issues, in 14k miles it's on it's 3rd starter motor which clicked when starting the other day and caused a failed start so I've got a suspicion it's going to need a 4th shortly.

Thanks!

David. 1997 Range Rover 4.6 HSE in Oxford Blue with Ash Grey Leather
2006 Range Rover Supercharged in Zermatt Silver with Jet Leather
2007 Freelander i6 HSE in Izmir Blue with Ebony Leather
2012 Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography in Baltic Blue with Sand Interior

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Alistair



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Is Team Valley a main dealer ?

If so - I would substitute 'recommend' with 'sell'

I've no experience with Warranty Direct, but have heard good things - all you can really do is compare what's covered, any limits and any excess

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Red Merle



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This is something that you may choose to take into account in your deliberations:

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/0323301...financials

The blue and especially the green lines on the graph are particularly interesting.

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Alistair



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A bit of info on this thread

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dhallworth



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Alistair wrote:
Is Team Valley a main dealer ?


They're a LR Service Centre which means they only do servicing and repairs and don't have a fancy showroom to subsidise so their labour rates etc are a lot less then most main dealers. They're fully authorised by LR and can do anything that a normal dealers service dept/workshop can do.

That's an interesting post about Warranty Directs financials...

David. 1997 Range Rover 4.6 HSE in Oxford Blue with Ash Grey Leather
2006 Range Rover Supercharged in Zermatt Silver with Jet Leather
2007 Freelander i6 HSE in Izmir Blue with Ebony Leather
2012 Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography in Baltic Blue with Sand Interior

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Basilfawlty



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Looks like they'll need a few more policies just to pay the Administrators Laughing

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CS



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When my warranty expired I was so p'ed off with LR over their failure to honour the paintwork warranty as regards my rusty wheel arches (after two years) that I declined the offer of extension. While I do have oil weeps from both rear shocks and need the turbo drain mod, with oil also weeping from one turbo, I have not had to spend any money beyond routine servicing in 22 months, though no doubt saying so will produce a catalogue of expensive horrors at or before the next service/MOT. But I'm up by at least 2,500 just now. When my last car was in its worst 'money pit' phase I was spending about 3,000 a year, but that was exceptional, normally it was less, so if you can stand the risk of a major failure, then consider whether you might be better off doing without a warranty. Only Range Rovers since 1988

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zarnd



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I wouldn't bother with warranty direct personally.

If no LR warranty on it at the moment, put some money aside every month to pay for any failures in the future.

cheers Alex

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Red Merle



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Basilfawlty wrote:
Looks like they'll need a few more policies just to pay the Administrators Laughing


And they've recently introduced chargeable inspections before they'll even agree to take a car on.

If I can keep it under 100,000 miles before it's 3 years old (which is looking unlikely), it'll be LR warranty (or nothing) for year 4. After that, I'll be on my own. Gulp! 

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pld118



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If an LR warranty is in place it's transferable to a new owner and the car would not need to be inspected just because a new owner was added, for example in a private sale.

The LR warranty is expensive but is also very good (in our experience).

It could be a good selling point too,even if there was only a short period left on a warranty because if a prospective buyer detected something amiss during any inspection, the car could be rectified before expiry

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1strangerover2017



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In regard to warranties, do you need to have the LR extended warranty to continue to have the in control features ?, from reading the first 3 years are included with a new vehicle

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I had very good experience with https://www.theautogroup.co.uk/

Always payed out for me, of course i may been lucky but they were always easy to deal with. 2003 Range Rover 4.4 Litre V8 - Adriatic blue

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