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Fox889



Member Since: 04 Jun 2019
Location: Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Orkney Grey
Warranty (WarrantyWise)

Recently bought an 88k 12 plate 4.4TDV8 privately (Manheim Auction) & so far delighted with her.
Just had a mega service & all the oils changed inc gearbox flush. Nothing was picked up with the service so I was pretty happy.
So, I’m pretty confident she’s in pretty good fettle & fingers crossed she’ll be ok. If there’s a problem I’ll get it fixed, simple as.
So, I had no intention whatsoever of looking for or having a warranty, until I found a thread on here where someone said “make sure you get a warranty”, so I did look & got a quote from WW.
Just wondered what the general consensus of opinion there is on these warranty’s especially as I’ve got a great 4x4 Indy with reasonable hourly rates versus WarrantyWise 10/100 plus a/c plus emissions which works out at £1380 for the year? (Which to be fair I didn’t think was bad).

Be very interested in people’s views on warranty’s good or bad especially WarrantyWise. 2012 Orkney Grey Westminster 4.4TDV8 with Ivory interior.........nice!

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Red Merle



Member Since: 19 Sep 2016
Location: Liskeard
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United Kingdom 2017 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Aintree Green

How many miles are you likely to do in a year? 2011 FL2 TD4 XS Kosrae Green
2012 FL2 TD4 HSE Firenze Red
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Lux Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Lux Aintree Green
2017 FFRR SDV8 AB Aintree Green (now running 20’s Smile )
& 2013 Tiger 1200

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DrRob



Member Since: 16 Apr 2015
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

It all depends in your personal approach to risk. Personally I'd rather stick the money in an ISA and tap into if needed. Again, it's a personal thing. 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - labour of love
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2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

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Fox889



Member Since: 04 Jun 2019
Location: Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Orkney Grey

Red Merle wrote:
How many miles are you likely to do in a year?


Probably around £5k max.
Good point as I hadn’t thought of the mileage . 2012 Orkney Grey Westminster 4.4TDV8 with Ivory interior.........nice!

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Red Merle



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United Kingdom 2017 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Aintree Green

Your level of risk at 5,000 miles a year is slightly different to mine at 35,000 - yet we’d pay the same. Personally, I’d take the chance if I were doing 5,000 miles a year Thumbs Up . Sorry, I don’t have any personal experience of Warranty Wise myself. 2011 FL2 TD4 XS Kosrae Green
2012 FL2 TD4 HSE Firenze Red
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Lux Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Lux Aintree Green
2017 FFRR SDV8 AB Aintree Green (now running 20’s Smile )
& 2013 Tiger 1200

Post #531260 17th Oct 2019 4:28pm
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CS



Member Since: 14 Apr 2015
Location: Edinburgh
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Scotland 2017 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Corris Grey

No experience of WW, but read the terms carefully as some of the warranties have claims limits and so would not cover major failures such as turbo implodes and takes engine with it.

In general I have not bothered once the manufacturer warranty has expired. Most of the time this worked well. My first 322, which had engine problems at about 97,000 miles might have justified one, but approaching 10 years old I'd have paid for seven or eight years. There were plenty of smaller things with that car over the years, so having a warranty would have had some value along the way. There might have been some years where I'd have paid less with a warranty. As someone else on here has said, these warranties are intended to make a profit for the issuer, so on average the repair cost will be less than the premium. You just have to hope to avoid a write-off level failure.

My experience of the TDV8 4.4 was that corrosion was more of a problem than mechanical failures, though mine was only 5yo and maybe 60,000 miles when traded in. Oddly enough I'd regard low mileage as more of a risk than higher, especially if you do lots of short journeys, they seem to prefer lots of use and longer journeys, though obviously on a £per mile basis it's more costly to have the warranty. Only Range Rovers since 1988

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Mr Tee



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Scotland 2014 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Luxor

Bought one when I moved into an L405, my advice: as others have said it’s either bank the cash or take a warranty, I went with one because Black Friday deals were mega last year, I saved over 40%, they have more to give than they say, well worth the haggle.

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