GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Volkswagen GTI / Golf Topics > GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-16-2012, 11:52 AM   #29
miguelr
FIA GT Champion
 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 1,214
Nothing happened and nothing was "used" lol.
__________________
GOLF MKVI 2.5L - Mod thread
IG: migrod1
miguelr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 12:03 PM   #30
nouse4aname
Formula 5000 Champion
 
Drives: 2007 Legacy GT Spec B
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 2,727
Those are usually written so they run concurrently with the factory warranty so if you cancel it even just 1 year in you'd lose that pro-rated amount. Depending on state law/policy itself you might have a 30 day cooling off period or some such to get a full refund though.
nouse4aname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 12:43 PM   #31
colslaw87
FIA GT Newbie
 
colslaw87's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CSG 4dr 6spd
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 857
I got the extended warranty for my 2012 GTI.

The factory warranty of 3/36K was bumped to 10/86K for 1,000 dollars on the total price of the vehicle.

The car will be paid off before the warranty ends! At 3 years or 36,000 miles ... I'm going to be glad I still have the warranty for another 7 years!
__________________
R--1--3--5
└-┼--┼--┤
_-_2--4--6
colslaw87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #32
nouse4aname
Formula 5000 Champion
 
Drives: 2007 Legacy GT Spec B
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 2,727
You must not drive much to have gone for 10/86k.

I'd be more interested in like a 5/150k.
nouse4aname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 12:49 PM   #33
colslaw87
FIA GT Newbie
 
colslaw87's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CSG 4dr 6spd
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 857
Quote:
Originally Posted by nouse4aname View Post
You must not drive much to have gone for 10/86k.

I'd be more interested in like a 5/150k.
Agreed, ultimately the mileage would be most important to me
__________________
R--1--3--5
└-┼--┼--┤
_-_2--4--6
colslaw87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #34
cacophony555
Touring Car Champion
 
Drives: Golf 2.5L
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 243
Quote:
Originally Posted by colslaw87 View Post
I got the extended warranty for my 2012 GTI.

The factory warranty of 3/36K was bumped to 10/86K for 1,000 dollars on the total price of the vehicle.

The car will be paid off before the warranty ends! At 3 years or 36,000 miles ... I'm going to be glad I still have the warranty for another 7 years!
What company is backing that extended warranty? (and no it's not VW, regardless of whether VW dealerships honor it). I had heard 7 years was the longest you could get. Also, what's your deductible, and which dealership did you purchase it at? Is it bumper to bumper?
cacophony555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #35
nouse4aname
Formula 5000 Champion
 
Drives: 2007 Legacy GT Spec B
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 2,727
The only after market ones I had any faith in were the ones endorsed by USAA(Assurant) and Pentagon Federal(Route 66). Which was around $1200 for 5-6years/100k with no deductible. Decided against it since I've got CPO warranty and 100k recall warranty on the dsg.
nouse4aname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 03:26 PM   #36
OldDirty
FIA World Rally Car Newbie
 
Drives: 2010 Stg 2 GTI, 2004 R32 Bone Stock
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Madison WI
Posts: 441
Yeah eff that if there is a $100 deductible for each issue....I'd rather take it to my indie mechanic anyway.
OldDirty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #37
rmchung
Oval Newbie
 
Drives: Golf TDI
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 121
The one the dealer offered me was like $1000 for 7/100. Deductible is waived if I take warranty related items to that dealership. Also, if I did not make any warranty claims past the factory warranty, I would get the cost of the extended warranty back less $50. I figure, if nothing happens and don't make a warranty claim, it's only going to cost $50.
rmchung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #38
t'sGTI
FIA GT Champion
 
t'sGTI's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 R
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Joizy
Posts: 1,018
Extended warranties always benefit the seller, not the purchaser or they
would not sell them. Additionally there are many exclusions in them so read it carefully to see what is actually covered.
t'sGTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #39
Baldeagle
FIA World Rally Car Champion
 
Baldeagle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 GTI, 6MT, 2-door, Tornado Red
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 578
Insurance is a form of risk transfer. The insurance company relies on the law of large numbers, knows the relationship among those who use the insurance and those who don’t, and prices the service according to make a reasonable profit.

The decision to buy insurance should be less about whether the insurance company will make money as it is about whether “you” can handle a large future repair bill. If you know you can’t handle a potential multi-thousand dollar future repair bill, you let someone else pick up that monster bill in exchange for a “small” extra cost today that you can handle. One is a manageable cost. The other is not manageable. It is a personal call.
Baldeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 09:10 PM   #40
greine16
Oval Champion
 
greine16's Avatar
 
Drives: Silver 2013 Golf TDI/GTD 4 Door
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 161
take my word

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baldeagle View Post
Seven years is a long time. How many cars does anyone know that went for four years after the B2B ended with ZERO problems? Even the most reliable cars generally have one or two minor issues that cost about $300 per repair (two hours of labor and $100 for parts). And as much as we all love our GTIs, we all know they are not THE most reliable cars on the road.

So realistically you will probably spend at least $600 for repairs in years four through seven. If this $600 assumption seems reasonable and those expected repairs are fixed for free under your extended warranty, doesn’t that reduce your net cost from $1,300 to $700? The odds are extremely high you will get some use out of it.

I adjust and look at claims all day long at headquarters so I would know what the average vehicle allowance typically is during the first 36,000K's and ill tell you that its well worth the investment. Some of the well known problems such as nox sensors, EGR valves throttle body's, and turbos all easy put you at or over what you payed in for your warranty and i don't know very many people who've got that kinda dough sitting around for a crappy event like that to happen. like people said if you use it your protected if not then your investment gets returned at a prorated time value that seems fair.
greine16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #41
mikeleemk6
Formula 5000 Driver
 
mikeleemk6's Avatar
 
Drives: Shadow Blue GTI MK6
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 1,940
I got the extended warranty as well as lifetime on the tires better safe than sorry IMO...
mikeleemk6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 11:25 PM   #42
GunKata
MILFn00dzHunter.com
 
GunKata's Avatar
 
Drives: '03 350Z Track, '11 Pcar, '06 Oddy
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ballsborough, IL
Posts: 60,147
and how much was all that, $2k, $3k? are you going to do any modding?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmniGLH View Post
Everybody knows GunKata > *.*

No GunKata, no care.


Need remote help buying or selling a car?

Chicago Car Network


I can haz 350z racecar?

Gone: 2011 Audi A3 Quattro DSG K04

Also Gone: 2011 GTI Autobahn MT Stage 2 BBK Lots of Mods
GunKata is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.