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Does anyone know what’s going on ? I was going to phone Jess tomorrow as my guarantee runs out on 19 April . I’d be prepared to pay sensible money for a long extension . Is this another Vw fiasco ?
 
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Has anybody looked further in to mbginsurance as an alternative?


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Extended Warranty risk assessment is a difficult thing.
Low milage is not necessarily a good thing. You pay for the 3 year new car manufacturers warranty in the purchase price and it presumes you do a certain average milage that will show up any problems. If you do low milage then these faults/risks would be transferred to the Warranty Extension, this increased premium.
Low annual milage likewise.
Zero excess leads to higher premium.

I don’t know what is going on with the VW Extended Warranty. Others have got lower premiums than me.
 
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Anybody experience with any others, autoguardwarranties, motoreasy?


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Extended Warranty .
Spoke to Jess today . Very pleasant . I had checked before and Website came up with £682/758/809 £250/100/0 xs for 19000 mile van for upto 10000 mls in year . She says website correct but there is no mention of California extras anywhere.

There is a totally inadequate max claim of £2500 which probably includes the xs and Vat . Apparently individual claims to value of van . So approx 15 claims of £2500 in 12 months ! Not worth the paper it’s written on . Oh and only for sudden failure of parts . I think they’ve got this sown up . If anyone manages a successful claim I think they deserve a medal . So if your turbo or gearbox doesn’t fail suddenly ( ? definition ) you’re not covered . I think I’ll give this a miss .

Do VW really condone this rubbish ?
 
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Spoke to Jess today . Very pleasant . I had checked before and Website came up with £682/758/809 £250/100/0 xs for 19000 mile van for upto 10000 mls in year . She says website correct but there is no mention of California extras anywhere.

There is a totally inadequate max claim of £2500 which probably includes the xs and Vat . Apparently individual claims to value of van . So approx 15 claims of £2500 in 12 months ! Not worth the paper it’s written on . Oh and only for sudden failure of parts . I think they’ve got this sown up . If anyone manages a successful claim I think they deserve a medal . So if your turbo or gearbox doesn’t fail suddenly ( ? definition ) you’re not covered . I think I’ll give this a miss .

Do VW really condone this rubbish ?
As I said above I realise that any extended warranty is something of a gamble and I know that the warranty I have taken out is not as comprehensive as the original 3-year warranty. However, it does cover all the major electrical and mechanical components and, importantly, includes consequential damage. I may never know how effectively VW respond to a claim but, at the moment, I'm happy with what the policy says for what I have paid.
 
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I had checked before and Website came up with £682/758/809 £250/100/0 xs for 19000 mile van for upto 10000 mls in year
Bizarre, prices seem all over the place, mine is also a 2015 SE but a 140 manual so no DSG, no 4motion and one less turbo but my quote is basically double at £1300. :mad:
 
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Extended Warranty .
Spoke to Jess today . Very pleasant . I had checked before and Website came up with £682/758/809 £250/100/0 xs for 19000 mile van for upto 10000 mls in year . She says website correct but there is no mention of California extras anywhere.

There is a totally inadequate max claim of £2500 which probably includes the xs and Vat . Apparently individual claims to value of van . So approx 15 claims of £2500 in 12 months ! Not worth the paper it’s written on . Oh and only for sudden failure of parts . I think they’ve got this sown up . If anyone manages a successful claim I think they deserve a medal . So if your turbo or gearbox doesn’t fail suddenly ( ? definition ) you’re not covered . I think I’ll give this a miss .

Do VW really condone this rubbish ?
There doesn’t have to be a mention of California extras as they are fitted by VW, Factory fitted, so included. I have this confirmed.
I was mainly concerned with the Habitation equipment.
Control Panel £750+, Parking Heater £2000 from VW, Fridge £1500, Hydraulic Roof £?. Bench Seat £?
After 60,000 miles and 100s of nights I think £450 for a year is quit acceptable.
 
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Guess I and others were lucky then.:thumb
 
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Guess I and others were lucky then.:thumb
Yep, doesn't bode well for next year though. Something has changed since you instigated a policy that includes the Cali, I think they have realised they were too cheap, probably priced up a control panel hehe. Maybe they are checking the forum??
 
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Will probably be changed next year once all the bugs have been sorted on the T6 and more options are standard or maybe wait for the T7.
 
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Yep, doesn't bode well for next year though. Something has changed since you instigated a policy that includes the Cali, I think they have realised they were too cheap, probably priced up a control panel hehe. Maybe they are checking the forum??
I agree. Something tells me I won’t be taking out another extension next year!
 
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All this just reinforces the need for some independent Cali specialists who actually know what they are doing and charge £50/hour +vat not £100+vat the main dealers charge to guess which parts to replace at your cost (and risk).
 
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There doesn’t have to be a mention of California extras as they are fitted by VW, Factory fitted, so included. I have this confirmed.
I was mainly concerned with the Habitation equipment.
Control Panel £750+, Parking Heater £2000 from VW, Fridge £1500, Hydraulic Roof £?. Bench Seat £?
After 60,000 miles and 100s of nights I think £450 for a year is quit acceptable.
I’m not as trusting as you WeshGas . I like to see things clearly written down with no chance of misinterpretation. I might have gone with £450 but £682 on a 20000ml van for under 10000 mls in year and £250 xs . No thanks . Oh and remember when something fails it has to be a ‘sudden failure ‘ . If that’s not a get out clause I don’t know what is .
 
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I’m not as trusting as you WeshGas . I like to see things clearly written down with no chance of misinterpretation. I might have gone with £450 but £682 on a 20000ml van for under 10000 mls in year and £250 xs . No thanks .
I don't blame you- I wouldn't have gone with £682 either.
 
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