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Was wondering what you guys think of extended warranties. I got a quote from the dealer for one for 48 months and 48,000 additional miles for $2,836. Two things, is this high for an extended warranty and does it make sense to get one if the drivetrain is covered for almost six more years and about 45,000 more miles?What are the pros and cons?
 

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I got an aftermarket warranty for my 06 GTI and it was about $3-3.5k but it was for 5 years/100k miles (or maybe up to 200k total miles). I bought the car used with about 120k miles on it, which I think is pretty good that it covered what it did (AC, engine and it's associated lubricated parts, transmission and its parts, and some other stuff) for a car that's already over 100k miles.

My warranty company is called Endurance. I felt like I found a decent one, but it's the only one I've had, so I don't have anything to compare it to. I've been pretty happy with it. Replaced my AC and the DSG module ($$$) in my GTI, so it's nearly paid itself off. I'll be planning to transfer it to the T2 I just bought once I sell my GTI.
 

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There are lots of threads and posts about warranties. Some don't like 'em but I would never run a Touareg without one.
 

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Put that money in a savings account.
X2.

It's always a gamble. But you have to remember that the insurance/warranty companies are in the business of MAKING MONEY.

It's just like Vegas. Or Macau, for our non-North American friends. :- )

Those big huge fancy casinos did not build themselves. The house always wins in the end.

Save your pennies. Sure, you might have a big bill at one point or another, but the chances of spending more than a "warranty" are slim. And remember, you will still have a deductible and some shops will not take aftermarket warranty work because it is a royal pain in the butt to get work approved and it is often at below market rates. And guess who gets to pay the difference? =8^O
 

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i chose no warranty, i removed the problematic bits and have no fears.
 

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I replaced my 07 V10 with the current 06 V10 because the 06 has a Fidelity extended warranty that is accepted by all of the dealership's I have contacted. The PO paid $4000 for the current contract. 3 weeks after purchase the AC compressor failed. Engine out, the bill was $4,800, deductible $100. Fresh oil, coolant, all filters including fuel were replaced. My 07 was fresh off a turbo replacement when I purchased it to the tune of $10,000 when I purchased it. After 26,000 trouble free miles I started to get a little nervous. After the AC replacement we have run 11,000 trouble free miles. Pick you poison I suppose.
 
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