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I have just got a 2014 XC60 with 60,000 mile with a 6 months Volvo Select warranty.  Is it worth buying an extra 6 months for £200?

 

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Fortyfoot 

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That is an impossible question for anyone, other than you, to answer!

 

If you don’t take it out, and you get a problem after 9 months you will be really cross. If you DO take it out and get no problems you will be equally cross. 

 

If the peace of mind is worth £200 to you then go for it. 

 

60K mikes isn’t a lot these days.

 

Andy

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It is a choice and decision that only YOU can make.

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We have had our V70 for 7 years having bought it as a 3 year old Volvo Select car. Paid a wee bit over the odds at the time but have not regretted that. I would say the extra warranty is not really necessary because most of the risks of buying a used car have been removed. The service history will be complete and everything will be up to date. The car is pretty bullet proof.  

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Modern cars are very reliable and the difference between best and worst models is relatively low - but modern cars are complex and fault repair costs running into £1,000s can be common.

 

One way is to put the money equivalent to warranty cost aside and use that pot to pay for any repairs - but - you need enough funds somewhere else to cover a big repair bill on day one.

 

I don't know what the best answer is - I have to face the same dilemma when my 5-year factory warranty expires.

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Forty foot, I’ve had 3 Cars through Volvo Selekt, and they all had a 12 month warranty on them … and this appears to be currently the case according to https://selekt.volvocars.co.uk/en/vehicle-search.

 

I agree with Ern’s comments, and I don’t think I’d go for the extra cover.

 

John

 

PS, Volvo insist on calling it Selekt, with a K  🙂


 

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Sorry, just read further down my own link, and see that cars over 5 years only get 6 months cover.

 

John

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As already mentioned, you have to decide what gives you best peace of mind and value for money, however:-

If the car had been advertised £200 dearer would you have considered it?

Select warranty includes a very good rescue/recovery/get you home package - is that of any value to you?

The  car is already 5 years old so I take it that the dealer has sold it with the remainder of a 12 month Select Warranty and is offering to extend for £200.

Eligibilty for Volvo Select requires main dealer Volvo servicing schedules to be met - a further commitment.

What do you intend to do in years 6 onwards?

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10 hours ago, Fortyfoot said:

I have just got a 2014 XC60 with 60,000 mile with a 6 months Volvo Select warranty.  Is it worth buying an extra 6 months for £200?

 

Thanks,

 

Fortyfoot 

If you service it at a Volvo dealer you get the breakdown for the next year included(european as well) but your eyes will water at the prices.:blink: I think they value this at around £120 so this bumps the service price up.

As your car is pre 2015 and not the new engine spec,  you may have a very high service costs in year 6 (£1000 ) which will be shortly.   You can check on the Volvo website what the estimated service cost would be at a main dealer(if you haven't got a good independent nearby)

The full year extra warranty for mine was around £360. I didn't bother in the end.

Edit. I just saw the other post where you say its a D5. 

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l always read the small print on what these vehicle insurances cover and what they actually cover and what they class as wear and tear . As said if the vehicle has been serviced and the service schedule followed then the vehicle should be reliable .

 

 

 

 

Insurance is a Gamble and usually only one winner ?

 

 

Dave

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Thanks for the replies, the six months runs out at the start of the caravaning season for me, so I have considered the extra 6 months could be handy if any "towing" issues cropped up during the summer months.

 

In six years time I expect my van will be on a seasonal site which I have looked at which has a bus stop at the gate, only an hours drive away from home!  It's just over two hours on the bus.

 

My partner's son runs a local repair garage and has has had numerous volvos over the years, so we will use him for servicing, we have  Autoaid ( https://autoaidbreakdown.co.uk/ ) which I have use a few times and they are ok for me.

 

Thanks again,

 

Fortyfoot

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I have an extended VW Warranty on the Passat, it came with 2 years which expired at the end of October - the warranty is up to the same spec as approved used and cost £350 for 12 months which is either a) a lot of money if nothing goes wrong or b) 3 hours of main dealer labour cost before you start considering any parts and incredible VFM.

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I would consider waiting for 6 months then buying a guarantee, eg car care plan.  You may find your £200 will go a lot further and you would not be tied to Volvo servicing prices.

 

John

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3 hours ago, FrankBullet said:

I have an extended VW Warranty on the Passat, it came with 2 years which expired at the end of October - the warranty is up to the same spec as approved used and cost £350 for 12 months which is either a) a lot of money if nothing goes wrong or b) 3 hours of main dealer labour cost before you start considering any parts and incredible VFM.

 

What do you plan to do when the extended warranty expires?

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3 hours ago, Black Grouse said:

 

What do you plan to do when the extended warranty expires?


Extend it again. I can do it up to 100k and it’s about to tick over 60k, the Passat will stay for another 18 months and I can either pay annually (as I did this time) or monthly (as I will next time) 

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22 minutes ago, FrankBullet said:


Extend it again. I can do it up to 100k and it’s about to tick over 60k, the Passat will stay for another 18 months and I can either pay annually (as I did this time) or monthly (as I will next time) 

 

£350 is a good price - my Touareg would be £730 for named component or £1,267 for all components !!!

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Yes mine is all components - to be fair I looked on line and the figure quoted was about £560 so I was going to give it a miss but got an email a few weeks before the warranty expired and it was much cheaper - snapped their hand off!

 

But then I have a VAG product that is 15 years old and apart from consumables and servicing has only needed a new alternator, a turbo pipe reattached and perished rear shock covers replaced so perhaps I’ve wasted £350!

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Some of those prices seem excessive to me.  For my car, 5 year plus and 60,000 plus is about £203, not sure if that includes my 10% discount.

 

Car care plan via Boundless.  Policy here

 

Not sure how that cover compares.  
 

Years ago I had a car covered by a Boundless and had a new turbo and injectors without argument.

 

John

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