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#1 AudiPartner


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Posted 10 May 2007 - 11:52 AM

Any one experienced them? They seem pretty good, but are they??!!

They are cheap, with no xs! Too good to be true? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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#2 edo


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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:33 PM

ALL 3rd party warranties I have come accross including this shower are a waste of time and money... Excuses not to pay include;

Has to have comletely failed - cannot be intermittent. Well thats just about every electrical issue out then

Dont cover things which "could be" pre-esxisiting. Unless they inspect the car before taking out the policy then they can always use this. Any failure can be argued as having been waiting to happen..

The amount they pay is based on typical payouts - they make money doing this. Put the same amount in a building society to cover for unforeseen issues.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:32 PM

You've got to think how these third party warranty companies exist. Simply, they pay out less than they take in.

Audi warrantes however are different. Whilst the labour rate at your main dealer might be £110 + vat, it doesn't 'cost' them that. This is the way I have always looked at it........

Using nicely rounded figures, an unexpected bill paid privately at Audi for £1400 - fixing say a 2003 S4 gearbox dropping reverse - would make you glad for spending £1000 on an Audi warranty. However, the work might have only 'cost' Audi £600 in parts and labour. Thus Audi make profit.

Anyway, I'd much rather self insure as discussed previously here and here.


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#4 AudiPartner


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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:50 PM

This quote re. Warranty Direct sounds promising..


negotiate with them and play hard to get. They do keep phoning, again and again. I even got calls after I bought a warranty.

However, three really really important things to watch out for with WD:

1. The best warranty available to cars over 2 years old is the GOLD (not Platinum). This specifically lists what items are covered. This differes from their Platinum cover for newer cars (IIRC less than 2 years old) which covers everything except a few exclusions, such as exhaust, battery and usual consumables (similar to BMW).

This difference is significant. If something not on the list goes wrong, it is not covered. E.g the PDC sensors are not on the GOLD cover list, but I had two replaced by BMW previously. On the Platinum cover, they would have been covered but of course, no-one with a car over 2 years old can buy the platinum cover - and this means no BMW, as standard BMW warranty is 3 years.

Anyway, I explained the huge difference between them and they eventually offered me a "STAR" warranty - this is effectively the trade version of the Platinum warranty - so even if you car is over 2 years old, it covers everything save a specificed list of exclusions.

TBH, i feel far more comfortable with this approach. The problem with the warranties that list what is covered is that I, off the top of my head, can't imagine everything that could go wrong. If everything is covered, better peace of mind.

Also, and the best bit, they offered this warranty for no additional price over and above the Gold warranty during negotiations.

2. Get written confirmation they will pay BMW labour rates and only fit genuine parts (i saw a post here previously where WD insisted on a reconditioned part). I got confirmation in email form that they were happy to pay £100 plus VAT per hour and would use genuine new BMW parts only.

3. Even if you specify Wear and Tear, any wear and tear claim in the first 90 days is excluded (look at the small print) - remarkable that 25% of the policy year is not covered. This is so that people don't buy a warranty to fix a pre-existing problem. I explained that as I was transferring from a BMW warranty, I would not have a gao in cover and any problems would be fixed by BMW. Tus, there was no incentive for me to make a fraudulent claim onWD trying to fix a pre-existing condition. They agreed to waive the 90 day exclusion.

And finally, they agreed I could pay interest free over 6 months.

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#5 Bentley12345


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Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:46 PM

I am currently looking at reviews for the company Warrantywise. Did any of you buy a Warrantywise Car Warranty by any chance? Can you give me a review?

I have seen a site at SAYNOto0870 that is quite interesting that has a comment from Warrantywise themselves, here is the link:

SAYNOTO0870.COM - Warranty Wise - Claims

Do any of you know if Warrantywise is better than Warranty Direct? From what I have read so far they look like they are but any additional info you have will be much appreciated! Thanks a lot guys!

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:24 PM

Avoid this company! They say all mechanical and electrical parts are covered against failure and accordingly "there is no restrictive list of parts, we simply incluse all such parts". Oh yes there are and you will find out when you try to claim



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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

Make a Twitter account and 'tweet' your bad experience to them, they will listen. They did with me, the MD e-mailed me a few hours later. If not, take it up with Quentin Wilson. You will get there in the end.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:33 PM

Its not be waste of money and time. I have experince for positive feedback from this company. It gives the best warranty wise policy in UK. Warranty Wise provide the 100% best warranty for anything which be purchase.

Well, if their command of the English language is represented by yourself, I'd be more than a bit worried!

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:01 PM

Its not be waste of money and time. I have experince for positive feedback from this company. It gives the best warranty wise policy in UK. Warranty Wise provide the 100% best warranty for anything which be purchase.

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#10 Twinspark


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:05 PM

I had a Warranty Direct policy on our 156 Sillyspeed when I bought it... It was bought with my opt out money from a company scheme, so I had to get a watertight warranty and breakdown cover.

About 12 months after I bought it, the gearbox actuator gave up the ghost ( now there's a surprise ), but they paid out the £2.5k cost to fix it.

For me, it was worth it... But I did have to argue a bit to get the money.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:18 AM

*fetches popcorn*

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