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Where and through who should i buy an extended warranty for my 2017 Golf R?

staskz

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
California
Where and through who should i buy an extended warranty for my 2017 Golf R? Never had any experience with this. Please advise guys! Thanks!
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
I wouldn't buy an extended warranty and for sure not at the regular prices they charge. Are you absolutely sure you're going to keep your car stock?
 

aloha_from_bradley

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
AZ
I'd disagree slightly with some of these responses. If you have mods, the dealership won't honor their own factory warranty. That's not to say an aftermarket warranty won't cover the work that the dealership or third party shop performs on a modded car. Many times in these situations the shop just wants to get paid, so they tend to be more flexible than the dealership would be when utilizing the factory warranty. You have a much better chance of having the car fixed in this scenario, especially if you are at a Euro specialty shop and treat the issue very objectively. If X part fails, replace / fix X part. Not necessarily look for Y before you fix X.

Look into an extended warranty though something like a credit union. In many cases, you can open an account with them along with the purchase of an extended warranty, and if you are still financing the vehicle you can use the warranty in a prorated fashion. Later down the line if you decided to sell the car, the extended warranty company will pay you back the percentage you don't use. Not a bad deal. The reason I know this? My wife is in sales at a credit union.
 

Charlotte.:R

Go Kart Champion
Location
Charlotte
Car(s)
'18 Golf R 6MT
Considering the other mods listed in this thread https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index.php?threads/new-modified-golf-r-member.372825/

...and talk of going stage 2, I just put the extended warranty money aside to cover any future repairs that might pop up and skip it.

Getting a window motor covered is one thing, but a big ticket repair on the engine or transmission, the warranty company is going to scrutinize the claim a lot more.
 

staskz

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
California
I'd disagree slightly with some of these responses. If you have mods, the dealership won't honor their own factory warranty. That's not to say an aftermarket warranty won't cover the work that the dealership or third party shop performs on a modded car. Many times in these situations the shop just wants to get paid, so they tend to be more flexible than the dealership would be when utilizing the factory warranty. You have a much better chance of having the car fixed in this scenario, especially if you are at a Euro specialty shop and treat the issue very objectively. If X part fails, replace / fix X part. Not necessarily look for Y before you fix X.

Look into an extended warranty though something like a credit union. In many cases, you can open an account with them along with the purchase of an extended warranty, and if you are still financing the vehicle you can use the warranty in a prorated fashion. Later down the line if you decided to sell the car, the extended warranty company will pay you back the percentage you don't use. Not a bad deal. The reason I know this? My wife is in sales at a credit union.
thats what i wanted, im not buying the warranty from the dealer. i did ask my credit union and they said i have a year to get one, i just wanted to know if any of the guys on here have had an experience with a particular provider.
 

aloha_from_bradley

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
AZ
thats what i wanted, im not buying the warranty from the dealer. i did ask my credit union and they said i have a year to get one, i just wanted to know if any of the guys on here have had an experience with a particular provider.
Here's the extended warranty my credit union offered. I've had to call them one time so far and customer service was straight forward.

http://www.interstatenational.com/assureguard/
 

vegatune

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
jax
thats what i wanted, im not buying the warranty from the dealer. i did ask my credit union and they said i have a year to get one, i just wanted to know if any of the guys on here have had an experience with a particular provider.
I had a corvette z06 that I used fidelity for the warranty. I had rear main seal go out on the vette. I took it to the Chevy dealer and they said it was a $2800 Job. I told them that I had an extended warranty they all asked who was it and they sounded skeptical about being covered. When I told them fidelity they were like okay your good. All the major dealers used them. They do send their own mechanics to inspect the car to approve the work. If they see it’s modded they might deny the claim. If you only have a stage 1 I really doubt they can check the ecu for tune. If you have a down pipe or intake than it’s visual at that point.
 
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aloha_from_bradley

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
AZ
warrantys are garbage. for the price of a warranty I can fix ALOT of stuff! and with the fine print, they can get out of any repair.
It depends on the job. Not everyone falls into this category, has the mechanical knowledge to wrench properly, or large tools such as a engine hoist just laying around. Not to mention the electrical components on most newer vehicles. I've used both factory and aftermarket warranties many times with no issues at all, and didn't have to lift a finger. I also live in Phoenix, and attempting to do anything past 10 AM in the summer is suicide.

I have another friend like you who says the same thing about warranties. He owns a BMW specialist shop in Washington State. The problem is once you've reached that level of mechanical knowledge, the average warranty begins to suck. You've just surpassed the level of which a warranty is worth investing, though he still has to pay someone at the shop to do the work... or just do it himself. Again, if you have to rebuild an engine or tranny or replace a main seal, it may be better to just have the dealership break their backs instead.
 

vj123

Drag Race Newbie
Location
The Detroit
Car(s)
2019 GTI Rabbit
warrantys are garbage. for the price of a warranty I can fix ALOT of stuff! and with the fine print, they can get out of any repair.
I dont think it can be generalized. Most warranties sold in the market are terrible but there are some good ones out there.

Mopar's max care warranty is one of the good ones. Its an extended warranty offered directly by the OEM and until fall of 2018, one can buy plans covering lifetime of the vehicle. One can also buy those plans for a great deals from few dealers in the country. Lifetime warranty from OEM which covers most stuff on the vehicle is a no brainer. I am sure FCA was losing money on that particular plan and they stopped offering it to customers couple of years back.
 

ClubFed

New member
Location
United States
Car(s)
Golf R
I have Carmax Maxcare 125k mile warranty with my current R, and had the same Maxcare with my full bolt on e30 Focus ST. With my Focus I had the transmission replaced 3 times under that warranty (last time was at 112k miles). So the money I spent on the warranty paid for itself since Ford receipt showed over 3 grand on each of those trips. My R is at VW right now getting the whole infotainment system replaced due to a faulty module under my Maxcare warranty. So it seems it's already paying for itself.
 
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