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Re: Audi Assured????

   I agree with you as far at "this is a good thing". In fact, I wish I had the
Assured program, but I don't. I bought my car from a Cadillac dealer, and they
were good enough to send the car to an Audi dealership when it needed service
($100 installed ISV, woohoo!). But the "it costs NOTHING" is not exactly true.
To get the Audi Assured program you have to buy your used Audi from an Audi
dealership, which have not had a great track record of selling 'em cheap. I
think the cost of the program is paying a slightly inflated dealership price. My
car was $16k with 16k miles on it; retail book was $18.5 at the time, wholesale
(I think) was $15.5.

Sean Ford
sean@nwh.org                       '92 Audi 100CS 5spd 28K mi
Newton-Wellesley Hospital      '89 Suzuki Katana 600 14K mi
Newton, MA  02162 (USA)      http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/5528

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Granoff <Mark.Granoff@Software.com>
To: Matthew Twigg <ren@alles.or.jp>
Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Thursday, October 16, 1997 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: Audi Assured????

>At 10:25 AM 10/16/97 +0900, you wrote:
>>Can anybody tell what the scoop is on the Audi Assured deal? I have a
>>few dealers near my home (in s.e. MA - Hingham) who offer it. It looks
>>like it covers a lot and would give great peace of mind. I am willing to
>>pay a little more to avoid PIA things. Anyone have experience with this
>>warranty, is it worth it? Is it honored?
>In July I bought my '94 90CSQ from Brookline VW/Audi. While I personally
>would be leary of buying a used car from an individual (with no warranty) I
>felt much more at ease buying my Audi from a dealer with an Audi Assure
>warranty.  So far its worked for me.
>The Audi Assure program, as I understand it, requires that the car be
>inspected by the dealer before delivery to ensure that the vehicle is
>operating up to snuff. That is to say, Audi will not allow a car with lots
>of problems to be covered under the Audi Assure program. In my case, my own
>mechanic had identified some problems which (after some gentle but
>persistent nudging) the dealer confirmed and had fixed before I took delivery.
>What I like about the program is its basically a 2 year/24000 mile warranty
>(on a used car!) Like most warranties, none of the so called "wear" items
>are covered, for example the clutch, master cylinder, brakes, and so on.
>But I've had a few little things done already under this warranty at no
>cost to me.
>Buying a car with Audi Assure costs you NOTHING. And you gain a lot: you
>know the car is in very good operating condition, and you know that if
>anything goes wrong  (e.g. climate control, switches, electrical, etc) its
>covered under the warranty.
>Of course, don't take my word for it. Ask the dealler about it; they can
>surely provide you with a detailed list of what they inspect beforehand,
>and what the program covers later on. They did for me.
>Good luck.
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