[BiturboS4] "the company that I purchased my extended warranty from was going into receivorship and wouldn't reimburse me" - hmmm.....Best Aftermkt Warranty? - my answer....
jimnetpa at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 13 21:30:51 EST 2003
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When I read a quote (i will paraphrase) from the editor of Edmunds.com that=
'aftermkt are a waste of $$$ and that he would not purchase one', I had to=
sit up and take notice. I suspect that he was referring to warranties offe=
red by companies NOT DIRECTLY affiliated with a car mfg. Personalyy, I woul=
dn't touch a company not directly affiliated with AOA. Your other choice - =
A VISA/MC card with a LARGE amount of available credit ($15 - $25k). You al=
so have the added benefit of 'upgrading' to K04s with getting permission fr=
om some insurance company - 'cause it's on your dime. In a nutshell, there =
are NO free lunches - u end up paying in the end - in one form or another -=
that's my point when I keep making this statement with respect to aftermkt=
BTW - I do have a VISA card with a $25k credit limit (untapped) for FUTURE =
S4 problems/future mods (K04s ???). I also have a $35k Home Equity Line too=
. Of course, I don't have all this credit solely for my S4 - but who knows =
- better safe than sorry.
Step88 <step88 at kc.rr.com> wrote:
I have to agree with you now. I loved the peace of mind provided by having
an extended warranty (ignorance is bliss), but after being burned by the
failure of what was supposed to be one of the best in the business, I won't
be going that route again. Fortunately however, since I had paid for the
warranty contract with my charge card, I was able to dispute the charge and
wound up with a pro-rated refund for 6 of the 7 years in the original
warranty. Not great, but a heck of a lot better than being out $2800 like I
first thought I was. My advice for anyone else who might be considering an
extended warranty would be to pay in installments rather than all at once.
----- Original Message -----
From: "j y"
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 12:55 AM
Subject: [BiturboS4] "the company that I purchased my extended warranty from
was going into receivorship and wouldn't reimburse me" - hmmm.....Best
Aftermkt Warranty? - my answer....
> [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> a VISA/MC with $25k Line (untapped) - because too many warranty companies
are insolvent these days..and you are on your OWN !!!
> my $.02
> Step88 wrote:
> Yeah, when I wrote "the only problems", I realized that it way understated
> my disappointment at the time. Furthermore, the week in between the two
> problems was also when I found out that the company that I purchased my
> extended warranty from was going into receivorship and wouldn't reimburse
> me. I wasn't too happy with the car for a while.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Russell Romano"
> To: "BiturboS4"
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 4:56 PM
> Subject: RE: [BiturboS4] S4 MAF's
> Those are the ONLY problems in 1 year. To me a MAF failure and a leaking
> ABS unit are not "minor" problems in a 3 year old car.
> Personally I've been pretty disgusted with Audi's overall reliability.
> I love them enough that I bought another... but I wouldn't own it for a
> single day without a warranty :/
> I defend their reliability problems as being due to the complexity of the
> systems, but the more I hear about problems people are having the less I
> feel like it is unavoidable. For the price of these cars they should be
> more reliable.
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