[Biturbos4] Re: Warranties
david at titterington43.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Dec 8 09:46:24 EST 2004
Audi do offer extended warranty, there is one type for years 4 & 5 with the
same coverage as the manufacturers warranty and another for 5 years plus
which has reduced coverage.
I am in year 5 now, it cost around £ 800 for the year and have made a couple
of claims which probably amount to the cost and I have 4 months to run.
Last year my car needed turbos, for which the extended warranty paid out £
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robin Gibson" <robingibson at cowanlinn.co.uk>
To: <RichRov at aol.com>; <biturbos4 at www.audifans.com>
Sent: 08 December 2004 14:18
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Re: Warranties
> I agree, as I expect most people do, that you can't bitch about the terms
> conditions of purchase (including the warranty terms) after they've been
> accepted. However, what seems to be at issue is Audi's (or their
> attitude at the margins or where some discretion might be justified. The
> is an expensive high-tech piece of kit - my S4 Avant cost £44,000 new in
> UK 6 years ago - yet since the warranty expired after 3 years, the
> heated seat has failed, the turbos have failed, the aircon has failed, the
> MAF has failed, the dump valves have failed and the rear wash/wipe has
> failed. I have only done 48k "easy" motorway miles, and I would have
> expected better for my money and perhaps a little more sympathy from my
> dealer. He wants £200 just to "investigate" the aircon problem.
> In the UK, Audi do not offer an extended warranty after 3 years, whereas
> can't wait to offer it on any of their cars. That says everything about
> confidence they respectively have in their products, and although Audi may
> be legally entitled to kick all out-of-warranty claims into touch, they're
> losing serious potential buyers (like us) of their premium models in the
> long run.
> If BMW ever make an M3 Quattro, I'm gone.....until then, my butt will
> in winter, I'll sweat all summer, and I'll keep on worrying.
> Robin Gibson
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <RichRov at aol.com>
> To: <biturbos4 at www.audifans.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 1:41 PM
> Subject: [Biturbos4] Re: Warranties
> > Some of you people have an interesting attitude. You seem to think AoA
> > to fix your cars, no matter what the mileage and what non authorized
> > modifications you have made. These cars are extremely complex and
> changing any
> > component can have an unexpected effect on some other system.
> > Pulling an extra 100 hp out of the engine and then having the engine or
> > transmission blow is NOT something AoA should be responsible for. If
> want to
> > chip them, fine, but you are the one responsible for what happens next,
> > AoA or your dealer.
> > I have had nothing but good experiences with AoA and my dealer. They
> > stood behind all their work and have replaced parts which should have
> > longer, i.e., the coolant temp sensor at very reasonable prices. I had
> > 80,000 miles on my car when the sensor went. Part ending up costing me
> > 5.00.
> > And, yes, I did chip my car and if anything happens, I will be the one
> > pays the piper.
> > I have driven many cars over the years, BMW's, Benzes, Alfa Romeo's,
> > My S-4 is better than any other car I could reasonably afford...except
> for my
> > next S-4.
> > I've driven many Honda's, Lexus's and Toyota's and they were all
> > boring....and ugly...except for the S 2000.
> > Richard, Stealth Silver S-4, 6 speed
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