Seriously, I've had mine (V6 diesel) for two years, one year under VW warranty, one year living life on the edge.. Never had a problem, touch wood. Great car, never goes wrong, never even feels like it will ever go wrong. Keep it serviced, drive it like you cherish it and it will last years.
Get a quote from Warranty Direct and let us know what it is.
Don't take it out on the internet,you can save pounds by haggling with them,they'll also upgrade if you play hard to get.
Don't accept their first quote
should you buy a warranty?
As you got your car for a good price it would be a bummer if something went in the near future,you've got money in hand judging by the price you paid for the V8.
my car is just coming up to 3 yrs old,ultra low mileage,but I took out a noobytoogy WD warranty.
Sod's law is still on the Statute Books.
Hmmm, good advice guys. In my long and reasonably honorable car owning career, I have only ever had major motoring problems with a Renault Espace (which had a good Renault warranty - just as well). For my other cars, the balljoint, drop link, and air con problems aside I have not had big issues. The varied reviews on the Treg suggested reasonable reliability, so I would be interested to know how often you guys are suffering some big ticket issues. Generally; from what I have read, problems seem to centre on the drive train?? ?300-400/year for self-insurance doesn't seem a lot - but doesn't it also force you down the expensive service route too?
As long as you have your car maintained to the manufacturer's spec [or better as many non franchised places do!], any VAT registered garage suffices when proving your maintenance record.
However, when it come to getting your warranty, I recommend paying the extra to get VW main dealer labour rate cover as they have the right tools and knowledge to do the repairs especially if it is big stuff such as engine or gearbox.
I am going to select SecureCare (53 Reg, 80k miles) but I don't know which garage would be qualified for "network garage" as specified by the WD. If there is any trouble, is it ok to bring the car to a local garage?
Please explain to me what benefits I will get if I join WD.
Ideally you need cover with VW main dealer labour rates as they have the tools and the experience [well most of them!].
Many independent garages won't have either the tools or the knowledge. Yes, some will, but if you don't know who they are, you won't know where to go and unlike Land Rovers, there are very few independents who know how to take a Treg apart.
If you want to compare SecureCare and Warranty direct, go and have a look at the websites and look especially at what is not covered and what the maximum claims are.
Hey........... I like living on the edge, it gives me something else to worry about. 600 notes, that a big bag of Maltesers!!
Seriously though, annualy I insure,
One son's moped
Three mobile phones
Insurance just gets me down, I have to call it a day sometime. I guess I will just hope for the best.
Have received some bad press on WD. Expensive; don't cover diagnosis; don't pay VW rates; hard to extract the cash. Also that smaller Diesels are problematic, but other than that the TR's are relatively bullet proof. Also - they didn't reply to my email enquiry for rates!
In 18 months I've had three claims on WD, all made by the VW dealer using a motor industry computer system called 1Link http://www.1link.co.uk/ so no there's involvement from me, not even a phone call to WD or a claim form to complete.
I just provide the dealer with copies of my warranty and the last service invoice together with the current MOT [though they can check that on-line]. The latter two items are required under the claims procedure to show the car is being properly maintained.
I'll be making a 4th claim soon as the rear tailgate struts are failing and I'm in "profit" over the premiums already!
WD weren't too keen to pay for a full 4 wheel alignment after the front lower wishbones were replaced, but that got sorted OK too.
When I collect the car I pay my dealer the insurance excess of £50 and, on my current mileage, 10% of the parts by way of betterment.
The dealer sends his invoice on-line via 1Link and WD pay them directly at their VW main dealer rates - you pay a little extra when you take out the policy for that. So should there be a delay - and my dealer hasn't complained to me at any time - then it's not your money that's outstanding anyway.
And if you think a single espresso a day is expensive for cover up to the value of your car [and others have got even better deals than me by the way!], wait 'til you get a £1,000 propshaft bill or, worse, a £5K engine rebuild coming your way!
OK, In the interest of hearing both sides, and with all due respect noobytoogy. In 24 months I have had no reason to make a claim, (if I had something to claim on) My Treg has proved faultless. Even being picky I honestly can say there is nothing that has done anything other than work properly.
Im even surprised at the servicing costs. I booked mine in today, 30,000 mile service at main dealer. I managed to get them down to £190. It was only £240 last year. My 20" tyres have completed 20,000 miles and still have around 4mm left, wearing perfectly flat and even front and rear.
I just can't fault the car. Maybe i've been lucky but what is certain is that I have saved money (so far anyway) by not buying a warranty.
There thats my view for what its worth. Bloody good car....