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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject: Porsche extended warranty Reply with quote

Hi All,

Some of your thoughts please,
I have a 2012 991.1 C2S 35,000 miles, always had the extended warranty as I did on my previous 997 etc.. however my dilemma is do i renew the warranty, I only really do about 5000 miles a year.. or is not renewing the kiss of death ?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO keep it, you never know what’s around the corner! Thumb

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car is 4 years old later on this month, and I will be renewing my warranty again for another 12 months.

Others may say to put the £1K in the bank and save it for repair time, or simply hope that a serious fault does not develop. However, personally speaking, I wouldn't be without the PEW for the peace of mind which it gives. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn’t bother. Seems to be harder to get warranty work done than it used to be and it’s not great value.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too have a 991.1 C2S and I definitely would not be without the Porsche extended warranty.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends upon how long you are keeping it. If it is a short term car then the OPC warranty is a great hedge against unexpected big bills, but if you are in it for the long haul then the amount that you will spend on warranty costs (which include the checks, the need for no aftermarket parts/batteries/non-N tyres/wiper blades/etc...) over the 14 years of warrantable lifespan will far exceed what you are likely to have claimed for in the period.

Basically - the longer you keep a Porsche, the more sense it makes to warrant it with your own money in a slush fund in the bank. But if you rotate your cars every few years then the warranty can be an extremely worthwhile product.

Also of course, it you sell a car either privately or back into the OPC network then that warranty does have tangible transferable value and that is something else to feed into your decision process.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's like insurance......you moan about paying for it...until you need it.

My 997 was just over 6 years old last March when a warranty renewal was needed.
They found in the health check it needed new air con rads.....£1500.
I was certainly glad of it then!

I have dealt with other warranty companies before and they have been hard work and not that much cheaper either.

If you have luck like mine (previous 996 bore scoring) then you could just be asking for "Sod's Law" to strike if you do not renew it.

The 996 was under warranty (not OPC) and it saved me about £6k on the final bill.

At least a warranty is an expense you can budget for.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the warranty just as an investment as I am not buying a new car which would cost a bit more.

Some sort of man's math - pay 30k for another car that is in warranty, or 1k for another year's motoring without worries.

Only had a very small claim on mine last year, leaking coolant pipe (known fault). At least no discussion about it.
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