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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: More proof of the benefits of having an official warranty. Reply with quote

The benefits of me having an official Porsche Warranty on my 911 have been well documented previously and will lead to me never owning one without such cover in future.

So

When 'wifey' and I purchased a 2011 40k mile 5-litre V8 XF Jaguar last year we did so from a Jaguar main dealer in order to get their 2 year Jaguar backed cover.

We've only done 4k miles in 16 months and the car is now at 44,276 miles.

Last week whilst toodling along in traffic at 40 mph the car started misfiring and went into limp mode with a 'restricted performance' amber warning light. I pulled over and checked the driver's manual which confirmed that the car could still be driven but needed checking out asap.

4 miles later I parked it up at home. Jaguar Assistance arranged for the AA to come and do a diagnostic check which showed up a long list of fault codes! When the car was started it rattled like a goodun, smoke poured out of both tailpipes and it stank of petrol. The AA guy killed the ignition pronto and I rang Jaguar to arrange recovery and a courtesy car.

I got a phone call yesterday to say that they were going to replace one/some fuel injectors, change the plugs and do a precautionary oil and filter change.

This morning I got another call to say that they'd attempted repair but that the faults had actually damaged the engine beyond their scope of repair. Before I had time to 'gulp' they advised me that they hadn't rung me before as they had been waiting for the claims assessor to attend.

Conclusion = a new (£14k) engine will be supplied and fitted over the next 5-10 days. In the meantime I get to keep the 66 Reg AWD 2.0Diesel XF they delivered to my house at the same time ours was collected.

I hate to think how I'd be feeling if the car was out of warranty but I bet the words parrot and sick would be amongst those being used.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flippin Ek Surprised
Warranty worth it's weight in gold on this occoasion Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in two minds whether buying a car off T8 would be a good thing or bad thing Question

On the one hand, he seems to go through major mechanical parts more often than he has hot socks or changes his dinners.

Whilst on the other, much like Trigger's broom, you'd get a nearly new car in many respects

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The man is clearly death to anything mechanical.

Never claimed on any warranty on any product in my life!

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont ever .. EVER buy a car out of warrenty !!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dermot, Pete shoots fast and loose with life.
You can tell by the way he walks Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive chatted with Terry here and via Pm about his warrenty claims , i cant belive one person could have so many problems , ive certainly never seen it in 13 years on Porsche and the warrenty cost of this .. im amazed Porsche will even let him have a warrenty these days lol .

So now he starts again on Jags Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The man is jinxed.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of curiosity - how much does a warranty on Jags cost?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort wrote:
Dont ever .. EVER buy a car out of warrenty !!


Disagree... I am on my third Porsche and approaching the end of my 2nd year in my 997 Turbo and and honestly say a warranty on any of those cars would have been a complete waste of money.

But hey whatever makes you sleep better at night I guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes agree - a warranty takes all the fun out of fixing these cars Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
I'm in two minds whether buying a car off T8 would be a good thing or bad thing Question



Hand I think it's a 'safer' bet than buying a 911 off Les what
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or George ...

On my third 911 without warranty, but only ask me if that was a good idea if I get to my fourth.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedJedi wrote:
Out of curiosity - how much does a warranty on Jags cost?


Ours came with 2 years included as a 'Jaguar approved' car. I believe it costs about £950 a year to renew.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 = Jonah

If my car had a Porsche warranty it wouldn't look like it does today.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apollokre1d wrote:
Demort wrote:
Dont ever .. EVER buy a car out of warrenty !!


Disagree... I am on my third Porsche and approaching the end of my 2nd year in my 997 Turbo and and honestly say a warranty on any of those cars would have been a complete waste of money.

But hey whatever makes you sleep better at night I guess.


I was talking to T8 .. he needs one lol

Everyone else then its your choice Smile

But if everyone had one then i would have nothing to do here Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort wrote:
apollokre1d wrote:
Demort wrote:
Dont ever .. EVER buy a car out of warrenty !!


Disagree... I am on my third Porsche and approaching the end of my 2nd year in my 997 Turbo and and honestly say a warranty on any of those cars would have been a complete waste of money.

But hey whatever makes you sleep better at night I guess.


I was talking to T8 .. he needs one lol

Everyone else then its your choice Smile

But if everyone had one then i would have nothing to do here Sad


Fair point Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
RedJedi wrote:
Out of curiosity - how much does a warranty on Jags cost?


Ours came with 2 years included as a 'Jaguar approved' car. I believe it costs about £950 a year to renew.


Porsche warranty is there or there abouts - gives great peace of mind for someone like me who doesn't have the time or knowledge to fix any issues with my car...

Rather leave it to someone else, and not worry if I am getting ripped off etc - and have the convenience of a courtesy car in the mean time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep my FFRR had a new engine on just over 15k miles, I think JLR treat engines as consumables. I would never ever buy a JLR product out of warranty. I'm on very good terms with one of their dealerships and some of the horror stories nooo

So I went and bought a new one Grin ......

They are very very slick at the recovery, plenty of practice methinks
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
Yep my FFRR had a new engine on just over 15k miles, I think JLR treat engines as consumables. I would never ever buy a JLR product out of warranty. I'm on very good terms with one of their dealerships and some of the horror stories nooo

So I went and bought a new one Grin ......

They are very very slick at the recovery, plenty of practice methinks
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i thought about a warrant on our RRS - the one and only time i've ever thought of it. Then I thought that its still good old LR tech under the body - If it moves and it shouldn't - Gaffer Tape. If it should move but doesn't - hammer.

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