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To buy or not to buy: Audi Extended Warranty

zeekaynjzeekaynj Member Posts: 39
edited June 2023 in Audi
Hi Folks,

My 2019 A6 is about to come off of factory warranty shortly. Running fine, so issues. Dealer maintained. I intend to keep it for few more years and have been shopping for extended warranties that can cover expensive unforeseen repairs. I'm getting quotes from $6800 on the low side to $8200 on high side for additional 5 years of coverage and 100k miles total.

I would like to buy the coverage, but this is quite high. Any recommendations for better plans and/or just ditch them altogether and why.

Thanks in advance!
ZeeKay

Comments

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,632
    I’ve never bought an extended warranty so take what I say with a grain of salt. However, is this a manufacturer backed warranty or a third party? I’ve been told that third party warranties may be lacking when it comes to covering more expensive repairs.

    Personally, when a salesman is pushing for an EW I ask to see the exclusions page. This tells you what ISN’T covered.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2013 Ford F-150, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Member Posts: 7,524

    @zeekaynj said:
    Hi Folks,

    My 2019 A6 is about to come off of factory warranty shortly. Running fine, so issues. Dealer maintained. I intend to keep it for few more years and have been shopping for extended warranties that can cover expensive unforeseen repairs. I'm getting quotes from $6800 on the low side to $8200 on high side for additional 5 years of coverage and 100k miles total.

    I would like to buy the coverage, but this is quite high. Any recommendations for better plans and/or just ditch them altogether and why.

    Thanks in advance!
    ZeeKay

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    If $6800 is the best you can do if you like the car and want to keep it, I’d roll the dice and take my chances.

    If you’re that unsure about the A6’s reliability, put that $6800 toward the purchase of an another car.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis Ultimate just like jmonroe's. '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 4,716
    My free advice? Self-insure. Put the $6800+ in a now decent earning online savings account, earn interest (4-5+%). If you need money for a repair, there it is. If you don't need repair money, you keep your money and make it work for you instead of the (dubious?) extended warranty underwriter.

    '21 Dark Blue/Black Audi A7 PHEV (mine); '22 White/Beige BMW X3 (hers); '20 Estoril Blue/Oyster BMW M240xi 'Vert (Ours, read: hers in 'vert weather; mine during Nor'easters...)

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