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Can't remember the cost of the extended warranties on the XF. This year is the first extended warranty on the XJ. A tad over £1300. A lot. But I do sleep at night.

Edit: This covers the full Jag Assist service including replacement car, hotel expenses, etc., etc.
 

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There have been lots of tales of £1000+ claims, but they almost always involve main dealers. And I've yet to hear of anyone using a independent garage to carry out warranty work. Almost everyone will chose to use a main dealer to carry out warranty work.

I'm suggesting that quite often self insuring, in conjunction with using a good Indy will save you money in the long run.

We're not really comparing like for like here, which works in the favour of your argument John.
I just had my R-S diff done under warranty at an Indy. Better service than a main dealer.
 
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Never bought any extended warranty on a Jaguar and never regretted it but seems they're not so good as the used to be now.
I disagree. I’ve had near on £20k worth of work under extended warranty In 20 months. No questions asked, just done.
 

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I disagree. I’ve had near on £20k worth of work under extended warranty In 20 months. No questions asked, just done.
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Is you car coming to the end of its warranty (original or extended)?

If so I seriously recommend putting it in to get it checked out before the warranty expires. If you have something that needs looking at all the better as connecting it to the diagnostics will be free and they may find something else before the warranty expires (They did for me - a leaking aircon compressor, total cost for work - just over £1k)

If there isnt anything wrong its down to your dealer and who is on the desk and they will probably charge you (if they dont find anything) - I've had mine in for a number of issues over the 2 years extended used car warranty and sometimes they've said it will cost to investigate and other times not. I've always left it until someone on the desk was more accomodating :p

What annoys me is when there is a fault and theres no errors recorded....because the car doesnt monitor that issue....but try explaing that to the Jaguar Service Rep :confused:
My current Jaguar has extended warranty, the only thing that I don't like is every time I've taken it in mainly for soft closure not working, they want to charge £99 for every fault, and if the fault is due to wear and tear I will have to pay it each time. This is before they do anything.
 

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No worries, your £20k of repairs just proves the point.
Geoff, are you suggesting that older Jaguars were more reliable than than their modern counterparts?
I would have to strongly disagree. This is a Jaguar forum and most members (me included) first come here with a problem. So of course the overriding impression here is of a marque that is unreliable. But to extrapolate that and suggest that older cars (ANY older car) were more reliable than newer cars is just not true.
 

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Not suggesting anything, just my personal experience of owning Jags since the 1990's was that they didn't go wrong. Nowadays they do.
 

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I was certainly more confident in being able to fix the majority of problems myself with older cars and they were more simple, especially with electrics.

The biggest area of improvement I feel with modern cars has been with rust proofing.
 

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Shouldn't we be expecting better reliability out of our cars? Regardless of how we drive them I think its a dsigrace some of the failures we experience

Car 1: Inlet Manifold split / Exh Manifolds cracked / Intercooler split x2 / Fuel filter / Fuel pump wiring / Turbo bypass valve /Alternator / Crank snapped (2010XFS) All but the last 3 were done under used car warranty

Car 2: Main bearing spun 35k / Differential 53k / Air Con Compressor leaking (2104 XFS) All under warranty
I'm sure Ive mised something! (The engine replacement was covered by Jag not the warranty as they said it was a known issue = £15k)
Thats also only the list of problems theyve accepted + non warranty repairs

Big problem I have is with the many issues that I've reported (not imagining) but the dealer wont accept because they havent witnessed them. They asked for video and then said that wasnt enough, it was only to help diagnosis! With some problems they say I have to pay for a recalibration (this isnt a failure of the part so not covered under warranty - sterring wheel not going to correct position!).

They also only cover electro mechanical components - which leaves a lot of other parts. I had a rear quarter light rubber come away and was told the warranty didnt cover it.....40k and a window is falling out?

The cost of the warranty is a reflection of both the cost of repairs and the likelihood of occurance (Risk) which in my opinion is high and a poor. reflection on the car (I had a Civic that I didnt need to do a thing to until it had done 110k and then that was the a number plate bulb!). sadly becaus ethe car can experience a multitude of faults they have to limit the policy and their obligations.

Anyone looked at third party warranties?
 

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I have one with MotorEasy, they do various levels of cover. You really need to read them thoroughly to be sure they cover the items you need. Are they better than Jaguar, who knows as even if 1 covers a failure another might not. I am really considering not bothering in future.
 
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I've had a few issues with my XFR which made me renew the warranty.

Firstly my rear diff failed. This was rejected under the warranty as I'd just bought the car and they made the main dealer pay. It would have been a £4 or 5k bill if I'd not had warranty/dealer back up.

Secondly I had 2 front wheel bearings done as they were making a very, very feint noise. These were fitted at the local Jaguar specialist who can administer the Approved Used warranty. 2 wheel bearings fitted on the XFR would have been £700 if not under warranty.

Finally, my £1000 brake light... My XFR has the Speedpack on it which means it has a spoiler on the boot lid with an integrated high level brake light. There were 4 or 5 LED's out in the middle of my brake light. Unfortunately the brake light is only available as part of the spoiler which is £650 and arrives in primer. It then needs painting and fitting. I used the main dealer for this as the independent was busy and I didn't think the main dealer could screw up fitting a spoiler. If I hadn't have had the warranty on it, that would have cost me £980 for a brake light.

Occasionally I think my engine sounds noisy but haven't really had it next to another car to compare it and occasionally I think I can hear a clunk as I stop the engine which is usually the supercharger coupling so when the renewal came through for my warranty at just over a grand it was a bit of a no brainer really.

David.
 
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