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    Extended Warranty

    Possibly more of a UK question than elsewhere – but was wondering if anyone cares to share their views on taking up the extended warranty for C2 991 beyond the official 3 years? I’ve covered less than 5,000 miles since taking delivery in November 2015 and have been sent a reminder that the OPC warranty expires next month. They offer a one or two year plan which can only be taken out after a 111 point check (for which they presumably charge) at approximately £1000/pa.

    The car will need its first MOT (annual safety check mandated for all cars over three years in the UK) but obviously doesn’t need a service for a further year. I’ve not had any issues with this particular 991 (the first one was a different story) so given the mileage I do and reliability seen so far and that I intend to keep it for further 5+ years, I’m thinking……

     

    1. Pay for MOT & 111 point check to see if anything is needed before current warranty ends and then either extend for 1 year (so that the next renewal falls due when service is needed)
    2. Pay for MOT & 111 point check as above but extend for 2 years (marginally cheaper than paying for two lots of 1 year and presumably saves a 2nd 111 point check)
    3. Pay for MOT & ignore the check and warranty in expectation that the MOT might highlight something needed which is still covered by existing warranty
    4. Take it out of OPC network completely & look at 3rd party warranty
    5. Take it out of OPC & ignore warranty completely tucking away funds for just-in-case scenarios

     

    Thoughts welcomed…


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    991 Carrera Black Edition, XC90 Black\Black - 2 kids, 1 dog


    Re: Extended Warranty

    Call it peace of mind, but i’ve always taken out the Porsche extended warranty. Doesn’t take much at Porsche prices for the cost to be recovered. On our Boxster GTS we took the warranty out in March, a few weeks later found the air conditioning condenser had developed a leak. Replaced under warranty, premium for this year recovered within a couple of weeks. Earlier on, whilst under the original warranty I had a dynamic gearbox mount fail - according to the dealer not uncommon - and that would have cost GBP 1,000.....

    I did as per your option 1 until the car is 4 years old then I’ll adopt Option 2 so that servicing coincides with warranty renewal - and yes if you take out a two year policy you don’t need the 111 point check at end of year one.


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    Porsche Boxster 981 GTS Carrara white / VW Golf GTI 5dr DSG Tornado Red

     


    Re: Extended Warranty

    I would go for option 2, buddy.

    My 991.1GT3 at 3 yrs old had the 111 check and MOT but I didn’t need to extend the warranty due to the 1yr gesture given from Porsche due to the engine fiasco. But, if it wasn’t for the 1yr gesture I would have taken the 2yr cover out. if I remember correctly so that was offered to me for £1700 and  the 1yr at around a £1000.

    Shortly later I landed a .2 allocation.


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

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