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Hey guys

I'm new to this board and to Rover's in general. I am a long time BMW owner and work for MINI so british cars built by another company are very familiar to me.
I'm picking up a 2006 HSE with 31k miles on it (pictures soon). I'm going to have a lot of questions in the next few days but my first is at what mileage do the major issues really start to present themselves. I'm getting an extended warranty but can't decide if I should go 3 or 4 years, 75k or 85k miles, and 100 or 250 deductible. I'm usually very good at answering this question for other people but I'm having a hard time without knowing when things stop working.
Based on my previous BMW experience my guess would be between 45k and 60k miles.

What say you?

Tony
 

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Most of the problems (there weren't a lot) with my 06 HSE showed up in the first 6 months. SInce then it's been quite reliable and I have 55k miles on it. Aftermarket warranties are a waste of money for the RR, unless it's the LR CPO which obviously it isn't since that's only available to secondary owners. Save the $$$ and plan to spend some keeping it running instead. It's a great car, you got a great deal compared to new, enjoy.
 

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I meant to say that the CPO is NOT available to secondary owners.

It's so annoying that you can't edit your posts in this forum.
 

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remington said:
Most of the problems (there weren't a lot) with my 06 HSE showed up in the first 6 months. SInce then it's been quite reliable and I have 55k miles on it. Aftermarket warranties are a waste of money for the RR, unless it's the LR CPO which obviously it isn't since that's only available to secondary owners. Save the $$$ and plan to spend some keeping it running instead. It's a great car, you got a great deal compared to new, enjoy.

Why do you say aftermarket warranties are a waste? i have a 2004 that just had an air strut go out, its gonna cost me around 2k when its all said and done.

So what are my options ? sell the truck? or keep it as a money pit. :naughty:
 

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I had a 3 year warranty with my first RR, a 1998 model. It saved me thousands! In a short time my computer packed up opening the sunroof on a snowy night and ended up getting drenched and needing replacement, the exhaust literally blew up and peeled apart, the oxygen sensor went, an airbag went and some engine gaskets went too. All of these things were covered by the warranty and saved me a fortune.

I'd say go with the warranty.

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Damo.
 

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The aftermarket warranties for this car are sold at a profit. That means they cost more than they pay out on average. It's not rocket science that the average person pays more for the aftermarket warranty than they will claim on it. These companies aren't charities.
 

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The aftermarket warranties for this car are sold at a profit. That means they cost more than they pay out on average. It's not rocket science that the average person pays more for the aftermarket warranty than they will claim on it. These companies aren't charities.

I'm buying the warranty at cost. So a 3 year plan that is good until the car has 75k on it will cost me 2480 with a 250 deductible.
 

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WOW that's expensive! Over here in NZ it's quite a bit different. The one I bought with my old RR was $1200 NZD or about $800 USD for three years. I have another warranty with my '02 RR now but it was with the car when I bought it so i'm not sure of the cost of it.
 

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Hey guys

I'm new to this board and to Rover's in general. I am a long time BMW owner and work for MINI so british cars built by another company are very familiar to me.
I'm picking up a 2006 HSE with 31k miles on it (pictures soon). I'm going to have a lot of questions in the next few days but my first is at what mileage do the major issues really start to present themselves. I'm getting an extended warranty but can't decide if I should go 3 or 4 years, 75k or 85k miles, and 100 or 250 deductible. I'm usually very good at answering this question for other people but I'm having a hard time without knowing when things stop working.
Based on my previous BMW experience my guess would be between 45k and 60k miles.

What say you?

Tony
Buy the longest coverage you can afford and take the higher deductible - the higher deductible should keep the up front cost down. Dont worry about anything going wrong - go out and enjoy it! Good luck.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. Hopefully there won't be too much that goes wrong in the future. The bluetooth isn't working now but it's still under factory warranty so I'll get that taken care of soon.
 

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I'm buying the warranty at cost. So a 3 year plan that is good until the car has 75k on it will cost me 2480 with a 250 deductible.
The cost for that is not $2480... The real cost to the dealer is probably $250. Warranties are a major profit center for the dealers. This does not mean that this is a bad deal, but it might be better to put the $ in the bank and use it as needed.
 

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I'm buying the warranty at cost. So a 3 year plan that is good until the car has 75k on it will cost me 2480 with a 250 deductible.
The cost for that is not $2480... The real cost to the dealer is probably $250. Warranties are a major profit center for the dealers. This does not mean that this is a bad deal, but it might be better to put the $ in the bank and use it as needed.
Thanks for looking out...but I have the dealer price guide and the true cost to the dealer is $2480. I know how the game works.
 
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