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My name is Richard (Houston, TX) and I am new here. Thank God I found this. I am looking for some sound advice from those who have more experience than myself... I just purchased my dream ride--a white 2012 RR Sport, HSE Lux with less than 50k miles. It's spotless and runs perfectly. However, now that I have actually owned it for 3 official days, my anxiety is through the roof in anticipating worst case scenarios--I've scared myself reading everything that is out there on the internet. I have found various companies offering extended warranties for my vehicle. Price points for these warranties (all of which I am pricing at the 5 yr or 60k additional miles parameter) are anywhere from right over $5k to close to $8k. The companies that I've collected quotes from are Carchex (most expensive), CarShield, and Premier Highline. All of this to say--what's smart, and what's not? Is an extended warranty reasonably worth it or is it truly just a vehicle to vehicle thing? Thanks for any input.
 

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Hi, All--
My name is Richard (Houston, TX) and I am new here. Thank God I found this. I am looking for some sound advice from those who have more experience than myself... I just purchased my dream ride--a white 2012 RR Sport, HSE Lux with less than 50k miles. It's spotless and runs perfectly. However, now that I have actually owned it for 3 official days, my anxiety is through the roof in anticipating worst case scenarios--I've scared myself reading everything that is out there on the internet. I have found various companies offering extended warranties for my vehicle. Price points for these warranties (all of which I am pricing at the 5 yr or 60k additional miles parameter) are anywhere from right over $5k to close to $8k. The companies that I've collected quotes from are Carchex (most expensive), CarShield, and Premier Highline. All of this to say--what's smart, and what's not? Is an extended warranty reasonably worth it or is it truly just a vehicle to vehicle thing? Thanks for any input.
On a Range Rover it’s worth it 100% of the time. Don’t gamble that you “might” save money “if” nothing goes wrong. It will. Think of the warranty as cost control.


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Hi, All--
My name is Richard (Houston, TX) and I am new here. Thank God I found this. I am looking for some sound advice from those who have more experience than myself... I just purchased my dream ride--a white 2012 RR Sport, HSE Lux with less than 50k miles. It's spotless and runs perfectly. However, now that I have actually owned it for 3 official days, my anxiety is through the roof in anticipating worst case scenarios--I've scared myself reading everything that is out there on the internet. I have found various companies offering extended warranties for my vehicle. Price points for these warranties (all of which I am pricing at the 5 yr or 60k additional miles parameter) are anywhere from right over $5k to close to $8k. The companies that I've collected quotes from are Carchex (most expensive), CarShield, and Premier Highline. All of this to say--what's smart, and what's not? Is an extended warranty reasonably worth it or is it truly just a vehicle to vehicle thing? Thanks for any input.
HI Richard

welcome to the forum. You'll fine this site full of valuable and insightful information.
I bought my truck new and bought my extended warranty through my dealership right before my manufacture warranty expired. I paid 4500 that extended the warranty to 7yr/100k miles.

Have you checked with the local dealership, they may offer an extended warranty.

I broke even with my warranty. I had some brake issues and other small things that were covered under the extended warranty. However my truck was in the shop quite a few times under the 4yr/50k manu. warranty for a ton of work, replace gas tank, bushings etc etc....

My truck has been running solid since my warranty expired but it had so much work done to it prior.

If you are not mechanically inclined like myself and want to the dealership to do the service work for you then absolutely get the warranty. If you are unsure of the driving history or service of your rig prior to your purchase than get the warranty.

It will give you piece of mind and could save you major $$$ down the road.

Just make sure to read the "exclusions" in the extended warranty as they all will differ slightly.
 

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On a Range Rover it’s worth it 100% of the time. Don’t gamble that you “might” save money “if” nothing goes wrong. It will. Think of the warranty as cost control.


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On a Range Rover it’s worth it 100% of the time. Don’t gamble that you “might” save money “if” nothing goes wrong. It will. Think of the warranty as cost control.


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Thank you, ddm2k. I appreciate the input!
 

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HI Richard

welcome to the forum. You'll fine this site full of valuable and insightful information.
I bought my truck new and bought my extended warranty through my dealership right before my manufacture warranty expired. I paid 4500 that extended the warranty to 7yr/100k miles.

Have you checked with the local dealership, they may offer an extended warranty.

I broke even with my warranty. I had some brake issues and other small things that were covered under the extended warranty. However my truck was in the shop quite a few times under the 4yr/50k manu. warranty for a ton of work, replace gas tank, bushings etc etc....

My truck has been running solid since my warranty expired but it had so much work done to it prior.

If you are not mechanically inclined like myself and want to the dealership to do the service work for you then absolutely get the warranty. If you are unsure of the driving history or service of your rig prior to your purchase than get the warranty.

It will give you piece of mind and could save you major $$$ down the road.

Just make sure to read the "exclusions" in the extended warranty as they all will differ slightly.
Thanks, slick1, for all of the feedback.

No, I am absolutely not mechanically inclined, so I won't ever be touching the vehicle myself. Yes, I have called my local Land Rover dealers and none are able to offer me an extended warranty through Land Rover due to the SUV's age. If I had a LR extended warranty available, I'd absolutely take that for sure. The crux here is deciding whether or not to pull the trigger with a 3rd party warranty company. Positive online reviews are scarce for any of them. On the other hand, I understand that's the typical nature of online reviews--you always hear about the bad, and rarely the good. Thanks, again, for the input!
 

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Hi, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new ride.
Before you commit to either warranty company, should you decide to go with the idea, please read their reviews.
Please ask the rep if they cover diagnostic, not all of them do and I've read that customers were forced to spend ton's of money in diagnostic even before warranty company committed to cover repair.
Please keep in mind that they may cover repairs but may not cover maintenance/wearable items, your airbags, shocks, ton of bushings in suspension, for example, are wearable items - clarify what is covered and what is not.
Also, you'd have to keep up with maintenance according to manufacturer's specs and have records to prove, lets say is timing chain has to be replaced as part of 100K service (just for example sake) and that was not done and at 110K it brakes and pistons smash the valves, warranty company may refuse to cover the repair as new engine is like 28 grand and surely they won't be happy. Just read the contract very very carefully.
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Warranties can be hit or miss, a lot of the time they will find exclusions buried in the T&Cs or state that the correct service schedule wasn't maintained. Remember that this is an 8 year old car now, there are plenty more people who know how to work on them, and the parts market is more saturated so you can get a better deal from third-party specialists. Anything can fail at any point with any car, don't let anxiety ruin the enjoyment of your sweet new ride. Look after it, have it checked frequently so that faults can be caught early and you may be OK without a warranty. In the example above, if you did have something catastrophic happen you can always call your insurance and have them write it off, so you have ways out of anything. If the warranty price is worth it for you, and you can afford to essentially "throw it away" in the event that you don't use it, then sure, go for it but do your research first and try to find a warranty provider that covers wear and tear and perishables as well (aux belts, suspension, bearings etc would be great!)
 

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Hi, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new ride.
Before you commit to either warranty company, should you decide to go with the idea, please read their reviews.
Please ask the rep if they cover diagnostic, not all of them do and I've read that customers were forced to spend ton's of money in diagnostic even before warranty company committed to cover repair.
Please keep in mind that they may cover repairs but may not cover maintenance/wearable items, your airbags, shocks, ton of bushings in suspension, for example, are wearable items - clarify what is covered and what is not.
Also, you'd have to keep up with maintenance according to manufacturer's specs and have records to prove, lets say is timing chain has to be replaced as part of 100K service (just for example sake) and that was not done and at 110K it brakes and pistons smash the valves, warranty company may refuse to cover the repair as new engine is like 28 grand and surely they won't be happy. Just read the contract very very carefully.
Good luck.
Thanks, Roman, for the input! Yeah, none of these that I am reviewing cover regular maintenance (which is fine, I would not expect that anyway) but you bring a good point up re: diagnostics and wearable items. Thanks to your words I'll go back to these that I am considering and purposefully dissect them for this language. All the best!
 

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Warranties can be hit or miss, a lot of the time they will find exclusions buried in the T&Cs or state that the correct service schedule wasn't maintained. Remember that this is an 8 year old car now, there are plenty more people who know how to work on them, and the parts market is more saturated so you can get a better deal from third-party specialists. Anything can fail at any point with any car, don't let anxiety ruin the enjoyment of your sweet new ride. Look after it, have it checked frequently so that faults can be caught early and you may be OK without a warranty. In the example above, if you did have something catastrophic happen you can always call your insurance and have them write it off, so you have ways out of anything. If the warranty price is worth it for you, and you can afford to essentially "throw it away" in the event that you don't use it, then sure, go for it but do your research first and try to find a warranty provider that covers wear and tear and perishables as well (aux belts, suspension, bearings etc would be great!)
Hi, slinkyjynx--thank you for the words of wisdom. Fortunately, I bought a RR Sport that was obviously meticulously cared for (yes, its 8 yrs old with considerably low mileage and not a scratch to be found) and I intend on doing the same. I will be driving it around the city a great deal more than the previous owner, as it is my primary car, and I can only assume that this was not for the previous owner. Perhaps with the previous owner's care, my own, and a bit of good luck I will be fine. It's definitely something to consider... Thanks a ton!
 

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For comparison, I bought my '13 RRS Lux in August of '17 with 39K on the clock. At the time of purchase the dealer asked if I'd be interested in an extended warranty. I asked about terms and cost and was quoted 5 year +100K miles over purchase mileage for $7700. I declined. I'm now at 55K mileage with no issues (knocking on wood here...).
 

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Hi, I have had my 2012 full sized RR Autobiography for 2.5 years and purchased an extended warranty for about $3,600 (5yr/100K). The car had 31K miles when I bought it. It has had regular dealer oil changes at 5k intervals. I took it into the dealer for the 45K service, (I used the dealer because I am sensitive to the timing chain tensioner issues and wanted their opinion on the noises I was starting to hear- thought that would be more convincing to the warranty company). Sure enough, they diagnosed the rattle as the tensioner issue. Warranty company ended up covering the complete replacement of the timing chains, guides, tensioners, supercharger snout and associated gaskets - total covered was about $6,500 so I consider my choice to get the extended warranty was one of the better decisions I have made in my 67 years!! I still have my 1991 RRC Great Divide Edition -under restoration - that I have owned since 1994 and that truck never let me down, ever. Good luck.
 

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Mr. xroyalnavy, would you please state the name of warranty company and package/coverage level you had purchased.
1) this will help others to stay informed and make a better choice.
2) there is plenty of warranty company bashing going on due to mistreatment of customers, would fair if those who do good be awarded with recommendation.
 

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Hi Richard, I can understand your anxiety regarding extended auto warranties. There are so many out there and just as many horror stories to go along with them. I have purchased two, the first was through Navy Federal Credit Union and the company was so-so. I recently purchased a 2015 RR Sport HSE with 58K miles (my second RR Sport...I kept my 2008 for 10 years and 180K miles). I currently have a warranty through "iDeal Auto Protection" , covering the vehicle for 5 yrs/100K (i will get at least 40K of coverage) whichever comes first. Based my driving history that worked for me. It cost $2200, has $0 deductible, covers everything (including entertainment and suspension systems) and I can take it to the RR dealership. Not had to use it yet, but did verify the dealer honors and has worked with them Checked the reviews and there seem to many more good than bad experiences. Hope this helps.
 

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On a Range Rover it’s worth it 100% of the time. Don’t gamble that you “might” save money “if” nothing goes wrong. It will. Think of the warranty as cost control.


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Buy it .the cheapest thing you will do.Great cars but reliability and range rovers don't come in the same sentence
 

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I have had a decent experience with an extended warranty, but I will not buy one again.

I purchased a 2012 Range Rover HSE in 2015, prior to the manufacturers warranty expiring. I purchased a 5 year/100,000 mile warranty through the dealer. The warranty was through "Warranty Solutions" and was an exclusionary 5Star warranty (meaning most items were covered. Those that weren't were on an exclusionary list). The warranty cost me around $6,000.00. Each repair had a $100.00 deductible.

I found that I was looking for any reason possible to bring my vehicle to the shop, so I could get my money's worth. The warranty just expired about 6 months ago when I crossed 100,000 miles, and I probably just broke even with repairs. However, I also paid over $1,000 additional to the cost of the warranty in deductibles and excluded items.

I personally will put the cost of a warranty into a savings account, and use it as needed for repairs. If a number of repairs are needed in a short period, or I am getting close to spending what I would have on the warranty, I will get rid of the vehicle or trade it in for something else.

I hope this helps.
 

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Mr. xroyalnavy, would you please state the name of warranty company and package/coverage level you had purchased.
1) this will help others to stay informed and make a better choice.
2) there is plenty of warranty company bashing going on due to mistreatment of customers, would fair if those who do good be awarded with recommendation.
Maxcare through Carmax since I bought the car there. I have never bought an after market warranty before since I do most of my own work but, as I'm getting older and less inclined to get under the cars, I chose this route. I let the dealership handle the claim, I had no contact with Maxcare. I don't know if this warranty is available outside of an Carmax transaction. I had never considered buying from Carmax but this car came up and I couldn't let it go: 31K miles, Autobiography, option factory $14K paint (Paris Blue), sticker when new was $140K and I got it in 2017 for $49K. Depreciation $90K! The only issue has been the timing chains and now, with that done, I still have 55K miles and 2.5 years of warranty remaining in case anything else goes. google Maxcare for plenty of information. Hope this helps.
 
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