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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-30-2019, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Volkswagen is removing two years, 22,000 miles off new car warranty

Volkswagen will be replacing its six-year/72,000 mile new car bumper-to-bumper warranty in the United States. They will be replacing it with a four-year/50,000 mile warranty. VW will also add two years of free maintenance. I'm not really a fan of this but I'm curious to see what everyone else thinks.

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What this move basically means is that you won’t have to pay for an oil change or any scheduled maintenance of your new Volkswagen during the first 24 months of ownership. If something mechanical goes wrong, however, you’ll have to write checks sooner than before thanks to the reduced warranty period.

While somewhat disappointing, Volkswagen’s decision is fairly normal and expected. Specialists in the automotive industry believe the impressive six-year warranty was the company’s response to the Dieselgate. Now that VW has almost fully recovered from the crisis, it is going back to its former warranty policy.

It’s important to note that, despite its reduced form for 2020, VW’s warranty is still ahead of what brands like Toyota, Ford, and Honda offer – three-year/36,000-mile warranties. The German automaker’s new warranty is on par with some premium automakers and if you still want a six-year covering, better hurry up and buy a 2019 Volkswagen.
https://www.motor1.com/news/362431/v...ears-warranty/
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 07:16 PM
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The 4yr. is all we ever had in Canada minus the 2 yr. free maintenance.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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The 4yr. is all we ever had in Canada minus the 2 yr. free maintenance.
I didn't know that, that's interesting. But hopefully we don't have to use the warranty with our Jetta's anytime soon haha.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 06:51 PM
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CarMax offers great second-hand warranty terms and might be a better option for anyone who won't mind that route.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 03:22 PM
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One of the deciding factors for this purchase was the extended warranty..... 4 year / 50k means I would've been in another Honda or Toyota. I wonder if the dealers or VW will upsell a warranty. Might have to convince the wife to trade in now for another VW while there is a better warranty.

If an automaker has no faith in their products, why should the consumers.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 05:50 PM
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The 6 year warranty was like the final push over the edge for me to get the GLI
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