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I just ordered q5 at oxford audi dealer on Wednesday and have some question about the extended warranty. I am a low milage driver whic is about 3000 miles per year. I am trying to decide whether it's necessary to spend ?1000 for the extended 2 years warranty. Some of my friends said audi parts are very expensive and it would cost me less for the future.

Can anyone give some ideas.

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you have to start with this : Audi makes money with or without the extended warranty, it is not at all a gift
the option is based on the following : if you take it, your money is already at Audi from day 1, and what you bought is just peace of mind. You have 2 years to see if you got a good or a bad car, and if it is a bad one, resell it. If you don't take the extended warranty, you'll pay all the bills, but it is not sure it will be more. Here also it a case of good or bad luck. I would only take it if I 'm afraid not to be able to pay a large bill. Audi wins in both cases : if you take it, they have the $$$ (based on customer prices) and what they give is time and furnitures at their own lower cost price. If you don't take it, you will have no warranty favors after the first two years (even not a day after...) and they will charge the full price for later
my experience : my former A4 had zero problem up to the 4th year, but the bills increased after the 5th.
I'll replace my Q5 in 2014... and I've no extended warranty
 

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thanks for your reply. My bottom line is audi (German brand) should be last longer than other brands. I am buying the Q5 is not only because of the looks but and the most important is the quality. Hopefully, 5 years of peace of mind.
 

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I personally wouldnt bother with that light useage, however beware of problems with the DPF and general engine issues doing such low mileage - cars NEED driving, not just short journeys around town but a good long thrash up a motorway etc.

300 miles in a year is barely enough to run it in!
 

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BigT said:
I just ordered q5 at oxford audi dealer on Wednesday and have some question about the extended warranty. I am a low milage driver whic is about 3000 miles per year. I am trying to decide whether it's necessary to spend ?1000 for the extended 2 years warranty. Some of my friends said audi parts are very expensive and it would cost me less for the future.

Can anyone give some ideas.

many thanks
Bought my wifes q5 in september 09 from Stockport Audi. We use this as the utility vehicle (mines the TT) and plan to change just before year 5 is up. So we took out 2 years extended warranty for ?600 for peace of mind. You only need electronic problems or gearbox problems to easily pay for the extended warranty. The warranty is the dealers own from the Inchcape group, who own stockport Audi amongst many others, and is the same as Audi's but cheaper. Expect to do about 8000 miles per year
 

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I just ordered q5 at oxford audi dealer on Wednesday and have some question about the extended warranty. I am a low milage driver whic is about 3000 miles per year. I am trying to decide whether it's necessary to spend ?1000 for the extended 2 years warranty. Some of my friends said audi parts are very expensive and it would cost me less for the future.

Can anyone give some ideas.

many thanks
If you've ordered the S-Tronic gearbox it probably is, if it's a manual I wouldn't waste your money.
 

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5 year warranty and 5 year finance for me, makes it easy to budget for with no unexpected costs
 

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The other thing to consider is not just the parts but typically Audi dealer labour rates are minimum £100 ph. I believe the extended warranty covers this aswell. So a couple of hours to diagnose problem and then fix...could potentially start getting expensive
 

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BigT - go the Audi Complete route, for £39 a month you will get 3 years of servicing, 5 years Audi roadside, 5 years warranty = £1400 interest free payments, rather than the £1100 for the 5 year standalone. I ordered my car with the 5 yr warranty and I'm trying to change it to Audi complete but I don't know if they will let me this close to delivery.
 
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You know I never got it How top 3 automobile brand are from same country, Germany? I am talking about Mercedes Audi and BMW.
 
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