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Hey guys - <p>i just bought a full bumper 2 bumper extended warranty which will cover me for 6 years/85k miles from date of purchase. So that means im covered til 2015 or 110k miles whichever comes first. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>but i obviously want to mod my car...any suggestions on what i can get away with w out voiding the warranty?<p>Any suggestions greatly appreciated! Thanks guys
 

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Re: New Bumper 2 Bumper Warranty...Now What? (crazy32184)

nice warranty options, who did you go with?<p>As for the mods, I would do the basics that arent "noticeable"<p>DP and Exhaust for starters....great choices imho <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New Bumper 2 Bumper Warranty...Now What? (crazy32184)

Hmmm...........a fresh 6yrs on an already 5yo car sounds fishy to me. With regard to mods and warranty, every dealer is different and most are not mod friendly.
 

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Re: New Bumper 2 Bumper Warranty...Now What? (crazy32184)

You better read your fine print usually 6 years from the date of the ORIGINAL in service date of the CAR not your warranty in service date which means you <I>may </I>have been royally screwed. If yours (according to your profile) was a late sale 04 you would be covered until somewhere in 2010<p>I don't think anyone sells a used car bumper to bumper warranty, it doesn't exist.<br><B>Even Volvo's CPO warranty doesn't cover<I> everything</I>.</B><p>A bumper to bumper warranty means even wiper blades are covered!<br><B>READ YOUR WARRANTY, AND THE COVERAGE DATES IN THE WARRANTY, <U>VERY CAREFULLY</U></B>
 

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okay so its a really quality warranty by JM&A under their Fidelity Warranty company. <p>It is 6 years or 85k miles from date of warranty purchase whichever comes first. Covers everything except for wear & tear items - ie pads, rotors, wipers, tires, etc....<p>It is not a volvo CPO but my car had 24995 miles when i bought the warranty which helped me a great deal bc at 25,001 and + the terms change completely for the worse (less years and less miles coverage for more money!)...so i lucked out.<p>Wont downpipe void warranty tho?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crazy32184</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">okay so its a really quality warranty by JM&A under their Fidelity Warranty company. <p>It is 6 years or 85k miles from date of warranty purchase whichever comes first. Covers everything except for wear & tear items - ie pads, rotors, wipers, tires, etc....<p>It is not a volvo CPO but my car had 24995 miles when i bought the warranty which helped me a great deal bc at 25,001 and + the terms change completely for the worse (less years and less miles coverage for more money!)...so i lucked out.<p>Wont downpipe void warranty tho?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do you mind divulging the price quotes for that kind of warranty and some contact information?<p>I recently got some quotes from 2 separate Volvo dealers for my R and the g/f's S40....<br>The figures came out to around $3900 for the R and $2500 for the S40 for the 7yr/100k plans and just about had me rolling on the floor with silly laughter.<p>I'm going to start looking into third party warranties soon.
 

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Hey Phuz - <p>A local dealership quoted me ~$3500 for the 6yr/85k warranty which was from date of purchase not from date of in-service.<p>However thats not what i paid <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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An angle would be covered under and and ALL warranties that are legit warranties it's a <U>drivetrain component</U>.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crazy32184</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">okay so its a really quality warranty by JM&A under their Fidelity Warranty company. <p>It is 6 years or 85k miles from date of warranty purchase whichever comes first. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>As for you, who knows.<br>Never heard of Fidelity Warranty Company. It may be fine, it may be junk, you will find that out soon enough... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>As for a DP, that is one of the biggest flags that will blow most warranty coverages An aftermarket PERFORMANCE part on an engine that's out there, in plain sight.<br>Almost any other mod would be better than a DP.
 

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Effectively, JM&A is the servicer of the warranty. I am confident that i did not get ripped off...<p>Thank you very much for the info on the DP...i knew it would be pushing it if i got it installed...<p>Would just cat-back exhaust void the warranty?
 

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Fidelity is a decent aftermarket warranty. The dealer I used to work for sold them and I didn't hear a lot of complaints from the service advisors. A cat-back exhaust should not void anything.
 

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Finally Some else is looking or has them... I have been looking at Fidelity, they quoted me $1800 for Full Drive Train and suspension and such. starting at 99,999 miles to 144,999 miles. I am thinking its gonna be a wise option now.
 

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I would do a good check of this company, there are more dissatisfy people with it than not. Seems that they try to weasel out of paying repairs any way they can. There are a couple more companies out there: GE warranty and Mercury Ins.
 

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Prior to buying the Volvo extended warranty I too was looking at other sources and felt the policies out there underwritten by Fidelity and Old Republic were likely the most solid companies. I think both companies are really big insurance firms with policies offered in many different businesses, so well diversified for financial health. GE warranty and Mercury Ins are good suggestions too.
 

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interesting numbers....when i got my warranty quotes they were way less and options for deductible or not. I went with CostGuard, the dealer was telling me that they cover more items than the VIP except the wear and tear items. it also started from the date of the time I purchased the warranty plus 6yr/50k miles, whichever comes first. So in essence, I am covered until 2014 or 98k miles, which ever comes first.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Fidelity is a decent aftermarket warranty. The dealer I used to work for sold them and I didn't hear a lot of complaints from the service advisors. A cat-back exhaust should not void anything.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually after making some phone calls, they're NOT.<br>They will try to reject EVERY SINGLE CLAIM YOU MAKE
 

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hey JRL, any word on what they would use to deny claims? i was under the impression that if you're buying a warranty, that they are obligated to fix it? me being stupid?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>veeco3110</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hey JRL, any word on what they would use to deny claims? i was under the impression that if you're buying a warranty, that they are obligated to fix it? me being stupid?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They will <I><B>TRY</B> </I>to reject EVERY SINGLE CLAIM YOU MAKE</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>veeco3110</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hey JRL, any word on what they would use to deny claims? i was under the impression that if you're buying a warranty, that they are obligated to fix it? me being stupid?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm a dealer and have had a ton of experience with aftermarket warranty companies, most are VERY BAD.<br>I don't have a company that I use anymore as lately most seem to be the same, SCUM.<br>If it's a Volvo I will sell a VIP warranty at my cost or if the car is in warranty I can arrange A CPO warranty but my older cars go as-is now. It was more headache than it was worth and my customers kept calling me as every claim was being denied for whatever reason. I had to intervene <B>(which I should not have to do), </B>then <I>some </I>were paid and some were not!<br>If you go thru the arbitration process and fight them, you usually will win but your car can be tied up for weeks!<br>I read up on this campany after you posted the name and they seem to fall into the "poor" catagory.<br>Some friends of mine use these guys and say they're pretty good;<br><A HREF="http://www.warrantys.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.warrantys.com</A>/<br>That is their wholesale/dealer site but if you call them they may warranty cars on an individual basis, I don't know.
 
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