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Hi, Just about to pick up 2006 S40 T5 AWD from the dealership. I've been offered extended warranty and I'm stressed about it. Four years for under $4000. Seems like a lot of money to me. I do plan to do slight mod on the car and friends all tell me it will void the warranty. I also recall stories from friends and family about how they engaged into rough arguments when bringing car back to dealership for service and almost everything isn't covered under warranty. Just want to know if there are any big issues I should be aware of about the S40 T5 AWD. Thanks!!!
 

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Re: Offered extended Warranty.....take it or not (Volvo Fly Girl)

For $1000 per year of coverage, I would say no. That's like paying for a guarenteed major repair every year even if it doesn't happen and if it does then hoping that the warranty does cover it. <p>While I haven't had to have any repair work done yet, I know our cars are a little more expensive, but I wouldn't think that much. Perhaps others can comment more on their repair cost experience. <p>Myself, I would save the money and risk that you wont need that kind of maintenance in the next 4 years since a 2006 isn't that old yet. Bottom line it depends on what sort of risk you want to take.
 

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Re: Offered extended Warranty.....take it or not (Sanborn)

2 years and 2870 EUR (3989 USD) spent in repairs so far (not counting periodic services).<p>2006 V50 2.0D Rica
 

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Re: Offered extended Warranty.....take it or not (mdms)

OMG $3989 USD in repairs....really? What kind of repairs?? Now, I'm really starting to stress out. OMG
 

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Re: Offered extended Warranty.....take it or not (Volvo Fly Girl)

Wow, that's pretty pricey. I also got extended warranty but it was only $2800 to $3000 max. for extra 4 yrs.<p>Sent you an IM<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Is this through EASYCARE?
 

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Same here, an '06 T5, has 103,500 miles. Regular oil & filter changes every 4000-5000 miles, I've replaced the engine air filter and the engine coolant is all. I bought frt & rear brake pads a year or so ago but they didn;t need replacing yet, miles are ALL highway. <br> Car had two recalls done under warranty, the reflash for "SSS" (do a search, the thread is something like twelve pages long) and a fuel line recall where raw gasoline would leak & drip onto the hot exhaust. Second repair was for a burned out vacuum pump motor causing a check engine light. No charge for either repair trip but the car did NOT get washed, seat and mirrors were WAY out of adjustment, radio was on full blast to a HORRIBLE station, and the road tests to diagnose and confirm the repairs added about 30 miles to the car each time. Repairs always took TWO days because of wait for parts, and I had to make it an issue to get a loaner car. Yep, just another satisfied Volvo customer that'll buy some other brand next time!<p> If it was Me, if the car has ANY factory 4-year & 50,000 mile warranty left I'd make sure You get that coverage and forget about the extended warrany. My car has been faultless since 50,000 miles. And Dave Ramsey agrees that extended vehicle warrantees are a waste of money, especially for $4000.
 

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Too much money. There's a lot of crap that isn't covered, from what I'm recently finding out. Take 4K and sock it away, using it only for repairs, then tell us if you come out ahead in 4 years time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I bought a 05 s40 t5 from my Credit union,I got the car with 30k miles for 12 thousand.I then got an extended warrenty for 3 thousand more.It covers pretty much everything,minus normal stuff like brake pads.I didnt really want to but i feel much better having it.
 

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Twelve grand....OMG. I'm paying $25,000 for my 2006 S40 T5 AWD. It has less than 45,000km. (Now I totally feel scammed. DOH!)<br> <br>Thanks so much for all the info...keep it coming, pls. I have until Monday to decided and still am confused & stressed.
 

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^Dont feel too bad,my credit union buys cars at auction,and then sells them for what they get them for.I just got lucky.I was in the same situation as you and then just got the warrenty and I feel much better knowing that im covered in the case that something does go wrong.
 

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I'm facing the same decision here too and my deadline is nearing soon.
 

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Where are you buying the car from? Which local dealer? I got amazing service and an incredible deal when I bought at Volvo of Mississauga. I tried Unionville & Erin Mills and both were out to lunch on pricing and warranty.<p>They did try to sell me an extended warranty for a year for almost $1700. Thinking logically it made no sense to pay for a guaranteed major repair whether it happens or not. <p>I say skip the warranty and sock away the cash and keep the rest when all is said and done.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo Fly Girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Twelve grand....OMG. I'm paying $25,000 for my 2006 S40 T5 AWD. It has less than 45,000km. (Now I totally feel scammed. DOH!)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Damn, my 06 T5 6 speed was 15K with 40,000 miles on it... unless your getting a CPO warranty offered thru volvo dont waste 4k on a aftermarket warranty that all repairs have to be cleared prior to replacement. CPO warranty is normally a no questions asked repair, if the technician deems it a faulty component then its replaced for free. Best warranty to deal with as a technician that works for volvo like myself.
 

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I think Volvo Fly Girl is referencing $25,000 CDN which is roughly $21,500 USD. I assume the warranty is about $3400 USD. Either case, I didn't get extended warranty. I don't think our cars are that fragile. I'm at 75k now and for the most part everything seems fine. I do have an annoying Air Bag sensor problem though. Car still runs fine, just the stupid light annoys me.
 

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Re: Offered extended Warranty.....take it or not (Volvo Fly Girl)

That does sound high. Is this car a Volvo Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)? If it is then it should come with a 6 year / 100K mile warranty. I have already taken advantage of my CPO warranty.<p>In my experience with 3 Volvos, extended warranties are a good idea. When I bought my '02 S40 new, I paid $1200 for the comprehensive warranty. The extended warranty paid out $4200 mainly for an air-bag problem, saving me $3000.<p>My '98 V70 broke even with the extended warranty.<p>Stan
 

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Re: Offered extended Warranty.....take it or not (Volvo Fly Girl)

I bought my 2006 S40 T5 brand shinny new for $36,000 with all of the options except heated seats. I have had minor warranty and recall work. I had the oil trap issue 2 times. But fixed under normal warranty but I understand the warranty is extended for this issue so no need to worry about it. The other issue was a recall were the completely changed the wiring for the power windows and power locks. They had to take the doors apart and the dash out to fix the problem. They also gave me a S60 loaner for the week it took them to get all the parts and fix it. They even gave me a voucher for a free oil change at a later date for the delays. The oil trap issues were fixed same day. They gave me a loaner the first time and I waited 2 hours the 2nd.<p>All and all it has been a great car for me. I like knowing exactly everything that has been done to it and how it has been driven. I almost got the extended warranty before I turned it 30k miles as it would have only been 2300 to double the warranty to 8 years 100k but decided not to. I might regret it later <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Offered extended Warranty.....take it or not (AutoGeek)

Just for reference: I paid $19K for my CPO '05 V50 T5 FWD with 28K miles in Feb '08.<br>Stan
 
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