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I just picked up a 2.5T 2005 with approx 80,000km (50Kmiles) from a Volvo dealership. 150point check completed and the car is in great shape. They're trying to sell me warranty on the car. $3,000 for 3 years or 60km. Trying to decide if it's worth spending $3,000. Many problems after 80K besides normal maintenance? <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Thanks.
 

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Re: Warranty (Toronto1)

I bought my 02 T5 with 42k a year and a half ago and spent the extra cash to get a 3 year warranty just for piece of mind. Since then I've had two ignition coils go bad and the turbo drain hose seal started leaking and each time I get it fixed its only $50 out of my pocket, plus if something major happens in the next year and a half its only $50 to get it fixed. When you look at it that way, to me it seems it might be a good idea to purchase a warranty. Its like insurance, you might not use it but if you ever have something happen its good to have your a$$ covered.
 

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Re: Warranty (Toronto1)

Hmm .. insurance is always a tough question. It is gambling really.<p>chillidawg made a good point - peace of mind - perhaps spending the cash now will help you enjoy your car with peace of mind and no worries.<p>As for my thoughts (not really based on facts, just my thoughts) ... car warranties, particularly the non-OEM warranties, often seem to bit 'dodgy' and they try squirm out of claims. I would rather spin the dice and take my chances.
 

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i wouldn't get an extended warranty on an s60 unless <p>A) it has awd<br>B) it is an 01 with an automatic transmission<br>C) its an R(refer back to A)
 

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Agreed. It's very unlikely that a regular '05 S60 would have $3k worth of warranty claims over three years. Put that money in a CD and use for repairs <b>at an indie shop </b> if needed.
 

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Re: Warranty (Toronto1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Toronto1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Many problems after 80K besides normal maintenance? <br> .</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Uh yeah, buy the warranty. Try to work a little bit better of a deal but buy a GOOD (preferably a Volvo) warranty!
 

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<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"><br>Uh yeah, buy the warranty. Try to work a little bit better of a deal but buy a GOOD (preferably a Volvo) warranty!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is that really your experience with the newer FWDs? (more Volvos go through your hands than I can image)<p>With the dealership retail labor prices, maybe...
 

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Re: Warranty (Mika)

I purchased the car from a Volvo dealership (Volvo Unionville). They have the Volvo 1 year, 2 year and 3 year warranties.<p>The car will be driven approx 15K a month, perhaps less as I purchased it for my wife.<p>I bought my 1998 C70 with the extended warranty. Never used it and the car is now sitting at 300K.<p>What I'm reading from the posts is that an 05 is fairly reliable just as long as the turbo, engine or trans don't go, I can pass on the extended, correct?<p>
 
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