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    So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    My warranty expires in April. I assume that also is the end of roadside assistance as well. My 981 has been very reliable, with just a handful of minor issues I've had to deal with since buying it in 2013, but I am a bit nervous about going forward with no factory warranty or roadside help.

    Porsche seems to be one of a few companies that offers nothing in the way of extended warranties, so what do you do? I don't know if it's worth buying an aftermarket warranty or just dealing with whatever may come up on my own. Knowing the nature of insurance, I'm inclined to just deal with service issues on my own and pay out of pocket. For roadside assistance, I'm considering signing up with AAA, but have no experience with them at all.

    I'm just looking for some advice at this point, and still have no idea what I'll do in April after my last annual service under the warranty period.
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Same here. Mine ends in May.
    I would not bother buying an extended warranty from a third party seeing that your car has been reliable. I have tried extended warranties before on my Audis and got burnt. Maybe others have had more luck but not what I plan on doing. Pay for repairs as they come along which are bound to be very expensive. If you have full leather, you don't have to worry about the door panels coming apart. That is my main worry.

    Regarding roadside assistance, I get that through my insurance company. If any damage to the car, I can always report back to them.

    AAA, I have used them in the past but service is very slow when you most need them.

    Finally, you could trade in your car for a 2016 with CPO if it gives you peace of mind. Not very economical. I would only do that if the car has been problematic.
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anand View Post
    Same here. Mine ends in May.
    I would not bother buying an extended warranty from a third party seeing that your car has been reliable. I have tried extended warranties before on my Audis and got burnt. Maybe others have had more luck but not what I plan on doing. Pay for repairs as they come along which are bound to be very expensive. If you have full leather, you don't have to worry about the door panels coming apart. That is my main worry.

    Regarding roadside assistance, I get that through my insurance company. If any damage to the car, I can always report back to them.

    AAA, I have used them in the past but service is very slow when you most need them.

    Finally, you could trade in your car for a 2016 with CPO if it gives you peace of mind. Not very economical. I would only do that if the car has been problematic.
    I agree with all of the above. The only thing I have to add is that as a many decade owner of Porsches, I have never experienced any costly out of warranty repairs and I typically keep my cars for 6 - 7 years. Based on what I've read on the costs of extended warranties, I'd estimate that my out of pocket costs were less than 10% of the least expensive policy that I've seen posted on any forum. The big advantage of buying a new car is that you know that the car was properly maintained and not abused. Although this doesn't guarantee that nothing catastrophic will occur in the future, it certainly greatly minimizes an owner's risks.

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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by fast1 View Post
    Based on what I've read on the costs of extended warranties, I'd estimate that my out of pocket costs were less than 10% of the least expensive policy that I've seen posted on any forum.
    If you buy extended warranties you may not pay for repairs, but you are virtually guaranteed to lose financially. You are in essence betting that your car or whatever other item you purchase a warranty for will break and the repairs will cost more than your warranty did. The problem is that the entity you are gambling with does this for a living, and knows the percentages far better than you do. It would be interesting to keep track of all the optional warranties that weren't purchased and compare it to actual repair/replacement costs. Anybody ever done this?
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    My warranty expired last month and I was lucky enough to have a clutch replacement covered (pressure plate not properly releasing) at 37k miles. As that started me thinking, I asked the dealer about warranty extensions and was quoted something like $6,000 for 2 years. Since the clutch would have been only about $2,400 at an Indy, I will continue to self-insure.
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Let's say that the PDK or something just as important goes out after warranty and one can't pay $15k for a new one. What's the alternative to minimize damages? How much can a car with a bad PDK sell for? I'd hope to have the car paid off before warranty runs out, but would hate to put big money into an outdated car.

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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    ^this is my concern as I'm out of warranty in April or May too


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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrg02d View Post
    Let's say that the PDK or something just as important goes out after warranty and one can't pay $15k for a new one. What's the alternative to minimize damages? How much can a car with a bad PDK sell for? I'd hope to have the car paid off before warranty runs out, but would hate to put big money into an outdated car.
    But if you are buying an extended warranty, you are also putting big money into an "outdated" car. $3,000/year adds up pretty quickly. If the risk of major repairs is too much to handle, you should consider getting a new car every four years.
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    My warranty expired in December. The car has been very good so far with the only issue being the replacement of the drivers door panel.

    My biggest concern is a flat tire that the repair kit won't handle. I have signed up with AAA to handle that possibility. The car is paid off, so I will self insure.
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by OttawaSteve View Post
    But if you are buying an extended warranty, you are also putting big money into an "outdated" car. $3,000/year adds up pretty quickly. If the risk of major repairs is too much to handle, you should consider getting a new car every four years.
    This was going to be my plan. I guess I could just gamble that I'll be fine for a few years, post warranty, and then sock away the money I'd have spent on the extended warranty. Then, use the money along with a trade in for something newer. Hopefully Porsche can keep it interesting enough that I'd be dreaming of a new one anyway.

    I guess that's the game one plays, no? It's a very reliable car, but horrible to fix if unlucky.

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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by OttawaSteve View Post
    It would be interesting to keep track of all the optional warranties that weren't purchased and compare it to actual repair/replacement costs. Anybody ever done this?
    No need when you've never bought such a thing IMO, especially if you have owned several cars, major appliances, computers, etc. I'm tens of thousands of dollars ahead of that game, so if anything happens, I'd just pay for it. As mentioned, you never win at gambling in the long run, and I'm not a lucky guy, so I self-insure on repairs. And don't forget many folks think they're covered for everything when they're not (always read the fine print), or they find coverage is pro-rated, or the company goes belly-up, etc. If you can't afford repairs on your used car, you're probably buying the wrong car IMO, but to each his own. Dealers, 'finance managers', and insurance companies make a killing on those policies, and that's why they push them so hard. And yes, it should be illegal to push them on a new car when they wouldn't take effect until warranty is over.
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by StanNH View Post
    My warranty expires in April. I assume that also is the end of roadside assistance as well. My 981 has been very reliable, with just a handful of minor issues I've had to deal with since buying it in 2013, but I am a bit nervous about going forward with no factory warranty or roadside help.

    Porsche seems to be one of a few companies that offers nothing in the way of extended warranties, so what do you do? I don't know if it's worth buying an aftermarket warranty or just dealing with whatever may come up on my own. Knowing the nature of insurance, I'm inclined to just deal with service issues on my own and pay out of pocket. For roadside assistance, I'm considering signing up with AAA, but have no experience with them at all.

    I'm just looking for some advice at this point, and still have no idea what I'll do in April after my last annual service under the warranty period.
    I don't understand why would you want AAA in this day and age. Unless you travel/live in extremely deserted rural areas... If you need roadside assistance - just pickup the phone and google/call the closest service. I didn't need any in last 10 years, so that's what... $1500 saved? + compound interest!

    As for the warranty there are companies that sell you aftermarket warranty for any car you want. But generally it doesn't make much sense, as their small print takes volumes and usually excludes most of the bad scenarious and have caps on everything.

    My plan is to keep fingers crossed and pay out of pocket. So far, at 52K miles my 981S was extremely reliable.
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by OttawaSteve View Post
    But if you are buying an extended warranty, you are also putting big money into an "outdated" car. $3,000/year adds up pretty quickly. If the risk of major repairs is too much to handle, you should consider getting a new car every four years.
    A think a lease may make more sense then, no? OTOH, German cars and longevity without needing expensive repairs. Is there such a mythical beast?
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anand View Post
    A think a lease may make more sense then, no? OTOH, German cars and longevity without needing expensive repairs. Is there such a mythical beast?
    I sure hope Porsche is one. While looking for a family SUV I had to exclude MB and BMW because I keep cars longer than warranty, and their reliability record is just plain awful. It's a mystery how they able to charge premium prices for such a questionable quality
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Design View Post
    But generally it doesn't make much sense, as their small print takes volumes and usually excludes most of the bad scenarious and have caps on everything.
    My plan is to keep fingers crossed and pay out of pocket. So far, at 52K miles my 981S was extremely reliable.
    Smart guy right there. What you're saving in new car payments, plus those questionable service contracts (they're not a warranty), you can afford almost anything than can happen, and still be ahead. Since they don't make the 981 anymore, I also hope to keep this thing beyond warranty. As you mentioned, this is probably the only German car I feel good about keeping past warranty. Hope to have your luck.
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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    When your warranty runs out you sue VW/Porsche for emissions deception and fraud and get your money back for your car. It's all the rage!

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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Quote Originally Posted by StanNH View Post
    My warranty expires in April. I assume that also is the end of roadside assistance as well. My 981 has been very reliable, with just a handful of minor issues I've had to deal with since buying it in 2013, but I am a bit nervous about going forward with no factory warranty or roadside help.

    Porsche seems to be one of a few companies that offers nothing in the way of extended warranties, so what do you do? I don't know if it's worth buying an aftermarket warranty or just dealing with whatever may come up on my own. Knowing the nature of insurance, I'm inclined to just deal with service issues on my own and pay out of pocket. For roadside assistance, I'm considering signing up with AAA, but have no experience with them at all.

    I'm just looking for some advice at this point, and still have no idea what I'll do in April after my last annual service under the warranty period.
    Unlike some in this thread, I have AAA and heartily endorse it. They provide numerous services other than towing, and will tow you wherever you want rather than only to the nearest Porsche dealership. My biggest caveat would be that you should be on top of things when they are loading your car to be sure they do it properly, using your tow hook. I was fortunate to acquire a low-mileage car with a CPO warranty likely to last longer than I will, but I explored the extended warranty options thoroughly with a previous vehicle, and the costs/benefits simply did not add up. Nor did it appear that any of the companies were exactly eager to honor claims. Today's engines are pretty tough, and unless you manage to blow one, I am inclined to think self-insuring, so to speak, is the way to go.


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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Geico offers mechanical breakdown service if you have it in the first 15 months (for next time) its like $39 a year -https://www.geico.com/auto-insurance/mechanical-breakdown-insurance/

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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    I am a Business Manager at a car dealership and it actually my job to sell extended warranties. I find that with a lot of vehicles these days, warranty coverage makes sense if you can get a long enough one with good enough coverage for cheap enough. My 2013 Boxster was an early unit (ISD 11/02/2012) so my warranty ran out a couple of months ago. We sell Zurich extended warranties as does my local Porsche dealership. The way their pricing system works, it still considers my car brand new until it is 4 model years old or over 12,000 miles. I bought warranty coverage in October at 11,8XX miles for an additional 5 years from warranty purchase date or up to 60,000 miles on my car for ~$1,200. Having a connection, that price is $100 over cost which I understand might not be attainable for everyone. It is comprehensive coverage (everything except normal wear items and trim pieces) with $0 deductible. That price is worth the piece of mind alone with the extremely high repair costs on these cars! If you can negotiate with the business managers at the right time, I think the coverage is more than worth it.

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    Re: So, what do you do when your warranty runs out?

    Yes its called a Toyota..

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