You will have to fight to get anything worthwhile under the warranty.
They will also insist on unreasonably frequent servicing to maintain the
I looked at one 2yr old car warranty recently and the limit was £1000
which does not get you far these days.
Aim to buy the best you can find at 2-3k below your budget and put that
aside just in case you need to spend it on repairs at an independent garage.
Actually just as with most things, if something is keeping on returning due
to no misuse, often a dealer will intervene in order to preserve their
reputation and negotiate a new one from the company.
I've had this with lesser things like washing machines, video recorders tvs
and the like. There is in my view no doubt that there are some dogs out
there with everything wrong with them. I used to be in QA, and nobody really
could account for this effect, sometimes called the just back from the
christmas party or friday afternoon version. they most certainly exist even
in the best run companies.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
There is no limit on what you can claim.
The manufacturer is welcome to decide that a
particular car is a lemon and replace it with a
new one or give you a full refund if they want to.
And in some jurisdictions, it isnt their choice on that.
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