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Has anone here ever opted for this? Seriously thinking about extending my 3 months to a full year for (IIRC) £400. (17 reg grand sport SRI, Auto with 36k on the clock.)

As a retired HGV fitter, i still get the shivers when i look at all the fancy shenanagans under the bonnet.
 

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Has anone here ever opted for this? Seriously thinking about extending my 3 months to a full year for (IIRC) £400. (17 reg grand sport SRI, Auto with 36k on the clock.)

As a retired HGV fitter, i still get the shivers when i look at all the fancy shenanagans under the bonnet.
It's all within the small print obviously. You need to check what's covered and what's not. Your expectations for what is covered.
I'm going to extend my warranty with vauxhall from years 3-4. When checking other providers the newer RAC cover actually seems more extensive, but costs more, also covers carbon build up within GDI engines, up to £500 towards a replacement dash head unit.
I'll still probably stick with vauxhall though, as proof is within the pudding, if and when you were to make a claim. I also habe an auto too, as you'll probably know most decent extended warranties cover this too. Unlike a manual box where the clutch is not usually covered. You could extend your warranty with vaux up to an 8 year old car. I was quoted £400 for a years RAC warranty with no excess and £282 for a Vauxhall (top cover), one with no excess either. The vauxhall one is recommended by vauxhall, but it is an insurance backed warranty and not run by them.
As you'll probably know modern Vauxhalls are becoming increasingly difficult to diagnose and costly to repair.
Which engine do you have?
Here's the link to the vaux one-
 

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It's all within the small print obviously. You need to check what's covered and what's not. Your expectations for what is covered.
I'm going to extend my warranty with vauxhall from years 3-4. When checking other providers the newer RAC cover actually seems more extensive, but costs more, also covers carbon build up within GDI engines, up to £500 towards a replacement dash head unit.
I'll still probably stick with vauxhall though, as proof is within the pudding, if and when you were to make a claim. I also habe an auto too, as you'll probably know most decent extended warranties cover this too. Unlike a manual box where the clutch is not usually covered. You could extend your warranty with vaux up to an 8 year old car. I was quoted £400 for a years RAC warranty with no excess and £282 for a Vauxhall (top cover), one with no excess either. The vauxhall one is recommended by vauxhall, but it is an insurance backed warranty and not run by them.
As you'll probably know modern Vauxhalls are becoming increasingly difficult to diagnose and costly to repair.
Which engine do you have?
Here's the link to the vaux one-
Thanks very much for the info, much appreciated.
My engine is the 1.6 diesel....but i am not sure exactly which type as i have seen them named the CDTI version, and some other name that i cant remember at the moment. Also, i am not sure which make of auto box i have......internet searches throw up all different types of versions.

That Vauxhall cover seems reasonably priced, but as you say you got to look at the small print. If i signed up to the Vauxhall cover i would have to decide on Essentials, Standard or complete.

My main areas of concern are the auto box, engine & associated electric stuff. :)
 

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Thanks very much for the info, much appreciated.
My engine is the 1.6 diesel....but i am not sure exactly which type as i have seen them named the CDTI version, and some other name that i cant remember at the moment. Also, i am not sure which make of auto box i have......internet searches throw up all different types of versions.

That Vauxhall cover seems reasonably priced, but as you say you got to look at the small print. If i signed up to the Vauxhall cover i would have to decide on Essentials, Standard or complete.

My main areas of concern are the auto box, engine & associated electric stuff. :)
As far as I know the auto box would be fully covered, engine too (apart from carbon build up), most of the elec stuff with vaux. Although you may need a fsh prior to extending it. You don't have to stick with vaux for servicing, but I would just out of convenience. Although carbon build up shouldn't be an issue with the 1.6d (136), engine. It's the timing chain/tensioner that seems to be the most problematic with this engine & very expensive to replace. Dpf not covered either with the extended vaux warranty, not sure about the adblue system. I think your auto box is the 6 speed torque convertor, there's a few variations. Mine being the gt35, 6 speed torque convertor. These boxes are supposed to be sealed for life, which basically means sealed until they destroyed themselves once out of warranty. If I were wanting to keep it for longer than 5 years without a warranty I'd have the oil flushed & changed using an independent gearbox specialist.
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@Westy, yep, the good old cavalier....had 3 of them over the years & my favourite was a 1982 saloon with auto box & sunroof. One of the best cars i ever had. Didnt have to take out a second mortgage to get them repaired.......you could even do a clutch change without taiking the gearbox out. :)

Thanks again, Boroboy. The auto box fluid change is at the top of my list now you mention it.
It's the timing chain & tensioner potential failure thing that puts me into a cold sweat...... this has the potential to write off an otherwise perfectly good motor.
I have untill august to decide wether to go for the Vauxhall or the RAC cover.

Thanks again all :)
 

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yep, the good old cavalier....had 3 of them over the years & my favourite was a 1982 saloon with auto box & sunroof. One of the best cars i ever had. Didnt have to take out a second mortgage to get them repaired.......you could even do a clutch change without taiking the gearbox out.
Agreed, brilliant motors. I had an '88 Ereg 1.6L 5dr in white. Good comfy bus.

As for changing the clutch being easy, with a lot of modern cars you've to take the bumper off to replace a headlight bulb, and the car needs things coded to it rather than just replaced! :rolleyes: Progress indeed. :LOL:
 

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@Westy, yep, the good old cavalier....had 3 of them over the years & my favourite was a 1982 saloon with auto box & sunroof. One of the best cars i ever had. Didnt have to take out a second mortgage to get them repaired.......you could even do a clutch change without taiking the gearbox out. :)

Thanks again, Boroboy. The auto box fluid change is at the top of my list now you mention it.
It's the timing chain & tensioner potential failure thing that puts me into a cold sweat...... this has the potential to write off an otherwise perfectly good motor.
I have untill august to decide wether to go for the Vauxhall or the RAC cover.

Thanks again all :)
When I had the quote from the RAC it was £400 with £60 labour rates, £100 dealer labour rates was more. Personally I think I'd rather go with the vauxhall warranty. If you check trust pilot reviews with the RAC warranty, it's very high, but 99% of people that have rated the warranty have done so on the buying process, not trying to claim on it:ROFLMAO:
 

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@Westy, yep, the good old cavalier....had 3 of them over the years & my favourite was a 1982 saloon with auto box & sunroof. One of the best cars i ever had. Didnt have to take out a second mortgage to get them repaired.......you could even do a clutch change without taiking the gearbox out. :)

Thanks again, Boroboy. The auto box fluid change is at the top of my list now you mention it.
It's the timing chain & tensioner potential failure thing that puts me into a cold sweat...... this has the potential to write off an otherwise perfectly good motor.
I have untill august to decide wether to go for the Vauxhall or the RAC cover.

Thanks again all :)
We’ve got a 1.6 whisper quiet diesel (Zafira Tourer) on our vehicle fleet which I’m responsible for looking after , it’s a 2015 plate recording 60,000 mile so far. It gets some abuse & copes very well indeed , the engine is a peach & pulls the 7 seat Zafira around very swiftly & as regards the timing chain issue the engine is still nice & quiet upon start up.
 
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We’ve got a 1.6 whisper quiet diesel (Zafira Tourer) on our vehicle fleet which I’m responsible for looking after , it’s a 2015 plate recording 60,000 mile so far. It gets some abuse & copes very well indeed , the engine is a peach & pulls the 7 seat Zafira around very swiftly & as regards the timing chain issue the engine is still nice & quiet upon start up.
It's certainly the best diesel engine I've drove when running right. Very good on fuel too. Main reasons I initially bought mine. As soon as the timing chain starts failing, you just can't miss it though, starts from a cold start, then slowly progresses. My experience anyway, from owning one at 2 years old, think from memory started giving me issues at around 27k onwards.
My brother had one and run it up to 96k within his previous 2014 plate Astra J, he got rid in the end due to dpf related problems, not down to his timing chain. Although I think it was the lower powered model (110bhp), my Astra was 136bhp, these engines seem to be more problematic with the timing chain/tensioner issue than the lower powered version.
 
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