In what appears to be a bold step forwards, Vauxhall have announced that all new cars bought from August 2010 will benefit from a lifetime warranty. The warranty initially seems quite comprehensive, covering the engine, brakes, transmission, steering and electrical components. Delve deeper however and you’ll find that the cover only applies to the initial owner of the car and for the first 100,000 miles the car covers. Rumours abound that Vauxhall are looking into a way to offer the remainder of the warranty to second owners, a move which would really demonstrate confidence in the quality of their products.
- The realities of long warranties (todayonline.com)
- New Cars: Is An Extended Warranty Right For You? (roadsister00.com)
- Engine and Transmission World – failure to honor warranty (usaconsumercomplaints.com)