Mo1820
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Mitsubishi Extended Warranty or RAC Platinum?

Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:58 am

Hope everyone is ok in this awful pandemic. Trying to buy a 2016 GX4hs - 41k miles - from a non Mitsubishi car dealer - they are offering an RAC Platinum Warranty at £599, 799 or 999 for 1, 2 or 3 years. It includes roadside assist and MOT failure insurance. However I've heard from a couple of mechanics that it would be better to buy Mitsubishi's own (or always the manufacturers' own) extended warranty (£350 per year every year with no multiple years offers).
Please can those who know shed some light on whether the mechanics are right?
Also does anyone think that purchasing GAP insurance is worth it for this age and mileage of car? It's offered at £199 for 3 years by the non Mits' car dealer.
Your experience greatly appreciated as need to collect car from up north (somehow - as we're in London) very soon, before end of the year.
(The car's transferred 5 year manu' warranty / 8 year battery warranty runs out in March '21).

greendwarf
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Re: Mitsubishi Extended Warranty or RAC Platinum?

Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:03 pm

A 2016 car still has some manufacturers warranty left - especially for the battery (the most expensive part of the car), which is 8 years. What you describe would be on top of this anyway as would the extended warranty. As always you need to read the details of each product to compare and make your own decision, rather than rely of others possibly uninformed opinions - caveat emptor! :idea:

Mo1820
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Re: Mitsubishi Extended Warranty or RAC Platinum?

Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:50 pm

Thanks for the caveat Greendwarf - I was asking incase anyone had any obvious reason to go with Mitsubushi’s own extended warranty, as folk on this forum have previously said they prefer to go to a Mitsubushi main dealer to buy the PHEV, rather than a car supermarket type dealer. The manufacturer’s warranty runs out in March so thought it wise to buy an extended warranty. We still haven’t managed to collect it yet due to lockdown.

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