The Xtend Warranty is after market, 3rd party. The dealer and sales
thingy would make some $ on the sale of the warranty. It is about
getting as much $ at the time of purchase.
Funny thing is that they want to flog this warranty at the very moment
the car is newest and most shiny. The logic of that aspect of the
value proposition fails me.
I considered it this spring for a moment and then decided the 4 yrs
bumper to bumper warranty that came with the car is suffish. Years 5
on will be what they will be what they will be. Cars cost $. End of
I would put it in savings too. £800 is outrageous, esp. for 'reliable' car.
Another bonus is that you won't have to argue whether the fault is covered
or not - as you are paying to fix any problem anyway. Paying also means
that you have some recourse if the problem is not fixed - unlike warranty
fixes where you are left with a (still) broken car and then wait n weeks for
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