Best Warranty for my 458 - but not Ferrari Warranty

Best Warranty for my 458 - but not Ferrari Warranty

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nbot

Original Poster:

80 posts

32 months

Tuesday 29th January
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Hi all,
i'm a very happy owner of my "new" Ferrari 458 since October. I am just blown away by the car - given it is my first Ferrari and having owned a vast array of different super cars before it, i think i am well and truly hooked by the prancing horse!

What i wanted to ask was in respect to warranty - i really do not want to spend 3k or whatever it is on renewing the ferrari power warranty, given what i have heard from many, it actually doesn't cover much after the engine and gearbox.

So my question is, whats the best 3rd party warranty that can be suggested for a car like this? - i have heard a few people on here mention warranty direct and warranty wise for example. Any views on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

cheers.

BlackR8

219 posts

22 months

Tuesday 29th January
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not sure how useful this is but I know that Ferrari themselves offer Warrantywise cover on cars that they are unable to supply with a Manufacturer Power Warranty (i.e. those that fall out of the 12 or 15 year age limit they have).

This suggests Warrantywise may well have a nicely tailored policy that suits coverage on a Ferrari.

nbot

Original Poster:

80 posts

32 months

Tuesday 29th January
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this is very useful information. i was not aware of this. it would certainly suggest that if Ferrari were to recommended a warranty other than their own, warranty wise might be the one.

cheers

garystoybox

241 posts

62 months

Tuesday 29th January
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I’m sure I read on here that WD no longer cover 458’s.... i’m sure is was LEG who mentioned this in a past post? Hopefully he’ll be along shortly to clarify....

To be honest across my previous 430 and two 458’s I had only a few problems; all covered by the power warranty without a query with the exception of a £200 investigation fee on a cam seal oil weep. Apart from the leaking dampers, the cars are pretty robust. Maybe pay the £3k for peace of mind against a rare catastrophic engine/gearbox failure or just run without?

nbot

Original Poster:

80 posts

32 months

Tuesday 29th January
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i had a quote generated from Warranty Direct on the 1st October.... surely they haven't stopped doing 458's since then?


Taffy66

2,675 posts

47 months

Tuesday 29th January
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Just bought my first Ferrari(458 Italia) a month ago from Redline cars.It comes with a 6 month warranty(Warranty wise i think) and also contemplating getting an extended warranty..I am seriously considering stumping up £2.5K for the OE 'Power warranty' although baulking at the price..
I love my new Ferrari but do not want to risk running it outside warranty just in case the worst should happen..I'll be following this thread keenly for guidance on the best way forward..

_Leg_

2,405 posts

156 months

Tuesday 29th January
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garystoybox said:
I’m sure I read on here that WD no longer cover 458’s.... i’m sure is was LEG who mentioned this in a past post? Hopefully he’ll be along shortly to clarify....

To be honest across my previous 430 and two 458’s I had only a few problems; all covered by the power warranty without a query with the exception of a £200 investigation fee on a cam seal oil weep. Apart from the leaking dampers, the cars are pretty robust. Maybe pay the £3k for peace of mind against a rare catastrophic engine/gearbox failure or just run without?
Yup, they've stopped doing supercars. I rang in December for my F12 (as they have my 458 Spider). So now my F12 is with Ferrari and the 458 will go back to their warranty when the WD one I have expires in June.

Shame, it was only £104 a month for their top cover on the 458.

£2435 for the F12 with Ferrari on Power. 458 is less.

Taffy66

2,675 posts

47 months

Tuesday 29th January
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_Leg_ said:
Yup, they've stopped doing supercars. I rang in December for my F12 (as they have my 458 Spider). So now my F12 is with Ferrari and the 458 will go back to their warranty when the WD one I have expires in June.

Shame, it was only £104 a month for their top cover on the 458.

£2435 for the F12 with Ferrari on Power. 458 is less.
I had a 12 month quote for my 458 yesterday from WW..It was an eye watering £2650 which is more than Ferrari PW..TBF it seemed to cover a lot more than Ferrari's PW but a lot of money regardless..

hondafanatic

4,721 posts

146 months

Tuesday 29th January
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It’s ok... it’s not just Ferrari’s WD have stopped doing...they’ve stopped a lot of other things too wink

BlackR8

219 posts

22 months

Tuesday 29th January
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For a Ferrari Warranty is it right to assume they require the car to come in for a pre-warranty check and any works probably need to be done before they would put a warranty on it?

Never you mind

1,417 posts

57 months

Wednesday 30th January
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hondafanatic said:
It’s ok... it’s not just Ferrari’s WD have stopped doing...they’ve stopped a lot of other things too wink
Not too keen on M5s' either wink


_Leg_

2,405 posts

156 months

Wednesday 30th January
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BlackR8 said:
For a Ferrari Warranty is it right to assume they require the car to come in for a pre-warranty check and any works probably need to be done before they would put a warranty on it?
I've not had to pay for that as my cars all came from JCT 600 and have been serviced there. They did the checks but FOC. I guess if you have a car the dealer has never see, they'll do it and charge you. Iw our imagine nay work needing doing would have to be done or would be excluded. It makes sense.

dalenorth

552 posts

112 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Oh no, WD were great value.

Mines in for service and Graypauls have just called to say one of the rear dampers is leaking with a £3400 estimate! Fingers crossed my warranty covers it, but I won’t hold out any hope!

Taffy66

2,675 posts

47 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Taffy66 said:
I had a 12 month quote for my 458 yesterday from WW..It was an eye watering £2650 which is more than Ferrari PW..TBF it seemed to cover a lot more than Ferrari's PW but a lot of money regardless..
WW must read PH as just had a revised quote of £2031 for 12 months..Pretty good value so seriously considering it..Any experiences with WW on high end cars like Ferrari,Lambo etc

PrancingHorses

2,204 posts

152 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Warranty Wise - Oh dear biggrin

VERY pushy - they get after you to provide a review as soon as you take out a policy! Wonder what it's like when it's time to claim then read the negatives on here:
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.warrantywise....

dalenorth

552 posts

112 months

Friday 15th February
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WD have just paid out on my leaking shocks on the 458! I’m really impressed!

Taffy66

2,675 posts

47 months

Friday 15th February
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dalenorth said:
WD have just paid out on my leaking shocks on the 458! I’m really impressed!
That's fantastic as leaking shocks are the 458's achilles heel and need to be replaced in pairs..I'm so impressed i'm seriously thinking on phoning them for a quote next week.

tjlees

1,370 posts

182 months

Friday 15th February
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I’ve had 2 WD 3 year warranties.

They are fine on the small stuff - under £1,000, though, if they can, they will make you use OEM or refurbed parts. This can be troublesome where rads don’t quite fit or you damage the injectors on a refurb exchange.

For greater than £1k they will probably send out an engineer - who for me claimed the part was worn rather than failed (drive shaft).

Though they cover mechanical and electrical - the small print on last one had excluded egrs, locks and latches amongst other things.

On my latest I went for the stealer warranty - less hassle, cover most things and usually pays out for the big stuff

W4NTED

451 posts

159 months

Saturday 16th February
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Warranty direct have always been great for me too - dealer warranty is ste IMHO\

Always hear people talking about it but not many on here who have had successful claims...

Ken Figenus

4,481 posts

62 months

Sunday 17th February
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They wouldn't cover my diff oil seals on a 6 yr old Beemer which really should last much the life of the car. They would have covered them if the diff needed removing to replace them. They knew it wouldn't need removing. Sneaky clauses leaving a bad taste...