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Holden announces permanent five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

Holden has extended its standard warranty to five years with no kilometre cap, as a show of confidence in its new, imported-only product line. Government, fleet and rental buyers will get the same five years, albeit with a 200,000 kilometre cap...

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Millions of Australians paying for roadside assist... and not using it

Australian motorists are wasting their money on roadside assistance, with almost a quarter of drivers preferring to call a friend or family member if their car breaks down. According to a report from finder.com.au, three million Australians pay for roadside assistance, at an average annual cost of $133...


Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches
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Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches

Peugeot is offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on its SUV models sold before the end of June, as part of a wider sales campaign. The brand's 'delicious' deals campaign will upgrade 208 Active ($21,990 before on-roads) and 308 Active ($26,990 before on-roads) purchases to the Allure grade, representing $3000 and $5000 of extra value respectively...


Ford Australia announces five-year warranty
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Ford Australia announces five-year warranty

Ford's local arm has introduced a new five year, unlimited kilometre warranty across its entire range – including commercial vehicles. With the new ownership program, the Blue Oval matches the likes of Hyundai and Mitsubishi in the passenger car market, while also becoming the segment leader in the 4x4 ute class...


Honda offering seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until June 30
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Honda offering seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until June 30

Honda Australia is advertising a seven year, unlimited kilometre warranty across its range until June 30. In addition to the promotional warranty offer, Honda is also offering seven years of its premium roadside assistance service as well, meaning owners can call for help 24 hours a day, seven days a week...


Renault Australia cuts warranty for RS models
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Renault Australia cuts warranty for RS models

Renault Australia has dialled back the ownership program for buyers of its high-performance 'RS' models, with all vehicles purchased from 1 May 2018 now covered for three years, instead of the previous five. The move means Renault Sport (RS) models are no longer covered by the same warranty as their regular counterparts, which continue with the same five-year, unlimited-kilometre program as before...


Kia Australia considering 10-year warranty
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Kia Australia considering 10-year warranty

Kia Australia says it'll do what's required to protect its unique selling point (USP) of offering the best warranty in the business, with consideration for a longer warranty already underway. Speaking to CarAdvice in Brisbane this week, Kia Motors Australia chief operating officer, Damien Meredith, said the company believes it already offers the most comprehensive warranty in Australia, but will look at other options if that becomes threatened...


Genesis could offer industry leading-warranty
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Genesis could offer industry leading-warranty

Genesis is set to launch as a standalone brand in Australia later this year, and is expected to bring an industry-leading warranty. Speaking to media at the 2018 New York motor show, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, told CarAdvice the company plans on offering an best-in-market warranty program when it lands in Australia around May...


Tesla announces eight-year warranty for Model S and Model X
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Tesla announces eight-year warranty for Model S and Model X

American electric car maker Tesla has announced an eight-year new car warranty for Australian customers this week, along with eight years of roadside assistance. The company's announcement stipulates all new vehicles are covered for eight years (96 months) or 160,000km, whichever comes first, from the time of purchase...


Hyundai i30 N track warranty announced
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Hyundai i30 N track warranty announced

Hyundai Australia has confirmed it will include cover for track use as part of the five-year warranty program on its i30 N hot hatch. The first product to launch under the Korean manufacturer's new N performance sub-brand arrives in Australia from $39,990 before on-road costs, in high-output 202kW/353Nm 'Performance' specification...


Holden offering seven-year Commodore, Equinox warranty in March
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Holden offering seven-year Commodore, Equinox warranty in March

Holden has announced it will be offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on the new Commodore and Equinox until March 31. “We want more and more people to come and take a look at just how good these vehicles are and experience some of the great engineering work from our talented engineers – our new seven-year warranty on Commodore and Equinox shows just how confident we are," said Mark Harland, Holden executive director of marketing...


Toyota has no plans to extend warranty beyond three years
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Toyota has no plans to extend warranty beyond three years

Toyota Australia says it currently has no plans to change its warranty period from the current three-year product to match competitors that are offering five or seven in the ever competitive market. With the likes of Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Peugeot and plenty of others offering five or seven-year warranties, the question has come up as to why Toyota, Mazda and others have so far stayed stagnant in their approach to consumer warranties...


Peugeot, Citroen introduce five-year warranty
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Peugeot, Citroen introduce five-year warranty

Peugeot and Citroen Australia (PCA) has announced it will introduce a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty with five years of roadside assistance across its passenger car range. Effective immediately, the French company's program will also be retroactively applied to all 2018 model-year vehicles already sold, and completely transferable between owners...


Honda offering seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until December 31
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Honda offering seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until December 31

Honda is offering a free upgrade to a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty across selected models until December 31. The Japanese manufacturer only recently announced its standard five-year/unlimited kilometre factory warranty, though this latest promotion - launched in early November - takes it one step further to match current industry leader, Kia...


Citroen six-year warranty discontinued
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Citroen six-year warranty discontinued

Citroen's local division has canned its six-year warranty program, reverting to the previous three-year factory warranty. The decision comes after local representation of the French brand shifted from Sime Darby to Inchcape earlier this year. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, Jemma White, corporate communications manager for Citroen Australia, said the six-year program was merely a promotional offer...


Volkswagen Australia doesn't plan on extending its warranty
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Volkswagen Australia doesn't plan on extending its warranty

Volkswagen Australia has no present plan to extend its standard factory warranty beyond three years — yet — largely because it doesn’t see itself losing sales to other middle market brands with longer terms of coverage...


Subaru five-year warranty offer available through September
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Subaru five-year warranty offer available through September

Japanese manufacturer Subaru is currently offering a five year, unlimited kilometre warranty on certain models for the month of September. Until September 30, buyers will not only get the aforementioned warranty cover, but also five years of roadside assistance on selected Forester, Outback, Liberty, Levorg, BRZ, WRX, and WRX STI models...


Ferrari announces 15-year extended factory warranty program - UPDATE
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Ferrari announces 15-year extended factory warranty program - UPDATE

UPDATE, August 1: Australian pricing now confirmed. See bottom of article. Italian supercar specialist Ferrari has announced a new extended warranty program, which covers owners for up to a class-leading 15 years from the date the vehicle is first registered...


Five-year warranties should be standard
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Five-year warranties should be standard

It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties . There is simply no good reason a Kia Sportage should have a seven-year warranty while a Toyota RAV4 is offered with only three. Is Toyota suggesting its product is not as good as a Kia? Is that the reality, in 2017? No, Toyota has it easy, knowing it can sell the RAV4 in high numbers through its reputation for quality, durability and reliability...


Honda Australia introduces five-year warranty
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Honda Australia introduces five-year warranty

Honda Australia will roll out a self-funded five-year and unlimited kilometre warranty on all vehicles it sells from July 1 this year. Capitalising on what it calls its reputation for reliability, the company becomes the first Japanese manufacturer to offer such coverage in Australia (Mitsubishi does five years/100,000km)...