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    Re: Fidelity warranty for a 2008 V8

    Funny you should mention the prorated refund topic. I actually just purchased my second Fidelity 6yr/60k plan. Backstory is that my original Fidelity 6yr/60k that I purchased in 2015 is coming up on its 5th year and instead of risking waiting for it to expire and then purchasing a new 6yr/60k, I went ahead and just purchased another 6yr/60k and will be applying for a pro-rated refund of my original 6yr/60k. And yes regardless of having made claims you are still eligible for a pro-rated refund

    I'm really happy because I love my 2009 V8 and now it will be covered out through 2025! I probably didn't have to do it the way I did but I was a bit nervous that my car wouldn't be eligible due to age if I had waited the full 6yrs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wcclubchamp View Post
    Another nice piece about the Fidelity Warranty is that it is refundable on a prorated basis, regardless if a claim has been filed. I am 99% sure that once a claim has been filed with APP the policy is not refundable. Both are transferable to another buyer, BUT APP is not refundable once a claim has been filed. Anyone else confirm this? I also own a Fidelity Platinum on my 14’ V8 (6year, 60k $4,300)

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    Re: Fidelity warranty for a 2008 V8

    Quick update: Spoke with Neil and he is no longer offering Audi Pure Protection (APP) for cars that have not been inspected by his dealership. Long story short, Audi's new policy is that the car has to go through a CPO level inspection before a APP is sold by the same dealer. Neil stated to avoid future headaches if the APP is not being purchased through a local dealer that will do that inspection.

    He only had praises for Fidelity Platinum and said the MR dampers will be covered. If they fail, make sure your Service Advisor contacts Fidelity stating 'Strut' and not 'Shock-absorber' failure. I called my local dealer for APP coverage and they quoted double the price of a Fidelity Platinum. I am going forward with getting the Fidelity through Neil, whose prices are the best I have seen. Ask him for the forum pricing!
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    Thanks EZ for the info. This is good to know. I suppose it is individual to each on why they are purchasing the warranty. For myself, I simply wanted coverage for “catastrophic” situations (strut/s, AC compressor, and/or total engine replacement). In my mind, any of these events would essentially make APP a non-refundable item. Also, I had initially planned on APP, but in a matter of 2 weeks Audi’s quote for the exact same policy increased from $5.5k to $7.4k (+$1,900). I was pretty pissed as I got the quote prior to purchasing the vehicle then calendar in after purchase and they had jacked it up SUBSTANTIALLY &#x1f642;

    I am very happy with Fidelity Platinum so far. I had an AC failure that was determined to need compressor replacement 2 weeks ago. This policy had only been active since 5/31 and Fidelity approved the claim. So I am happy with Fidelity for my purposes of ensuring major issues as strut/s failure, AC compressor replacement, or engine replacement would make APP a non refundable item

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wcclubchamp View Post
    Another nice piece about the Fidelity Warranty is that it is refundable on a prorated basis, regardless if a claim has been filed. I am 99% sure that once a claim has been filed with APP the policy is not refundable. Both are transferable to another buyer, BUT APP is not refundable once a claim has been filed. Anyone else confirm this? I also own a Fidelity Platinum on my 14’ V8 (6year, 60k $4,300)
    This is only partially correct about APP. According to my agreement, you can cancel APP for a full refund within 30 days. If it's after 30 days, and/or any claims have been paid, the refund will be pro-rated and minus any claim amounts. So, you can still get a refund down the road for a pro-rated portion of the agreement, but they will subtract any claim amounts paid.

    In looking this up, a few other things jumped out to me... most notably the "maintenance" requirements:

    My agreement makes it very clear that maintaining the car as required by the manufacturer is a responsibility of the policy holder. Any failure to do so could be a reason to deny a claim. I understand where they're coming from on this, and I expect similar clauses probably exist in other warranties, but it also makes an important point... if you're failing to follow the prescribed maintenance routine for your car, and something goes terribly wrong, that could be a claim-denying event. They go so far to say that they have the right to request records proving maintenance was done, etc. So, simply put - make sure to do the prescribed maintenance, don't cut corners, and keep records.

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    Smart man! Peace of mind allows us all to drive these cars as they were meant to be driven! My car was a Bay Area car for the last 2 years. I would imagine a lot of stop and go, so she needs to get some rev’s and valves opening up!

    Quote Originally Posted by racerex View Post
    Funny you should mention the prorated refund topic. I actually just purchased my second Fidelity 6yr/60k plan. Backstory is that my original Fidelity 6yr/60k that I purchased in 2015 is coming up on its 5th year and instead of risking waiting for it to expire and then purchasing a new 6yr/60k, I went ahead and just purchased another 6yr/60k and will be applying for a pro-rated refund of my original 6yr/60k. And yes regardless of having made claims you are still eligible for a pro-rated refund[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.r8talk.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

    I'm really happy because I love my 2009 V8 and now it will be covered out through 2025! I probably didn't have to do it the way I did but I was a bit nervous that my car wouldn't be eligible due to age if I had waited the full 6yrs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wcclubchamp View Post
    Another nice piece about the Fidelity Warranty is that it is refundable on a prorated basis, regardless if a claim has been filed. I am 99% sure that once a claim has been filed with APP the policy is not refundable. Both are transferable to another buyer, BUT APP is not refundable once a claim has been filed. Anyone else confirm this? I also own a Fidelity Platinum on my 14’ V8 (6year, 60k $4,300)

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    I’m surprised they wouldn’t do a PPI and try to sell it to you. I got my 2008 in 2017 and purchased a Fidelity Warranty. It was the one right below the highest tier. Deductible was $250. I’ve already had all 4 mag struts replaced, nav unit, and cam position sensor. I paid $3500 for the warranty. I did not buy the car from an Audi dealership either. I bought it from a VW dealership in another state. The dealership should want to try to sell you one. That’s a commission for their finance manager and they know if you use the warranty they will get paid for the services rendered by Fidelity.

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    Re: Fidelity warranty for a 2008 V8

    +1 working with Neil

    I got the Platinum w/ $250 deductible on my 2009 R8 with 24k miles last month. I selected the 3 year/36,000 coverage and it was around $2200. Neil has been very responsive to all my requests (e.g., querying about a used A8L) and he also recommended that to cover us both I get the car inspected at any local European specialist shop. Clean bill of health! Even though my car is for sale now I think it was a good buy since the warranty transfers to the next owner, provided it does NOT go through any dealer.

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    Re: Fidelity warranty for a 2008 V8

    This thread is relevant to my interests...

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    Re: Fidelity warranty for a 2008 V8

    Interesting...so you CAN still buy fidelity on a car that no longer has factory warranty....either the policy changed or the broker whom I bought mine from got the wrong information
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    Re: Fidelity warranty for a 2008 V8

    I called Neil about a week ago and was able to get the Platinum warranty on my 08 with 47K miles. I recommend everyone that is looking for a warranty to give Neil a call since he is a pleasure to work with and very quick to respond to email/calls.
    I ended up getting the 5yr/60K with the $500 deductible for $5,290. I went with the long term since I am not planning to get rid of my newly purchased R8 any time soon

    Thank you all for your opinions and sending me Neil's information.

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