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bdc6570
 


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Love & Fear

I love my D4 but I also have a fear of the crankshaft problems and needing a new engine. I have mixed feeling! I feel so strange that a car that makes me smile and happy also makes me anxious!! To much information is not good at times!! Big Cry
  
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I had the same problem with a jag once. Ended up selling it. At least with a d4 you can get a warranty to reduce the stress and free cash. Smile
  
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bdc6570
 


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The only decent warranty is from WD they want £170 per month
  
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Is that for all cover options?
Given your concerns , have you tried choosing only the cover that provides an engine warranty (core cover?) and choosing to pay a bigger excess. It seems your concerns are the bigger more major problems (car undriveable/not economically viable type). Doing that should take the sting out of costs and keep warranty costs down a bit.
Apologies if you have tried it already.
 Gary
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By the way bdc6570, I feel exactly the same as you. Never been so anxious about a car as this. For me , I think it's largely to do with being on this forum, where most posts are from people with issues. I've never been so actively involved in a forum like this before. Having said that, I gained such a great deal of information, contacts, advice and help, I wouldn't/couldn't be without it!
Cheers
 Gary
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Agreed Smile wishing I looked here before getting my d3 even. Having said that the help is great. Also has reminded me that a few years ago I was looking at getting an s-type jag. But found the prices were plummeting at 70-90k. Found out about crank failures so deemed it unsafe to get a car with that engine. .... enter the D3.... oops Smile. Love it though. Smile
  
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Re: Love & Fear

bdc6570 wrote:
I love my D4 but I also have a fear of the crankshaft problems and needing a new engine. :


Me too - so I took a WD policy with RAC recovery.

Prior to buying the D4 I had never had a LR and never had a warranty on any of the cars I ever owned (apart from one I bought new many years ago) but reading the forums prior to purchase it seemed the right thing to do so I just added it to the running costs Shocked
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Brian_DL13
 


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Crank failures are much less common than you'd think. Relax and enjoy Thumbs Up
  
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Do I miss my D4, which was faultless, not really. Do I miss my D3, which took me on many adventures and looked after me, all whilst being a complete money pit, absolutely.

However, not missing the bills one little bit. Thumbs Up
   
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Gary_P wrote:
Is that for all cover options?
Given your concerns , have you tried choosing only the cover that provides an engine warranty (core cover?) and choosing to pay a bigger excess. It seems your concerns are the bigger more major problems (car undriveable/not economically viable type). Doing that should take the sting out of costs and keep warranty costs down a bit.
Apologies if you have tried it already.


That’s what I did, just core cover, reduces the price considerably
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I just drive mine and don't worry. Life is too short and there is nothing I can do about it anyway. Thumbs Up
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As above - I bought a high mileage one with the hope that if it’s made it to the ‘big’ mileage (200k) then it should be in the clear.


I love driving it, I also don’t worry too much about failures with what I paid for it. So it seems like a win win.

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bdc6570
 


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Gary_P wrote:
Is that for all cover options?
Given your concerns , have you tried choosing only the cover that provides an engine warranty (core cover?) and choosing to pay a bigger excess. It seems your concerns are the bigger more major problems (car undriveable/not economically viable type). Doing that should take the sting out of costs and keep warranty costs down a bit.
Apologies if you have tried it already.


Yeah consider this- with 20% parts contribution and £250 excess came out at £1832 3 years
  
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bdc6570
 


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Brian_DL13 wrote:
Crank failures are much less common than you'd think. Relax and enjoy Thumbs Up


Good to hear Very Happy
  
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RATA1
 


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bdc6570 wrote:


Yeah consider this- with 20% parts contribution and £250 excess came out at £1832 3 years


A bargain at £50 per month. Mine was a little more - £2100 for 3 years. That was for everything and I think minimum contribution as I heard they treat things as individual bits so individual claims liable to the excess.

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