Good evening eveyrone,
I’m owner of a FIAT Tipo SW 1.4 T-Jet 120 HP Lounge+Swiss package (List price 28000 CHF) bought in February 2018. Now the car is turning 3 years old and the official warranty will be soon finished. The local FIAT garage contacted me proposing a warranty extension with Quality One from UPSA/AGVS (Auto Swiss Professional Union). The offer is around 700 CHF for 1 year and 1800 for 3 years.
After discussion with the garage upon my direct request (they preferred to suggest the one above…no clue why), I got also offered the official warranty estension with FIAT (Mopar). The offer is around 620 CHF for 1 year and 1860 for 3 years.
In any case, if I go further I will go for a 3-year one, indipendently from the supplier.
My plan is in general (hoping Covid will not affect once more our travel capabilities in 2021) is to keep the car till 150K km or 6-7 years. Purchasing the 3-year one, I would basically cover myself till the point in time in which I will sell the car.
I have some questions for the folk:
1-is there anyone who extended his car warranty in CH (with FIAT or any brand)? If yes, how was the experience? Would you re-do again?
2-Average price for a small service (oil+filters+levels+general check+internal and external cleaning) is around 400 CHF and a big service (small service+spark plugs+updated of the sw and navi+other missing filters) is around 700 CHF. With FIAT I need to do every 15K km (or 1 year max) alternatively a small and a big one. Said so, what do you think about the price (1800-1860 CHF for 3 years)?
3-Would you go with the official FIAT or the Quality One? FIAT one is valid in all Europe without customer pre-payment; Quality One is also valid in all Europe, but outside CH the customer should anticipate the money and (eventually) get it back afterwards. Other things seem, to be basically the same (please correct me if I am wrong). The garage proposed insistently the Quality One saying that normally is better (Why?! How?!); which is your opinion?
4-Do you think that, when resold before the end of the additional 3 years, the car would be valued more because of this extension in the Swiss car market?
Thanks in advance to all of you.