VWs Now Have 6 Year Warranties
This week, Volkswagen announced 6-year/72,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranties on all of their new vehicles, in an effort to win back customers after their diesel emission scandal.
Volkswagen now offers the best bumper-to-bumper warranty of any brand, beating Hyundai / Kia's 5 year/60K warranties (although Hyundai / Kia does offer 10 year / 100K miles on their powertrain). This is double what most manufacturers offer.
In addition, Volkswagen's warranty is fully transferable if the vehicle is sold.
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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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