Vauxhall has announced that used car buyers choosing a qualifying vehicle (cars up to a year old and will fewer than 30,000 miles on the clock) through its Network Q used approved scheme will have the same warranty cover as a new Vauxhall for the duration of their ownership or up to 100,000 miles.
However, the company has backtracked from the announcement on new cars made in August 2010 when it said: “Vauxhall is also set to announce details of a further programme enabling second owners to purchase the Lifetime Warranty.”
Vauxhall managing director Duncan Aldred said the move was expected to increase demand for used Vauxhalls, which would in turn see a rise in residual values.
As Vauxhall’s new car ‘lifetime’ warranty – valid for the lifetime of the vehicle (or 100,000 miles) during it’s time with the first owner and is not transferable.
Aldred said: “This is the only way people will be able to buy a used Vauxhall with our ‘lifetime’ warranty.”
Any used Vauxhall car that ends up outside the main dealer network will be covered by a three years/60,000 miles warranty.