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I was passing by an MG Franchise where a metallic red  manual MG ZS was parked outside.  The basic advertised price was just under £12,500.  Also, predominately displayed  on it was a 7 years 80,000 mile warranty. (Almost as good as the 7 year 100,000 mile warranty on my daughter's KIA Sorrento).  I know the Toyota RAV and now all the Mazda range has a 5 year warranty and for the Tesla X it's 4 years.  Lexus, along with Germany's finest and Jaguar only give 3 years.  It seems strange to me why the better cars have a shorter warranty. Defective parts would be more expensive  to replace and there are probably more of them but then the cars are much more expensive in the first place. Of course by doing this Lexus are able get even more money by selling an extended warranty.  It really needs one of the Premium Brands to offer a longer warranty.  With overproduction of cars now I would have thought this would be a good inducement for a brand.

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For some strange reason Lexus give differing warranties in different markets. I think they give 4 years in the US and 5 in some others. 

As you so rightly say it is odd when the cheapest Toyota gets 5 years. 

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Yes, fully agree this seems odd, especially as many components are shared. My usual dealer has both Lexus and Toyota on the same site, sharing the same workshop! My 12 volt Battery failed last week on my 3.5 years old Lexus and cost £125 to replace. Didn't unduly worry me, as the car only did 10k miles in the first 3 years, and then stood on a forecourt for 3 months before I bought it. So lack of use was possibly to blame. But, would that have been sorted FOC if it was a Toyota?

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