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09-06-2012 04:42 PM
Justintoxicated So I can get my rate lowered if I sign the loan over to my credit union today. THen I can cancel the warranty and get my money back (not just removed from the loan) I would imagine anyways.

they are offering
Plan Name & Type: Platinum Coverage For New Cars (Platinum)
Terms of Coverage: 7 yrs, 100k miles
Coverage Expiration: 9/5/2019 or 100,000 miles
Plan Match Rating ?: 4 stars (out of 5)
Premium: $735.00
Tax: $0.00
Total: $735.00

Now I don't think this guarantees OEM ford parts, and its hard to find details on exactly what is and is not covered. Is it worth even bothering with a non ford warranty though?
09-06-2012 04:36 PM
suss6052
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Thanks for the link when I go into to buy my focus im opting out of the delaer warranty and going to go with this I priced out a 7 yr 100,000 with a 100 deductable for only 1200..I paid 1000 for 5 yr 100,000 on my fiesta.. Is this the best place you would recommened to get an extented warranty.
As far as I can tell they have the best pricing, I mean Flood Ford is close, but they are slightly more expensive, but Zeigler was a whole lot more expensive.

I'm still in the waiting process for them to process my request.
09-06-2012 04:30 PM
supadave03 Thanks for the link when I go into to buy my focus im opting out of the delaer warranty and going to go with this I priced out a 7 yr 100,000 with a 100 deductable for only 1200..I paid 1000 for 5 yr 100,000 on my fiesta.. Is this the best place you would recommened to get an extented warranty.

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Unless you're in Florida where you can't get an ESP contract without them being in the state Lombard Ford charges far more than anderson koch whom I linked to earlier.

http://andersonandkoch-ford-warranty.com
09-06-2012 03:17 AM
Justintoxicated Well even if they discover it was hit and not properly repaired what should I demand?

Also tomorrow is the last day of my option loan. So I can get 2.49% through my credit union and also pickup the $850 100k warranty with $0 deductible through the credit union.

I don't know what ford will raise my rate to once I cancel the service plan and warranty, supposedly 2.49% as agreed but I don't trust them anymore, and I don't have it in writing anywhere that that was the agreed upon rate before they gave me the discounted rate for buying the warranty. They said I can't cancel the plan for 10 days at which point I will no longer be able to get the loan and warranty from my bank...

Or would I be better off purchasing one of those other warranties you guys linked anyways?
09-05-2012 09:34 PM
WhiteTite My shop is down the street from a Ford dealers body shop...you would be surprised the brand new cars that haven't hit the lot yet in for body repairs...
09-05-2012 08:14 PM
DrkKnight614
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Not according to the carfax and dealership, but they said they can take a reading on the paint with a paint meter to see if it is a direct match, or if in fact it was repainted. I was told they cannot sell it as a certified used vehicle without disclosing whether or not it had been in an accident or had body work. Is that true?

There is a small mark on the door, which does not really bother me, what is more noticeable is the texture of the pain and the metallic not being quite as consistent. I just went to show my friend at work, but it's almost impossible to see in the shade from a tree. Bring it out in the sun however and the issue pops out much more significantly.


Posted via FF Mobile Probably, but dealerships lie all the time and try hiding stuff. I bought my 03 in summer 04 as a new car, had less then 100 miles on it. About 3 years later the paint in the center of the hood started corroding, it was like a cloudiness in the clearcoat. Underneath you could see an outline of the cloud. To me it looked like heat damage being right over the engine and CAT heatshield. Well I had a friend who works for Ford do some searching and he pulled the Oasis report on the car and it said the hood was repainted in the fall of 03. So sometime between around then, something happened to the car where the hood had to be fixed. God knows what. But they fixed it free of charge because of this as I was out of warranty. So anyway, see if you can get the Oasis report for the car...it may reveal more info. Maybe like a dealership accident, someone could of easily backed into it while moving cars, who knows.
09-05-2012 07:20 PM
Justintoxicated
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Originally Posted by DrkKnight614 View Post
Was the car in an accident?
Not according to the carfax and dealership, but they said they can take a reading on the paint with a paint meter to see if it is a direct match, or if in fact it was repainted. I was told they cannot sell it as a certified used vehicle without disclosing whether or not it had been in an accident or had body work. Is that true?

There is a small mark on the door, which does not really bother me, what is more noticeable is the texture of the pain and the metallic not being quite as consistent. I just went to show my friend at work, but it's almost impossible to see in the shade from a tree. Bring it out in the sun however and the issue pops out much more significantly.
09-05-2012 03:52 PM
DrkKnight614
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Originally Posted by Justintoxicated View Post
Well besides the hit to the fuel economy, I'm enjoying the car. Sync is working well, and give me slightly better integration than the Head Unit I installed in my metro (voice command was through the phone before). I'm heading in on the weekend to see if there is anything they can do to what appears to be some body damage that was covered up, I'm guessing they won;t do anything though and I'm not really sure what to ask them to do about it? Any suggestions?

It's not noticeable at a glace, but I can see it from across the work parking lot now that I know it's there, probably mostly where the clearcoat was either overly buffed or redone. Up close you can see the metal is slightly wrinkly on the bottom 1/2 of the door, especially when parked in a spot with the white line reflecting onto the door.

No problems yet with DCT, but sure it is different than a regular auto like they sold it to me as.
Was the car in an accident?
09-05-2012 02:26 PM
WiscoGTI Don't forget.. most of the time, people only come to the forums when they have a problem. Almost all of these 2012 people joined because they had some sort of problem.

Now think of all the other 2012 Focuses that have been sold, who's owners didn't join the forum because they never had a problem.

I'm sure you'll be fine. Treat her right, and she'll treat you right.
09-05-2012 02:23 PM
Justintoxicated Well besides the hit to the fuel economy, I'm enjoying the car. Sync is working well, and give me slightly better integration than the Head Unit I installed in my metro (voice command was through the phone before). I'm heading in on the weekend to see if there is anything they can do to what appears to be some body damage that was covered up, I'm guessing they won;t do anything though and I'm not really sure what to ask them to do about it? Any suggestions?

It's not noticeable at a glace, but I can see it from across the work parking lot now that I know it's there, probably mostly where the clearcoat was either overly buffed or redone. Up close you can see the metal is slightly wrinkly on the bottom 1/2 of the door, especially when parked in a spot with the white line reflecting onto the door.

No problems yet with DCT, but sure it is different than a regular auto like they sold it to me as.
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