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02-06-2013 02:27 PM
FordService Hey gang,

Those of you who are interested in getting an Extended Service Plan should either check out http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...r/Page/ESPPage or give our ESP group a call at 1-877-794-6434. They're in the best position to answer any questions you may have and assist in picking out the right ESP for you.

Crystal
02-03-2013 08:54 PM
oritpro
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Did you purchase the maintenance contract as well as the service contract/ extended warranty?

Those are separate items, the maintenance plan only covers things like oil changes and tire rotations afaik, and is separate to any extended warranty coverage.

http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...remMaintDetail
I have both but I can see how I mixed them up in my post.
02-03-2013 02:43 PM
Btravelen I've had a couple of warranties from these guys and found they were among the most reasonably priced.

http://www.lombardfordwarrantys.com/

Take Care
02-03-2013 02:07 PM
suss6052
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Thanks for the info suss6052. The main reason I purchased the ESP was for the maintenance, I just don't have the time to service my vehicles anymore. Besides by the time the warranty is up I'll be ready for a new car anyway. I feel a mid-life crisis coming on in the form of a Mustang, Focus ST, or an STI...or something like that.
Did you purchase the maintenance contract as well as the service contract/ extended warranty?

Those are separate items, the maintenance plan only covers things like oil changes and tire rotations afaik, and is separate to any extended warranty coverage.

http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...remMaintDetail
02-03-2013 01:59 PM
oritpro
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
With the 5/75k mile premium care ESP that means the car is covered for just 15,000 additional miles and zero more years on the power train which already has a 5 year 60,000 mile warranty, and 2 years and 39,000 miles on the other covered components under the 3 year 36k factory bumper to bumper warranty.

If you were concerned about not racking up sufficient miles but needed more time a 7 year policy may have been better even at the same mileage as that would buy you more time. However the more time and or miles covered the greater the cost of the service plan.

Just a thought as the ESP starts from the date the car was sold even though it may have been purchased at a later date, so in 5 years from the date of sale it would be coming up on the end of the power train warranty at that point.
Thanks for the info suss6052. The main reason I purchased the ESP was for the maintenance, I just don't have the time to service my vehicles anymore. Besides by the time the warranty is up I'll be ready for a new car anyway. I feel a mid-life crisis coming on in the form of a Mustang, Focus ST, or an STI...or something like that.
02-03-2013 01:40 PM
suss6052
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I purchased the 5yr/75k mile PremiumCare ESP when I bought the car so it's nice to know that the most worrisome part is covered beyond the factory warranty.

The car is coming up on 15k miles and it hasn't had major problems yet. Just the occasional DCT lag when I want it to go. The service department at Landmark Ford has been exceptional at taking care of the minor issues.
With the 5/75k mile premium care ESP that means the car is covered for just 15,000 additional miles and zero more years on the power train which already has a 5 year 60,000 mile warranty, and 2 years and 39,000 miles on the other covered components under the 3 year 36k factory bumper to bumper warranty.

If you were concerned about not racking up sufficient miles but needed more time a 7 year policy may have been better even at the same mileage as that would buy you more time. However the more time and or miles covered the greater the cost of the service plan.

Just a thought as the ESP starts from the date the car was sold even though it may have been purchased at a later date, so in 5 years from the date of sale it would be coming up on the end of the power train warranty at that point.
02-03-2013 01:32 PM
oritpro
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Originally Posted by jdetzel View Post
It is supposed to be, you can read this reply from Customer Service - it is the 3rd post down.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s....php?p=4395563

I just checked the ESP website http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...ESPWizardStep1 ( 3 months later) and it is still not listed in the description of what the plan covers.
It may be in the service plan document provided when you actually buy one.
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
The long answer is maybe. The FCS reps on here claim it is, but I'm not sure if they are only referring to the internals like the gears and shafts as those are always covered, or if it also extends to the clutch which is an external transmission part, but is analagous to a torque converter which is covered, vs the manual transmission clutch disk, in terms of the driver not being able to directly actuate it and cause excess wear.

Technically it is a wear component like a manual clutch disk, as it is essentially a pair of friction disks with pressure plates between them, etc... However the driver cannot manually slip the clutch excessively, so if the programming is causing harm to it (if and only if) that would be the only way it could be damaged ahead of time.

A well shifted manual shouldn't need a clutch in 100-125k either though.
I purchased the 5yr/75k mile PremiumCare ESP when I bought the car so it's nice to know that the most worrisome part is covered beyond the factory warranty.

The car is coming up on 15k miles and it hasn't had major problems yet. Just the occasional DCT lag when I want it to go. The service department at Landmark Ford has been exceptional at taking care of the minor issues.
02-02-2013 10:03 AM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by 6769MOPARS View Post
Also check:

www.floodfordesp.com/

Lowest prices that I've found.
Flood was slightly higher when I looked, and anderson koch was the lowest, but its all slightly fungible based on deductibles, rental coverage, etc. It all comes down to personal preference in the end if its close enough to not matter.

Zeigler was way high though last I checked, but others swear by them so its up to the op to decide where and what they want to buy.

It all goes into ford and would show up in oasis anyway once its active.
02-02-2013 09:39 AM
jdetzel
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Originally Posted by oritpro View Post
Is the DCT covered?
It is supposed to be, you can read this reply from Customer Service - it is the 3rd post down.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s....php?p=4395563

I just checked the ESP website http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...ESPWizardStep1 ( 3 months later) and it is still not listed in the description of what the plan covers.
It may be in the service plan document provided when you actually buy one.
02-02-2013 03:11 AM
6769MOPARS
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Check zeigler, or anderson koch ford warranty sites for the lowest price for the service contract.

Although that assumes you'll see the value in it. I have one, but I'm not 100% convinced that it will be worth it in end if they don't actually fix anything like they've wormed out of doing anything so far other than the badge.
Also check:

www.floodfordesp.com/

Lowest prices that I've found.
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