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Old 01-21-2012, 02:00 PM   #160
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I have never been convinced that the extended warranty is worth it. The last two cars purchased new before the 2012 Focus (01 Focus ZX3 and 02 VW Passat) had some issues beyond their original factory warranty and were covered either by factory recalls/TSB's or were part of the extended warranty all new cars have for emission items.
Example: The 01 Focus got brand new front coil springs at 115K under the terms of a Ford TSB at no charge.

Other than a timing belt change and the usual maintenance items, not too much out of pocket expenses. 01 Focus sold at ten years /129k and I still have the 02 Passat with 87K.

If I had purchased extended warranties for the above vehicles, I would have lost the bet.

I understand that some people might desire the extra warranty but I passed on this especially since my current driving patterns (retired) should give me powertrain coverage for the full 5 years.

Also, I have the 5 speed trans and no MFT.
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