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View Poll Results: did you buy an extended warranty?
Nope. Included warranty only. 73 47.10%
Yes. PowertrainCARE (29 key components covered). 1 0.65%
Yes. BaseCARE (84 key components covered). 1 0.65%
Yes. ExtraCARE (113 key components covered). 5 3.23%
Yes. PremiumCARE (500+ key components covered). 75 48.39%
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:33 AM   #21
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Is http://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/ a legit site??? Is \/this\/ right??? The warranty for my truck was 4X this amount!


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Old 08-10-2011, 09:34 AM   #22
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No. Extended warranties of any kind pay off so rarely that it's almost always a bad deal.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...ranties-ov.htm
I subscribe to the same philosophy and have never purchased an ESP. That said, I am more on the fence than ever w/ the amount of technology in the new FF, especially with the MFT and Sync.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:10 PM   #23
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It appears that any time during the first 12 months, the price is the same as day 1. Other than getting a rental during service during the first year if you purchase the premium service, there is no other benefit to getting it during the first 12 months. If you would like to finance the service plan, that may be another benefit of getting it on day 1.

I decided to hold on to my moneay and purchase online at some point prior to the 3 year warranty expiration date. Live/work close to dealer and the offer a shuttle service.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:06 PM   #24
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I realize this thread is about the ESP, but how about the maintenance plan that ford is selling through the dealership, covers things like breaks, clutch, etc... i was quoted about 1300$ for 6 year plan but you have to have all the servicing done by ford, any opinions on this?
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:53 PM   #25
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Is http://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/ a legit site??? Is \/this\/ right??? The warranty for my truck was 4X this amount!


That was my same questions? Is this a legit website to go through in order to get and ESP??
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #26
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odd that they try to charge another $50 for first day rental when premium already has it :O
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I realize this thread is about the ESP, but how about the maintenance plan that ford is selling through the dealership, covers things like breaks, clutch, etc... i was quoted about 1300$ for 6 year plan but you have to have all the servicing done by ford, any opinions on this?
This might be worth it for other Ford vehicles, but I don't know about the Focus. Check the manual. The required maintenance required before 100,000 miles is not worth $1600. If I recall correctly, the only maintenance needed until then is your regularly scheduled oil changes (5,000-10,000 miles) and maybe a new air filter (50,000 miles?).
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:46 PM   #28
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That was my same questions? Is this a legit website to go through in order to get and ESP??
The website is legit. You can call the dealership if you want. A lot of Ford dealers sell ESP online because the web has a much wider outreach and it is a simple sale. Some sell closer to cost than others.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:57 PM   #29
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Got my extra 2 years full warranty and all maintenance for said time for $1900CDN. Could not pass it up as now I'll never have to budget for any regular maintenance. If it was not for the latter, I would not have bothered with the "extended".
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:04 PM   #30
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no extended warranties are how dealers make the most money and not worth it

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It appears that any time during the first 12 months, the price is the same as day 1. Other than getting a rental during service during the first year if you purchase the premium service, there is no other benefit to getting it during the first 12 months. If you would like to finance the service plan, that may be another benefit of getting it on day 1.

I decided to hold on to my moneay and purchase online at some point prior to the 3 year warranty expiration date. Live/work close to dealer and the offer a shuttle service.


What people also don't realize alot of the time is that the extended warranty does not mean an additional 5 years or 3 years or whatever on top of the original factory warranty. It is just an additional. So if you get 6 years/60,000 miles that's exactly that, 6 total years from start of factory warranty. So if you buy extended warranty for 6 years you are essentially paying for 3 years you don't even need to pay for which is dumb, imho.

The only warranty I got was the Road Hazard package which cost me $600 for 5 total years and they will replace and tire and rim at no cost. Being that I have the low-profile tires and the 18" rims and each rim costs $270 and each tires about $280 on Tire Rack, the warranty was definitely a must have imho.
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