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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 01-20-2012, 12:12 PM   #151
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I was told by my dealer that I could get the extended warranty later (2 - 3 years down the line) if I decided I need it. So to anyone that didn't buy an extended warranty and have since decided that it is needed, it's not too late, go back to your dealer and talk it over.
Yup, it's basically an extra $100 (maybe a little more) if you purchase the ESP >12 months from delivery.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:44 PM   #152
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I still maintain that the warranty costs more than it is worth.

And, half the other folks seem to be agreeing with me.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:57 PM   #153
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I still maintain that the warranty costs more than it is worth.

And, half the other folks seem to be agreeing with me.
It's insurance, and it's hard to see the value in it until you need it. The air conditioning on my wife's VW went a few months after the warranty ended, and at only 27K miles. $1700 to fix. A warranty just gives you peace of mind that your costs are limited for a period of time. For me, $1100 was worth it to know I don't have to worry for the next 7 years.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #154
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It' insurance, and it's hard to see the value in it until you need it. The air conditioning on my wife's VW went a few months after the warranty ended, and at only 27K miles. $1700 to fix. A warranty just gives you peace of mind that your costs are limited for a period of time. For me, $1100 was worth it to know I don't have to worry for the next 7 years.
^^ This ^^

Don't forget the amount of "New Tech" this car has. I'm not about to take that risk and have something go wrong with it that comes out to a $2500 charge...
Add to that, all oil changes, liquids, wiper baldes etc. are included so I can just take it in and get er duunnn.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #155
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I still maintain that the warranty costs more than it is worth.

And, half the other folks seem to be agreeing with me.
On my 2001 F150 the 7 year extended warranty was around $900
After my 3/36 factory warranty expired the following went bad:
MAP sensor
3 of the COP assemblies
Power steering pump (Leaking)
Some other sensor I can't remember the name but the part cost $200
PCU (This was covered under the emissions warranty)
And a few other minor Issues I can't remember.
So in my case it was a wise financial decision to purchase it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #156
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stupidly i got one at the time of purchase with my car before realizing i could get one much cheaper online. has anyone "returned" the factory one, to then purchase online? what's the process?
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #157
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stupidly i got one at the time of purchase with my car before realizing i could get one much cheaper online. has anyone "returned" the factory one, to then purchase online? what's the process?
Same happened to me with the 2001 F150 after purchasing the Ford one I found out my credit union had a cheaper one. I requested a refund from Ford and they obliged. Keep in mind I did this within a week of purchasing the Ford one. Read the contract it should state how it can be refunded.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #158
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I was told by my dealer that I could get the extended warranty later (2 - 3 years down the line) if I decided I need it. So to anyone that didn't buy an extended warranty and have since decided that it is needed, it's not too late, go back to your dealer and talk it over.
and if you do so that far down the line, I was told that the premium is much higher than what it is now. Those interested in going this way, I would recommend that you enquire further before making this decision. If you already know that you would get it, best to get it now. I'm in Canada, could be different in the US.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #159
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On my 2001 F150 the 7 year extended warranty was around $900
After my 3/36 factory warranty expired the following went bad:
MAP sensor
3 of the COP assemblies
Power steering pump (Leaking)
Some other sensor I can't remember the name but the part cost $200
PCU (This was covered under the emissions warranty)
And a few other minor Issues I can't remember.
So in my case it was a wise financial decision to purchase it.
Should have bought a Chevy Truck!

Still 50-50 on the voting.
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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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