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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 08-30-2012, 08:05 AM   #221
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Too much words for a simple answer. You sure are not politician ?
A politician would not anwer.I did.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #222
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As often as I trade cars, I opted to wait it out to see if I actually keep the Focus long-term. Lord knows I'll hear from Ford before my factory warranty runs out, offering me to extend it. If I've managed to keep the car that long, I will probably buy it. I bought one for my Sport Trac and it paid for itself when it shredded a 1st gear bearing.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:13 AM   #223
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Not knowing the total history - manufacturers are in a bit of a sticky spot if they issue a recall or TSB, and you don't bring the car in, but then it causes additional damage which is then covered under the warranty.
I was contacting the dealership on a regular basis to get updates.They could not do anything until Ford found solutions to the problems.



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They wanted to SELL you an extended warranty - they refused to GIVE you one. (Also note that the cost of the extended warranty goes up a LOT after 1 year of the vehicle being in service (which is why the letter comes out then rather then at 10 months of ownership (okay, my cynical side is showing)).
The CRC were the one who offered the extended warranty until they pulled out the offer with the excuse that I didn't need it.Apparently they know best.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:54 AM   #224
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Lord knows I'll hear from Ford before my factory warranty runs out, offering me to extend it. If I've managed to keep the car that long, I will probably buy it.
As I said above, the price of the extended warranty goes up after one year of in-service with the car. Recommend you decide at 11 months whether you are planning to keep it long term and buy the ESP then, if interested.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:03 AM   #225
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As I said above, the price of the extended warranty goes up after one year of in-service with the car. Recommend you decide at 11 months whether you are planning to keep it long term and buy the ESP then, if interested.
It really doesn't go up that much ... from what I remember ... it's only about $100 or so.

Probably worth it if you want to 'wait it out' and see how reliable it is for the next 24K miles without buying it at 12K.

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #226
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Confirmed - goes up $100 (for zero-deductible 7yr/75K PremiumCare in Georgia).
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:26 AM   #227
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I usually do not get extended warranties, but since there is a lot of new tech on the MK3 Focus I got it as cheap insurance.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #228
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when comparing anderson & zeigler click all the way thru the quoting process to the buy screen, as one includes the first day rental in the price and one does not .
I took the best price online print out to my dealer and showed him the quote and he matched it.
None include First day rental coverage even on premium care, they try to sell it on top of the price of the warranty for between 50-200+ dollars depending on first day rental, enhanced rental, or both, et al.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:45 PM   #229
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No extended warranty for me, but since I have no confidence in the transmission, I guess I should have. Though looking at KBB.com numbers, the Focus is not keeping any sort of value, so I think I'm shedding this car before I hit that 36,000 mile mark anyways.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:01 PM   #230
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You can cancel the plan and have the remainder refunded.

If you sell the car, the plan can be transferred for (as of now) $75 to the new owner (possibly increasing it's resell value).
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