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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 08-22-2011, 06:06 PM   #71
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links or it didn't happen.. or i guess, doesn't exist.
http://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/proces...x?type=primary

My bad ... I have been screwing around with numbers here lately so damn much I remembered it wrong. 7 years 100k miles 840.00 (.33 cents a day or .008 cents per mile) 125k is 1225.00 (.47 cents a day or .009 cents a mile)
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:35 PM   #72
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zeigler seems to have the best deal available. i've looked around myself before purchasing from zeigler.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:03 PM   #73
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No extended warranty - maybe later...

My '04 Focus kept me going for 100k on oil, gasoline, brake pads, and tires alone. BUT at 100k, when the tires needed to be replaced (for the 4th time), I was told that I needed shocks and struts - $2000.00 If I had the extended warranty, I'd have been covered (and probably wouldn't have my 2012 Focus).

Is it worth it? Maybe. By my estimation and experience, it just barely covers the cost of the repairs but the peace of mind is thrown in for no additional cost.

Still on the fence though. If i get a good deal from a reputable company, I'll take it.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:28 PM   #74
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Having paid bills of $2,534 and $3,400 in the last month I owned my Ford F-150 . . and being told "a transmission at 84,000 miles is not at all unusual" . . I'm opting for the peace of mind.

The F-150 is the first time I've ever kept a vehicle past the full warranty.

The odds are indeed in their favor. If I were making the odds, they'd be in my favor.

But, in all candor, it's a pretty good deal and I'd wager that if may . . tough to tell . . have some value . . when I get rid of the car.

My other "hand" to play in this (and this is likely what I'll do) is to get rid of the car about 60 days prior to the warranty expiring and offer an potential buyer the option to buy the extended warranty.

I doubt we'll find a consensus. Everyone's situations vary as do opinions about warranty.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:52 PM   #75
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Yes, mine came with 6yr, 60,000 bumper to bumper.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:39 PM   #76
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Yes, mine came with 6yr, 60,000 bumper to bumper.
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needed shocks and struts - $2000.00 If I had the extended warranty, I'd have been covered.
I think you should read about "what's not covered".
Pretty sure shocks are on that list for most extended warranties.

Another reason not to waste your money, in my opinion.

Components Not Covered by Ford ESP PremiumCare Mechanical:
Service adjustments/cleaning; battery/cables, batteries of all types, belts, hoses, Brakes (front hub, drums, shoes, lining, disc rotors and pads); coolant; exhaust system (including catalytic converter); lights (bulbs, sealed beam and lenses); filters, fluids, lubricants, compressed natural gas/liquid propane fuel system components, manual clutch disc, shock absorbers, spark plugs/wires; squeaks and rattles, tires, tune-ups, wheel balancing, wheel alignment, wheel studs, wiper blades.
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Service adjustments (glass and body parts); bright metal, bumpers, door handles, glass, moldings, ornamentation, structural underbody framework, paint, rust, sheet metal; sideview mirrors (glass, housing); water leaks, weatherstrip, wheel wheel studs, covers/ornaments; wind noise, convertible top, fabric, liners, zippers and fastners.
Interior
Buttons, carpet, dash pad, door and window handles, knobs; rearview mirror (glass, housing); trim, upholstery.
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I think you should read about "what's not covered".
Pretty sure shocks are on that list for most extended warranties.

Another reason not to waste your money, in my opinion.

Components Not Covered by Ford ESP PremiumCare Mechanical:
Service adjustments/cleaning; battery/cables, batteries of all types, belts, hoses, Brakes (front hub, drums, shoes, lining, disc rotors and pads); coolant; exhaust system (including catalytic converter); lights (bulbs, sealed beam and lenses); filters, fluids, lubricants, compressed natural gas/liquid propane fuel system components, manual clutch disc, shock absorbers, spark plugs/wires; squeaks and rattles, tires, tune-ups, wheel balancing, wheel alignment, wheel studs, wiper blades.
Exterior
Service adjustments (glass and body parts); bright metal, bumpers, door handles, glass, moldings, ornamentation, structural underbody framework, paint, rust, sheet metal; sideview mirrors (glass, housing); water leaks, weatherstrip, wheel wheel studs, covers/ornaments; wind noise, convertible top, fabric, liners, zippers and fastners.
Interior
Buttons, carpet, dash pad, door and window handles, knobs; rearview mirror (glass, housing); trim, upholstery.
So much for the phrase "Bumper to Bumper". It does help to sell the warranties but is very misleading due to the above mentioned exceptions. I'm surprised to see door handles on the list. I perfectly understand the normal wear and tear that a car is expected to have like brake pads and wiper blades but exterior door handles?
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pretty much consumables (fluids) or parts that will wear out (belts, wiper blades, filters, etc.). you won't find these covered by any warranty.

the big ones, like the transmission, engine, air conditioning, etc. are covered and those are the big ticket items that are going to cost well more than most of these plans to repair.

insurance is a gamble period, be it life, home, auto, or a hollywood starlet's legs. the insurance company is gambling you'll never need it and you hope you won't, but if you ever do, you might be glad you have it.

the thing that makes me concerned is why ford's warranty is so low, 3 years, 36,000 miles. the competition is far longer. so ford doesn't have confidence in their own products to last more than 3 years? kia is 10 years/100,000. they sure have confidence in their vehicles.

by the way.. did you know the warranty for the focus begins on the day it is put in service? not necessarily the day you take ownership. if you buy one off the lot you are getting 3 years from the day the dealership first took it as a test drive. ford focus warranty page 2.
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the insurance company is gambling you'll never need it and you hope you won't
Insurance Companies are more like Casinos in Vegas. The house has the
advantage. Actuaries are professional statisticians, they are not really gamblers.
They make sure "the House" wins.
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