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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 08-23-2011, 03:23 PM   #81
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in that case i expect 6 years/75000 miles of trouble-free service from my vehicle! a good waste of money if you ask me!
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:18 PM   #82
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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.
nice thing about the casino's is you don't have to gamble in them. We have to have insurance to own a car.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:41 PM   #83
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Some ESP are good some bad. There are pros and cons at everything. I had a ESP for my Totota truck the problem was everytime it "required" Service at their mile intervals you had to bring it to the dealer that also included changing the oil. Everyone knows Dealers cost alot more per hour to do work any qualified garage can do.(except the electronics on the Focus) If you didn't have the required maintenance the warrenty is VOID. Best keep all paperwork as well.

Now I have an 02 Dodge 2500 4x4 Everyone knows those Trannies are junk. Mine started going at 40,000 miles. It was year 6 of a 7/70,000 warrenty. I kept bringing it back because it slipped but the dealer kept telling me nothing wrong. it hit 7 years and 52,000 miles I brought it in before the warrenty expired again same thing they couldn't find anything wrong. 1 Week after 7 years tranny fell apart $2,000 I had to pay to be rebuilt. Just because you have a Warrenty doesn't mean the dealer will believe something is broken.

I will admit it is Tempting to get one for the Focus with all the Electronics and Problems. I Have never bought one since the Toyota but I am thinking about it now. One thing you need to realize about the deductibles. On my Dodge anything after the first 12 months had a $100. deductible. This meant everytime I brought it in was $100. If I brought it for more then one thing and all they could do is fix one the next time to fix what they didn't have a part for was another $100. In my opinion for the little extra to get the No deductible could pay for itself withen 5 visits to the dealer. It doesnt say anything about them Not being able to charge $100 or which ever for each problem you have them repair even if it's the same visit. I must admit I am leaning towards the 7/100,000 no deductible. I have Never had good Luck buying any form of Vehicle. I have Always got a lemon. For me it might be worth it luckily we all have the choice.....
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:54 PM   #84
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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)
I had that quote from Zeigler but decided to go through the dealer so I could finance that in with my loan. The 285.00 difference gives me peace of mind that the dealer won't jerk me around, and that Zeigler who is 12 hrs away, won't jerk me around. Besides, if I charge it on my credit card all at once, I would end up paying 15% interest, as opposed to 5.44% that I got my car loan for. The bottom line is, insurance is never a good deal. When you have it, you don't need it, If you don't have it, you will need it. I had to replace the transmission on a 2003 Honda Accord last year with 90,000 miles on it. No warrenty so I had to shell out 3400.00. The fact that it almost never happens to Honda's diden't help me.
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@focus_freek, the nice thing about dealerships is you don't have to keep going back to the same one. if i took my vehicle in twice for something i knew was a problem and both times the dealership didn't "see" it i'd make sure my 3rd trip was to a different dealership.

that being said, i purchased my vehicle from a dealership a hour away, but will be taking it to one 10 minutes away for all my warranty service work simply because it's closer.
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in that case i expect 6 years/75000 miles of trouble-free service from my vehicle! a good waste of money if you ask me!
If you bought from FORD your money is not wasted. It will go to Ford shareholders like me. And I thank you!
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:09 PM   #87
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I am buying my Focus in a different state, about four hours away (got it for more than $500 below invoice). I plan on taking it to a dealer here in town for most service. Hope they don't s**t on me.
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I've been a ford tech over 22 years. I always buy the premium care warranty on my vehicles. The cost of the electronics and the emission parts is unbelievable. I could do the repairs myself but the cost of the parts is crazy. Some people say that if something is going to fail, it will probably happen in the first three years. Where does that logic come from? I've been in this buisness since '74 and that hasn't been my experience at all. My advice is to get the extended warranty, at the best price you can. That's my take.
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I had that quote from Zeigler but decided to go through the dealer so I could finance that in with my loan. The 285.00 difference gives me peace of mind that the dealer won't jerk me around, and that Zeigler who is 12 hrs away, won't jerk me around. Besides, if I charge it on my credit card all at once, I would end up paying 15% interest, as opposed to 5.44% that I got my car loan for. The bottom line is, insurance is never a good deal. When you have it, you don't need it, If you don't have it, you will need it. I had to replace the transmission on a 2003 Honda Accord last year with 90,000 miles on it. No warrenty so I had to shell out 3400.00. The fact that it almost never happens to Honda's diden't help me.
Why would zeigler who is 12 hours away jerk you around? the warranty is good at any ford dealer regardless of who you buy it from.

I feel ya on the other stuff tho.
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zeigler is so cheap because they aren't marking it up 500% like your local dealer is. maybe they're making $20 or $50 off each sale, but they don't care. it's an on-line application selling these warranties to massive amounts of people, little or no human work is involved. they set up their web site once and after they recoup their initial costs everything else is profit for years to come. think about how many hundreds or thousands of people they have sold the same exact warranty that you can get at your local dealership for 1/2 the price? just like amazon they go for quantity. your local dealer is lucky if he sells to 5% of buyers at their over-inflated prices, hence they jack them up so high.
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