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Old 09-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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When was your car built -- what was the build date on the window sticker? If the build date is late 2011 or 2012 there's probably not much to worry about. MFT is still a work in progress and there's word a new release is eminent, but even as is my car, with a build date of 5/7/12, has had no issues to speak of and my 6-sp DCT works just fine...

If you don't know the build date you can find it by entering your VIN into Ford's ETIS website -- see link below. Just go there, click on tab at top for "Vehicle" then enter your VIN. Not only will it tell you when the car was made but also if you have an outstanding service programs...

http://www.etis.ford.com/selectedVehicleDetails.do


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Old 09-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #12
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Now I feel lied to... and I was told the interest rate difference was equivalent to about $1200 as well but I didn't do the math myself
You were...and I'd go back and tell them so. With a roughly 2% loan, even with zero down, you are probably paying around $1300 over the term of the contract (depending on how many months you chose) but the financing of the warranty and saving .4% is not going to save an additional $1200 (http://www.onlineloancalculator.org/). I was just looking at the ESP program online, you can get a 7 year/100K mile warranty for $1100 with zero interest financing through a Ford Dealer. http://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/proces..._cp1_gridQuote They pulled out all the tricks on you I think, GAP insurance too on a used car? I would go get my money back for the warranty, buy it online, especially if you are going to do your own oil changes...save yourself $1900...or more.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:55 PM   #13
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You were...and I'd go back and tell them so. With a roughly 2% loan, even with zero down, you are probably paying around $1300 over the term of the contract (depending on how many months you chose) but the financing of the warranty and saving .4% is not going to save an additional $1200 (http://www.onlineloancalculator.org/). I was just looking at the ESP program online, you can get a 7 year/100K mile warranty for $1100 with zero interest financing through a Ford Dealer. http://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/proces..._cp1_gridQuote They pulled out all the tricks on you I think, GAP insurance too on a used car? I would go get my money back for the warranty, buy it online, especially if you are going to do your own oil changes...save yourself $1900...or more.
What do I need to get my money back on the warranty? I'm sure it won't be as easy as going back and telling them I do not want the warranty.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:24 PM   #14
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I was just looking at the ESP program online, you can get a 7 year/100K mile warranty for $1100 with zero interest financing through a Ford Dealer. http://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/proces..._cp1_gridQuote They pulled out all the tricks on you I think, GAP insurance too on a used car? I would go get my money back for the warranty, buy it online, especially if you are going to do your own oil changes...save yourself $1900...or more.
Zeigler is way too expensive, try http://andersonandkoch-ford-warranty.com, 7/100k $100 deductible with first day rental but with out the enhanced rental $1045, deduct 90 if you don't want the rental coverage, its $1410 if you wanted 7/100 $0 deductible at Anderson Koch, but its over two grand at Zeigler.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:25 PM   #15
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What do I need to get my money back on the warranty? I'm sure it won't be as easy as going back and telling them I do not want the warranty.
Well you'll have to pay $75 to cancel it, but it should generally be that simple as telling them to cancel it and filling out the forms. The money will go back towards the loan however and not to your pocket.
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And now I am now filled with doubts and buyers remorse. I went shopping for Dart, Cruze, Sonic, Focus, Fiesta looking for the manual versions. The Cruze and Dart were a lot of fun with the 6 speed manual. I also liked the focus though, and since there was a used 2012 on the lot with only 2k miles on it, and Ford was more flexable on the price than the Doge was going to be on their brand new darts, so I decided to go with the focus.

Unfortunately the used car was an "automatic" which worried me right off the bat. But I had not really done any research on the focus "automatics" only on the Cruze, and Fiesta, because I was really looking for a manual.

I should not have caved to the pressure, but I did, and now after reading the forum it sounds like Fords DCT is full of issues and I made a terrible choice. It's the first time I have ever been convinced to buy the extended warranty. Am I in for it now?

Car was $19953 + 3k warranty and service package for 2012 Focus Titanium with 2k miles on it, has 18" wheels and MyTouch. Did I just get screwed?

Also It appears I don't get my 3 free years of Sync now either since I bought the car "used".

I already regret buying the extended warranty, on the other hand it sounds like I am going to need. This is the first ford I have purchased.
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get a price for the warranty take the price quote to the dealer and they should match it the rest of the refund will be sent to the bank unless they redo the contract. If you plan on keeping the car go for the longest warranty possible with the most coverage.

I have a feeling though Ford is going to recall the trans like 5 years from now
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get a price for the warranty take the price quote to the dealer and they should match it the rest of the refund will be sent to the bank unless they redo the contract. If you plan on keeping the car go for the longest warranty possible with the most coverage.

I have a feeling though Ford is going to recall the trans like 5 years from now


Posted via FF Mobile Recalls are only done with issues that concern safety. As the powershift transmission is not blowing up and leaving people stranded or catching on fire, I seriously doubt that.
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get a price for the warranty take the price quote to the dealer and they should match it the rest of the refund will be sent to the bank unless they redo the contract. If you plan on keeping the car go for the longest warranty possible with the most coverage.
Unless you're in Florida where you can't get an ESP contract without them being in the state Lombard Ford charges far more than anderson koch whom I linked to earlier.

http://andersonandkoch-ford-warranty.com
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How did you let them throw you around so much? Every post I read from you is how they "bullied" you around!! We are buying a used Edge for my brother, and we pretty much "ganged up" on our saleperson to get what WE WANT, not what they want to shove you out the door with. Grow some!!
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How did you let them throw you around so much? Every post I read from you is how they "bullied" you around!! We are buying a used Edge for my brother, and we pretty much "ganged up" on our saleperson to get what WE WANT, not what they want to shove you out the door with. Grow some!!
I think it was more clearly just misrepresentation of information. We all wanted to get out of there after 5 hours...
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