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did you buy an extended warranty?

  • Nope. Included warranty only.

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honestly...there are a TON of things that can go wrong in these highly computerized/gadget-filled Foci...did you get some sort of extended warranty for your new car? i'm on the fence!!!! [scratch]

if you did...which plan and what duration did you get?

 

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I declined the warranty at the time of sale because I knew I could get it cheaper online.

My plan is to purchase the warranty before the first year is up.

PremiumCARE / $50 deductable

It's a must for SEL/Titaniums with all the technology in these cars. Several have already had their APIM replaced under 1,000 miles.

I'm a sucker for piece of mind :p.

EDIT: The cheapest Ford ESP can be found here: [www.zeiglerfordesp.com]. They are a dealership chain based in MI. FYI, You don't need real information to get an online quote either.
 

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the dealer told me that it would be more expensive to get it afterwards.....my focus is on order so i have time to figure it out. you can actually get it cheaper from somewhere else? i'd have thought it was standardized...

p.s. i'm in canada if that changes anything...wouldn't think it would since it's a US/Canada warranty.
 

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the dealer told me that it would be more expensive to get it afterwards.....my focus is on order so i have time to figure it out. you can actually get it cheaper from somewhere else? i'd have thought it was standardized...

p.s. i'm in canada if that changes anything...wouldn't think it would since it's a US/Canada warranty.
Most dealers will tell you that. Your best bet is to get a quote and compare it to the online site I linked.

From the site:
You don't need to pay full retail for factory-backed protection. Our internet sales model offers Ford Extended Service Plans (Ford ESP) at highly discounted pricing. This is the same plan that your local dealership may have offered you at a much higher price. These are real Ford Factory Extended Service Plans and are honored at all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealerships in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
 

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it doesn't look like it's possible to get the warranty from those online sites when you live in canada.... :(
 

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I declined the warranty at the time of sale because I knew I could get it cheaper online.

My plan is to purchase the warranty before the first year is up.

PremiumCARE / $50 deductable

It's a must for SEL/Titaniums with all the technology in these cars. Several have already had their APIM replaced under 1,000 miles.

I'm a sucker for piece of mind :p.

EDIT: The cheapest Ford ESP can be found here: [www.zeiglerfordesp.com]. They are a dealership chain based in MI. FYI, You don't need real information to get an online quote either.
I just ordered a Titanium tonight, so this definitely has some relevance to me. What exactly are you saying? Isn't that covered under the normal 3 year warranty? [:0] What sort of stuff isn't?


Also, do you know if Ford ESP is transferable? While I'm not typically one to go with extended warranties, the prices aren't that bad if they can be used in a resale.
 

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Things can still go wrong after 3 years. That's why it's called an EXTENDED warranty.
 

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I just ordered a Titanium tonight, so this definitely has some relevance to me. What exactly are you saying? Isn't that covered under the normal 3 year warranty? [:0] What sort of stuff isn't?


Also, do you know if Ford ESP is transferable? While I'm not typically one to go with extended warranties, the prices aren't that bad if they can be used in a resale.
The 3 year bumper-to-bumper certainly covers everything. Ford ESP is generally for people who keep their vehicle past payoff. As the failure rate increases every year after the factory warranty, it might be worthwhile for the piece of mind considering the car is tech heavy. And yes, they are transferable.
 

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The 3 year bumper-to-bumper certainly covers everything. Ford ESP is generally for people who keep their vehicle past payoff. As the failure rate increases every year after the factory warranty, it might be worthwhile for the piece of mind considering the car is tech heavy. And yes, they are transferable.
I guess I was a bit confused because they seem to offer 3 year warranties and the like. The way the quote site is set up it asks for "From its original warranty start date, how long would you like coverage?" ... and you can select 3, etc. which obviously makes no sense if you have bumper-to-bumper.

That combined with me misinterpreting your intent regarding the electronics failing at 1000mi made me concerned. I assume the former is simply a situation where the website was designed poorly ... and the latter was you simply indicating the tech can generally be sensitive. If it can break at 1000mi, it could easily break at 36,001mi, etc.

Sorry ... I started a new job and haven't been getting enough sleep :p
 

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I'm on a 5-year loan, I'll be getting an ESP soon I believe, for the fact that I have MFT and all the automatic stuff like wipers and windows, back up assist sensors, and the powershift, never know what's gonna go wrong electronically, why chance it?
 

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Yeah I'm inclined to agree - was just trying to understand the details.

I ordered a fully loaded Titanium (5 year loan as well) so I'm definitely looking into this. I'm curious how much the price goes up as you approach the the 3/36,000 limit? Or does it remain the same (other than general inflation)? If that's the case, I'm not sure why one would buy it right away for this car. The 2012 focus already come with roadside assistance, etc., so I'm not sure what the advantage would be in getting it when you purchase the vehicle?
 

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Yeah I'm inclined to agree - was just trying to understand the details.

I ordered a fully loaded Titanium (5 year loan as well) so I'm definitely looking into this. I'm curious how much the price goes up as you approach the the 3/36,000 limit?
Well... if it's a significant amount I don't see a reason to wait. It's going to be the same coverage either way I believe. I plan on keeping this car for a long time. Hopefully having opted for MFT won't kill that idea in the long run... i.e. I hope they don't stop supporting it for us Foci guys down the line.

I'll be investigating my ESP options though. Will post what I find.
 

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The earlier you get it,newer the car, the cheaper it is. I got an online price and when my car comes in I know what to tell the dealer I want it for. The advantage is you can roll the cost in with the car financing. If you buy it online later, you have to pay the entire cost when you buy it.
 

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I'll play around with purchase dates on some of the online quotes to see if the price increases. One reason to purchase Ford ESP early is for the first day rental which not all dealers throw in.
 

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I'll play around with purchase dates on some of the online quotes to see if the price increases. One reason to purchase Ford ESP early is for the first day rental which not all dealers throw in.
Premium Care purchased at 400 miles from an online Ford Dealer. Full PC coverage and about $900 cheaper than at purchase. This is THE FoMoCo warranty, not aftermarket.

http://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/
 

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Just to add another site to compare prices.

http://andersonandkoch-ford-warranty.com/

I will be getting it also. I plan on having the car a long time and I drive about 30k a year.

I just did a comparison from both sites.
$50 deductable
10miles starting
start warrenty now
7yrs / 125k PremiumCare

Ziegler - $1400
AndersonandKoch - $1535

anyone know if a rental is included?
 

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If it's Ford PremiumCARE rentals ARE included, you'll be given a set of wheels if you ever need it.

Keelhaul, that's a very true statistic however in terms of our Foci with MFT or SYNC... all it takes is one of the modules or the APIM to lose it after our bumper to bumper is up, and then that $1500 is probably going to be worth it.

This car is so tech heavy that I can't see a reason not to... I wouldn't be going for 7 years just 5 for me, but even still.
 

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Well... if it's a significant amount I don't see a reason to wait. It's going to be the same coverage either way I believe. I plan on keeping this car for a long time. Hopefully having opted for MFT won't kill that idea in the long run... i.e. I hope they don't stop supporting it for us Foci guys down the line.

I'll be investigating my ESP options though. Will post what I find.
If you live in Florida, you will find it "impossible" to purchase an ESPextended warranty in any other State due to Fla. Insurance laws.
 
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