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#72 of 101 Re: 2008 Ford Focus [ravenecw]
Jun 29, 2008 (3:13 pm)
Not all cars come with the 5 yr/100k mile powertrain warranty. Some only cover 36k miles while others cover 60k miles or even 100k miles. The extended warranties I've seen cover pretty much the same as most manufacturer's powertrain warranty. It's not going to cover wear and tear items which many things are classified when you reach a certain mileage or year.
Electronics in a car like the Focus don't scare me. The biggest worry you have is Sync. While it is innovative and a great feature, would you really lose sleep if it broke in 6 years? Don't you think something better would be on the market by then?
Also why spend $1200 today for a warranty that won't take affect until 2011 at the earliest? If you have the cash, save that money for repairs (self insure). If you plan to fiancace the warranty, that is $20 per month you save; enough for 5 gallons of gas.
It's your call. I just don't think it is wise to buy an extended warranty on a vehicle that is already covered to 100k miles.
#73 of 101 Re: 2008 Ford Focus [dtownfb]
Jun 29, 2008 (4:19 pm)
interesting point of view i guess, I'll have to think about (i have time)- i'm looking at spending $800 to extend the warranty out to 7yr/60,000miles for the premiumcare (that is most like bumper to bumper and would cover power windows, power moonroof, and things like that, just like the bumper to bumper would now). Maybe it isn't worth it I don't know, but i'm throwing the idea around and maybe it is a waste of money (most warranties are) I was just thinking that extending it out for $800 on a car I paid $16,000 for wasn't a bad thing. I do appreciate the replies though and not sure what to do right now!
#74 of 101 Re: 2008 Ford Focus [dtownfb]
Jun 30, 2008 (8:29 am)
Also why spend $1200 today for a warranty that won't take affect until 2011 at the earliest?
HOLLY CRAP!!! Who is paying $1200 for a Focus VSC. Send them my way please, I sell 4x4 F150 contracs cheaper then that
It amazes me that all of the budget minded people here who plan on buying a VSC would not buy it at point of sale but instead wait 3 years when it will be at least $200 more expensive.
#75 of 101 Re: 2008 Ford Focus [joel0622]
Jun 30, 2008 (6:31 pm)
Now joel0622, I was using that number for my example.
I just don't see the need for an extended warranty on this vehicle. Ford has it covered for 3 yr/36k miles bumper to bumper and 5 yr/100k miles powertrain. There are other things I can do with that money....
#76 of 101 Re: 2008 Ford Focus [joel0622]
Jun 30, 2008 (6:33 pm)
Just using that number for an example.
I just don't see an extended warranty being a good buy for this vehicle.
#77 of 101 Re: 2008 Ford Focus [dtownfb]
Jul 05, 2008 (6:42 am)
The PT warranty on the Focus is now 60K like the rest of our line.
Like I have always said, 50% of the time I deal with with folks who either buy warrantys or they don't, and no sales pitch is going to change there mind.
But on a focus I see it as a no brainer to pay $600 for a 6yr/100K Premium Care. If you self insure and put that $600 in the bank you normally can't get diddley fixed for $600 any more.
Now on Something like a Diesel truck where that same plan cost $3K+ then it is a roll of the dice. If it was me I would pass on the Premium Care and buy the 200K Engine Care Plan for around $1800. That keeps me from ever having to shell out $12K+ for a long block.
#78 of 101 Re: 2008 Ford Focus [joel0622]
Jul 05, 2008 (9:51 am)
I guess it all depends on how many miles you put on a vehicle each year. I'm willing to bet that nothing major is going to happen with my Focus in year number 6. ON a Diesel truck, I may buy that 200k Engine Care Plan.
To each their own. nOrmally I don't try to pursuade people one way or another unless they ask. Like you said, most people have their minds made up before hand.
#79 of 101 2005 F150 4x4 ESP
Jul 08, 2008 (2:04 pm)
I was wondering if anyone knows how much an ESP would cost an my F150 w/43k miles. I called a dealer but they want almost $2k for the PreiumCare program that lasts 48 months or 48k miles with a $100 deductable. I haven't had any problems with the vehicle so far but would like to get some insureance...though $2k seems steep for that plan.
Any guidance on where to go would be greatly appreciated!
#80 of 101 ESP for Ford Freestyle
Aug 10, 2008 (7:54 pm)
I bought a Freestyle last year. I like it. It's really a good car.I want to keep it for a long time. I'm thinking maybe it's worth it tobuy an ESP. 7 years/100000 miles, it costs about $2K.
Can somebody advice me?
#81 of 101 Re: ESP for Ford Freestyle [bof]
Aug 11, 2008 (12:21 pm)
Try fordwarranty.com fordwarrantys.com (Lombard ford in CT) fordesp.com ford-esp.com. Try a google search to find real Ford dealers that sell these at a discount. I don't have any recents figures on these, but was looking at the GM version (GMPP) the other day and the 6th and 7th years were more expensive that adding miles to the contract. But on the GMPP if you bought a 5 year plan, the 5 years starts from when you purchase, so if you bought a year ago buying a 5 year plan would cover years 2-6.