Who took the extended warranty and why?
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Who took the extended warranty and why?
I decided to take the extended warranty but I realize I didn't do much homework before hand and since it can be cancelled and pro rated I was curious to know who also took the warranty and why.
If you didn't take it, I'd love to know why you passed on it.
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I bought an 8yr 60k mi Ford extended warranty for ~$750 bc after 3 yrs the factory warranty is expired except for power train. I thought that paying that amount for basically 5 yrs of coverage on everything and an additional 3 yrs on power train was worth the money (factory 3 yr + 5 yr extended). Since electronic failures can be expensive and even a simple starter motor is several hundred dollars, it seemed like a reasonable amount for the peace of mind. Owning both a BMW and an Audi, the cost of ownership after 4 yrs can be expensive without this type of coverages. The Focus should not be nearly as costly but a single failure (i.e.. NAV or infotainment ) would far out way the cost of this warranty. In addition bc it can be transferred I thought it would be a factor for when I go to sell it privately.
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I've owned a Honda Civic, a VW GTI, a FoST, and now the FoRS.
The VW had a warranty claim about 2x a year including a stuck throttle body that caused unintended acceleration (until shifted into 6th to bog the engine). After that car I've felt anything performance related should have a warranty to save the headache. Although I never needed it on the FoST I thought the FoRS is a different beast. I also plan to keep the car as long as possible and my dealer offers free oil changes for the life of the vehicle with the warranty.
I'm up in the air about it too. I'm confident my dealer will be mod friendly, but just as well you never know when they'll have a change of heart.
Still $750 isn't a bad insurance policy for what is a unique car with some specialized components in the Ford stable.
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2017 Focus RS, Frozen White
-RS1 with track + cup2 and winter wheel/tire package
-deposit and order made July 19, 2016
-Build date of 9/29/2016
-Depart Germany 11/7/2016; arrived in Baltimore 11/24/2016
-received 01/06/2017, total wait for specific order: 5-months and 18-days.
I always had extended coverage, and most of the time I came ahead. With Ford I have a dilemma... I just dump my focus SE ( still under warranty) because I never in my life was hassled as badly as in last 6 months by Ford dealers ( to be exact interstate Ford in Dacon, CO Bradley Ford in Cheyenne, WY and Medved in castle rock, CO)
Fog light burned out, 2.5 weeks for service appointment and 3 hours of waiting.
Dead battery 2 trips to dealer, AAA tow, print out from auto zone and NAPA that battery is shot
Right output axle shaft leaking - 3 visits, provided pictures, just tapped off the fluid. And the final straw was a rear shocks coated with oil, car bouncy as old caddy...3 weeks wait for appointment, 7 hours wait time just to be put on the rack to be told that it is a normal for shocks to weep out oil. All of these on a 2014 focus se under 30k miles
Now how screwed up in the head to say that I want to extended this?
I want RS, but Ford can fck off, unless I find a service dealer that's at least honest....
I took the se drove to a Dodge dealer and drove out in a 2016 ram 3500 fully loaded larime longhorn cummins dually....
I perfectly fine wasting my time, if it is my choice, but when a bunch of hacks have complete disregard to my time....well I vote with my wallet....
In short, if you got a dealer in your area that not mod anything friendly - just doing it's job I would get the extended warranty. When I am buy the car and fully expecting to be hassled for everything - no thank you...
Last edited by ilber; 12-23-2016 at 08:53 AM.
Placed for 17MY in April '16
Order submitted 7/2/16
Built on 9/27
Window Sticker 11/10/16
On Guardian Leader 11/7
Nitrous blue, RS2, moonroof
I chose not to get an extended warranty. At some point down the road I'm going to tune my car, and I don't want to wait 8 years to do it. I'm hoping that if there are any major issues with the car, they come to light before I void my factory warranty.
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