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Don't buy the extended warranty up front! Buy it when the regular warranty is about to expire (or not at all). Typically, people get less money back from an extended warranty than they pay in, so it is not a good deal, particularly if you let them have your money years before the extended warranty might pay out. Also, if you buy it later on you can negotiate a price with any Ford dealer. (Never buy a non-manufacturer warranty, they have no incentive to pay out and will stiff you if at all possible. I've seen this at first hand.)Report it
D'oh!! Too late for me on that, but I much appreciate your response! Even though the extended warranty might cost more, it does make some sense to let the included warranty (3 yr/36k) get close to running out first... wouldn't it cost a bit more at that point, as opposed to buying it up front due to a new car having no wear and tear? (Good point on negotiating, though...) I've never done anything except Dealer/brand-direct warranties. (I had a Toyota once, where buying the warranty from the dealer that sold it saved me...) I too would NEVER rely on non-manufacturer warranties...Report it
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