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Just bought a 2019 Edge. Didn't take the extended warranty offered by dealer. Any advice pro or con?

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1 hour ago, Bob Durk said:

Just bought a 2019 Edge. Didn't take the extended warranty offered by dealer. Any advice pro or con?

 

Lots of previous discussions on this - try search.

 

bottom line - buy it if it makes you feel better, don’t buy it if you want to save money in the long run.

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1 hour ago, Bob Durk said:

Just bought a 2019 Edge. Didn't take the extended warranty offered by dealer. Any advice pro or con?

If you want to buy an extended warranty, go online and search for Ford ESP, there are a few dealers out there that sell them online for near dealer cost which is considerably less than most dealers charge.  As far as value, it depends.  If you plan on keeping the vehicle for 100,000+ miles it is probably worth it as most mechanical issues will start popping up in that time frame.  Electrical modules usually work or they don't, but age can affect those as well and definitely affects wiring.  I didn't have one for my 2012 Explorer and haven't had enough out of warranty issues that would have made the warranty worth it.  I have 155,000 miles so if anything were to come up now, it wouldn't have helped anyway.  On my spouse's 2017 MkC we did get 8 years 100,000 miles on that, but our dealer sold it for near cost so it was worth it for the extra peace of mind.

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4 hours ago, Flying68 said:

If you want to buy an extended warranty, go online and search for Ford ESP, there are a few dealers out there that sell them online for near dealer cost which is considerably less than most dealers charge.  As far as value, it depends.  If you plan on keeping the vehicle for 100,000+ miles it is probably worth it as most mechanical issues will start popping up in that time frame.  Electrical modules usually work or they don't, but age can affect those as well and definitely affects wiring.  I didn't have one for my 2012 Explorer and haven't had enough out of warranty issues that would have made the warranty worth it.  I have 155,000 miles so if anything were to come up now, it wouldn't have helped anyway.  On my spouse's 2017 MkC we did get 8 years 100,000 miles on that, but our dealer sold it for near cost so it was worth it for the extra peace of mind.

We're going to sign for the Ford extended bumper to bumper, approx $2200.

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1 hour ago, Bob Durk said:

We're going to sign for the Ford extended bumper to bumper, approx $2200.

 

Hi Bob. Work up an Internet price for the Plan you are getting here: https://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/default.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhtCf6N2h5AIVjeDICh1CvwfyEAAYAiAAEgLANPD_BwE

 

After doing extensive online and local Dealer shopping and price negotiations, I have purchased the ESP's for my last three Lincolns from Ziegler. Their prices were the lowest by a lot as compared to my local Dealers (including the Dealers where I purchased the cars), and a little to a moderate amount lower than other online sellers. Next lowest each time was Flood Ford: https://www.floodfordesp.com/

 

Work up price quotes from both of them. And be sure to work up the pricing exactly as the one you have the $2,200 price quote for, apples to apples.

 

And to be honest, your description of "We're going to sign for the Ford extended bumper to bumper, approx $2200." tells us almost nothing.  There are 3 "Bumper to Bumper" plans. PremiumCare, ExtraCare and BaseCare. However, what they cover between the bumpers varies greatly.  And within those plans are varying mileage and month limits, along with deductibles from $0 on up. Then there are optional coverages, such as Interior/Exterior LED lighting coverage, Key coverage, Extended Rental car coverage, etc.  So a price of "$2,200" without those details is not of much help.

 

Hope this information helps and good luck.

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10 hours ago, bbf2530 said:

 

Hi Bob. Work up an Internet price for the Plan you are getting here: https://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/default.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhtCf6N2h5AIVjeDICh1CvwfyEAAYAiAAEgLANPD_BwE

 

After doing extensive online and local Dealer shopping and price negotiations, I have purchased the ESP's for my last three Lincolns from Ziegler. Their prices were the lowest by a lot as compared to my local Dealers (including the Dealers where I purchased the cars), and a little to a moderate amount lower than other online sellers. Next lowest each time was Flood Ford: https://www.floodfordesp.com/

 

Work up price quotes from both of them. And be sure to work up the pricing exactly as the one you have the $2,200 price quote for, apples to apples.

 

And to be honest, your description of "We're going to sign for the Ford extended bumper to bumper, approx $2200." tells us almost nothing.  There are 3 "Bumper to Bumper" plans. PremiumCare, ExtraCare and BaseCare. However, what they cover between the bumpers varies greatly.  And within those plans are varying mileage and month limits, along with deductibles from $0 on up. Then there are optional coverages, such as Interior/Exterior LED lighting coverage, Key coverage, Extended Rental car coverage, etc.  So a price of "$2,200" without those details is not of much help.

 

Hope this information helps and good luck.

You went to great detail and we appreciate your input sincerely. We will start our do dilligence before signing anything. Thanks again.

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2 hours ago, Bob Durk said:

You went to great detail and we appreciate your input sincerely. We will start our do dilligence before signing anything. Thanks again.

 

Hi Bob.  You are very welcome.  Let us know how you make out and good luck.

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2 hours ago, Bob Durk said:

You went to great detail and we appreciate your input sincerely. We will start our do dilligence before signing anything. Thanks again.

I forgot that there is this thread on this forum. 

You might read through it.

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16 hours ago, Bob Durk said:

We're going to sign for the Ford extended bumper to bumper, approx $2200.

I just bought my Explorer and planned on doing this and the sales guy told me not to.  Said it doesn't actually cover much and unless you follow the maintenance guide strictly, it would be void.  I opted not to get it.  Now I question if I should have.  

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On 8/27/2019 at 9:19 AM, bbf2530 said:

 

Hi Bob.  You are very welcome.  Let us know how you make out and good luck.

My dealer in Atl quoted $2340 for an 8 yr, 100,000 mi, $100 deductable. The same Premium policy at Zeigler quate is $1540. My dealer won't meet the lower price. \_:(_/

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6 hours ago, Bob Durk said:

My dealer in Atl quoted $2340 for an 8 yr, 100,000 mi, $100 deductable. The same Premium policy at Zeigler quate is $1540. My dealer won't meet the lower price. \_:(_/

 

Hi Bob. Of course they won't.  My Dealers would not either.  Purchase the ESP from Ziegler.  You will get the same service from the Service Department, so why pay more?

 

Let us know how you make out and good luck.

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I just bought an Aviator Reserve II and can’t find extended warranties online for the Aviator. Anyone found them yet?

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