Opinion on purchasing Ford Extended Warranty

Do you recommend purchasing Ford Extended Care Warranty?

  • Yes purchase Ford Extended Care

    Votes: 3 100.0%
  • No save your money

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    3
  • Poll closed .

Bark624

Well-Known Member
It has been my experience that these 3rd party extended warranties are a ripoff. Too many loopholes and a ridiculously difficult process to file a claim. Most, if not all, will not use new OEM parts, they will insist on supplying their own refurbished/reconditioned parts. My trusted mechanic of 20 years refuses to deal with them. I found this out after shelling out $1800 for a 4 year warranty through a dealer. Lesson learned. As Mach5 said, I would have been better off just setting that money aside. Buyer beware!
 

AJW

Active Member
I’m thinking that I’m getting a Ford ESP Warranty. If it’s not, I understand and don’t want it! I’ll clarify this with the dealer. Thanks for your advise.
 
Ford ESP paid almost three times my cost. Believe one on a 2005 might still be available.

Normally can give a rat's arse what Dave Ramsey thinks but that is exactly what I am doing. Untouchable repair fund is now over $2000.
 

PrettyInCashmere

Custom Cashmere Edition
You guys have been talking extending warranty, but I have seen no reference to "degree" of warranty

As I recall, 4 years ago when I bought her, there were 4 levels .... lowest being engine & tranny .. next being previous + some other less costly components which I got (and it paid off partially on an Air conditioner for me) .. then there were 2 higher and more costly levels getting into electrical etc

Am in Canada and not sure if I can extend further - will check .. did buy it used from Ford Dealer, so got warranty easily

Any thoughts on levels of coverage would be appreciated


Followed link above and maybe "Whatever the cost of the extended warranty is, set aside 50% of that and use it to pay for car repairs." sounds like a good thought ... in the almost 4 years f my partial warranty I would be out about $1,000 (subtracting air con work against what I paid) .... decision time this month as it will run out at end of January
 
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This is a dead issue as of October 2019 Ford will not issue an ESP on any 2005 vehicle.

My ESP paid 2.5 times it's cost. Well worth it as it was the only warranty I ever purchased on anything. Am now self insuring as I put $50 in a cigar box every month. Now up to over $500 in the kitty. Recommend you doing the same.
 
Ford dealer said Car Shield does not honor their warranty- 3 clear cases not being paid. And I was all set to pay $165/ mth for their no-contact Platinum plan. Any good ones out there?
 

mfharper

Active Member
Ford dealer said Car Shield does not honor their warranty- 3 clear cases not being paid. And I was all set to pay $165/ mth for their no-contact Platinum plan. Any good ones out there?
Car shield doesn’t honor much of anything. None of the retro birds are eligible for the Ford warranty anymore. The 2005 ended earlier this year. I wouldn’t recommend any after market warranty product.
 

Frankie the Fink

Well-Known Member
I've never had an extended warranty in 55 years of car ownership. I think my largest repair ever was $800 for air conditioning in a first gen Durango... And I rarely buy new cars - usually one year old or more.
 
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