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FORD EXTENDED WARRANTIES (ESP) ***HEAVILY DISCOUNTED*** Even on Non-Ford cars!

slickdakine 104 86 July 22, 2011 at 03:46 PM in Autos (7)
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Last Edited by slickdakine July 23, 2011 at 12:17 AM
Ok, I haven't had many posts so please go easy on me!!

Our current PremiumCare extended warranty (ESP) with Ford expires soon, and when I took our car into the dealer they offered to extend it another 5 years. The offer I was interested in was:

5 years / 60,000, $200 deductible PremiumCare for $2302 after taxes
It showed this on the service advisor's computer. And I thought it was outrageous.

So I went home and did some research online and found that you can get heavily discounted warranties from other official Ford Dealers. These are the same warranties that my local dealer was going to sell me!! These guys had the best price (and can do NON-FORD cars too!):

http://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/

They were able to get me an additional:
5 years / 60,000, $100 deductible PremiumCare for $1435
I purchased it at night. I called my local dealer's service advisor the next day and the new ESP was active on my account.

You want to extend it as close to the expiration date of your current ESP as possible, but not past it or they will have to do a car inspection and possible inspection fees. From what I understand the new ESP plan becomes active when you buy it and overrides any other plans you have active on the account. Be sure to check out their FAQ here:
http://www.zeiglerfordesp.com/about/faqs.aspx

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Another company also offers discounted official Ford ESP plans.
You can get a coupon code by filling out a quote and putting in your email address. This emailed me a coupon code for $190 off their already discounted plans.
They can be found here:
http://www.fordwarrantys.com/index.cfm
They also offer Ford ESP plans on NON-FORD cars here:
http://www.fordespwarranty.com/
Their FAQ is here:
http://www.fordwarrantys.com/faq.cfm

In the end, they wanted $1606 for the same PremiumCare plan with all the discounts/coupons applied, which is why I went with the Zeigler Ford Group instead.
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To compare Ford ESP plans, check out this link:
http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Con...izardStep1
Each plan actually for the most part covers more than the plan below it, even in the overlapping areas of coverage.
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So by doing a little research I was able to save $867 for the same exact plan my local dealer offered.
Well hope it helps you all out!! Good Luck!!! Happy SD'ing! woot

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Here is a nice brochure that compares the different plans they offer so you can only buy what you think you'll need:
http://www.factoryplans.com/asset...ptions.pdf
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This is THE HOT DEALS FORUM, EVERYTHING in here is **** HEAVILY DISCOUNTED***********************************!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO NEED for SUPER EXCITED SHOUTING****************
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This is THE HOT DEALS FORUM, EVERYTHING in here is **** HEAVILY DISCOUNTED***********************************!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO NEED for SUPER EXCITED SHOUTING****************
rflol!! sorry I didn't follow SD APA formatting guidelines!! LMAO
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Oooh +1 for the geeky APA reference. As a PhD student in International Management, I approve.
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Oooh +1 for the geeky APA reference. As a PhD student in International Management, I approve.
lol! English majors!!
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Many people don't know this, but when buying a new car, you can shop around to other dealers for an extended warranty. Simply call all the related dealers in your area and ask for the Manager, and ask for their best price for whichever warranty you're interested in. Get their name and offer, and take it to your dealer. They always match it. The deal I got for my Mustang GT was found at another dealer online and out of state. I printed the webpage to show the finance guy at my dealer, and he matched it. Knocked off $720 !Big Grin
Most will say that ESP's are a waste of money, but for those of us with bad luck, they more than pay for themselves.
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lol! English majors!!
The business majors are worried about the money and deal...
The english majors are worried about the formatting of the text!! LOL!!

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Many people don't know this, but when buying a new car, you can shop around to other dealers for an extended warranty. Simply call all the related dealers in your area and ask for the Manager, and ask for their best price for whichever warranty you're interested in. Get their name and offer, and take it to your dealer. They always match it. The deal I got for my Mustang GT was found at another dealer online and out of state. I printed the webpage to show the finance guy at my dealer, and he matched it. Knocked off $720 !Big Grin
Most will say that ESP's are a waste of money, but for those of us with bad luck, they more than pay for themselves.
Yea I didn't know that...till I bought this new esp and they informed me I got ripped off on my first one. I spoke with my local dealer about the $1796 quote the 2nd site above gave me and they choked and told me they couldn't match it. I then found out about the $190 off coupon bringing it to $1606, and then found the first link above and ended up paying $1435....couldn't find anywhere cheaper
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Last edited by slickdakine July 22, 2011 at 04:56 PM. Reason: updated
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Yeah this is old news- you can buy from any authorized dealer.
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thats odd, i dont seem to have any trouble with my 2009 toyota corolla.
Cars today are quite reliable which makes these extended warranties a waste of money. All experts recommend that you do not purchases these. If you do have an issue, it will be after your warranty expires. This might be ok for an expensive luxury car which isn't reliable. 99% of the time, save your money. Don't forget that power-train warranties are longer than the bumper to bumper warranties. nod
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the extended warranties are indeed pretty useless. but if you are into that sort of thing, don't forget to compare to what warranty direct offers too, just to be sure.
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the extended warranties are indeed pretty useless. but if you are into that sort of thing, don't forget to compare to what warranty direct offers too, just to be sure.
I would normally agree with all of you except my car is 6 years old and the power train is up.....lol!
Not to mention this is much better than the power train warranty....
It includes road side service, rental car and etc...to extend a car's warranty from 6 to 11 years on the most inclusive plan Ford offers for $1435 is a deal.
Check what each covers here and see for yourself: http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Con...izardStep1
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If you buy cars through slickdeal posts, you get them cheap enough you will never run out of warranty. Just sell re-buy when your warranty is up. New 2004 F150 - Paid $13,988.00 drove it for 89k miles and sold it for $11,900.00. New 2007 Ford Focus - Paid $8100.00 OTD drove it for about 50k miles and sold it for $8000.00. New 2009 Ford Fusion- Paid $12,488.00 drove it 62k miles, just sold it for $13,000.00. 2011 Hyundai Sanata - Paid $13,886.00 driving now with 100k warranty. I might lose money on this one though but they are holding better value than before. But I have gone over 8 years with less than $2,000.00 spent on cars with no expenses out of pocket other than depreciation on a couple. BUY THE CARS IN THE NEWS PAPER ADS PEOPLE! lol
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I have a 2005 f250 with 58786 miles can I take advantage of this?
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i bought a 5 year extended warranty back in 98 for my first new car. it was a new model that didn't have any reliability data. i ended up using it one time in 5 years--total waste of money.
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I have a 2005 f250 with 58786 miles can I take advantage of this?
I imagine try the wizard and see what they quote you...its cheaper if have an ESP active right now.
Your in about the same situation as me...Old car low miles...Thats where this comes into play more I think.
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