Extended Warranty

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  1. Dan M

    Dan M SDD Junior Member

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    I bought a new Lariat F-250 diesel in 2018. I bought a Ford extended warranty afterward because with 10% down, they give you 24 months to pay the balance of about $3400 interest free so it’s fairly painless. Question is, is buying it a waste of money? The warranty is bumper to bumper for 8 years or 100K miles.
     
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    When I bought my 2012 I made claims for a new radiator and EGR cooler. I didn't come out ahead on my warranty until I had the DEF heater replaced. Kept the truck 7-1/2 years & 85k miles.

    Just bought a 2020. You don't want to know what a warranty cost for one of these. Super complicated machines that are going to be expensive to repair.
     
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    That's really hard to say. If nothing goes wrong then you could say it's a waste. If something big breaks you'll think it was worth it. I usually passed on the warranties when we bought used cars. But I got one for my Expedition just because. One replaced seat, new cam, and a few other things I came out way ahead. I kinda wish I had gotten the extended warranty for truck since my back up camera still acts up at times.
     
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    I purchased my F250 new in 2008 and purchased the Ford ESP. Ultimately, I dropped a cylinder and had to have an extended long block put in my truck. So really, it is a great piece of mind.
     
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    I got a 17 f350 lariat I thought it was money well spent.peace of mind.
     
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    Thanks to all for input. I guess piece of mind is a major concern. And the 2020’s just keep going up in price. I looked at the three main diesel trucks before buying the Ford. It is a great truck but super complicated hence the ext warranty. Ashamed that a $70-80K truck needs more warranty.
     
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    Just make sure you are aware that the warranity starts the day the truck is built and not on the day you buy it..
     
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    To me the times i have bought an extended warranty, it's been a waste of money
     
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    Funny, We're Neighbors, I'm in Fairfield.. My Warranty started the day I signed the papers..
     

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