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Any recommendations on where to get a good deal on a Ford extended service plan?
The only place to buy a FORD extended warranty is from the dealer at the time of purchase or sometime before the base warranty runs out. There are aftermarket companies that sell warranties for less. But they usually don't cover as many parts and they have hoops that you or the repair shop has to jump through before they will cover it. Also some require that you the customer pay for the repair up front and then submit then submit it to them for reimbursement. If they don't see something they don't like then they deny the claim and you just payed for the repair out of your pocket.
Some will only pay a certain amount for the repair and that leaves the balance out of pocket. I would only tell you that whichever way you go to read the parts coverage and procedures for getting repair done on anything before you buy it. Even Ford offers different levels of coverage after the base period ends that range from just powertrain coverage to premium with regular services and wear items included. So as you can see it is just a matter of what you want to pay and what you want to be covered.
Like the old saying goes you get what you pay for.
 

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If you want one, get a gen-u-ine Ford one, but dont pay list price. There is a big markup on those, especially compared to the car itself. You also dont have to buy the plan from the same dealer as the car. I dont know about Ford, but Toyota allows you to buy it up to 2years, 364 days or 35,999 miles, whichever comes first. I got the Platinum zero deductible one for my Tundra at about half price by going to a different dealer. All paperwork came directly from Toyota Motor Sales in Torrance so it is for real.
 

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Personally, not a fan of extended warranties. Bought one for a 90 Probe GT as it had a turbo - never used it. If I was really concerned I'd put purchase amount into a savings or other fund that was easily liquid and see what happens. There's a reason these people push these things folks and it ain't your best interests folks. Just sayin....
 

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Personally, not a fan of extended warranties. Bought one for a 90 Probe GT as it had a turbo - never used it. If I was really concerned I'd put purchase amount into a savings or other fund that was easily liquid and see what happens. There's a reason these people push these things folks and it ain't your best interests folks. Just sayin....
If you had a Probe Turbo and never had a warranty repair then you are the luckiest person in the world. If I were you I would play the lottery. I have never bought an extended warranty either but that is because I have or have access to all needed diagnostic equipment,knowledge,repair procedures and parts.
 

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jazzdog is right. Businesses don't sell you things so they can loose money just like casinos don't open their doors so you can win. That said, if it brings you piece of mind buying an extended warranty, go for it. And buy it from Ford. Otherwise, who knows what you will actually end up with.
 

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I probably wont get it for the Fiesta, but the Tundra is a 4x4 with electric transfer case, electric disconnect front axle and a complicated automatic transmission. The 5-speed Fiesta is a much simpler vehicle, and Ford parts tend to cost less than Toyota.
 

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From what I understand extended warranties are a waste of money, but who knows. Ford's reliability has been really good lately, and I'd expect that trend to continue with the Fiesta, too, so extended coverage will probably end up covering nothing. The only thing I have reservations about is the PowerShift transmission, which looks quite complex (but I haven't heard any horror stories about VW's DSG, so, again, who knows)
 

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From what I understand extended warranties are a waste of money, but who knows. Ford's reliability has been really good lately, and I'd expect that trend to continue with the Fiesta, too, so extended coverage will probably end up covering nothing. The only thing I have reservations about is the PowerShift transmission, which looks quite complex (but I haven't heard any horror stories about VW's DSG, so, again, who knows)
The transmission is covered under base powertrain coverage which is longer than the 3yr/36000 bumper to bumper. I am not positive on the Fiesta but other base Ford powertrain warranties are 5yr/100000 miles
 
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