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Old 08-06-2007
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My 2004 rangers warrenty is ending in november i have 31,400 miles. anyone have any ideas on extended warrenty? ive looked threw ford and its expensive
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Old 08-06-2007
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its never worth it to buy the extended warranty on anything
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Old 08-06-2007
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When I bought my truck used last year I got the extended warranty thrown in for good measure. Well since I've modded my truck every time I've brought it in they have told me I have voided the warranty because of all the mods, so it's really not worth it if you ask me. Save your money and put into mods.
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Old 08-06-2007
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My 2003 Ranger had 31,500 miles on it when I bought it, I opted for a 3 year/36,000 mile extended warranty from Ford. I had to pay a few bucks a month extra for it, but I feel it's worth it...have you priced out a new motor or tranny lately ???? Besides, it kind of makes me feel like I got a new truck with a 3 year warranty.

I know a guy who's engine went out on him, the mechanic's bill was around $5,000 by the time they got done with him.....my sister recently had to replace her transmission in her van...total cost ?? around $2,000. Seriously, have you priced out any mechanical work, nothing is cheap anymore. In my case, I'm not able to do any heavy mechanical work myself, so I have to rely on mechanics......so having a warranty makes sense to me.
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Old 08-06-2007
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My tranny in the 97 was almost 3k....had to take out a loan...it sucks =(
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Old 08-08-2007
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I bought my 01 back in February 07 and was able to get a Ford 2 year/24k base care ext warranty for about $800 if i remember correctly. The truck had 68k miles on it so I was pretty certain I would get the use out of it. So far they have replaced the ball joints, gauge cluster and timing chain tensioners. I believe the tensioner replacement alone was close to $800.
My last car was an accord which i had an extended 100k mile powertrain warranty on. At around 85k the transmission went out. It was a little over 4 grand to get it replaced. Well worth the extra money up front.
We bought our Grand Cherokee used with only 21k miles on it and got a 4 year/48k ext warranty on it for around $1600 which covers basically everything the orginal warranty does. Its nice to know that we are covered for the whole time we are making payments on it.
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if u get a warranty, make sure you get one that is by ford. 3rd party warranty companies have a tendency to stay in business for only a couple of years, and then they file for bankruptcy, and ur out the warranty and your money.
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