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Old 12-01-2005
I am: Jon L
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I have 8k miles, yay!
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Old 12-01-2005
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I am: Neil LIL BLUE
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Originally Posted by Redneckstone
only way to do it right is do it yourself
someday if you ever buy a new car/truck and the motor blows up or the tranny craps out you will go running to the dealer like there was no tomorrow
- that is a fact, go ask your father
you are not going to do a major repair that is the responsibilty of the manufacturer
you have owned 5 cars, I have owned more than twice that amount and they were BRAND SPANKING NEW
you use the warranty as protection against defects or parts that fail prematurely
if you do not like your local dealer take it down the road to the next nearest one - the warranty must be honored

I guess the major mods will begin soon - time for a suspension lift??

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Old 12-01-2005
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I am: Adamitch H
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Originally Posted by redneckstone
i have 2 (12) year old trucks and i have had 5 cars in my life...never had one never really would i care to have one. we have 2 vehicals in our family and they have warrenties and they have never seen the dealer...its more of the fact we do our own work dad is a master mechanic....screw the dealer..idk just how we do ****. 99% of the time when the vehicals go into the dealer they never get fixed right around here i know i worked at one. i refused to take our trucks there...
I had my Ranger taken into the dealer when I found the stress cracks/enlongation in the torsion bars. Even if I was or knew someone who was a master mechanic -- I'd take that thing to Ford. They made it, their stuff broke, they can fix it.

I also took it in many times for odd noises, squeaks, screws loose, anything.

Sure, many of the things I could do on my own, but here is another thing.

When I took it in all the time, I had them fill out an evaluation sheet, or something like that. That way, if something major ever happened like Neil said [like a tranny, blown motor], THEY will have a track record of hos nice it was in, the condition, etc. I even had them change the oil on occasion or two, just for accountability.

I always got everything in writing and never had any problems.

Now, that I have the Splash and it's coming up on 94,000 miles -- I'll be replacing every broken part with something better, badder, faster and more relaible.


Back on topic for Bill,

You have more miles than my 1990 GT Mustang! Figure that! Good to go for you, though...real mods, like you said.

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Old 12-01-2005
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I rolled over 65,000 miles yesterday...never had a warranty on the truck (got it with 48,000 miles on it)...thankfully I have never needed a warranty on it. Even the original battery is still doing its job.
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Old 12-01-2005
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I drive 110 miles a day round trip. A trip to Florida, Philadelphia and New York didnt help, it was worth it though.
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Old 12-01-2005
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75,000 should probably be hitting on sat!!! i took it in yesterday for the final use of the extended warranty, ohh the crap i have to say about this new dealership i went to, lets just say that they tried to fix two small issues once, it worked for a month and now it is back. they are trying to have me pay the $50 deductiple again, yahh right!!! i am going to deal with them tomm and they aren't going to like me afterwards.
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Old 12-01-2005
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Originally Posted by 01xltranger4x4
Wow, didnt realize you had that many bill

I am at 40,500 on my 01 =-)
dam your beating me.
i have 41,136 as it sits in the work parking lot

i had to drive to indy to see zach b.....lol j/k
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