Originally Posted by pfbz
Well, worth it or not, it often doesn't make sense to purchase a warranty from the dealer when you buy the truck. Two main reasons:
- Extended warranties are a high-profit item for dealers. If you shop around, you will likely find a significantly lower price for the exact Ford warranty. Search the forum and you'll find several dealers/places known for great warranty pricing.
- As long as you buy the warranty in the first 36 months, the cost is the same. Perhaps you'll decide not to keep the truck longer than three years... Even though the warranty is transferable, you will likely not get anywhere close to your money back on resale.
Actually, according to ford, you get your money back on unused portion of warranties if you trade or sell the vehicle if you choose. Not sure what the prorate is on it, may be like NTB, (meaning you get $23 on some $165 each tires, and they tell you to shut up and be glad you got anything on a 3 week old set of tires that all four belts broke on :P ) but getting the cash back is a nice feature.
Plus I got the extended waranty for up to 100k for 1090.00, not much at all for coverage for the tail end 65k miles of my 100k.
If it was going for 5k or something then thats a differnt issue.......