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l noticed in the Warranty and Service guide for our car there is a section on page 55 that offers an extended new car warranty provided your car is less than 36 months/90000km. Apparently you can extend for upto 3 years under the same conditions as your original new car warranty.

Anyone looked into this and how much it would cost per year?

We only plan on keeping our car for 3 years but extending by one year would have to help when resale time came around.

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Mondie,

I am looking into this now.

I lease my car and do 40,000km a year so just after the 2nd year it would be out of warranty. I have asked to extend the warranty to 160,000km / 4 years. I am waiting for pricing. (My car is due to be built in March.... waiting...... waiting......)

I will let you know if they give me a price.

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Wig, (all)

I just spoke to the dealer who had been talking to the warranty people..

They will extend the warranty by adding 1 year and an additional 20,000km for approx $500-$700 (Not sure of figure as I did not ask). So this brings the car to 4 years and 120,000KM. But this is no good for people who do big K's and lease. I wanted the normal 3 years and 160,000km. This goes into the too hard basket and they do not do it... :ph34r:

So if you are doing 30,000km and going to keep the car for 4 years then you can extend the warranty. But if you do 40,000km + then the extended warranty is no go as it will only cover you for 3 years and not 4..

Make sence....?

Oh well.. Looks like the lease will take the hit for repairs in year 3 and 4. Or I may turn the baby over after 2 years 85,000/90,000km and get the next one (if the wife allows it...... :evil: )

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I did purchase the extended warranty for A$895.00 from my dealer. I am sure you can get it cheaper but it was what I wanted at the time. It is a Ford backed warranty and therefor you will have no worries with claiming on things but please read the fine print for yourself. I would strongly recommend it. Avoid aftermarket extended warranties like the plague but manufacturer warranties are very different.

Good luck

HOTXR6

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The info I got was

Xtra 1 year and 20,000kms $799

Xtra 2 year and 40,000kms $899

Xtra 3 year and 60,000kms $999

I added the third one after I had ordered and still managed to get it for about $860.

I think its good value if

1. You want to keep it for more then 3 years

2. You want to sell it privatly when its almost 3years old

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I find the whole concept of something being "free" from a car dealer as amusing.

It is all about the final price that can be negotiated.

The deal I finally agreed to saw me paying about $3000 below retail for the package.

Or if you prefer:

Free Premium Audio

and

Free 18" Alloys

and

Free Side airbags

and

Free mats, scuff inserts and cargo net

Of course non of it is really free - the dealer just reduces their margin

By the way, its worth negotiating;

1st dealer - no negotiation full price only

2nd - they pay half the price rise

3rd - thet pay whole price rise

4th - as above (finally a reasonable deal)

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Yep, to many dealers and to many deals

Djelibeybi:

you have 3 years extra warranty but you have to have service every 10k, normal 3y warranty comes with every 15k. On long run you will pay much more for your "free warranty". But who cares you will sleep well for 6years.

Extra one year with 20k will be best value if you want sell car after 3y.

Blue print T baby will arrive week. :D

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bdennis and others,

thanks for the feedback. I will have a 3year lease and will run up about 120,000km. for close to $900 I might give the extended warranty a miss and get the car throughly checked before the 100,000 km mark.

hopefully resale values will hold up well. I will have to cover a residual of around $22,000 at the end of 3 years.

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Thanks guys,

l think that's pretty good value and will certainly improve resale come sell time.

l will look into and buy a one year extension which will help in securing a private sale.

Wig;- If you cant get $22k for your car in 3 years then l would be amazed, and ready to throttle someone at Ford. l would hope that in 3 years time l could get very high 20's, maybe even 30k on a private sale. But l may be dreaming...

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I'll forget the warranty after 6mths once I find there are no major issues with my car and joy for those performance parts and modifications. Thanks too the likes of harrods motorsport for there 330kw upgrade.

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Check this out with your dealer when placing the order.

The boys at Westpoint Ford provide an extra 2 year 40,000 warranty over the std 3 year 100K factory warranty providing you get it serviced there

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according to my dealer (gregorys) you dont have to take extended warranty out straight away. you can save up over the course of the 3 yr warranty, and pay for extended warranty roughly 6mths before the 3 yr factory warranty expires. I hope they arent pulling my leg.... :unsure:

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Hi Cam,

Thanks for posting that info, its great to know that we dont have to apply for the extension until just before our new car warranty applies, or we have travelled 90000km.

Loved the graph on staying out of the red zone, geez who thinks of this crap?

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Are these figures confirmed?

I'll probably look at selling the XR6 T after my 3 year lease expires so resale is obviously very important - might have a close look at extending for another 3 years/60k. Surely will add $1000 in value when time comes to sell - great piece of mind for future buyers.

Maybe I should just worry about actually getting the bloody thing!

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