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Old 24th January 2017, 02:21   #5626
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Congratulations! Nice color.
How many miles on it?
Any experience yet of people's reactions when you tell them about what engine it has?
Thanks, well those who know about engine options of course ask rest just say cool car

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Congrats on your new buy. The color looks awesome.
Did you buy any extended warranty from Car Max ?
Thanks, I did buy MaxCare but I am planning to cancel it.
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Thanks, I did buy MaxCare but I am planning to cancel it.
Well, I will tell you my experience and then you can decide. The purpose of my question was to request you to get one , if you have haven't.

2 years ago I purchased a CPO 2011 Aura MDX with 40 K miles, bought extended warranty/ Service Contract for $ 2135 for 6 years/60 K miles with $0 deductible.

1. After 4 months, A/C compressor started making weird noises, Costed $1100 replace it - Done free of charge

2. After 1.5 years, power steering pump stopped working, costed $700 to replace - Free Of charge

3. After 2 years, suspension started making noise, costed $800 to replace - Free of Charge

4. Now passenger heated seats are not working, may cost $200 for repairs.

If you see, I was able to recover my investment in 2 years and am sure that much more repairs will come in next 3 years.

Considering the complexity of the machine you have, I would highly recommend you to keep the warranty if you have got it for a reasonable price.
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Just picked this 2015 Mustang Ecoboost Premium
Congrats! Enjoy the car!! Would you mind sharing how much you paid for Maxcare?
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Old 26th January 2017, 08:40   #5629
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Well, I will tell you my experience and then you can decide. The purpose of my question was to request you to get one , if you have haven't.
Hmm I have the exact same car(2011 MDX with Tech + Ent) but I have used the extended warranty at exactly two occasions but i get what you are saying, someone else also said the same thing. Thanks, I will keep it

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Congrats! Enjoy the car!! Would you mind sharing how much you paid for Maxcare?
Thanks, I paid $1999 for 5 years(from date of purchase) 65k miles with $50 deductible, no deductible if I get work done at Carmax.
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Old 26th January 2017, 10:45   #5630
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If you see, I was able to recover my investment in 2 years and am sure that much more repairs will come in next 3 years.
If your experience was the average experience, then the company offering extended warranty would have shut down.
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If your experience was the average experience, then the company offering extended warranty would have shut down.
It definitely was not my experience. Bought a 2009 Infiniti M35x with an extended warranty for 4 years in 2012 - the warranty ran out in 2016. Problems started appearing in 2017 (power steering fluid leak, radiator hose leak etc.). It was a 50000$ car back in 2009, so the repair costs are proportional. Now with the warranty over, everything is on me to pay. So, I paid for the warranty, never used it for much.
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It definitely was not my experience. Bought a 2009 Infiniti M35x with an extended warranty for 4 years in 2012 - the warranty ran out in 2016. Problems started appearing in 2017 (power steering fluid leak, radiator hose leak etc.). It was a 50000$ car back in 2009, so the repair costs are proportional. Now with the warranty over, everything is on me to pay. So, I paid for the warranty, never used it for much.
Exactly. Unless the warranty was a loss for more people than it wasn't, the warranty offering company would be operating at a loss.
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Why would you look at extended warranty from an investment perspective when it is nothing but insurance?
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Just picked this 2015 Mustang Ecoboost Premium

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Nice car! Post some interior pics, and driving impressions. What did you pay for it? Did you cross shop with brand new Mustang (hear they are being given away at rock bottom prices due to piled up inventory)?
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Can you guys please recommend some places to visit from the bay area in California as an over night trip to spend saturday night?
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Can you guys please recommend some places to visit from the bay area in California as an over night trip to spend saturday night?

The usual places :

- LA
- Tahoe
- Yosemite
- Mendocino / Fort Bragg
- Sequoia
- Santa Barbara
- Pismo Beach
- Lake Shasta
- Reno
- San Diego
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Nice car! Post some interior pics, and driving impressions. What did you pay for it? Did you cross shop with brand new Mustang (hear they are being given away at rock bottom prices due to piled up inventory)?
The car was for 24k(well $23,998 to be precise), paid 2k for 5 years(from date of purchase) 65k bumper to bumper warranty. Overall with TTL, was $27,xxx (dont remember exact)

New ones even with great deals were above 33k for the top end model like mine.

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Why would you look at extended warranty from an investment perspective when it is nothing but insurance?
Exactly its like Insurance, you pay hoping you never have to use it but you do, you are glad that you had insurance.

Having said that, I am still weighing if i keep it or cancel it.
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The car was for 24k(well $23,998 to be precise), paid 2k for 5 years(from date of purchase) 65k bumper to bumper warranty. Overall with TTL, was $27,xxx (dont remember exact)

Exactly its like Insurance, you pay hoping you never have to use it but you do, you are glad that you had insurance.

Having said that, I am still weighing if i keep it or cancel it.
Congrats! Looks wonderful.

I had GMPP (extended warranty - 3 yr/36k) on Corvette that i bought for $1300. Never used the extended warranty and sold it about half way through the GMPP. Got almost 45% back as i canceled the GMPP. The peace of mind it offered was worth the extra $680 i paid for not using it.

If i am not wrong, yours will be under manufacturer warranty (3 yrs/36k b2b and 5 yrs/60k powertrain) in which case, do you really need it from Carmax? Also, have you asked how much extended warranty will be from Ford itself? May turn out to be a better option.

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Are there any threads which cover other aspects of living in north america. The one I created was deleted by mods and here we are NOT supposed to discuss anything other than cars in NA.

If there is one, please point me to that thread if NOT a moderator can start one for the benefit of all of us residing in NA.
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Are there any threads which cover other aspects of living in north america. The one I created was deleted by mods and here we are NOT supposed to discuss anything other than cars in NA.

If there is one, please point me to that thread if NOT a moderator can start one for the benefit of all of us residing in NA.
I'm reasonably sure a thread created under Shifting Gears should be allowed for non-automotive discussions.

The following threads exist. You will most likely find more.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post3555376 (Temporarily relocating abroad - Preparations & arrangements?)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...tml#post929354 (Relocating overseas)
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