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Just a FYI, I bought an extended warranty for 8 years and 120K for $1,250, but read a thread somewhere that they paid $1,100 for same factory warranty? My point is: don’t let them sell it to you for more than my $1,250 or less if I was correct on the other pricing. We plan on keeping this car for 10 years and are ok with EW but why do we need this anyway? Peace of mind for us on major repairs provided we keep maintained with all receipts for proof just in case we need EW. By the way, the dealer started at 8 years and 100K for $1,850.

Now that's some funny stuff...Honda extended warranty company prowls around wrecking yards for warranty replacement parts? HUH? Maybe JFK shot himself?
 

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Always read every line of the extended warranty contract. MOST of them, will force the repair facility to put junkyard parts on your car instead of new ones. I used to work in a few dealerships and I've seen it first hand, especially when the Honda Odysseys were having problems with the blocks cracking fairly regularly. Your car sits in the shop for weeks while the shop is FORCED to swap out parts that they know are going to fail, but the warranty company doesn't care at all.

There are SOME good warranty companies out there, usually they are the ones offered from the manufacturer, which tend to be the ones the dealer makes less money on.
 

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Always read every line of the extended warranty contract. MOST of them, will force the repair facility to put junkyard parts on your car instead of new ones. I used to work in a few dealerships and I've seen it first hand, especially when the Honda Odysseys were having problems with the blocks cracking fairly regularly. Your car sits in the shop for weeks while the shop is FORCED to swap out parts that they know are going to fail, but the warranty company doesn't care at all.

There are SOME good warranty companies out there, usually they are the ones offered from the manufacturer, which tend to be the ones the dealer makes less money on.
Do you know everything about EVERYTHING?
I can't help but notice you have something to say about pretty much every post in this group, regardless of what the issue or discussion is about.
I wish everyone were so smart.........
 

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I've been building cars for the past 15 years, everything from riced out civics to 10-sec 8k lb diesels. In that time I've also worked in almost every facet of the auto industry, other than manufacturing and finance. I've worked as a salesman, parts manager, tech, all kinds of stuff. I'm also a moderator on a mustang site for their technical discussion.

Here's some pics of some of my work, and since all of us have a little pride, a few pics of my toy too! lol

My toys







Other people's toys that I made fun





For those of you that have HD programming, if you have the channels MAVTV or MaverickTV, there is a show on there called MotorZ, my mustang is set to be featured in season 4 along with another friend's mustang. I'm also trying to work something out to have the CT's get their own little segment on an episode as well.

Sorry if I came off sounding like a "know-it-all," but I've seen far too many times in the automotive world where people get screwed by not knowing what questions to ask, and I just hate to see that happen.
 

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Hey Ryansquick6.... Thanks for sharing your pics and credentials..... It's OK to be a "know-it-all" if you've actually had the background experience....I'm sure you'll continue to be a great source of info for this forum
 

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We also purchased the Honda Care warranty- 8yrs/120k/0ded- purchased for 1200.00, Can be used at any Honda dealership-Glad I purchased because in 8yrs we will need something- we also plan on keeping the vehicle that long as well so to me it only made sense, especially with the electronics in the vehicle, and no I do not believe they will swap out junkyard electronics... especially with how sensitive electronics are and the way technology changes. Also I believe they are to be changed out with the Genuine parts anyway. I did have a warranty on a Ford 500 and it paid for itself with one use, but the problem I had with that particular warranty was that I could only use it at the dealership I purchased the car from... ripoff... Anyway just my thinking.
 

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Extended warranties, done correctly, can be very advantagious, we only plan to keep ours for 3-5 years, and my wife can't put 10k mi on a car per year if she even tried, so we'd never need it.
 

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I was also the one that posted the 1100.00 quote on another discussion, yes I actually was quoted 1080.00 from a dealership in Rhode Island,
"I have a quote for 96months-120k miles, 0- deductible for 1100.00"
Anyway I stayed with my local dealer after he came down to a reasonable amount, (1200.00) first quote from them was ~2500.00, Do your internet shopping and call around...They also wanted 700.00 do (Simoniz) a car, "Nuts", bought a buffer and sealer for less than half and have done all 3 of my vehicles..
Nice Color Quick6- have the same in 4wheeldrive, I am taking the car in tomorrow for a "Whine " we are hearing, not sure if it is related to the 4 wheel or front trans... anyway will find out but it is definitely not the tires..
 

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We don't have any 4wd CT's down here, the only thing that comes to the dealer in 4x4 are trucks. Occaissionally an awd sports car will show up every now and then, we just don't have the need for 4wd in this part of the world.

I'm very curious to see how the 4wd handles though, I imagine you only see a difference when it's needed, but kinda curious as to how the take-off and cornering would be.
 

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Ok, the whine we hear, by what the technicians told me as we drove today that this is a Honda signature because of the gearing in the transmission, it is a faint whine but it is a Honda signature, so I am told. Said we can drive any of them on the lot and will more than likely hear the same thing.
Handling, yes the car handles great, we only got the 4wd as we frequent the North Carolina and Virginia mountains as family is located there, also price difference was not that much difference, may never need it.. if I know it is going to snow we generally take the truck anyway.
 

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We don't have any 4wd CT's down here, the only thing that comes to the dealer in 4x4 are trucks.
In a casual conversation with my dealer, he told me they can't sell FWD in Phoenix - everyone wants AWD - and there isn't much snow or mud in Phoenix!! Ya just never know what customers will want, I guess.
 

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Hey Ryansquick6.... Thanks for sharing your pics and credentials..... It's OK to be a "know-it-all" if you've actually had the background experience....I'm sure you'll continue to be a great source of info for this forum
Glad you're here, Ryan. Experience is respected and thanks for all the time you spend here.
 

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Thanks for your contributions and to all for chiming in on this thread. I am most likely getting an EX-L 2WD today and warranty estimates will definitely come in handy!
 

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I was also the one that posted the 1100.00 quote on another discussion, yes I actually was quoted 1080.00 from a dealership in Rhode Island,
"I have a quote for 96months-120k miles, 0- deductible for 1100.00"
Anyway I stayed with my local dealer after he came down to a reasonable amount, (1200.00) first quote from them was ~2500.00, Do your internet shopping and call around...They also wanted 700.00 do (Simoniz) a car, "Nuts", bought a buffer and sealer for less than half and have done all 3 of my vehicles..
Nice Color Quick6- have the same in 4wheeldrive, I am taking the car in tomorrow for a "Whine " we are hearing, not sure if it is related to the 4 wheel or front trans... anyway will find out but it is definitely not the tires..
Good price. Shows what you can do with a little negotiating.:)
My dealer aldo wanted 700 for the Simoniz and about the same for the intereior treatment.....Outrageous!
 

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Ok, the whine we hear, by what the technicians told me as we drove today that this is a Honda signature because of the gearing in the transmission, it is a faint whine but it is a Honda signature, so I am told. Said we can drive any of them on the lot and will more than likely hear the same thing.
LOL. Yep, that's the second stage after "No, we can't hear anything."

The "They're all like that," put-off is common and learned by every service advisor in every dealership on the second day of their training.

See what happens if you try and drive 3 or 4 cars off their lot. You won't get past one of the service department's cars.
 

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I was also the one that posted the 1100.00 quote on another discussion, yes I actually was quoted 1080.00 from a dealership in Rhode Island,
"I have a quote for 96months-120k miles, 0- deductible for 1100.00"
Anyway I stayed with my local dealer after he came down to a reasonable amount, (1200.00) first quote from them was ~2500.00, Do your internet shopping and call around...They also wanted 700.00 do (Simoniz) a car, "Nuts", bought a buffer and sealer for less than half and have done all 3 of my vehicles..
Nice Color Quick6- have the same in 4wheeldrive, I am taking the car in tomorrow for a "Whine " we are hearing, not sure if it is related to the 4 wheel or front trans... anyway will find out but it is definitely not the tires..

I pulled the trigger yesterday with the Rhode Island Dealer.... 8yr/120k 0 deductible for $1080. Satisfied with the deal.
 

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Ryan,

I like your F-150. It looks like you put a lot of work into it.

-fred
 

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Ok, the whine we hear, by what the technicians told me as we drove today that this is a Honda signature because of the gearing in the transmission, it is a faint whine but it is a Honda signature, so I am told. Said we can drive any of them on the lot and will more than likely hear the same thing.
Handling, yes the car handles great, we only got the 4wd as we frequent the North Carolina and Virginia mountains as family is located there, also price difference was not that much difference, may never need it.. if I know it is going to snow we generally take the truck anyway.
LOL. Yep, that's the second stage after "No, we can't hear anything."

The "They're all like that," put-off is common and learned by every service advisor in every dealership on the second day of their training.

See what happens if you try and drive 3 or 4 cars off their lot. You won't get past one of the service department's cars.
Ok, I a bit confused don’t take much. Are we saying the whine noise coming from the front end is normal? I have been hearing the same notice for about week now.
 
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