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#1 Sara Fiesta

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

Hi guys, ford has offered me this service plan 3,4 or 5 years ranging from monthly payments of 18 for 5 years , 20 for 4 years and 22 for 3 years anyone gone for this is it good value?😳

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

Hi guys, ford has offered me this service plan 3,4 or 5 years ranging from monthly payments of £18 for 5 years , £20 for 4 years and £22 for 3 years anyone gone for this is it good value?��

It does depend what it covers, if it’s just servicing there is probably no advantage to paying for each annual service, you need to see if any extras above the annual service are covered.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:56 PM

10% Discount on Parts and after 3 year free mot's also free winter checks or check before long journeys.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

For the next 3 years parts should be coved by the warranty on the car, so no savings there; you won't need an MOT until year 3; find out how much each annual service would cost over the next 3,4,or 5 years and see how it works out compared to the cost of the plan, I would be surprised if the deal they are offering would save you any cash, but you wouldn’t have any annual large bills; alternatively open a building society account and put in £20 per month to cover car running costs and get a little interest on your money. The other option is to use an independent garage for you servicing, as they are usually less expensive than a Ford main agent.

Good luck with the maths. <_<

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

I never looked at it like that! I won't need parts as it all covered for 3 years! I think the 20 into a bank is a great idea and that's what I'm going to do.

Cheers. 😊

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

A paid for extended warranty on a new car is just like an extended warranty from any retailer, they play on your fears to twist more money out of your wallet.
I have never taken an extended warranty on anything and have no intention to ever do so.
save the money in your bank and have it handy for any emergency not just the car.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:40 PM

I never looked at it like that! I won't need parts as it all covered for 3 years! I think the £20 into a bank is a great idea and that's what I'm going to do.

Cheers. ��

A wise choice!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:44 PM

I have a service agreement with my dealer, that covers all standard service costs, including parts for three years at £16.75 per month. This fixed the price at 2011 prices.

It works out a bit cheaper when you take into account RPI, but not a lot.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

I have a service agreement with my dealer, that covers all standard service costs, including parts for three years at £16.75 per month. This fixed the price at 2011 prices.

It works out a bit cheaper when you take into account RPI, but not a lot.


thats cheaper than my quote of £22 !

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

Ahh they tried it on you as well! The guy at the service desk in TC Harrison tried his best with me today too.

The £20/month into an account sounds like the best option to me. Personally, I'll just deal with the cost at the time.... one less monthly bill to worry about!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:55 PM

Ahh they tried it on you as well! The guy at the service desk in TC Harrison tried his best with me today too.

The 20/month into an account sounds like the best option to me. Personally, I'll just deal with the cost at the time.... one less monthly bill to worry about!


Lol they talk a good talk I had a job leaving they were trying hard bless 'em 😊

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:23 PM

You have to think, who's account should the money be in earning interest? Yours or Ford's?

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

Hi, sorry but not all parts are covered for three years, trim is not included, and you'll be suprised what parts Ford call trim, neither are parts under wear and tear. It is just a deal that stop you having to fork out the one off payment, as it is interest free it I went for it otherwise I would have had the service, tax and insurance all to pay out at the same time.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

You have to think, who's account should the money be in earning interest? Yours or Ford's?


Pray what interest do you think £20 a month would really give you?
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

Pray what interest do you think £20 a month would really give you?
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Just a little more than you would get from Ford, which would be zero.

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