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Route66 $2000 Extended Warranty...Yes or No

I'm refinancing my truck and was offered an extended warranty through Route66. It's $2000, 3 yr/36,000 mi, and will be enrolled into my new loan.

My truck currently has 97k miles and all the engine preventative maint was done around 75k miles.

Just wanted to get an opinion from anyone who has purchased an extended warranty, and whether I should save my money or get it.

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From what I've "heard" after-market warranties aren't great. I just got my 07 with 37k on it and bought the ford premium extended warranty for 2k. Don't think what I said helps, but hopefully someone else will chime in.
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Save the money, the only aftermarket warranty that hasn't been problematic is Ford's Extended Service Plan. Anytime you purchase these things, you find companies with great customer service ready to take your money, but when you're trucks down and you need it, you get the run around at best.

You've got a lift, a tuner, etc. all the things these companies like to use to deny warranty work.

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Better use of the money is:
Gauge set (either an OBDII set and a fuel pressure kit or a full up analog set to monitor at a minimum oil temp, coolant temp, fuel pressure, transmission fluid temperature, and exhaust temperature).
Coolant filtration kit
Coolant replacement with EC-1 rated coolant
*NOTE these last two items are the two significant distinctions between the VT365 and 6.0L engine both manufactured by Navistar...International had a much lower failure rate of oil coolers due to blocked coolant flow than Ford...there were also far fewer VT365 engines than 6.0L engines but coolant is an often neglected maintenance item - it isn't even recommended for replacement by Ford until 100,000-miles FAR TOO LONG for a coolant that started with very low nitrite concentration to begin with*

The aftermarket warranties aren't universally bad, but there is sure to be a substantial amount of fine print...caveat emptor! Before agreeing to the service contract you absolutely must read and thoroughly understand it; if you can't understand it, don't select it.

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Did it on my Lincoln LS. NO

If you are thinking "just in case" this is my insurance on head gaskets, turbo, etc... I will bet you right now on this day, they wont cover anything like that. Such a PITA!

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No. Save your money. There are many other ways you can get screwed in life for alot less money.

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NO DON’T DO IT !!! It is like pulling teeth to get any of these companies to honor a claim. If you have any mods or tuning you can kiss your coverage good bye. I would spend the money on preventive maintenance and go fast goodies.
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No. Save your money. There are many other ways you can get screwed in life for alot less money.
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