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Would you pay $3,500 to warranty a used truck?- Story Update!
Hi all - I'm buying a 2005 F250 CC Lariat 4X4. It has 95K miles, one owner, bone stock and in exceptional condition. I'm having it shipped from Vegas to CA and should be here tomorrow. I bought it from carmax. Carmax supposedly does a 120-point inspection on all vehicles (but I realize they probably don't have diesel experts working there).
So, a 3 year, bumper to bumper warranty will run me about $3,500...OUCH!! Obviously, I don't want to lay out that kind of cash, BUT I do hear of potentially very expensive repairs! What should I do? My thought is, if I'm going to spend $3,500 on warranty, why not spend that much and get a truck with lower miles, say 80K - or would that even matter?
Since carmax has a 5 day money back guarantee, I was thinking of taking it to a real diesel mechanic for a look see. That's $120 but seems like money well spent. What do you all think???
I could also get a one or two year package for less money, of course (still pricey though!)
Last edited by Ride Everything; 10-10-2009 at 08:01 PM.