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Old 01-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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Buying a used truck with a warranty.

I would hate to buy a used truck for 20,000 dollars and have engine or transmission go out and cost big money to have fix. I've been told CarMax has a warranty for used vehicles and who else does?

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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I just checked the CarMax page (Google is your friend). There is nothing there about a warranty through them that I see right off hand. Maybe if you buy through them they offer one?
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Lots of pros and cons on extended warrantys.

extended warranties on used motorhome
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It would be a lot cheaper to just have the truck checked out before you buy it, but a lot depends on what year and how much mileage the vehicle has on it as to whether you can even get a warranty.
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If you are looking at Fords, the best coverage is through Ford, if the vehicle is still eligible. Look up ESP warrantys and read thru them to see if they are a fit. Not sure about GM and Dodge.
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I bought a used Dodge 2500 w/5.9 cummins last year. I was able to get a two year extended warranty from Dodge. I was told that they were able to offer two years because the truck had less than 80k miles (mine had 79k). I drive 25k a year on the interstate. No problems so far.
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The 2-year warranty had no mileage limit?
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No mileage limit and it covered powertrain and the AC. I would have been limited to a one year warranty if the truck had 80k or or more when it was purchased.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #10
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CarMax has only five days to return it and get money back. Anything could happen after five days. I think to have good warranty you need to buy new. I found out from most used truck dealers you buy as is. Some new and used car dealers do offer 30 days when buying used.
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When we bought our motorhome ( which is in the process of being sold) we purchased an extended warranty. It was the first time I purchased one. At the time it ran out they paid about $32K in repairs. When I bought my used Chevy 2500 crew cab it came with a GM certified warranty, one year, 12000 miles. After a few months it needed a new radiator, battery, and the drivers window was making a noise when operating that they repaired. It's been good since.
We were treated pretty good for the first 25K of repairs with the MH, after that we had to start fighting to get things done.
If I buy another used truck I would buy a factory certified one, sometimes it takes owning one for a few months to see if a problem comes up even though you check them out very well before purchase. I see no need for an extended warranty as most of things on my truck I can fix myself and for the things I can't it's far, far, far cheaper then what it cost to have something fixed on the motorhome.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:51 AM   #12
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My experience with extended warranties has been greatly varied from extremely glad I purchased to why did I buy it in the first place. Our current DP extended warranty is now a high deductible plan that provides me some protection against a major failure. Not sure how much longer I will keep it in place. I think the advice to do comprehensive pre-buy inspections and rely on dealer provided plans for cars/trucks is good advice. Instead of premiums-set aside some cash to cover major failures.
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I'm looking at buying a 4x4 2010,2011,2012 F250 XL Reg Cab, Manual windows, Door locks, Automatic Trans, Pick-up instead of a motorhome. I'm still going to buy my truck slide-in camper.

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I'm looking at buying a 4x4 2010,2011,2012 F250 XL Reg Cab, Manual windows, Door locks, Automatic Trans, Pick-up instead of a motorhome. I'm still going to buy my truck slide-in camper.

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You might check some of the slide in campers at Livin Lite. My buddy and I were looking at them the other day, super high quality, and very light in weight.
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