The original factory all-inclusive warranty expires on Mrs. Monty's 05 Focus at the end of this month, and she wants to purchase an extended warranty.
Our Ford dealer is trying to pitch us the Tricare extended warranty over the Ford extended warranty. The biggest selling feature? Tricare offers a 6 year 160,000 km all-inclusive warranty for approximately the same price as the Ford extended, which is only good for 7 years from the original date of purchase. Which means that in July of 2012 the Ford warranty is done, no matter how many kilometers we have on the vehicle, but with the Tricare, the warranty will last us until 2014.
The Focus has a 5 year 100,000 powertrain warranty in effect, which would be finished in July of 2010, or at 100,000 kilometers. At our current pace, the car will have approximately 88,000 kilometers on the odometer by that point, so at least the powertrain will be covered until then.
I'm hoping that some forum members have had dealings with Tricare, and can pass on those experiences.
To answer the obvious, they are asking $1881.00 for the Tricare warranty, and I can get the Ford warranty for a little less, but with less features.