Should I have the car I just bought looked at by Ford?

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  1. The pony boy

    The pony boy New Member

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    Just bought my 2010 with 98k. Everything looks fine and the car is running good. I was wondering if its worth it or if any body has brought there car to Ford for a once over. I have a 3 month 3000 mile warranty with the dealer I bought the car off of and thought maybe they would see something I can't. ThankThanks Phil
     
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    A dealership may not upsell warranty. If you bring it in for an oil change they will complete a multipoint inspection. This is mostly visual and suspension check if it request a "works" package. Which you should per the scheduled maint.

    May be best to bring it to another dealership and ask them look it over like your having it checked prior to purchase. They may look it over better and complete basic scan tool self tests. But it will cost you.

    You can do some research yourself. With near 100K their is maintained that may have been neglected to be completed. Owners manual can be revisd form Ford's owner account when you sign up. Free.99.
     
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    If you know and trust a good Ford dealership in your area, then yes, it would be a good idea as you will need them at some point (if the dealership you purchased from is not "Ford".

    If you don't, then it is less valuable, as you may be subjecting yourself for some bad treatment. You might stumble into a dealership with an "I told you so" attitude for not dealing with them.

    Get some local information on where the best service dealerships are located, using other peoples experiences. That will probably take close to the 3 months you have on your current arrangement.
     
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  4. The pony boy

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    It was purchased from a large used car dealer. Place has a good reputation. I’m in Connecticut and have dealt with colonial ford/Subaru several times. I’ve been a ford guy for ever and currently have a 93 mustang and 2001 lightning. It was easy to buy the lightning I literally drove it around the block did a burn out and knew it was good. But there’s a lot more to a SHO.
     
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    I bought my 2011 last year almost identical situation to yours. I took mine in a few months ago to the local Ford dealer for a check up and found it was in good mechanical condition. After starting to modify it a few weeks ago I started noticing some highly neglected items, plugs, brakes etc. I also joined this site to learn more about my car and what can be done to maintain and improve it. If I had 1 piece of advice to give it would be to check your PTU and have the fluid changed. By what I have been reading it's a common issue with these cars and very expensive to fix. I have drained and filled my PTU 3 times since Saturday in an attempt to flush out the unit and it is still looks too thick and dirty.
     
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    maybe you need someone to help you to check,like your friend,your family member.my dad is Auto Machinist,he check himself.haha.
     
  7. The pony boy

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    I consider myself a mechanic. I have done all the work/mods to all my vehicles. Just was curious to what others have done. I do plan to service the ptu soon. My garage is packed with my other cars so I might have tonite somewhere for the first service.
     
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    I took my 2012 to the Ford dealer last month for a new battery I got a letter last week saying they wanted to buy my car. The letter States the car is in high demand. point was they did the safety check and suspension check and gave me an A+ rating for my vehicle. They said it was a cleanest 6 years old SHO they ever seen.
     
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    Yeah dealers send those letters out as a ploy to get you to come in to talk about buying a new car. I love my SHO - my favorite car of all I've ever owned actually. But these things are NOT in high demand.
     
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    I don't know the letter said in demand will buy your 2012 Ford Taurus SHO no obligation to purchase a vehicle from us. this is my favorite SHO so far after owning 5 already.
    will be keeping this one for a while.

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