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Wheels.26

Buying new car

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{Wheels.26.158}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:53:21 CST (35 lines)

My two cents:

- Don't buy a third-party warranty. They're a pain in the ass and
definitely not worth the money. The van will come with a factory
warranty. I have never heard of a "lifetime powertrain" warranty.
Exactly what does it mean?

- You do not need a pre-purchase inspection. You can give it a
test-drive before accepting it but if you've already driven a Transit
Connect as you said, there's really no need for it. A pre-purchase
inspection is for used vehicles to determine any problems simply
because it is used. This van is brand-new. Your factory warranty
covers any issues that may arise with the van.

- You will be fine with the factory tires. They will be all-season
(likely not all-weather as Bianca mentioned). I'd suggest buying a set
of winter tires and then swapping them back and forth as usual. Run
the factory tires (during the appropriate season) until they wear out,
and then replace them at your preferred tire shop.

- The dealer will not switch out the tires and take them off your
purchase. The van is sold with the factory tires. Anything you buy or
trade, tire-wise, is a separate deal.

- Ford reconfigured its websites and they're garbage, even the media
one. It just shows wheel sizes, not tires. Going from memory, I think
they're passenger-vehicle tires, not light truck. But either way,
you'll be fine.

- You don't need AAA, not yet. Your van will come with roadside
warranty coverage. If there's a problem, Ford sends someone to look
after you. There will be a brochure in the paperwork explaining the
terms and who to call.

I really like the Transit Connect. I think you'll be happy with it.

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