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Old 03-01-2002, 09:49 AM
Skolnick's Landscaping Skolnick's Landscaping is offline
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brand new 2001 F-250 V-10

I Bought a brand new 2001 F-250 4x4 V-10 on tuesday night didnt even put 30 miles on the truck and on wednesday afternoon the fuel pump shorted the fuel pump relay. I had the truck towed backed to the dealership. They fixed the problem and I picked it up thursday at noon I didnt even get 5 miles away from the dealership and the fuel pump shorted the fuel pump relay once again. I went and talked to the dealership last night they gave me two option they will give me a 5 year 75,000 mile warranty i said make it 7 year 100,000 miles they said alright or they will buy the truck back from me what are your opinions on what i should choose the warranty or get my money back. Also have any of you guys been throught the lemon law because if i take the warranty and keep the truck and this happens one more time I have to go throught the lemon law I bought the truck at Bergeys Ford in Ambler Pennsylvania.
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Old 03-02-2002, 12:39 AM
scagman scagman is offline
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Get the warranty its worth the $2000 for the Platinum plan. I bought a 2000 F-250 Xl. Im worry free.
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Old 03-02-2002, 01:52 AM
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Get the money back and buy a chevy
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Old 03-04-2002, 09:15 PM
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Trade it for a diesel.
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Old 03-05-2002, 12:34 AM
Randy Scott Randy Scott is offline
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First off, what the hell good is the warranty when you can't even keep the truck running. Obviously they are going to have to find the problem or you won't even be able to drive it, regardless of what you get for a warranty. I would let them try and find the problem and see what happens. Odds are they find out the problem the truck will be fixed. If you don't feel comfortable about the whole deal I suggest giving the truck back and get a different one. Make them work a good deal on a different truck for your inconvenience. A dealership will most likely do as much as possible to keep you happy.
They already offered to take back the truck so you are in a good position. I would get diesel next time around, if you get one you will be glad you did. The only people that say you don't need a diesel are the ones who haven't experienced one yet. I will never own a gasser again. Next vehicle for the wife is a diesel Excursion. Whether she likes it or not.
Oh yeah, a GM isn't the answer either, I've had plenty of them before my Fords. I think they are both great manufacturers and could take or leave either brand. It's just what appeals to me now is the Ford, maybe next time it will be GM, we'll see.
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Old 03-05-2002, 01:01 AM
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Same thing happened to a buddy of mine, He ended up switching for a differant truck after 3 tow backs to the dealership and has had no problems since. The truck was also a 2001 V-10 4x4
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Old 03-06-2002, 10:18 AM
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Trade it for a diesel. You will never go back to gas.
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Old 03-06-2002, 11:11 AM
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that warranty does sound good, but getting a diesel sounds good to. good luck
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Old 03-07-2002, 07:34 AM
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Take it back and go to your Dodge dealer. 2000 Cummins has 42,000 and hasn't seen the shop one time.

I would trade that lemon on something, whatever you do don't keep it.
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