Joined: May 2008
Location: Maryland Heights
I joined this forum about 3 or 4 years ago when I purchased a 2006 GT and last fall traded that in for a 2009 GT500. I am knocking on wood as I type this because I have been fortunate enough to not have any serious issues with either car. After I bought my 06 in the spring of 08, one of my friends fell in love with my car and 2 weeks later traded his truck in for a 2008 GT. Ever since he has been convinced that he bought a lemon because my car was faster. I tried to explain that it was because I had 3.73 gears and he didn't so I would be slightly quicker. He also complained the his car would backfire and knock if he didn't put premium gas in his car. I never ran premium in my GT and never noticed any knock, even though he would say he heard it in mine too. Well, now he says that he has a ticking sound and thinks there is a problem with a lifter and has some internal engine problems. He has not exceded the warranty mileage, but says that he hasn't taken it in yet because the way he read his warranty info, that there was no set deductible and the cost to him could range from nothing to almost $800. So, my question is, has anyone had to deal with the factory warranty for their cars? And what was your exposure to your out of pocket expenses?