I wanted to mod the car before I knew anything about it really..
And I don't see how my warranty would be voided from a UTEC, other than me going to the dealer with it in and being like, "look! I've changed the factory ECU, see? here, it's right here, UTEC, Turbo XS.. cool huh?" Obviously I would remove it before servicing, and unless they can hook it up and it throws a code saying the ECU has been messed with, they wouldn't ever know it was in there. Please tell me if I'm wrong here..
Starting off I wasn't really that concerned with my warranty, but now I'm starting to wonder.. Why am I going to need it so bad in the next 50,000 miles? Do they really have to be taken in to get stuff fixed so much?? I was hoping that in buying a newer car I would have a longer period of time before parts began to fail..
My first car was an 85 Ford F-150 5.0L(tragically wrecked).. had 250,000+ miles on it and never a problem, still the same power it had when it was new, AT never slipped, nothing.. have the automotive standards in manufacturing and design for prolonged use declined that much in the last 15 years??