September 4, 2010, 6:33 am
[quote name='braindead' date='04 September 2010 - 09:51 AM' timestamp='1283589683' post='95897']
i lernt the hard way with this car, i got speak up an not just take what im given and question things even know i feel uncomfurtable "questioning people" but yes i feel better and "brighter" for sure. now i know my rights i'll be standing up for them (in an nice but firm way).[/quote]
You done great Gavin, well proud of you mate. And yes being in control but always giving the other guy "a way out" is the way to do it.
I made up a saying that I attribute to the dispossessed peoples of Palestine and it is ...........If you rob a people of all reasons for living, you leave them with only reasons for dying.......but don't get me started on world politics. Anyway that view point can be applied to life in general.
[quote]i will report on my car when i pick it up ,hopfully ford deliver the new compressor and pipes today i havn't really driven the car other than shop and back then dealers 4-5 times.at least dealer put £10 of petrol in to "cover" cost of fuel.
its asmaszine how these peaple go from hrash arigant seller to an pleastant happy to help once you show them u know yr stuff and they know they loss big time if you take action agast them. im 28 family man and only just worked this out!!.[/quote]
It does not matter how old you are, you took constructive criticism on the chin, applied the knowledge and come out with a [b]A star[/b] pass rate. And what is good about you is that you are keeping the board informed of your progress, thus adding to the knowledge base of the board. To many people register, get what info they want and you never here from them again or the outcome.
[quote]theres hoping for some good motoring years in my third ford in 3 years and hopfully i will have somthing good to say about fords.(other two was mondys from bad sellers(i was an mug)!)[/quote]
It's not really a case of you being a mug, I dare say you were fraudulently ripped off by crooked car sellers.
This petrol 1.6 Zetec Climate is my fifth Ford amongst other Marques during 55 years of car ownership. And every one has been a good one.OK the 10 year old Mondeo eight years into my nine years of ownership started to rust on the door bottoms, so when the original clutch went at 80k a year later, I just got the AA man to take it and me to the scrap yard. But I went out and replaced it with a 6 year old 1.8 Focus, because by and large they have never let me down. That Focus it's self was a cracking car, but just short of three years into it's ownership, some prat wrote it off in a head on collision when he wanted our side of the road. I've never bought a new car in my life, I just cannot stomach the losses attributed to buying new. For instance a new Focus 1.6 TDCi Zetec is circa £17,145 new, 18 months and 15k later it has a PX value of £7985, that's a loss of 53.43% in value, or £9160 in 18 months. Better some other punter takes that kind of financial hit as far as I'm concerned.
I'm rabbiting again........
I'm sure you will be all right Gavin once it has it's faults sorted out. Like I say other than service parts, and renewables such as brake disks/shoes/pads and the odd clutch after circa 80k, and timing belts, I've never had a Ford break down on me.