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#1 hedgepig

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:48 PM

Guys, you'll be glad to know that I've finally got it!!

At the beginning of the week, I got a call from Jim at Shepshed Ford advising that my car would be ready for collection today at 3.00pm.

Yippee I thought, so all week I've been looking forward to picking it up and let me tell you I was not disappointed.

When I got there it was sitting on the forecourt looking georgeous (like me!) and it looked so good it almost took my breath away--you have to remember that I had never seen this colour in the flesh--I couldn't wait to drive off into the sunset so to speak.

Just a few words of praise here about Jim who spent ages with me making sure I was happy and that everything was OK--refreshing to find this type of service nowadays.

I only drove it a few miles before I had to get back home otherwise Tesco wouldn't have been able to deliver the shopping and then I would have had to have done it...................aaaaaaah I hate shopping.............unless it's boys' toys of course because that's different!

Now all I've got to do is work out how to set the radio................................... :unsure:

More adventures to follow shortly................... ;)

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#2 vinnyvangough

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:09 PM

Sounds like your happy with it, cant wait to see some pictures?

#3 hedgepig

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:31 PM

You asked for pictures--ok here we go:


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There you go--pictures of my new babe!!

#4 Mark M.K

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:44 AM

That looks nice! The bigger rear spoiler really does finish off the rear :) Just can't help but think you paid alot of money for that...

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:49 PM

I am just about to get rid of mine.
Owned it since 30th november 2008 and have had that many problems with it.
Local ford dealer is not interested in helping and neither were customer services on the phone.
It was my first new car and my first ford.
Neither will i ever own again.
Depreciation is good i paid 12,800 and now it is worth 9000.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:56 PM

I am just about to get rid of mine.
Owned it since 30th november 2008 and have had that many problems with it.
Local ford dealer is not interested in helping and neither were customer services on the phone.
It was my first new car and my first ford.
Neither will i ever own again.
Depreciation is good i paid 12,800 and now it is worth 9000.



What were the problems that they couldn't fix?

#7 Pimp My Ride

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:58 PM

That's a mint looking car mate.

Love the shape of it and I agree the spoiler really does finish off the car.

Nice one

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:35 PM

I am just about to get rid of mine.
Owned it since 30th november 2008 and have had that many problems with it.
Local ford dealer is not interested in helping and neither were customer services on the phone.
It was my first new car and my first ford.
Neither will i ever own again.
Depreciation is good i paid 12,800 and now it is worth 9000.


Don't be too eager to sell it--surely your dealer can get to the bottom of what's wrong?

Just out of curiosity, what spec is it and what are the problems?

Don't let one bad experience sour you for the future--not all dealers are disinterested like yours--most of them value your custom and will work hard to keep you.

And surely you'll get more than 9k for it??????

It's only 7 weeks old for ****'s sake?!

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 08:02 AM

Squeeze green zetec 1.6 Tdci with 17 inch alloys/privacy glass and bluetooth and voice control.
1100 miles on clock.
1..Speedo incorrect due to wheels (car thinks it has travelled further than it has 15% out)
remedy put standard wheels and tyres on
answer how can i because these are what it came with.
2... Paint marks in N/s/r door
remedy had to have it painted(car was 2 days old
3.. Ripped O/s/f and N/s/f inner door seals from delivery
remedy we will replace them but they may be modified
answer order some then (OH they are on back order)
4.... Both rear door seals that are stuck onto the door panel that meets over the "B" post
keep coming adrift
remedy order some
OH on back order
5...Immobiliser light stays on when driving
remedy just a glitch
answer should not come on unless the chip in the key is not read correctly
but they cannot find any reason for it on their computer
6.. Indicator does not cancel when turning left
remedy unresolved due to my lack of interest in the product now
7...Car kangaroo's when travelling at low speed in traffic or going over speed bumps
if you drive the car like a young lad who does not care about it then you would never know the fault was there.
Drive it like you want to cherish the car and all hell is let loose (try it 10mph just between 2/1st gear and try and coast over a
speed bump or lightly travel forwards.
remedy "thats how they are its called anti stall
answer "!Removed! its not natural"
8..Suspension at the front of the car now clucks when going over bumps
remedy have lost interest
9.. Rattle from left side of dash
remedy still on going.

Local dealer "Hartwell Ford in GRIMSBY" are not interested after having 4 visits to them they view me as a pain in the !Removed!
and they view the faults as petty ones.
Maybe so but a few petty faults then become large ones and when you paid 13000 pounds you expect
better service than this.
Oh and if one more salesman or sales manager calls me mate then i will hit them.

#10 Mark M.K

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:42 AM

I think to be fair, your being way too picky on some of the "problems"

The alloys would not be 17" as standard. They are 15's so you would of added them extra so thats your fault.

As for the paint, try waxing it with a good polish. This normally solves most problems.

With your problem number 7, TDCI engines at that speed will always do that. It's where the engine wants to keep driving when you have the clutch up. This is not a fault of the car.

As for the other problems, thats the dealers problem. Not yours. Nobody says you MUST go back to the dealer you got the car from. I got my car in another town, yet i took it back to my local garage in Milton Keynes for its free serivce. (which i must add, no problems at all have been reported)

You will be a fool if you sell it now as you have not given the dealer time to order parts. Its not their fault if the parts you need aint in stock. They will probaly need to be made and shipped over from Germany

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:02 PM

I think to be fair, your being way too picky on some of the "problems"


Have to say I agree to some extent

The alloys would not be 17" as standard. They are 15's so you would of added them extra so thats your fault.


I think he means they were the ford "option" 17" wheels and as such should not make the speedo incorrect as they would have been dealer or factory fitted


As for the other problems, thats the dealers problem. Not yours. Nobody says you MUST go back to the dealer you got the car from. I got my car in another town, yet i took it back to my local garage in Milton Keynes for its free serivce. (which i must add, no problems at all have been reported)

You will be a fool if you sell it now as you have not given the dealer time to order parts. Its not their fault if the parts you need aint in stock. They will probaly need to be made and shipped over from Germany


Definitely, try another dealer before giving up (and losing money)

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:00 PM

They were Ford 17 inch extra wheels
My father has bought the same car (only a titanium spec) and has none of the problems i have.
Although it may be picky with the seals being adrift and ripped i feel after paying the amount i have this should not be happening.
Yes the seals are on back order and have been since beginning of Dec 2008 but they are still making the cars??
As for driving over speed bumps a little quicker it is easier said than done , yes the tdci engine wants to go forward at them speeds but it violently kangaroo's in both first gear and second.
When i drive my dads car the same as mine it does not do this.
Paint work... i tried tar remover etc and the local(Hartwell) dealer tried power polishing and could not remove the marks hence repainting.
Have had enough of what we would call a friday car and a dealer that has washed their hands.
Will be writing to Ford ,watchdog etc

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:13 PM

I've been told by more than one dealer that you can't get the Zetec with 17" alloys, only 15" standard or 16" (option) - What have you got, the Titanium X 17" alloys on a Zetec?! The titanium X pack again isnt a Zetec option.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:22 PM

I am just about to get rid of mine.
Owned it since 30th november 2008 and have had that many problems with it.
Local ford dealer is not interested in helping and neither were customer services on the phone.
It was my first new car and my first ford.
Neither will i ever own again.
Depreciation is good i paid 12,800 and now it is worth 9000.


This is why i went for leasing the car.

On a side note, anyone know where i can get the same alloys as this machine?

p.s. AMAZING car :) perfect spec :)

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:31 AM

This is why i went for leasing the car.

On a side note, anyone know where i can get the same alloys as this machine?

p.s. AMAZING car :) perfect spec :)


Pretty sure the alloys can be bought directly from a Ford dealer.

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