Titanium X Mis-Build
Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:36 AM
I sold my own vehicle but, being of a cautious nature, waited until the Mondeo had been built and delivered to the dealer before parting with it. I was just waiting for the invoice from the dealer so I could pay the balance and take delivery - and then I was told about the missing Tech Pack... It is apparently not possible to retrofit these items once the car has been built due to the prohibitive labour costs involved, so I am now left without a vehicle, and have been told by the car broker that due to the number of similar mis-builds Ford are holding a meeting this Monday (9th March) to discuss what to do.
Has anyone else also been told this? I probably COULD live without the keyless entry, the TPM and the fancy drivers seat that made up the Pack, but after having had the change of trim colour more or less forced upon me already, I do feel very annoyed that this situation has been allowed to happen. I had hoped that by buying new I was getting all the little touches of luxury that I actually wanted rather than having to accept what was fitted in a car on a dealer's forecourt. This does not appear to be how it's going to turn out unless I reject the car and start again.
I am tempted to do this, get a hire car for the 12 weeks or so it will take to build another Mondeo (For the originally agreed price, which is rather less than the current price) and to claim the cost of the Hire Car from the dealer and Ford in the courts, if necessary, citing Breach of Contract as the reason for rejecting the existing car.
If I were to accept the car as it is, what sort of discount would anyone else in the same situation be looking for, on top of the £490 that the Pack would have cost - and bearing in mind that putting the individual elements on would have cost £825?
I'm sure mis-builds do happen to other manufacturers, but my previous cars bought from new (3 x Toyota Avensis!!) were all delivered bang on spec! I am beginning to regret not waiting for the Avensis Diesel Automatic config to arrive...
I would be really interested to find out just how big a problem this Tech Pack 2 mis-build is, and what similarly affected people have been told and what they are hoping for by way of resolving it. If anyone wants to talk or e-mail me about this I would be delighted to hear from them!
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:39 AM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:59 AM
of air fitting that you could want. Wholesale prices too. I guess these could be used as small water pipe fitting also. I
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