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#1 OFFLINE   carnut

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:00 PM

I haven't been doing a lot of driving on my GT. I bought it a few weeks ago with 9,000 miles on. Got a really good deal. After I took delivery, I had a 2nd gear grinding issue, a tempermental oil pressure gage and no climate control heat. So I put my list together and took it to my friendly Ford dealer.

The shift cable has been replaced, still an issue, new transaxle on its way :waiting:

Checked gage, Ford says replace the oil pump :waiting:

Changed the ac control heat, heat now works. :happy feet:

Not a whimper out of Ford, the dealership has been gracious and I am completely happy so far. It is warranty work. :happy feet:

Good thing I have I my GT500, so I still get my fix.

I read so many stories of people who are unhappy with their dealership or Ford. This is a good story that also needs to be heard.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:59 PM

Does yours have the transaxle cooler?

Glad to hear that they are taking care of you.
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:28 PM

Does yours have the transaxle cooler?

Glad to hear that they are taking care of you.


No, no transmission cooler. From what I have read, they are a must if you plan on excercising the car much. Apparently they will puke a little fluid under certain spirited conditions.

Yeah, they have been great. I was expecting some balking at a $14,000 trans-axle, but again, with over 30 new Fords over the years, I have never had Ford or this dealership give me hard time.

Thanks Ford.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 06:36 PM

Sounds like a great deal you have going there. Nice to hear they are taking care of you.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:22 PM

Note to self: find a good reason to get lost in the southwest sometime and pretend car is broken ...then :idea: tell wifey the only place that can help us is the infamous "No Snivelling" garage just outside Phoenix :bandance: :) :happy feet: Have car towed there. See F-GT while car is being 'repaired.' :spiteful: :)


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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:44 PM

What ever became of the wrecked car?

#7 OFFLINE   68fastback

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:32 PM

It is still a gleam-in-the-eye of a plan, Snoop ;)

I'm just biding time so Carnut has a chance to get the F-GT all squeaky-new first :hysterical:

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"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." --Albert Einstein

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:51 PM

Maybe you should post the dealers name in case someone close by is looking for one . Great that you are being looked after.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:50 PM

:ninja: sure is, Snoop ;) :goodnight:


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