Can't get enough of it!
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Perth, Western Australia
This board and the Aussie Forums
Okay, time for you all to sit back and take some well-earned praise here!
I've been around for a few years (40, in fact, although I feel 21!) and bought my XR in April last year. It took me a while to find these forums on the net (I think Ford refered me to them, in fact, after an email query about something) but I'd just like to say "Well done".
I've been into computing for quite a while (I used to run a sizeable BBS in WA a few years ago, before the Internet got 'popular') and I am happy to say that this is one of the best sites I have come across.
You've all been very helpful, patient with my stupid (non-mechanic type) questions and I've got a lot of information that's been enlightning to me that will only make my experience with my XR6 better. Above all, I've seen very little of the slanging, back-stabbing crap that occurs on other systems similar to this (a famous pilot based one comes to mind, that I also frequent).
This morning I happened to run across the name "Geoff Polites" and, in the context of the post, realised that he was someone important in the Ford scheme of things (sorry, Geoff, I'm not enough of a Ford 'nut' to know your name otherwise!). After reading all of his posts via the search engine and seeing how many other Ford and Tickford people frequent and actively participate on these forums has prompted me to write this message. Treasure that relationship, foster it and use it to the advantage of both parties. I'm sure most of you know how valuable it is.
So, keep up the good work, I'll be making a monetary contribution soon and thanks for the opportunity to use the forums.
Thanks also to Geoff and the team for the opportunity to drive the best goddam car I've ever owned (and I've had a few, believe me). I still get a buzz when I see people drooling over it and when the carwash guy or the petrol station guy says "Nice car, you happy with it?". Needless to say, I then proceed to attempt to convince them to buy one!
BA XR6T, Mercury Silver, Manual, Sunroof, Premium Sound, Premium Brakes, Sports Steering wheel, Leather, Mats, Tint, Mud Spats, Boot Liner and a dribble bib :-)