My debate with Ford this morning......
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Alexandra: Thank you for using our chat room. How can we help you?
you: Hi there. With regard to the debate on ethanol in fuel. Can Ford recommend who I should buy my petrol from?
Alexandra: I'll find that information for you now. I'll just be a moment.
Alexandra: Unfortunatley we are not able to recommend one particular company.
you: I don't want to damage my new XR8 on the account of Johnny being corrupt. Surely ford has a stance on this and can recommend something.
you: am i not supposed to drive my vehicle for another 16 months until the tests to prove ethanol is damaging come to light
Alexandra: We can not recommed a particular manufacturer for you to use.
Alexandra: There is no legal scale to say one manufacturer is better than another. Its entirely up to consumer choices.
you: Ok. So can I get a letter from Ford advising i will not void my warranty by using ethanol based fuels.
Alexandra: You will need to use the fuel that is recommended in your owners manual with the legal content of ethanol. I would suggest if it is such a concern for you that you ask each of the petrol companys to supply you with there ethanol readings for the fuels.
you: i guess i'm just the ham again in between the sandwich of government and large enterprise. I'll take your advice and query the service stations on the amount of ethanol they use in their fuel. I guess it doesn't seem such a concern to you personally because you drive a company car right?
Alexandra: No i do not drive a company car. But i do also, like yourself drive a AU2 XR8.
you: Have you had many enquiries about fuel this morning or is it just me?
Alexandra: You have actually been the first person this morning, but im sure if it was on the news this morning we will get more enquires about the issues you have raised.
Alexandra: Thank you for using our chat room. Good-bye.
you: It was on the news last night. It's a fairly hot debate at the moment because Howard won't legislate a threshold of 10% until further studies have been complete to prove it's damaging for engines. The company that produces 90% of Australia's Enthanol is in bed with the Liberal party
you: anyhow, you have a good day too Alex. Bye