Originally posted by IPhido
Ford could email you directly with technical documents and recalls. Any delivery dammage would be noted by the truck driver.
It is done overseas. So it is possible.
But yes, drive away prices.. Or atleast recomended retail charges on dealer delivery in say CBD areas.
youre right anything is possible and i think there would be a market for it too. however it wouldnt be in fords best interest imo
the recent BA recall for drive shaft clips for instance called for a stop shipment. emailing customers directly may not be relieble(people might not check their emails for a few days) plus it could cause panic.
its just a lot simplier to let dealers sort out any promblems/damage and make sure the vehicle is 100% before its delivered "act as a safety net for ford" hopefully getting you off to a good ownership experience.i stress hopefully!!
i wouldnt want to run around organizing a mechanic to do a PD and fix travel damage etc before i even got my new car? how would you test drive them,just use up the local dealers stock?
the other issue is obviously ford dont want other people touching their cars.
with BA falcons for instance you cant even fit cruise control without a WDS which you will only find at a ford dealer.
but i think you hit the nail on the head IPhido with recomended dealer delivery charges as i would be unhappy with a 1300.00
how much have other people here paid??