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Old 05-14-2004, 05:39   #1 (permalink)
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Is an FPV worth it?

My GTP has has a series of issues over 10000km.

It has used 10 l of Mobil 1. Paid for by me.

Headlights blown. I bought new ones.

Stalls in rush hour traffic.

Climate air is noisy - makes a noise like ' woof, woof' every 15 secs to 2 mins when air is on.

Stalls in rush hour traffic over and over

Slower than an XR6T in timed trial ($35,000 difference in price)

When in traffic, and push in clutch, idle goes to about 1200 rpm before settling to real idle of 650rpm.

Cant open boot without alarm going off.

I rang my dealer 3 months ago to ask for assistance (not an FPV dealer) and he is yet to return my call.

Is this a normal FPV experience?
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Old 05-14-2004, 05:45   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Is an FPV worth it?

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My GTP has has a series of issues over 10000km.

It has used 10 l of Mobil 1. Paid for by me.

Headlights blown. I bought new ones.

Stalls in rush hour traffic.

Climate air is noisy - makes a noise like ' woof, woof' every 15 secs to 2 mins when air is on.

Stalls in rush hour traffic over and over

Slower than an XR6T in timed trial ($35,000 difference in price)

When in traffic, and push in clutch, idle goes to about 1200 rpm before settling to real idle of 650rpm.

Cant open boot without alarm going off.

I rang my dealer 3 months ago to ask for assistance (not an FPV dealer) and he is yet to return my call.

Is this a normal FPV experience?

Seems to be at the moment......Where do you live .........some of the guys here know some really good dealerships that you can take your car to, and get the issue's addressed.....without to much fuss.
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Old 05-14-2004, 06:09   #3 (permalink)
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Dont get me started, you have a definiate oil issue, if I was you, id be reporting that so a new engine can be built. Stalling appears to be a common problem, it may need the flash the dealers do, other problems, Id be doing something about it, no way would I put up with that.
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Re: Is an FPV worth it?

I sympathise with you as I think a lot of us have had some issues. Having said that let me say that my dealer has always fixed all my problems with no questions asked. They even supplied a replacement car when a repair took longer than a day. It may take a while to sort all these issues out but you'll find that the dealer who sold you the car should be glad to help. If not call FPV and seek advice from them.

I take the view that the car has a 3 year warranty and this is plenty of time to get everything sorted. This is why I'm not stressing about it.
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l am not sure they are worth it going on my recent experience. No doubt you have read about my driveline shunt issues, and while l dont want to regurgitate my exeriences in your thread, l have been very disappointed with the reaction it has receieved from Ford/FPV. The quality of these cars is no better than a base model, and neither is the customer service it seems.

BTW the alarm problem you describe is the same as what we also had. it was a simple earthing probblem that the service dept fixed quickly, very common unfortunatley. 10 lts of oil useage is way over the acceptable limit, and at $20/lt approx is getting bloody expensive too.
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On the drive line shunt, I drove GT 0046 the other day, absolultly shocking, the worst car ive driven, it was worse than mine. Poor Phil, hes been putting up with it, he has reported it, they are sending someone out to look at it, see the more cars they look at, the more chance they will say, THATS NORMAL, get use to it.
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Re: Is an FPV worth it?

Sorry to hear about that NZ GT-P. Hope it works out for you!

And I am sure you will be looked after by the local FPV dealer.
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Sorry, must add I am being looked after by a very good FPV dealer, who has a very skilled tech doing FPV work. Most probs sorted out immediately, but is just the inconveniance and the fact faults shouldn't happen.
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Sorry, must add I am being looked after by a very good FPV dealer, who has a very skilled tech doing FPV work. Most probs sorted out immediately, but is just the inconveniance and the fact faults shouldn't happen.
Well make up your mind ,reading your first Post your basically saying that you are having all these issue'e and getting no help at all or no response from your dealer.
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Watch out!! the odd guy thats not having any trouble with the GT/GTP/XR8 or thay'll admit to will flame you, Get the flameproof suit ready. LOL
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