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Old 05-19-2004, 00:16   #1 (permalink)
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TIGHT! on warranty: be careful when dragging!

was at the werribee ford dealer the other night and i was talking to the guy there. i was asking about some performance upgrades (like exhaust and just bolt on things) and how it would affect warranty. anyways...we were talking about how tight ford are with warranty, and he told me that now ford go to Calder Park every offstreet drag night and video/photo the line ups to see if any fords are dragging. anyway he said some dude with a new GT came in the other week needing a new clutch and tried to claim it on warranty...but his warranty was voided because they had footage of him smoking it at the start line at Calder!!! (with his number plates on). so youve been warned!! take off your plates before you all go Dunnydore hunting at Calder!
has anyone else been caught? do you think they could have another way of identifying you at the drags if you have ur plates off?

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Persoanlly, I would stop at my solicitors on the way home and get some legal action going. I know of one guy that had the same problem, went to his solicitor and eventually Ford reinstated the warranty.

Your warranty isn't voided for street racing, your warranty isn't voided if you get caught doing donuts in the street by the cops... but your warranty is void for taking your car somewhere safe and legal ???? They market the cars as 'sports' cars .. how can they expect that people won't use them as such.

I have been out once ( in a dream.. ) but taken the plates off my car and taped up the rego label.
Oh yeah..the clutches are as weak as piss so they better be expecting a lot more warranty claims, legal racing or not.
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Its the wise option to tape up your plates for other reasons like insurance as well. Driving the car at the drags should not affect the warrenty. If you drove your car the same way in your backyard and did the clutch they would replace it. Whats the difference?
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wonder if you could get them for stalking if you dragged every week??
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Persoanlly, I would stop at my solicitors on the way home and get some legal action going. I know of one guy that had the same problem, went to his solicitor and eventually Ford reinstated the warranty.

Your warranty isn't voided for street racing, your warranty isn't voided if you get caught doing donuts in the street by the cops... but your warranty is void for taking your car somewhere safe and legal ???? They market the cars as 'sports' cars .. how can they expect that people won't use them as such.

I have been out once ( in a dream.. ) but taken the plates off my car and taped up the rego label.
Oh yeah..the clutches are as weak as piss so they better be expecting a lot more warranty claims, legal racing or not.
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WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT!!!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH PPL.....i didnt belive this till i picked up the latest issue of street machine to see a letter in there from someone whos just had the exact thing said to him.... He got his warranty VOID they say cos he used it in a OFF STREET PERFORMANCE MANNER!!!!!.. U CANT BE SERIOUS...

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WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT!!!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH PPL.....i didnt belive this till i picked up the latest issue of street machine to see a letter in there from someone whos just had the exact thing said to him.... He got his warranty VOID they say cos he used it in a OFF STREET PERFORMANCE MANNER!!!!!.. U CANT BE SERIOUS...

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I read thet in SM today aswell.
If FPV are supporting driver training days as part as the performance package that they sell, they haven't got a leg to stand on if they think they are going to void someones warranty.
Just look at their promo video, John Bowe sliding the cars around corners, some people doing donuts in their cars
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mabey they should just put stronger clutches in
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Persoanlly, I would stop at my solicitors on the way home and get some legal action going. I know of one guy that had the same problem, went to his solicitor and eventually Ford reinstated the warranty.

Your warranty isn't voided for street racing, your warranty isn't voided if you get caught doing donuts in the street by the cops... but your warranty is void for taking your car somewhere safe and legal ???? They market the cars as 'sports' cars .. how can they expect that people won't use them as such.

I have been out once ( in a dream.. ) but taken the plates off my car and taped up the rego label.
Oh yeah..the clutches are as weak as piss so they better be expecting a lot more warranty claims, legal racing or not.
Well said Jeff however.....................................................

Car manufactuers arent stupid, and im sure most mechanically minded people would know what a abused clutch looks like. there is only so much you can claim on warranty after a certain amount of time. remember warranty is meant for faults, driver abuse is not a fault, but ya can milk it hehehehehe =)

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I read thet in SM today aswell.
If FPV are supporting driver training days as part as the performance package that they sell, they haven't got a leg to stand on if they think they are going to void someones warranty.
Just look at their promo video, John Bowe sliding the cars around corners, some people doing donuts in their cars

I hate to point it out, you are not John Bowe. Nor are you John Bowe testing and assessing the handling dynamics of a pre-production FPV vehicle. You are however doing a driver training day in a controlled and educated supervised event, endorsed by Ford/FPV.

Drag racing I guess is not counted as not normal use for a road vehicle (understandably). Also then where do you draw the line? What about CAMS officiated Ford/FPV club days?

I guess Ford/FPV just draw the line on their warranty at the same point as an average insurance company does with your insurance. Would you bitch to insurance agencies if you got rear-ended at the end of the 1/4 mile at Calder on a Friday night?
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