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Old 06-27-2004, 18:03   #1 (permalink)
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High KM's on New Car! What to do??

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I picked up my new SR Falcon with 122 kms on the clock.
When I picked the car up I queried the amount of KM's and was told that is about average.

Extras on the car were tint and towbar only, so this doesnt explain it.

No sticker to show it was a test vehicle either.
I have spoken to Ford customer service and up to 150km is considered a new vehicle.

I wasnt too happy about it, but I am wasnt about to delay delivery of the car because of it. It has a warranty and if anything breaks it will be covered I suppose.

Its just frustrating to see a new car with any more than 20 or so km's. Especially when it is my car.


Has anyone else had this situation ? What did you do ? What should I do ?
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That is quite a few km's for a new car.

Hope it doesn't happen when I get mine.

Be very interesting to see where it was driven and why. How are the back tyres???
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Which dealer did you pick the car up from?
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Which dealer did you pick the car up from?
Jarvis Norwood, Adelaide.

The tyres look ok, and she drives well.

The interesting thing was I know it was thrashed because the avg l/100 km was up around 20 when I picked it up and after I have driven it for a while its down to 15.6.
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Re: High KM's on New Car! What to do??

I picked mine up on Friday.. ba xt with a tow pack... 27kms
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I picked mine up on Friday.. ba xt with a tow pack... 27kms
Thats around what I would have expected!

I am not sure whether I should do anything about it or whether I can even do anything about it ?
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Re: High KM's on New Car! What to do??

Don't know that there is a lot you can do, especially now you've taken delivery. Was the dealer able to explain who had been driving the car and why? I would imagine the odo reading is logged when it is transported. Perhaps the dealer can look after you in some way, if they put the kays on it.
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It could be the quality control guys at ford. As for L/100km, my car went up rapidly in the first 100 to 200km before coming down and now is at 13.7 after 930km with lots of hilly driving on and off the loud pedal, she's fun to drive except the steerings a lot heavier than I thought it would be.
I'll have to check the tyre pressures, any recomendations on pressures for 17's ??
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The explanation that he offered was that it was quite normal for this level of kilometres due to quality control.

I am not too fussed about it, but he did say he would call me in a couple of days to see how I was going.

When he calls I am going to mention it again I think and say that I have seen a lot of other new fords with 10-30km on the clock brand new and that 122 is kind of high.
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mine had 119 .. really, it's not worth the worry, it's not like it had a 1000. Funnily enough even though mine is a very early build I have had only one problem ( the gearbox ) so I am not fussed.
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