See the other post about the 10,000km report. My other car is a 2002 Subaru Imprezza RS 2.5Litre, it has not had a single fault since brand new. I will be going to the dealer for the FIRST time for a service next week.
The falcon has been back more times than i care to count. It goes back in on Wednesday yet again to fix the exact same three things it went in for last time. Water leaks into the cabin, rear hand brake which rubs, and a coolant leak.
There is life outside of Ford, its called a Japanese car. SUre there could be a problematic case in every brand, however i believe that ford have a higher number of problem cars than compared to a japanese car company. I know many people with Toyota's, Subaru's (including myself) who have never had a problem.
Out of the 7 fords i have owned not one has been problem free.......
I think its unacceptable for a car which cost over $40k to be returned to the dealer once a week since new. THe car has not yet been on the road for a full week since i have had it. Absolutely disgusting, and i'm starting to get pissed.
If anyone asks me what it think of the BA i will say, the car looks great, and drives well, but it's still a piece of shit when it comes to reliability, and i would most definately discourage anyone from buying one...
This is not a dig at the dealer, they have tried to be as helpfull as they can, they did not build the car, they can only patch up the factory's sloppy quality control.
5 speed or Nothin' Mercury BA Falcon XR6 Manual with 18's, Whiteline Lowered Springs, Adjustable Sway Bars, and Herrod Exhaust......mmmmmh