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Old 10-14-2004, 16:06   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking of getting rid of the Au

Well,

The saga started back in august when i drove the ute up to bundaberg for a trip anyway i found out quickly what was gone on the ute.
Got back to Sydney and took it to the dealership and told them what i believed was stuffed anyway A new steering rack,front discs etc and mind you the thing was the best that they had on the Lot and travelled 80000kms when i got it now two months later 93000kms and no frigging warranty.

The list now includes new Exhaust,diff gasket,Map sensor......what will be next my options are to trade it on a newy with shitloads of warranty or get a second hand from a Holden dealership"175000kms or 3 years" mot like Fords crappy effort of 3months or 5000kms.........

feel free with you opinions......
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Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Au

What colour is it, and what kind of money would you want for it?
And have you a picture?

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Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Au

mmm 3 months and 5000kms SUX. I missed out just on getting something done to my EL:D
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Old 10-14-2004, 19:27   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Au

The colour is silver and as to selling it ill wait too after Chrrisy and then decide from there but as for price around $18000.
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Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Au

which dealer did you buy it from ?
sometimes if the car has problems and the warranty runs out just before it happens, you might be able to get the work re-imbursed.
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Old 10-15-2004, 07:09   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Au

Cumberland Ford at Blacktown and no ive already asked so ill take it from there.
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Old 10-16-2004, 00:21   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Au

Hahah I know your feeling

My AU Fairmont, just clicked over 126,000km's

Replacement list
4 new rotors
2 new brake pads - caliper seized and ground pads down to nothing
Drive Belt (Fair enough)
Transmission service
Had to fit transmission cooler due to gearbox overheating
Diff seals
new radiator bottle
new climate control LCD screen
Oh and the list goes on.

I can't wait to be in my new BA
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Old 10-16-2004, 02:12   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Au

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Cumberland Ford at Blacktown and no ive already asked so ill take it from there.
They are dodgy up that way, well in their used cars anyway.
They had a EL Fairmont and my cousin was looking for a car, we went up and checked it out, was 14 grand and they touched up scratches dodgy,coolant tank was brown as sh*t,oil was black, started it up and blew out blue smoke and the guy was trying to tell us it is perfect and just got serviced.
Most of the cars they had there were overpriced and abused.
Hope it all goes well for ya.
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Re: Thinking of getting rid of the Au

Some of those things you mention I thought where TSB's

Contact Ford Customer Relations.
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:39   #10 (permalink)
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Nope spoke to someone today at peter warren ford im either getting a series 2 BA or going back to a holden commodore..........
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