1 Dead Gear Box, 1 Pissed off GT Owner
Well ladies and gentlement, the bloody thing died. Driving on Pittwater Road this afternoon, stopped at lights next to a bus, I think, gees the bus doesn't sound to good, next lights, Oh shit, the bus wasn't making the noise, my gearbox is. Try and take off to get into a side street and the car doesn't want to move until 2300rpm, then it gets going like a rocket, Hmmm, I'm thinking torque converter, but will have to wait and see what Ford say tomorrow.
1 hour wait for service guy to say, gees I don't know
45 min wait for tow truck in the rain
45 min wait for taxi again on the side of the road in the rain
1 hour trip home
2 pissed off passengers
1 pissed off me
FPV's policy on broken down vehicles sucks, I think I will be back to paying NRMA, first FPV have to send a guy to see if something is wrong, who had never been near a GT, then a tow truck, at least NRMA would have towed the first time and towed 50km then made me pay. FPV tow to the nearest Ford dealer which is 75km from where I live and from my local dealer who I bought the car from. I don't want these guys to fix my car, I want my local Ford/FPV guys to fix the car, and how the f**k am I going to get back to this dealer to collect my car, another $130 taxi trip. My local dealer would give me a loan car, do you think these guys will, I suspect it will be at least 3 days without a car, maybe 5. Of course the token $100 taxi ride home free, but still I had to pay $30 on top. It would have not cost more than $150 to get the car towed to my dealer and I would have been home with the tow truck for free.
Not happy Jan, 30,000km and 1 dead gearbox