Finally picked up my new ghia AWD.
Lightning strike, with third row seats, towpack and side rails.
First impressions are great, great car, great driving and really glad I chose this over the adventra.
Things I didn't like:
Pre-delivery. Come on ford dealers lift your act!. anyone from ford listening here, something desperately needs to be done. pre-delivery is atriocious. If this keeps up I'm going back to holden as soon as they can make a decent car.
No wonder commodore sales are that much ahead of falcon. Nothing to do with the cars i suspect.
The clock. Another thread discusses this so I won't go any further.
The rear parcel shelf. It's made of lead and impossible to fit without scratching the trim. Also can't be used with the third row up and there is no-where to store it. A serious design flaw here. What if you need to use the third row seats when you are not at home? where do you store the damn thing? I haven't seen anything about this on the forums, so am I missing something? I guess it was designed by the same dimwit that made the clock.
apart from the above the whole car is just terrific. would highly reccomend it and have. in fact there are 3 others from my team that have bought terries. One picked up yesterday, I got mine today and the other two in two and three weeks respectively.
On the first day I clocked up 200 k's with an avarage for the trip of 21.9l/100km. Not a bad effort for a new car. I was told to expect high fuel usage in the first 3000 k's but this inot as bad as I was expecting.
Got a trip to the blue mountains planned for sunday to see if I can fins any nice AWD spots. anyone here have any suggestions?