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We've had the polls, the arguments, the emotions, the exaggerations, we have 9 or 10 people unhappy with their car, please detail what faults you do/have had exactly. Eg if it uses 500ml oil/10000k's state that, not "its an oil guzzler POS" This might be a good list for Ford to take notice of and could help all of us separate some of the emotion from the facts. Could we also list average fuel consumption as indicated on the trip computer, not calculated.

'Feb 04 GT Vixen Auto. 7600k's
1 Creaking console lid. Unresolved
2. Fuel filler cap too tight. Unresolved
Fuel cons 14.9 av

Thanks

Cheers Rob
 

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Overall, extremely happy. Only 3 faults encountered in 5 months.

1. Knock in diff as auto goes into top gear.
2. constant and slight whistling sound - Ford seem to think it's in the diff.
3. This is the biggie, I can't beat a new stinkin' clubsport!

Note that I can live with the first two. :AAHHH:
 

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Extremely happy overall,just can't seem to fault this car.
July 03 GTP Auto Blueprint with Silver stripes 13,700 Built No.320
1.Had air bubbles on the rear stripes, problem fixed under warranty
2.Had Bubbles on Dash, problem fixed under warranty(Replaced with a new Dash)
3.That exhaust note just can't wipe of that smile lol
Cheers John
 

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Pursuit ute, build number 125 July '03

1) Diff getting replaced due to whining.
2)Some minor trim issues
3)Squeeling brakes
4)Exhaust knocking
5)WAS using oil, but has settled. (they said to keep an eye on it)

Apart from those few minor niggles i am extremely happy, be nice if the lard arse could lose a few kilo's though
 

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Overall Very happy.

1. Squealing Brakes.

2. Just OK Clutch pressure plate, limits 'go fast' bit add-ons

3. approx 14l/100km (around town)
 

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COUPEMAN said:
3. This is the biggie, I can't beat a new stinkin' clubsport!

Note that I can live with the first two. :AAHHH:
Easy fixed mate, you got an auto, slip some underdrive pulleys on her and a SS CAI with BMC filter and Pacemakers for starters, then see how you go against a HSV Clubbie thingy! :wnc:
 

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My GT has just gone 12 months

Overall very happy compared with my last car (VT SS with countless problems)

Bubbles in Rear Stripes - repaired under warranty
Brake Squeal - all but gone now after 18,000 hard kms
Key Fob Boot Release Sets Off Alarm - In tomorrow for third time - unresolved
Oil use settled of its own accord - now around 200 mls per 1,000 - I can live with that
P Plater ran up my bum - do not blame Ford or FPV for that one (allthough others on the forum would I'm sure)
First few k's heard a rattle in my left ear - could not work it out - pissed me off until I realised it was my second pair of sunglasses in the holder - doh!
17.2l per 1,000 mostly city driving

Also, saved a fortune on Viagra - permanent boner!!!

Cheers All
 

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White BA GT said:
My GT has just gone 12 months

P Plater ran up my bum - do not blame Ford or FPV for that one (allthough others on the forum would I'm sure)
First few k's heard a rattle in my left ear - could not work it out - pissed me off until I realised it was my second pair of sunglasses in the holder - doh!
17.2l per 1,000 mostly city driving

Cheers All
Sorry mate, I think Ford/FPV are totally to blame for that, if they had'nt made such a horny looking car the P Plater would have been concentrating on the road not your sexy butt. :)

Fell for the sunglasses one myself too! :)
 

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White BA GT said:
My GT has just gone 12 months

Overall very happy compared with my last car (VT SS with countless problems)

Bubbles in Rear Stripes - repaired under warranty
Brake Squeal - all but gone now after 18,000 hard kms
Key Fob Boot Release Sets Off Alarm - In tomorrow for third time - unresolved
Oil use settled of its own accord - now around 200 mls per 1,000 - I can live with that
P Plater ran up my bum - do not blame Ford or FPV for that one (allthough others on the forum would I'm sure)
First few k's heard a rattle in my left ear - could not work it out - pissed me off until I realised it was my second pair of sunglasses in the holder - doh!
17.2l per 1,000 mostly city driving

Also, saved a fortune on Viagra - permanent boner!!!

Cheers All
Starter button used to flicker on and off-Rectified
Oil issue 1.7 litres in 17000 kays.-No real oil issues now
Console lid stiff-Rectified by lubricating the hinges.
Rear driveshaft and CV joint broken reason? :evilsmoke
GT rear badge faded-Rectified
Should run 12's not 13's
 

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build no 159 june 2003
ive done just over 18000ks ive had her for a year i drive her hard every single day.
every now and then a small clug in the tranny when changeing to lower gear apart from that everything aok.
 

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GT Build 282, Manual, July 2003

1) 500ml Oil per 1,000k's constistantly since day 1. Engine replacement this month.
2) Bubbles on door and quarter panel stripes - repaired under warranty

3) Keyfob Boot release also triggers alarm - unresolved

4) front end vibration at 90kph - wheels re-balanced - corrected

5) Diff Shunt..hmmm curly one. Can eradicate shunt by changing driving style without any real problem.

And also got caught out with the Sunglasses holder........lol

All in all a magnificent machine.....
 

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Aug 03 Blood Orange GT-P 23000K
1. Crap Watch
2. Very Average S/Button Key Ring
3. Faulty exhaust - wasn't loud enough, didn't produce enough power, and lacked 4 pipes - replaced it with one that fixed the lot!
4. Oh the car.....nah, it's fine!
Fuel cons 15.5 average around town, 120Km/h on highway, on cruise, seen it as low as 9.9.
 

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13 months, 17,000 km GT-P 0115 (Avg. Consumption 16.22)

1. Power adjustable pedals not fitted - retrofitted as soon as the kits and fitting instructions were ready.

2. Engine rattle at start - traced to the cam chain tensioner seal and replaced under warranty after a few hassles.

3. LHF brake caliper seized - replaced under warranty.

4. Driveline vibration since about 3k kms - booked for a driveline balance once the (one and only) unit becomes available.

5. A couple of minor trim issues - fixed under warranty.

6. Fault in the steering wheel airbag cover - fixed.

7. Still not fast enough.

8. 2 crap watches.

Russ
 

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Ho wow! This is gonna be great entertanment.......
 

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No 1 GT 522 09/03 build
Engine oil, used 500ml to 1lt per 1000k, did from day one till now(been replaced)
Pcv valve been replaced
Rear brakes machined at 3000k, dealer thought it was the squeal prob
Squealing brakes, pads have been replaced
Broken drive shaft, been replaced
Power steering pump replaced
Drivers seat has been replaced
Large dip under Ford logo, front bar, (whole bar replaced)
Two trims in interior did not fit, been replaced
Diff whine at 95kph, to 110kph (now been replaced)
Clutch, spongey, hard to get gear (new cluctch)
Driveline shunt, banging in low gear (diff been replaced) still no guarantee of a fix
Third gear rattle, and gear knob has turned 90deg to tighten (been fixed)
Stalling on start up now nearly every time
Fuel average is 13 to 14, at worst 16 litles per 100k, old engine, new one??

GT 922 03/04 built
Engine, has used 3lts for 4500k so far
Dent in drives sill
Oil stain in rear back seat, un removable
Scratches in consol
Consol lid jambs and creaks
Scratches in back passenger door, chips
Paint flaws, at least 3 that will need attention
Large chip in Rocker cover
Rattle in drivers side of dash
Bad vibration in first gear
Centre plate on engine, 290 centre, big bulge in middle, needs to be fixed down properly
Fuel ave, 15 to 16, definately higher than 522, has been tested (use to be)
 

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Redhawk said:
Sorry mate, I think Ford/FPV are totally to blame for that, if they had'nt made such a horny looking car the P Plater would have been concentrating on the road not your sexy butt. :)

Fell for the sunglasses one myself too! :)
I heard an annoying rattle while driving the other day and quickly discovered it was the clasp on my cheap and nasty swiss made Tag Heuer watch!!!
 

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Ho wow! This is gonna be great entertanment.......
I thought you might stick your head in here.
Cheers John
 

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I thought you might stick your head in here.
Cheers John
Yeah i was waiting for it too. lol
 

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Yeah i was waiting for it too. lol
Is he still around here somewhere were are you now!!!!!!!!!!
 
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