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Old 09-12-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Now this is scary!

I was reading the news this morning and came across this article. I find this absolutely ludicrous that auto makes can get away with this kind of attitude/customer service.

Calgary man finds toughest part of owning 2009 Ford F-150 truck is finding replacement part - Business - CBC News
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:01 AM   #2
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I was reading the news this morning and came across this article. I find this absolutely ludicrous that auto makes can get away with this kind of attitude/customer service.

Calgary man finds toughest part of owning 2009 Ford F-150 truck is finding replacement part - Business - CBC News
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Holy cow.

Never owned a Ford, and this article pretty much ensures I never will.
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Well I usually say you vote with your dollars. My daughter and son in law had a similar problem with a Ford Taurus wagon. The car would run but not right without the part they needed. They sold the car, they will never own another Ford nor will anyone else in our family. There are other better cars and trucks. If they cost more, so what. As long as they can be reasonably repaired. The old Jokes about what Ford stands for are apparently true. Found On the Road Dead is the softest one that comes to mind.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:03 AM   #4
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It is scary.


Does highlight the truth of the old "squeaky wheel" concept though.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:06 AM   #5
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I just find the whole concept that manufacturers can get away with this disgusting.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:27 AM   #6
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I just find the whole concept that manufacturers can get away with this disgusting.
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Hi: PGDriver... Sure is a nice looking truck... but we all know "Beauty is only sin deep" Alf
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If everybody who has this problem complains to the regulators, Ford is going to end up with a messy recall.
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I guess Canada cleaned up their junk yards, seems to me there are plenty of wrecked Fords in junk yards around here in the lower 48....
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I guess Canada cleaned up their junk yards, seems to me there are plenty of wrecked Fords in junk yards around here in the lower 48....
Hi: cpaharley2008... We didn't clean up our junk yards. Because the price of new vehicles in Canada is thousands of bucks more here than down south... we are forced to drive our junk!!! Alf
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Does highlight the truth of the old "squeaky wheel" concept though.
Hi: ice-breaker... Also you can "Tar them all with the same brush" too. "Built in obsolescent's" also applies!!! Alf
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