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I will never buy a Ford again



I just have to say I have bought three brand new Fords so far and they have all sucked. I have had problems with mainly two of them and was 1 day away from getting the lemon law on one of them. I am sooooooooooooo mad. Ford gets my

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dude all cars got freaking problems

this car,
kia sportage ex fully loaded: check engine light comes on all the time, the alarm would go off no matter what and would lock me out...took a couple months to fix

chrysler concord LXI fully loaded: interior and exterior computers kept shirting each other out and alarm would work sometimes nor the locks,

BMW 325I, ball joints went bad 2 times, tranmission locked up.

mercedes C 4-door car was ALWAYS in and out for small problems.


this was just the cars in the last 3 years all under warranty.....all of them i hated!



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These things are always in the shop though it makes me so

My car is a 2001. I've gone through 3 alternaters, two faulty cd players, broke the back window washer hose inside the car, pwr window motor, coolant return, broken seat belt, and now trans is slipping.

98 f-150 bad starter, bad heater core, 3 rear windows replaced cause they were leaking, freon leak, and a control arm break all before 16k miles.


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Buy an Infiniti.




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In spite of what Rob says, I've had pretty good luck with my Corvette. But then I think the Corvettes receive a little more care in assembly than most of the other Chevys. Also, I don't pound on it too hard most of the time.

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Pretty much can't go wrong with Toyota/Lexus, Honda/Acura, or Nissan/Infinity.

Everything else is pretty much a gamble.

I convinced my parents to buy a Ford Tarus when I was in middle school because all the kids made fun of me for havign Japnesse cars (grew up in Detroit). Biggest POS... only exceeded by a Chevy Celebrity they owned a few cars earlier. They vowed to never, ever, ever buy American again.

No, not every American car that rolls off the line is bad. But they have a defect rate of maybe 0.001% on their components compared to the Japanesse 0.00001%. That's a huge difference when you make millions of vehicles..
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Yupo my wifde was a service writer for infiniti and now for honda. Both Brands are super reliable. And I love my infiniti. Unless I make a move to lexus or something I think I will keep buying these.




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I have 130k miles on my '94 civic. Not one problem with the car. Replaced the clutch once at 110k. Now if people would stop running into me.....

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What really gets me is the Escape I have is basically a Mazda. Infact that's why I bought it. I was through with Ford after the nightmares I had with my F-150 I bought new in 98. I'm not sure who designed what but from what I understand it's a Mazda motor on a Ford platform. If you look at the platform though you can really tell it was Mazda inspired.

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I have a '94 Camry, 120K miles, only problems have been one window motor and blew some wires from the trailer lighting harness(toe vehicle). It's been killer, I would never buy a Volkswagen or anything American. Sorry Detroit.
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Awww c'mon! Volkswagons are fun! Driving them to the shop is fun... paying $3K to get them fixed is fun... driving them home and hearing another new noise is fun... I just don't know what I'd do without my faithful VW.

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I believe I previously voiced my opinions to you. I'll never forget the joy of replaceing a transaxel on my scirocco on the city streets. I quickly learned how VW CV joints are put together though!
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Sorry Crazy, but Mazda is Ford....

Never try to compare Mazda to the other Japanesse companise. They are joined at the hip with Ford. Unfortunately they meet the same standards.

BTW - for everyone, relibilty and quality IMO are two completely different things. The American quality has improved up to Toyota/Honda/Nissan standards from 2 or 3 years ago.... but they are still 1 design generation behind. Relibilty is finally about where the the Japan big 3 were 20 years ago... whic his actually pretty good.
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Sorry Crazy, but Mazda is Ford....

True...but Mazda still operates very much on it's own as far as design and manufatureing. Ford bought into that whole in order to take a Giant leap into technology. Infact the engine design in my car derived pre-Mazda buyout.

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98 Monte Carlo - ~83K miles - at ~20K i got the radio replaced because a small corner of the paint chipped off of the button. thats the only problem I've ever had with it.

92 Cavalier - ~184K miles - this car is a fluke of nature. The only major things done to this car is exhaust, fuel pump, and thats pretty much it. although, there is a slight leak in the head gasket that was discovered around 90K miles. the check engine light comes on occasionally. The emergency brake was disconnected a couple of years ago (you can now lift the hand brake with your pinky finger). this damn thing won't die, and obviously there is no point in selling it.

now to the A4. I think it misses the Audi dealership it came from. It likes to go back often. It doesn't bother me though, they always give me a nice clean car for a loaner (i usually ask for the A6 or A4 3.0....they gave me a A4 1.8 once...yuck), and i just drive the hell out of it. also, we have a service warrantee on it, so we don't have to pay to have anything done to it.

before, my parents had a 1990 Chevy Lumina minivan a.k.a. "the dustbuster." it had 178K miles on it when they killed it.

i would never buy ford. frankly, i would never buy toyota. i most def. never buy lexus. every third person owns one. for a luxury car, there is nothing special about them anymore. no one looks at lexus anymore and says, hey, thats a really nice car. i think everyone on here already knows what my next car is going to be
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"80K, 60K, 90K, hahahahah!

My first car was my parents 84 Datsun Stanza that the clutch or transmission finally went out on after 270,000 miles. My second vehicle was a 91 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 4X4. That truck still kicks ass after 130,000 miles, infact, thats the truck my dad now uses daily since his 96 or 97 Ford Explorer is a piece of sheit. Now i drive a Acura Integra that has never been in the shop a single day, and it's got 120,000 miles on it.

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Ummm

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I've owned 3 Chevys a 97 silverado, 99 monte carlo, and 01 blazer. The service engine like was constantly on with the silverado and blazer. The monte carlo's trans starting slipping at 12,000 miles. The blazer was a big POS felt very cheap inside.
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Cool Japanese Automobile

I had brand new 1997 LEXUS ES300 120,000 + miles had NO PROBLEMS !!!
just do your oil change.

Now I have 2002 ACURA MDX danm nice too.

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Ford F series trucks #1 selling truck in America for how many years?????????

Ford Taurus #1 selling car for how many years??????????


Get real................. if you wanna spend an extra 5-10 K on a car or truck go ahead, but Ill stick with American....


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In spite of what Rob says, I've had pretty good luck with my Corvette. But then I think the Corvettes receive a little more care in assembly than most of the other Chevys. Also, I don't pound on it too hard most of the time.

Of course GM is gonna put a little more care into production of teh vettes. IT is their flagship. Still I wouldnt own a vette unless it was a 1953-1967 model. They had character and beauty back then.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
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