I have no loyalty to FoMoCo.
OK that they didn't take a bailout - when GM and everyone else did... that was the decent/right thing to do, for US Taxpayers.
Why no loyalty to FoMoCo then?
Coz when I paid $82500.00 for my 2004 F 250 7.3 Brazil built, plain Jane non lariat, rubber floor mats, unheated seats, F250 truck in 2006 with 60,000 miles - FORD sold me a FoMoCo "Extended Warranty" for another $2.5K.
So when My IDM under the left fender went out - and it only ran on 4 cylinders - there was NO FoMoCo dealer within 600 miles in any direction. (The local one had gone under & there was no replacement dealer at the time).
Ford said yes - to having local diesel repairers do the work on their behalf under the extended warranty.
It took 3 different repairers and 8 months without my truck and about $15,000 to find the fault and supply a new IDM controller ex USA to get it to run again!
I had to buy and supply the repairer over $1000 worth of diagnostics program and dongle thingy - for the repairer to diagnose the faults, (That they kept/stole from me, after completing the work).
When I went to collect my truck after 8 months....
Ford refused to honor the Ford extended warranty, and I had to pay the whole ~$15K note to get my truck back - in the end I had to call the police to get the repairer to release the truck to me , when I threatened to prefer theft charges against them both (Repairer and Ford).
The repairer got the go ahead from Ford under the ford extended warranty before repairs were carried out but they reneged when time came to pay up.
Ford are the biggest bunch a scum sucking pond slime that ever existed, and I hope they go to the wall.
For fricks sake there was a safety recall on the CPS - and to this day Ford have never contacted me to bring the truck in for the CPS replacement. When I tried to buy one their spare parts guy quoted me over $700 to buy a OEM replacement part - when the recall one is s'posed to be worth $20. Mine still has the unsafe original in it.
There are days I wish I could buy an RPG - I'd happily launch it into my local Ford dealership.
I hope these lawyers bankrupt Ford. I really do - you can't hate a company more than I hate Ford.
I can guarantee you for as long as I live not me or anyone else in my extended family down to my great grandchildren if I can swing it - will ever buy another Ford built product as long as I or they live.
Me and Ford are like the Hatfields and the McCoys.... I don't care how long it takes - I want to exact revenge on them one day, at a time and place, and in a manner suitably egregious, of my choosing.
Screw Ford and everyone in their company's board of directors and management and dealerships owners.
The world would be a better place without FoMoCo in it, in my experience.
They have no ethics, no morals, and no honor.
To me they are already dead. All that awaits now is the funeral and burial.
Whoever heads Ford Australia should be summarily sacked along with all his staff.
That is all.