Well the good Dr wanted an GT right away and paid too much for it and now hes suffering because he didnt wait for prices to get down to where they are supposed to be. Thats what happens when you Have-to-have it.Since I work for a Ford Dealership now, we just had one in the other day that was having issues. With all the warranty work that was done on the GT, cost came to $3500.00. Just to replace the door moldings: each side is:$1100. The GT was bought by a doctor. Paid $200,000 for the GT and then wanted the dealership to buy teh car back. The dealership said No way and to sell it on Ebay.
I'm pretty sure he means that Ford is using an aftermarket alarm installed by the factory for use in the Ford GT's in Europe. Otherwise there is no way Ford would give him his money back for something he had done to the car.....Yeah, I read that... at the very end its blamed on an aftermarket part. I thought perhaps in british english that means "ford factory" somehow, because otherwise the story makes no sense. Just take off the aftermarket alarm. *scratching head* Oh wait, this is Clarkson we are talking about.
Drop 126,000 british pounds into Fords account and things will probably change. Ohh and also be one of the most important car critics in Europe and you'll get almost anything out of Ford there.
Nobody is saying its a Ford system, but wait Ford doesn't design these systems, Visteon probably did or one of Fords many suppliers. So its still Fords fault that they couldn't correctly intergrate a simple thing like an alarm system.....The issue seems to be a alarm system. I'm not sure but that may be a non ford system.
He was not being sarcastic, he even said on the last episode of Top Gear that aired in England last Sunday that he was given a Focus Wagon Diesal as a loaner car....
Basing that on what?I'm pretty sure he means that Ford is using an aftermarket alarm installed by the factory for use in the Ford GT's in Europe. Otherwise there is no way Ford would give him his money back for something he had done to the car.....