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#488 of 497 Good luck, Norway Doug!!
Mar 01, 2000 (4:24 pm)
Well-written - hopefully Ford management will act on your behalf.
#489 of 497 Letter to Ford: re: Paragraphs
Mar 01, 2000 (5:22 pm)
The actual letter is spaced out in appropriate paragraphs. I bunched it together on this site to take up less space. Ah yes....best layed plans. Thanks for the tip though. Quite correct!
Oops....I only used 1 paragraph!
#490 of 497 A week? Yeah Right!
Mar 01, 2000 (7:24 pm)
Well, I called my body shop again today. The dash board was not delivered so no car for my birthday. Next Wednesday will officially be 2 months. Writing to Ford proved to be of no help.
Everyone tells me to call an attorney. I'm not sure if I want to go through the trouble.
#491 of 497 Other makers, Other parts
Mar 01, 2000 (7:42 pm)
To add my 2 cents, I also don't care if Ford's problem with getting parts for a new model is not unique - I only care about it being Ford. Ford certainly has enough experience with introducing new car models (for almost a century!) to know they need to have parts ready at the same time - there is no excuse whatsoever. As for that grand line about stopping the assembly line to get parts if they have to - it hasn't happened and no one seems to be able to communicate with the Hermosillo factory in Mexico. I even suggested to my dealership that they send one of the service technicians down there with a big backpack on a day trip to retrieve as many parts as s/he could carry back - it would have been cheaper than cannibalizing brand new cars for parts, wouldn't it? This is bureaucracy at its worst, when a corporate customer service center says it can't do anything about getting parts for its own products...DUH! m.p.
#492 of 497 On a less cranky note...
Mar 01, 2000 (7:45 pm)
...driving to work today towards Boston, I looked in my rearview mirror and saw...ta da...I was being followed by a black Focus! We drove together for awhile and I was thinking that if the other one was a hatchling, that it must be quite a sight. As it turned out, it was a sedan and I have yet to see another hatchling at all, just sedans. Take care of your hatchling...
#493 of 497 tons of foci to please the eye
Mar 01, 2000 (9:16 pm)
Either no one has mentioned this, or its just not happening in other areas but in the SF bay area, we have got tons of Foci on the road. The most common one being a 4 door. I see some type of Focus (wagon,sedan, zx3) at least twice a day!! So far I have seen about 10 or 11 ZX3's. A couple have even added aftermarkets wheels already. Are there any other areas that are experiencing a surge of Foci on the road??
#494 of 497 Tons of Foci
Mar 01, 2000 (9:33 pm)
Is it possible that they can go up the Pacific coast more easily (sort of a direct line from Mexico) and that's why...? According to my window sheet with the specs, my car was delivered to the East Coast by rail.
#495 of 497 No zx3's in Bay Area
Mar 01, 2000 (9:59 pm)
I spend over 2 hrs. in traffic every day commuting from SF to PA, and I've seen 3 zx3's in 2 months!
Mar 01, 2000 (10:36 pm)
Excellent letter. Let's all hope that someone who is concerned and has authority gets hold of it.
Oh, got a question. Are the Foci suspension parts from the sedan and zx3 interchangeable? Anybody out there know. I read somewhere that the zx3 is suppose to be 75% US made parts. Seems that they should be able to drop ship overnite right from where parts are made.
#497 of 497 carlady
Mar 01, 2000 (10:41 pm)
If I had any influence over the spell check, fgaydos, I'd get it to recognize carlady!
Friends, I need to draw the line someplace and this is it. Let's continue our conversation in our new topic: Ford Focus ZX3 Hatchback - Part IV.