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Oct 03, 2000 (1:33 pm)
please describe the seatcovers if you will. Do they come in different colors, what are they made of and are they washable? Don't know how much they are either but I could really use some covers for my non-kona! IF I can find them...
Sorry to hear about the recall and that some of you are discouraged or having problems. Maybe I'm just lucky (I don't think so but..) But I just wanted to restate for any potential buyers that many of us have had 10,000 trouble free miles, and hope for many more. I have not had a single recall and I love this car, which was CHEAP and is nearly perfect.
#561 of 569 disc brake covers
Oct 03, 2000 (2:03 pm)
Are those covers attached to the wheels w/ disc brakes effective? Do they really stop the wheel from getting all black from brake dust?
Are there any detremental side effects to using these covers?
Oct 03, 2000 (4:28 pm)
Just got of the phone with Ford Customer Relationship and I am one of the lucky participants of the rear wheel bearing recall. Letters should go out to owners today dealers are in the process of getting the information.
So when you get your letter, call the dealer, wait for parts, schedule your appointment and in a matter of weeks you will have a safe car again unless your wheels have fallen off .... till the next recall
Oct 03, 2000 (6:19 pm)
There has been a lot of talk about how some owners are bitterly disappointed about the latest recall. I understand that people are disappointed, but in the scheme of things, we should all be grateful that the consumer (us) is informed of potential problems. Back in the 60s and 70s this just did not happen and people were driving potential death traps.
I am not at all surprised about these recalls. Look at the Contour (another Euro design) and it must be the King of Recalls. Our MY2000 has had its fair share and it will have more without doubt. To allow these hiccups to upsetting is counterproductive.
This recall was not a quality issue, but a consistent manufacturing error. To vow off Ford for a manufacturing error is too harsh (imVHO--in my very humble opinion), besides, just wait till they bring the 2001 Mondeo to USA. You'll want to buy one.
Recalls always sound very ominous too. e.g. Steering wheel has the potential to fall off during Formula 1 style driving. (Escape)
See what I mean?
For me, I just can't take a recall personally, I am just going to get it fixed. I hope Ford will give us a gift as compensation. (any word?)
(Pretty simple guy, eh?)
#564 of 569 Brake Dust Shields - DON'T
Oct 03, 2000 (7:20 pm)
IMO, these devices are a bad idea, as they limit cooling airflow to the brakes (yeah, I know, the makers of these things claim the contrary). If you hate blackened front wheels (and who doesn't?), you have two choices: Wash your wheels daily, or switch to dust-free aftermarket brake pads, like the EBC Kevlar pads mentioned here before.
Oct 03, 2000 (7:22 pm)
Where would we be without Ralph Nader? And I still like the Corvair. Was ahead of its time and had some safety problems which could have been solved.
Still happy with my ZX3. Much happier that I was with the second generation Escort. Expect this sort of thing with first year model and the great thing is we are notified, generally speaking, before something bad happens.
Now if Ford implements the "Lincoln Commitment Special Handling" for the Focus Owners, I'll be really happy. Door to Door loaner car, vacumning, wash, and full tank of gas. What more can we ask for?
Oct 03, 2000 (8:56 pm)
hey there has anyone heard good or bad comments on the 2001s. My rainforest green with auto, power group, premium group and ABS should be arriving in town within the next couple of weeks. I just wanted to hear from anyone who has a 2001. thanks
#567 of 569 onlookers... and stuff...
Oct 03, 2000 (10:15 pm)
people must be getting used to seeing Zs on the road... I dont get nearly as many looks or comments as i did a month or so ago when ford shipped out a large quantity of Zs.... Anyways, I still love my car, for those of you new to here it's 2000MY Twilight Blue, ABS, power everything, RKE, Tilt/telescope/maplight, Auto, AC, and everything else minus side airbags.... im pushing 3500 miles, had to have my Mass Airflow sensor replaced a week after delivery, and had a slight problem w/ the gas gague that has not since repeated itself... I have added wind/rain guards to the car, and have many other projects planned for it including a bass setup w/ eq and power amp for the sterio, the full wings west body kit, window tint, exhaust system, and possibly more... but those are all a ways down the road... i think im gonna work on paying off the car before i start paying into the car. Congrats to all the new and future owners, you all made a great choice in buying or leasing a ZX3.
by the way... dont mind my horrid sentence structure...
Oct 03, 2000 (11:17 pm)
one needs to take it personally if their vehicle
is affected. at least in the 50's ,60's+70's
there was more metal to protect the occupants
i am a survivor of one horrific accident where
a rear tire + front tire blew.i met a telephone
pole, real quick. i wont belabor the details.
however,a wheel coming off ,is serious
business. i dont sweat the nuisance recalls
but this one about the wheel,gets my head
#569 of 569 carlady
Oct 04, 2000 (1:05 am)
Let's keep the conversation going. See you here.