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#6828 of 6854 Re: 2010 Ford Taurus -- Half the Picture [carolinabob]
Jan 01, 2009 (3:00 pm)
I don't know where you're getting your information regarding Jaguar's reliability ratings...but they're dated at a minimum.
Yes Jaguar used to be known as the Mechanic's Nightmare...but that was prior to Ford.
What Ford has done for Jaguar's quality is nothing short of a full-fledged miracle.
Before you wrongly continue to malign this brand's quality image, I'd suggest you spend a little time 'first' reviewing Jaguar's quality ratings at JD Power.com You will find that under Ford's ownership, the quality of the vehicles has gone through the roof and has bested many far more expensive brands...more than once in the last decade.
You're info is simply wrong based on my ownership experience of my 2003 Jag.
#6829 of 6854 Re: 2010 Ford Taurus -- Half the Picture [MITCHREED]
Jan 02, 2009 (12:58 am)
I have a very close relative who had an XKE back in the early 70's and now has an 05 or 06 Jag.....2 completely different animals.... The newer one being inferior to the first. In fact my relative has said on numerous occasions that if they had it to do over again, they never would have purchased thier new Jag ( ford ) ... Just thier opinion..... I can tell you I've driven both and their new jag dosn't have near the feel of the older jag.... That XKE was a running son of a gun not to mention could handle just about any road you threw at it... only major trouble I remember him having with it was carb calibrations.... but other than that one sweet running piece of machine.
#6830 of 6854 Re: Hyundai does not want to hear from you. [carolinabob]
Jan 02, 2009 (8:21 am)
I would expect any major company to respond exactly as hyundai did. It results from whackos sending them "ideas" for new cars and then litigating later saying the company "stole" their idea and asking for millions, and there are hundreds of such lawsuits filed yearly against all automakers. I don't think you should take it so seriously, and if you look at sales numbers you'll see that hyundai is already a HUGE player in the US market and hope to grow their lux business. My 2008 azera is the best car I've ever owned in 40 years, and i've owned BMW CADDY Porsche Lexus etc etc. Don't think they are not listening, but a personal talk about it seems a reach. They prefer comment cards emails and the like, but actually meeting and talking to someone about what you want on YOUR car, I can understand their stance completely.It is just not how business has been done for many years. They prefer "demographic pooling". try signing up for one of the many focus groups and specify you want to focus on autos. I participated in 5 focus groups last year, and was paid between $100-250 for each 2-4 hour meeting at a market research company, That's how it is done now.
Jan 15, 2009 (7:22 pm)
And how do you get into so many focus groups???...wait, I got it...I saw it in MYSpace...something like this...
Lonely edmunds poster sitting at home with nothing to do...likes to critique cars...has opinions that may be valuable someday, altho to whom is currently unknown...secretly yearns to be in focus groups, even tho I, myself, am occasionally unfocused...if you're willing to take a chance on a nice guy, give me a call, 800 555 1212...you won't be sorry...
#6832 of 6854 Azera Suspension Still Doing Fine
Jan 17, 2009 (7:46 am)
Haven't been on the forums for a bit, but as an update my 07 Azera Ltd. is doing just fine. Over 43,000 miles and NO problems, period. It has only needed the recommended maintenance and a change of tires at 40,000 miles (winter tires with studs). No problems with the shocks, still original, brakes, etc. Still getting between 24.9 and 25.1 mpg (snow tires cost me a 10th)
Still looks great, no real wear issues on the interior. No plans to trade or sell. It is still the best car for the money I have ever owned.
#6833 of 6854 American make
Mar 23, 2009 (4:47 am)
If it's not a US make I don't buy it!
#6834 of 6854 Re: Azera Suspension Still Doing Fine [jaymagic]
Mar 23, 2009 (6:55 am)
Make me feel like a stay-at-home! My 2006 Azera Limited has only a little over 35k on the ODO, also all original suspension/tires. New battery though, under warranty. Quite pleased with the car, and just had it fully detailed...
#6835 of 6854 Re: Azera Suspension Still Doing Fine [gamleged]
Mar 23, 2009 (7:09 am)
If 43k miles makes you feel like a stay-at-home...how would 65k miles make you feel? LOL It would more than likely be closer to 70k if it hadn't been sitting at the dealership for the last 3 (going on 4) weeks. However, I am still very pleased with my Azera as well.
#6836 of 6854 Re: Azera Suspension Still Doing Fine [allmet33]
Mar 23, 2009 (7:27 am)
if it hadn't been sitting at the dealership for the last 3 (going on 4) weeks.
Collision repair or unresolved warranty issue?
#6837 of 6854 Re: Azera Suspension Still Doing Fine [tjc78]
Mar 23, 2009 (7:36 am)
Waiting on the heating element for the driver's seat to come in. I took it in to get a few things taken care of actually. I was getting a creaking noise from the strut on the front passenger side, they already replaced that (under warranty). They looked at the fog light that was taking on water, but it was determined not be covered by the warranty (I can order a new one for around $40...so no big deal) and of course the seat heating issue.
They had ordered the part for me before, but when I finally took it to them to get it done...they found out that the wrong part had been shipped, so they ordered a 2nd one. It comes in...and again, the wrong part. The part number on the packaging was right, but the part inside was wrong. So...they had to take pictures of the part taken out of my car, send a few emails and wait for the part to be shipped, from Korea once again, before they can install it.
The poor little Sonata they gave me as a loaner truly makes me miss my Azera. However, on the bright side...we picked up an '04 Audi A6 about a week ago that has eased my mind a bit.