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Old 10-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #1594
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Originally Posted by IH84DZ View Post
Look, I don't know who you are or what you know but based on some of the other posts in here it's obvious that a lot of folks don't know what to expect with this gearbox, including you. I'm sorry if my post seemed like an attack at you but that's simply not the case - I just though it was appropriate to cut through the b.s. and be frank. You and I both know you aren't the only one with these issues or with these questions.

If you can suggest a team of nurses can break an anvil, surely you can understand that some folks can't even drive an automatic properly. Also keep in mind that as a technician, engineer and automotive instructor I'm convinced that by knowing exactly how these mechanisms work I can optimize their performance and longevity by operating them a certain way. You as a professional can certainly comparably relate!

You are right. There are some issues with the car but there are also a comparable number of folks who don't know what to expect. Ford offers funding for dealers to host "clinics" for new buyers. They offer technical and customer handling training regarding these vehicles. The disconnect is that Ford Motor doesn't own every little Ford franchise out there and if a dirtbag dealer has a dirtbag sales department concerned only with making sales you get a host of unsatisfied customers who don't know where to put the blame and there is little Ford Motor can do because a dealer is a privately owned business. You can lead a horse to water.....

Is it Mr. Dirtbag Ford dealer who didn't train me on my new vehicle? *Do I even want a vehicle I need to be trained on? * Or is it Ford Motor's fault for not making a car that behaves the way I expect?

The situation is complicated but simple: My tofu burger doesn't taste like beef. Is it McDonalds corporate's fault for not making tofu taste like beef? Is it the franchise on the corner's fault for not warning me that it won't taste like beef? Is it even supposed to taste the way it does or do I just not like it?

B-lou - gimme a break. Yes there are other issues and they aren't the topic of my comments. MFT is glitchty, yes. Front end noises - they happen. Tell ya what: Instead of being completely useless and just lamenting about how pissed you are go research other comparably equipped new models and tell us how perfect they are. Internet discussion boards are known for their utter perfection in gauging the overal quality of a product and customer satisfaction!
^^ Well said, sir.
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