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Old 09-06-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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I got the new car today and !!!

I was at my dealer today checking the car over be for they take it to be washed, and I opened the hood and noticed there was not an engine cover. My car is 2012 5-door TI. Is any one else missing it on there cars??

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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Jesus... are the people on ford's assembly line sandbagging?
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^^Well yeah, why make enough to satisfy demand when the demand is what is driving the price up or holding it high.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
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^^Well yeah, why make enough to satisfy demand when the demand is what is driving the price up or holding it high.
demand will fall off accordingly as quality does. I guess we just see the issues under a magnifying glass. I'm sure it happens with all cars, especially such new cars.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:31 AM   #5
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Jesus had nothing to do with it.
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Jesus had nothing to do with it.
Only because he doesn't exist.. lol.

But seriously.. who wants an engine cover anyway? Engines are too beautiful to hide! Alas, if you paid for it, it should be there..
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Only because he doesn't exist.. lol.

But seriously.. who wants an engine cover anyway? Engines are too beautiful to hide! Alas, if you paid for it, it should be there..
that's enough of that
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:34 AM   #9
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Congrats on the awesome car!

Engine covers were removed from production on all models built after mid-May. Nobody knows why, but they just stopped putting them in. Cost-cutting probably.
That being said, you might be able to schmooze your dealer and say "Hey it's missing the cover, mind putting one on?". Worked for me. If not, it's only like an $80 part anyway, and easy to install. No biggie.
It does clean up the look of the engine bay IMO though. Messes of wires are so 1990s.

Also, you seem to be missing the antenna rod? Maybe it's inside the car for shipping or something.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:49 PM   #10
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