Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

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    Exclamation Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    After Two years of waiting, famous British journalist Jeremy Clarkson, finally got his hands on his brand new Ford GT last week. Finally...It was about Time!

    But what kind of reliability you can expect from a supercar, made by a car manufacturer which the name stands for: "Fix Or Repair Daily", "Found On Road Dead", "Found On Rubbish Dump" ???

    Well, one day he got the car, he decided to go to the Top Gear studios, to show his new Pride and Joy. But when he was about to leave the studio...D'OH!

    The shiny posh supercar, wouldn't start via the engine-start button. Clarkson went home in a Toyota Corolla Verso.

    This apparently, was later attributed to the vehicle immobilization system malfunctioning and not allowing the engine to start. So Clarkson had to take it back to Ford.

    - 2 days later when he got it back from the dealer, the Alarm went off Mad, blowing off when it felt like at 3am, then at 4am, then next the night at 11pm, Waking everyone up in the house, even his dogs. Then he took it back to Dealer again.

    After getting the car back from the Ford dealer, Jeremy received a call from the Tracking Company to let him know, that his car had been stolen, while Clarkson was driving the car home from the dealer. They asked him, for his security password, but he didn't know, and it wasn't necessary since he was driving the car. Clarkson took it back to the Ford yet again.

    Finally, he got it back in on June 18. But on the way to the studio the next day, he got another ring that his car had been stolen yet again. Apparently the car was stolen 5 times while he drove it to the studio: 7:22 Am, 7:46 Am, 8:23 Am, 8:47 Am and 9:10 Am.

    The Alarm went off five times while he was driving, can you imagine the embarrassment to drive a wide blue car with white stripes and the alarm blowing off along the road???

    But, Jeremy got a courtesy car. And don't think it is something special.

    Although Ford own some nice brands, such as Aston Martin, Jaguar, Mazda and Land Rover - Clarkson thought: "mmmm...maybe they will give me an Aston DB9, Jaguar XKR perhaps...or maybe a Mazda RX-8 or Range-Rover"...

    But NO!

    Ford provided Mr. Clarkson a Ford Focus Estate Diesel as a Courtesy car.

    One of the largest car manufacturers in the world, and this is how they treat even their prestigious customers?!
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    Oh, yeah, whatever. Is Jeremy related to Kelly?

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    Quote Originally Posted by SobeSVT
    Is Jeremy related to Kelly?
    No. He isn't related to the "American Idol" winner, Kelly Clarkson.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    OMG, that is SSSOOOO funny what FoMoCo did to Jeremy!! I couldn't stop laughing because it reads exactly like an article in his outrageously funny column. Perhaps FoMoCo is trying to teach Jeremy a lesson here!! Which one I don't know, but hey!!!!

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    so in other words the Ford is doing exactly what thousands of Ferraris do every year, but since its a Ford you have to make fun of it?

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    Man Kalowski, you sure have nothing else to due , besides look up FORD's problem's! Wow the alarm went off a few times and the security system reported the car stolen , who cares! Big deal the problem was eventually fixed and NO this is not really a LEMON! The car is awesome in itself , great look's, excellent performance and a true racing history! With many happy customers and superb service the GT is a very good buy.
    By the way, your rymes about ford motor company are stupid and unoriginal, the last one is just LAME. You probably just wish you could buy one.

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    Kowalski spelled your name wrong in the first post.

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    I'd be happy if Ford purposely bugged his car and gave it to him. I don't like that very much. I bet you he still loves driving it after he gets everything ironed out.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    Quote Originally Posted by Innotech
    so in other words the Ford is doing exactly what thousands of Ferraris do every year, but since its a Ford you have to make fun of it?
    Of course, because of Jeremy Clarkson. He is hated by British auto companies and by the sales networks of European and non-European cars in the UK becuase he always seems to find a complaint with any car. That is why GM does not like him (Clarkson is the unofficial Vauxhall Vectra basher) and Toyota GB banned him from their headquarters a while back becasue of some complaint he made about the Corolla. So, if Jeremy Clarkson is involved with a car, it's always a laugh-a-minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanCBJMS1988
    Of course, because of Jeremy Clarkson. He is hated by British auto companies and by the sales networks of European and non-European cars in the UK becuase he always seems to find a complaint with any car. That is why GM does not like him (Clarkson is the unofficial Vauxhall Vectra basher) and Toyota GB banned him from their headquarters a while back becasue of some complaint he made about the Corolla. So, if Jeremy Clarkson is involved with a car, it's always a laugh-a-minute.
    Hes hilarious. thats why hes such a great showman. He makes car reviews absolutely fun to watch. I recall him even making fun of the Ford GT in ways even as he was saying he wanted one.

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    Although Ford own some nice brands, such as Aston Martin, Jaguar, Mazda and Land Rover
    Nice, yes...but most of these brands are on the bottom of the reliability chart, BELOW Ford.

    By the way, acronisms are lame. Anyone can post "Fix or Repair Daily," but real arguments take skill.

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    LOL. Maybe he'll want a Z06 instead, even though it has that thousand year old rear suspension that he inaccurately complains about.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    dav305z, it's a Vietnamese suspension...



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    Some people wait a lifetime, for a moment like this..

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson's Ford GT is a Lemon!

    I'd love to see the look on his face driving that GT with the alarm going off!!! THE Jeremy Clarkson! Ha ha! Good enough for Ford!

    Given the description of the problems, I would have thought the car he's having problems with a Mercedes!

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