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"...
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?!