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evile 04-13-2007 10:16 AM

want a lemon?
 
buy a ford
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v508/x2122/ford.jpg

this came into our shop today no power the guy towed it in with his new tundra

007Tacoma 04-13-2007 10:43 AM

LMAO - That is awesome! I had a Ford Ranger once that I should have done that with. :)

evile 04-13-2007 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by 007Tacoma (Post 9032)
LMAO - That is awesome! I had a Ford Ranger once that I should have done that with. :)

hey now no need the hate on the ranger best vehical ford makes we get like 2-3 a month in the shop for other than maintenace stuff i loved mine it just was to small

2000GM 04-13-2007 11:21 AM

A guy around here did something similar with a brand new 4-runner several years ago that I guess must have had a lot of issues. He had some sort of big fight with the dealership over it so he also put large vinyl lettering on it saying negative things about the dealer too. The local paper ran a story on it and soon after that Toyota took it back from him.

007Tacoma 04-13-2007 11:37 AM

Well, there was a guy back in Jackson, MS that did the same thing with an old T100 in 1998. It was in the Clarion Ledger within a week of him driving it around.

As for my Ranger, it was an 89 4x2 with the V6. I should say with 4 different V6's. They could tell what was going on, but they kept having to put new engine in it after the original one either: threw a piston, blew a head up, or seized completely.

Ford bought it back from us since it was under warranty (kinda like CPO program). Then again, it might also have something to do with the fact we were suing them... :rolleyes:

2000GM 04-13-2007 11:55 AM

Ford's V6's have always been pretty crappy. Less power and more problems than the others. Some of the newer ones may be OK but the old 2.9 and 3.8s were pretty bad.

gdawg25 04-13-2007 03:14 PM

I have a '91 Ranger (although I have named it the Anger) with a 4L V6. I thought that engine was pretty good. It did the job for that little truck. Anybody want to buy it??

sak3358 04-13-2007 03:21 PM

The power of the media and the masses should never be underestimated

TheMaster 04-14-2007 04:02 AM

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Originally Posted by 2000GM (Post 9034)
A guy around here did something similar with a brand new 4-runner several years ago that I guess must have had a lot of issues. He had some sort of big fight with the dealership over it so he also put large vinyl lettering on it saying negative things about the dealer too. The local paper ran a story on it and soon after that Toyota took it back from him.

I totally respect people who take on big business in any manner possible. We need more consumers like this. He must be a flaming, no BS type-A personality. I wonder how much he got back from Toyota and under what conditions.

In 1999, I threatened similar action on my Dodge dealer. They didn't even flinch and quickly fixed my problem free of charge.

Cheers to all the fighters out there. Eat :hungry: Steak!


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