grant_k:surfisup1000:Bung: Jam the lid closed with the invoices for rear suspension repairs.
Ha, every time I go into ford something is wrong with the suspension or bearings or bushes.
It is beyond ridiculous.
Anyway, I'm getting the part from ebay australia for around 80 bucks....even then, seems a bit much but better than fords price.
After having one Australian-built Ford, it's on our 'never again' list. Minor things kept on breaking such as central locking actuators, wiring faults, a brake line ruptured, and it was incredibly hard on tyres and brake pads. The engine was mostly trouble-free but the auto trans was another story.
All things considered, it was a sub-standard piece of crap and Ford's decision to cease Australian manufacture was long overdue!
Same for Holden. The Aussie's just somehow couldn't assemble a car properly. It's like they got to 80% of the design and then just went to sleep. Having Euro assembled Ford's the difference is remarkable (I still would never own another one however)