I like your style!This no doubt has been a big inconvenience for some and for others a let down in what was expected and didn't happen. I wait like everyone and feel bad for those who have waited longer or are about to start making payments on cars they don't have. I myself had some bad customer service experiences with my purchase so far but I decided I can't help but feel that if I allow myself to let this delay get me angry...it is I who will have made it a bad experience. I learned through this waiting and knowing my car is sitting in Baltimore and there isn't a thing I can do to make it get here sooner that I need to roll with the punches and focus on the day when this is all over. This too shall pass I guess and mistakes were made, unfortunate circumstances made it worse (weather and quality issues) and FoMoCo wasn't prepared for all things possible. I don't entertain I could have run it better given the circumstances. I thankfully can say I didn't put all my eggs in one basket and count on it arriving at an exact date therefore leaving myself in a situation of making payments already or having sold my current car before I had a replacement or having to cancel a trip. I think we are feeding off each others anger, allowing others who aren't in our shoes - or haven't at least been there - to add fuel to the fire by arguing about what should have/could have been done with this and that and not just taking a deep breath, realizing that allowing ourselves to become angry isn't going to nurture this "experience" we all want so desperately to be produced without one hitch and say it's a lesson we learned. I am sure Ford has made this a learning curve on what details they may have overlooked with a back up plan. Holding any kind of grudge to a company we are buying autos from will do us no good. What will do us a world of good and help to better the "experience" is to support one another with encouragement, pass on any tidbits of news we may have found to keep each other in the know and wait it out together. I will be interested to see what the posts will read when every last one of us has finally gotten our cars and this is all behind us. No, I am not a little Mary Sunshine but I am taking the responsibility of how I allow this to make me feel and being pissed isn't going to make it all better nor is it going to make a little lime squeeze car start itself up right now and drive itself to my driveway. I refuse to let the delays and slip ups be the history of a car that I will be driving for some time and rehash this every time I get into it. When it gets here I am gonna like it, I am gonna forget about the frustration of waiting for it and I am not going to be slamming the Company I am going to depend on in the furture to make anything that went wrong right and being behind me for the next three years on honoring my warranty and hoping they have made me a great, safe car.
All that has to be done is make comments on the article, and reference this site!The PR machine is turning again. Of course they only interviewed ONE person who has already received her car. Not even an attempt at a good cross section of buyers, but good for spin.
If they aren't available and a fictional car then why are you and I driving one ? Why does my selling dealer have 5 in stock ? You might want to rethink your position on this before making such a dumb statement.The reason they are upset is because it is a fictional car! 2010 Fiesta's are not available in the US!
That is a great attitude daisybean
Oh I assure you LM that I posted a few rants on here a few weeks ago and then realized that the place I joined in hopes to find something positive was only causing me to become negative. I know that I can't pin my happiness on life on my automobile or it's timely arrival and there are far more severe crisis going on in this world that can bring me down. It's a car, it will arrive eventually and I can wait until it does. I've got my health, I've got a good job a roof over my head and I am pretty damn certain I am going to like my car....when it get's here.
If the Detroit News stuck a recorder in my face and asked me what I thought of the car, I'd tell them I LOVE it. And actually, I do often tweet messages to the people Sam RTs who say they are thinking about getting a Fiesta, telling them how great I think the car is. Yesterday I drove 120 miles round trip to have tea (tea!) with friends in Baltimore because I love every chance I get to hang out in my car. Also, I averaged 43.5 mpg on the ride up - with the AC on. Suck it, Toyota.
Though I sometimes react negatively in here to the shipping delays and the technical glitches, I absolutely rave about the car when people ask me face to face (and on twitter). I'm not being hypocritical, it's just that I actually consider the setbacks to me completely minor, the kinds of minutia that only you guys would care about. When I'm talking about the big picture, the actual important impressions I have of the car, they are all glowing.
But after seeing the last few threads go up in this forum, I realize by reacting to all the bad news I'm just feeding the angry element around here. I'm over it. The delay was dreadful, as waiting for all good things is, like Christmas and the moment when Rhett Butler finally says "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." And I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I had never heard of the god damned IIHS before they dropped that neg on my car. Maybe they've made it a collectors item, like that postage stamp with the upside down plane on it.
So I don't hold a grudge against Ford, and at this point, I'm just praying Ford doesn't hold a grudge against ME.