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Response to Vantage audio and service problems

Hi everyone, Cheekymonkey here (the starter of this
thread (well 'non-starter' was what it was all
originally about!

Here is an update on Vantage #2.
It was back at the dealership a couple of weeks ago
where they had it for a few days. I was told that the
cold start program needed reprogramming and the data
was sent over to Britain for their HQ to deal with.
Since I got the car back, so far no further problems
with the cold start (although it is early days yet and
I'm not holding my breath) but, so far so good. I just
hope they fixed it finally this time. The techs down at
AM in Naples, FL, were very helpful and very friendly.
Certainly more professional than those down at The
Collection in Coral Gables, FL.

Other than that I have no further problems to report.
The car goes like a pocket rocket and looks the bizzz.
I am finding the met black a lot easier to keep clean
and easy to polish out any fine scratches or haze
(unlike the non-met black Vantage I had previously).

Now, this thread wasn't set up for a fight between
Vantage and 911 owners. Sure, many of us Vantage owners
may have considered the 911 as it is around the same
price and sure, its a great car. However, they are two
a penny and who hasn't already had one or knows someone
who has one or someone in the street has one.... they
are just too common. Now your average AM owner isn't
interested in the common stuff as I am sure market
surveys already know. Your Vantage owner is someone who
seeks to be a little different from the rest of the
crowd. The Vantage is something different in its looks
and styling. So there you go. We can all bicker over
the specs of 911's against the Vantage all day long. We
know whats black and what is white.

Finally, I think some of those 911 owners, if they were
really honest, and could scrape up the extra cash, they
would of chosen the Vantage over the 911, regardless.

Now, as for F430's do you know how much those beasts
cost to service? $

Yes, I do have some AM management contact numbers if
anyone here needs them. Sorry, can't print them in this

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Well, I have to say, that interesting perspective

pulled me off the sidelines and forced a response.

I too, happen to be a 911 owner (2007 Turbo). And, not

to play *** for tat, but I think I could have "scraped

up the extra cash" to buy an entry level AM V8. I am a

partner with a private equity group that briefly

negotiated to buy the entire company from Ford's PAG.

We elected not to proceed, but I did go so far as to

post a $40 million personal LC to show seriousness.

I get a humorous kick out of those who look at a $100k+

car as a way to distinguish themselves as "someone who

seeks to be a little different from the rest of the

crowd". And then proceed to get into lemon law buybacks

and are afraid to "hold their breath" on the second

car. Who are you fooling here? You have the time and

patience for this ****? It's not like you are getting a

vintage Ferrari that will appreciate, you are buying a

new Ford for heaven's sake. The frequency of problems

with the AM V8 was one of the things that put a black

mark on the company during our due diligence.

And, buy the way, an F430 isn't that expensive to

service. A hell of a lot less than my time would be

worth having to go through a lemon law buyback. Maybe

you should consider one when you can scrape together a

little extra cash.

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