Hello there – Bob Aldons, The Car Guy on this beautiful Friday in Redcliffe, Queensland, down under in Australia. Thomas Holland from Throttle House gets to drive some really cool cars.This week, he’s in the 2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. If you remember, he wasn’t very complimentary of the EcoBoost version (no surprise there), so let’s see what he thinks about the 5.0 V8.
On June 1st Ford Australia announced the introduction of a 5 Year Warranty and now it’s Holden’s turn. Good on you both. It’s time that consumers had this better warranty. The Car Business demands it. If my memory is clear that now only leaves, Toyota, Subaru, Volkswagen, Nissan and Mazda as the last major players in the Australian car business with a 3-year warranty. These stop outs need to have a long hard look at themselves – the new car warranty has moved on – 5-year warranty is the norm with Kia still the front-runner with 7 years.
Hi Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a comment regarding the announcement today of Ford’s move to a 5-year warranty unlimited kilometre warranty on all passenger and commercial vehicles.Up until April 30th, 2018, Ford offered a 3-year warranty with some seasonal offerings to 5 years. In fact, my dealer broker division delivered a couple of Ford Ranger’s in mid-April and unfortunately, this small business customer didn’t get the benefit of the 2 extra years. From a manufacturer’s viewpoint, there’s always going to be some unhappy buyers when they draw a line in the sand for anything like this.