Ford Service

I really enjoy my Ford Fusion. And, until recently, it’s been problem free. This changed a few weeks ago when I noticed something funky happening with my transmission. I brought it to a local dealer, Hammonasset Ford, for an investigation.

The bad news? I needed a new $4,000+ transmission.
The good news? It was covered under my extended warranty. Woo!

The repair work took about 10 days which included some time waiting for insurance assessment etc. In the interim, I was given a rental car. Like any warranty claim the interactions were stressful at times, but overall I would describe the experience as smooth. I got the car back about a week ago and all’s sunny.

Yesterday morning Sander pointed out the really bad news:

WITHOUT MY PERMISSION THE DEALERSHIP PUT ONE OF THOSE STUPID LICENSE PLATE ADVERTISEMENTS ON MY CAR.
NOT COOL HAMMONASSET FORD!

I am passionately against those stupid license plate advertisements.
Unless under extreme duress, I assure you I will never return to Hammonasset Ford.

Not cool Hammonasset Ford. Not cool.

6 comments on “Ford Service”

  1. Kurt from Home Reply

    Before jumping to extreme conclusions, maybe bring it up to them. Perhaps a new employee put it on in earnest. I feel that your extreme prejudices while warranted should be tempered with the cool headedness of fatherhood.

    • mike d. Reply

      Let’s pretend that it was a bumper sticker instead, or perhaps one of those big decals that wrap around your car like the Tide commercials on Nascar.

      Suddenly it seems absurd.

      Nay, Mr. Kurt. my conclusions are not extreme.

      Nay Nay!
      Watch me.

      • Kurt from Home Reply

        But its not a bumper sticker. Its a thing you can spend <1 minute to remove.

  2. Patrick Reply

    I see this as an opportunity to troll the dealership.

    Make a Mike D license plate frame and attach it to cars on their lot (or showroom). If they catch you in the act, be like “Oh, I thought it was totally cool to affix frames like this to other people’s stuff without their permission.”

    Affix a note to your license plate that says that if they remove said note and attach a license plate frame then your service shall be free.

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