Well after almost four years with the Ford Fiesta which turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, we’re getting a new car.
This time round we’re going for something a little bigger. A Toyota Camry 2010 SE Touring. A bright shiny red one, with alloy wheels, flood lights, climate control, cruise control, reversing camera, and all round much better than the Fiesta.
In the time we’ve had it the Fiesta has had trouble with its air conditioning. Apparently it’s expected that as the air conditioning on a new car is being used small flecks for metal will break off and gum up the insides. It’s a known problem but not a “serviceable” problem, and not covered under warranty.
The Fiesta’s clutch has also come loose, at most inconvenient times. What happens in this instance the pinion that goes into a sleeve just under the dash comes out if the clutch peddle goes too far to the right. Another known problem that we put the car in to have fixed. It didn’t get fixed. In the end David’s Dad fixed it after it came loose on us again. He tightened it up with a little zip tie.
The zip tie broke off and the damn clutch came out again just recently while I was alone in heavy traffic in the city.
The Ford Fiesta is also a little too small for our trips to Sydney and is probably the main reason we haven’t made any trips north so far this year. But thankfully with the new car we’ll be having Christmas with the family this year. Can’t wait for that.
So more info once we finally have the car. But for now.