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Old Aug 19th 2006, 8:48 pm
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Can any one shed light on wether we can get our car serviced, buy parts, over in New Zealand. As will be sorry to see my car go if we can't.
car model... Turbo diesel Ford C-Max
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Old Aug 19th 2006, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by pinkninny
Can any one shed light on wether we can get our car serviced, buy parts, over in New Zealand. As will be sorry to see my car go if we can't.
car model... Turbo diesel Ford C-Max
Hi pinkninny
I'm a mechanic in Chch. We see a fair few fords coming through the workshop and on the roads. Only a small percentage are what you would instantly recognise from the uk. focus, ka, mondeo are about as are mk1,2,3,4 escort, cortina etc. Have never in the time we have been here seen a c-max or galaxy or for that matter a diesel model mondeo etc.
That said the ford dealership in Chch have been great in the dealings that i have had with them( not numerous- i will admit).
I doubt servicing would be a problem-if they haven't got something, they can always get it, just takes a bit longer.

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Hi pinkninny
I'm a mechanic in Chch. We see a fair few fords coming through the workshop and on the roads. Only a small percentage are what you would instantly recognise from the uk. focus, ka, mondeo are about as are mk1,2,3,4 escort, cortina etc. Have never in the time we have been here seen a c-max or galaxy or for that matter a diesel model mondeo etc.
That said the ford dealership in Chch have been great in the dealings that i have had with them( not numerous- i will admit).
I doubt servicing would be a problem-if they haven't got something, they can always get it, just takes a bit longer.

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Thanks for the advice Lee will take it on board, thought we might have trouble with it being a diesel, only two cars that will make me smile when i get there are as follows... Land Rover (old style), where your arse leaves the seat every few yards and drives like a tank, or old style vw camper van. my partner thinks i'm barking mad
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Ha ha....you think your car is odd to cater to.....

I was thinking of taking my Dodge Dakota Pickup (USA LHD), but I doubt I'll get parts for it in NZ.....might have to part with the old girl and get something there...
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Ha ha....you think your car is odd to cater to.....

I was thinking of taking my Dodge Dakota Pickup (USA LHD), but I doubt I'll get parts for it in NZ.....might have to part with the old girl and get something there...
you might be surprised
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Really....? There seems to be very few USA cars in NZ, I saw one in the whole 5 months I was there in 03/04.....USA pickup? Maybe the fact that it is similar t a Jeep will help, but that doesn' t wash here....also, it's 17 feet long, so maybe too costly to ship anyway....?

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would agree with that sentiment. we probably have more yank tanks through the door than brit motors. would say that the american influence is alive and well in NZ in motoring terms. done a chevvy impala just the other day!!!!!!

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would agree with that sentiment. we probably have more yank tanks through the door than brit motors. would say that the american influence is alive and well in NZ in motoring terms. done a chevvy impala just the other day!!!!!!

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Music to my ears...thanks for the info...!!
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