GT Service in Miami
I just brought my 05 GT home and need to know where to bring the car for service in the Miami area. Are there any dealerships that have technicians that know what they are doing?
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Russ, I was recommended to the autonation dealer in FT. Lauderdale. However after Enzos' experience I will probably not be going there. I'm like that- ex.- I have had a beef with a gas station for 14 years because they didn't allow me to put air in my tire. Let me tell you I have owned many gas guzzler since then. I visit them regularly to put in their free air- but no gas. We'll see, they (Autonation) may be the most qualified in our area.
Call around and see who is ready to work on them. Armstrong in Homestead was very accomodating on Sat. But it seemed that besides the one they had for sale a few months ago, they had not seen another. I'm going to show my gratefulness by giving them a shot ( if they are ready). Keep me posted on what you find out.
Saludos from the Cubano driving the GT.
Russ -- Before I purchased my GT, I looked at one that Maroone Ford in Ft. Lauderdale had for sale on their floor. I also asked about service and the salesman told me that they had a qualified GT service technician on site. I haven't taken my car in for service yet, but that's where I plan on going until someone tells me otherwise.
I would contact the Service Manager before taking my GT in for service and ask him what precautions he will take with your car before taking it in for service. In other words will it be parked seperate from the other service cars, who will drive the car when its in the dealership. If its a driving related problem I would ask that the service manager ride shotgun with the tech on any drives. I would ask them not to wash the car after the service, accidents happen in wet wash bays. The less the car is driven by dealership employees the better.
I was told by my dealer, Ford of Orange, that all minor service and repairs are done at the dealer under phone guidance from Ford. If it is a serious problem or repair they will send out qualified tech. reps. He says Fords reason is that it would be to expensive and a waist to train all the dealers on how to repair/service sence most won't ever see one. Don't know if this a line o' crap but it kinda makes sence.
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I definitely can recommend the Maroone Ford in Ft.Lauderdale guys for service and mods.
Originally Posted by Russ Oasis
Technical, I had a funny sound in the gearbox, and they fixed it perfectly (loose washer in the box) . I had the Borla installed there, and my car is there right now for Transaxle cooler install, short shifter install, catless header install (don't let them know I told you that, they are not supposed to and agreed only because I will export the car once all is done and reliable..) and few chrome parts in the engine room. I also had few of the body pieces aligned for equal spacing upo delivery, they adjusted all very well.
Ask for Mike Devan (their GM there, also performance car freak and real nice) or Carl Vitale (sold me/dealt with my car, but technically knows not much and talks some bull** sometimes, but is a cordial guy in Fleet/Internet department to coordinate) to assign the right tech, or Brian in parts/Service acceptance to write things out for youand assign the right tech (but they do that anyhow, I reckon). You can refer to myself (Stefan with the Blue white GT, license plates now GT40 SL), then they will treat you real well..
By the way, they have a heritgae GT in the showroom right now. So drive up, and have a look around. Aso, they should be working on my car right now so see if that makes you feel confident ..
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Russ - Maroone Ford is the autonation dealer. In all fairness not all dealers are the same( thank goodness). It looks as they are treating Stefan real well. I may reconsider if Armstrong gives me the willys. Thankfully you have time to research your options. Gentlemen I think there are now 5 of us in South Florida posting.
You guys will have to gang up on all those Ferraris I saw circling South Beach resturants last spring.
I just got my car on friday, white/blue stripes. Taking my car to a ford dealer for repair scares the sh-t out of me!
Originally Posted by SLF360
Hello and Happy New Year Stefan,
Where have you been hiding? Please post some pictures of your mods.
Glad to see you back.