Tuesday, April 17, 2007

bad Ford

Okay, so probably two weeks ago I managed to snap my driver's side "window regulator." It's the small metal post that holds the window-roller-upper thingy in the door. If you've never met me, suffice to say I'm not a body builder. There is no way I should have been able to snap that thing just rolling up the window.

So I went back to my Ford dealer thinking this would be taken care of quickly and with a good-customer-service smile. Not so. My warranty was up 1000 miles ago, hands are tied, blah blah blah that'll be $100 plus labor when the part comes in. I don't think so.

I wrote an email to Ford expressing my extreme disappointment, etc. and proceeded immediately to AutoZone. It turns out my car is the only one in America, apparently, that does not have automatic windows. So no, silly girl, we can't order that part for you. Who has manual windows these days? Neither could Murrey. What on earth ...

All of this was fine and good, and I could wait for Timothy to have an opportunity to scour the junk yard. Today, however, the temperature has finally hit the mid-60's and I roast in my car. Poo.



I think the marketing stat is that a satisfied customer will tell four to five people about her experience, but a dissatisfied customer will tell nine to ten. So I'm doing my part to maintain that statistic, so long as nine to ten people read this.


Oh, and if you have a driver's side window regulator laying around, I'll give you $40 for it.

7 comments:

Ben said...

Is this what your looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Escort-Left-Rear-Manual-Window-Regulator-97-02_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ40018QQihZ001QQitemZ110116008190QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

Ben said...

Is this what your looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Escort-Left-Rear-Manual-Window-Regulator-97-02_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ40018QQihZ001QQitemZ110116008190QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

jeffie said...

Ben is uber helpful yea for Ben! and those sort of things tended to happen to me but with the grace and power of our Lord Jesus we have been in grafted into the family of God no longer cursed but blessed BEYOND the curse.

Lex said...

I don't know. That says "rear window," and I have a two-door. Thanks, though - I'll keep browsing eBay.

Tami said...

yeah. my driver's side door is being goofy (read: it won't let me out!). what's up with that?!

Lex said...

Okay, I think you're driver's side door has been doing that for a month. When I took the boys home that one night after Faith Week, I had the hardest time getting out of your car. Which your children thought was hilarious.

Tami said...

ha ha ha. go boys. ;) just kidding. yeah. that's about how long it's been. it's kaput now, have to have some latch dealie replaced. (okay, i can't stop giggling, picturing you stuck in my truck and the boys rolling on the floor.)