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Old 07 January 2008, 08:59   #1
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Jeeps don't like potholes

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk...6908-20277477/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/default.stm

We all know our roads are in a hell of a state. In fact 42% of all Ford Focus problems are suspension faults.

You would think that a rough tough 4x4 would survive a little better but the car that comes off worst of all is the Jeep!!!
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42% you sure about that think google let you down there old boy
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Personally i think its more to do with the faulty ball joints fitted to the jeep.
mine has allready had two recals for suspension related issues, including, ball joints, and for a 4x4 is pretty crap.
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. In fact 42% of all Ford Focus problems are suspension faults.
So, from that figure we can arrive at these conclusions:-

The Ford Focus has a disproportionate number of suspension problems.

Ford Focus drivers drive their cars too fast over speed humps.

The Ford Focus is a cheaply built piece of tat that falls apart on British roads.


Statistics only prove one thing-that someone spent some time gathering them.
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42% you sure about that think google let you down there old boy
I can't see a link to Google in my post!!!
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well i think the record is very wrong
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I can't see a link to Google in my post!!!
Err I fink it was the Daily Record
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Personally i think its more to do with the faulty ball joints fitted to the jeep.
mine has allready had two recals for suspension related issues, including, ball joints, and for a 4x4 is pretty crap.
Yes, same here with two Jeep Libertys (Cherokee) both with ball joint recalls. So Jeep build quality seems to be very much on a par with another iconic 4x4 brand.
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I've got a couple of British cars that on occasion get hammered over speed bumps on a main road. Well 30 mph feels like they are getting hammered. No major problems yet other than having to replace exhaust rubbers on one car.

If its a Jeep thats having problems then maybe they should get the designers to spend a bit of time studying British roads.

As with Goretex its suprising what innovative designs can come out of this small island when combating our hostile climes !!!

Although I guess our iconic 4x4 brand only gets tried out in exotic foreign climates and not in the real world.

Maybe we need one of these.

http://www.lr-mad.co.uk/tracked.html

I used to drive past the Lix Toll's Cuthbertson and wonder what kind of horrors I might stumble across on my travels. Happily I never needed its services.
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