1. Jan

    Ford South Africa braaibot cooks boerewors and serves drinks

    Ford South Africa's braai robot can cook 120 pieces of meat in 12 minutes Ford South Africa's Silverton Assembly Plant has modified one of its old vehicle assembling robots using decommissioned tools to turn it into an automatic braai machine. The TCF BBQ (Braai Boerewors Quickly) can braai...
  2. Jan

    Ford investing R600 million in South African factory to build new 3.0L V6 turbodiesel Ranger engines

    Ford invests R600 million in South African engine factory Ford will invest R600 million in the Struandale Engine Plant located in Gqeberha to support the launch of a new 3.0L V6 turbodiesel engine and upgrades to the existing assembly line for its 2.0L engines. The company announced the...
  3. Jan

    Project Titan - Apple accelerates work on car project aiming for fully autonomous vehicle

    Apple aiming to launch self-driving car by 2025 Apple is pushing to accelerate development of its electric car and is refocusing the project around full self-driving capabilities, aiming to solve a technical challenge that has bedeviled the auto industry.
  4. M

    Private sale purchase advice - 2015 Ford Ecosport

    Hi there, I am looking for some advice on purchasing a Ford EcoSport. A family member of mine is selling a 2015 Ford EcoSport 1.5T Titanium auto for R150K. It’s got 80000km on the clock and has just been serviced. The car comes with the following add-ons: Front bull bar Front bonnet guard...
  5. I

    Idler pulley price

    Hey, hope you guys are doing well. So somehow the idler pulley broke in my car and it was ripping the fan belt a new one. I took the car to the mechanic and he replaced the fan belt and pulley tensioner as I managed to find those parts, however I can't seem to find the idler pulley anywhere. I...
  6. A

    Ford fiesta or Figo

    My wife and I are looking to get a second car ( No kids still in our mid-20s, never own a vehicle before). We are stuck between the 1.4 '2007 Fiesta 131000 (60k) and 1.4 2010 Figo 100000(67k). Will pay cash not finance. Toyota etios 3dr was our first option but when we decide to have a child...
  7. Superjakes

    Fordpass South Africa

    After an unfortunate data loss event on my phone (goodbye beta user program), I reconnected it to the Sync3 system in my Ranger, to find that Fordpass is now available in South Africa. I have not managed to get everything to work yet and asked around on a Ford group on Facebook. I was told...
  8. C

    Morris Garage

    Ahhh MG, a British brand that has Chinese parents. SAIC, the owners of MG seem to be doing wonders for the brand of recently, just like what Geely is doing for Volvo, Lotus and Proton, in fact they recently bought a chunk of smart car and they own a car company that plans on making cars that...
  9. R

    2015 Ford figo fan belt

    Hi, hope you guys can help. I know nothing about cars. I have a 2015 (Old shape) Ford Figo Ambiante 1.4 (Petrol), No Ford dealership seems to want to tell me what type of fan belt my vehicle uses. Is there anybody that might know which fan belt my vehicle uses? I was told by Ford on my last...
  10. T

    Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI - shakes when accelerating or decelerating

    Hey guys. I've owned a 2014 Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI Ambiente for about 2 years now, 115 000km on the clock. Engine is quite punchy and fuel effecient. However, when driving and letting go of the accelerator and then pressing again, the whole car shakes forwards/backwards (I hope this description...
  11. Ivan Leon

    Ford 1.0 EcoBoost to be replaced by Mahindra's 1.2 TGDI in 2020 (India)

    It has become evident by now that the move to the more stringent BS6 emission norms is expected to have a wide-ranging impact on the engine strategy of automakers in India. The latest automaker to be affected by it is Ford, and, according to sources, its award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine...
  12. Ivan Leon

    Ford Faces $4 Billion Lawsuit for Allegedly Lying About Faulty Transmissions

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  13. S

    Reliable Ford Mechanic in JHB

    Hi Guys, Any recommendations for a reliable ford mechanic in JHB for services, tuning and general car issues? Thanks.
  14. J

    Wanted - 2018 or 2019 Ford Everest SUV (XLT model)

    Item wanted (be very descriptive): Ford Everest 2.2/3.2 (XLT) model Is packaging essential?: N/A Desired age and condition: 2018/2019 XLT model - low mileage, and mint condition Location: Alberton What I am after: Make: Ford Everest 2.2/3.2 (XLT) model - Auto Color: White Year: 2018 / 2019...
  15. S

    To buy a Citi Golf or not?

    Hi guys I hope you can help me out, I bought a second-hand Ford Fiesta off of gumtree after a very serious hi-jacking and out of desperation I bought it, blinded by the cheaper price and the look of a new(er) car. Now, after having to replace the Welch plugs and tappet cover after owning the...
  16. J

    [S] 2017 Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1.0L Ecoboost

    2017 Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1.0L Ecoboost Colour: Silver Registration Date: 2017 Warranty: Remainder of manufacturer's warranty Service history: Car has a full maintenance plan - remainder of maintenance. Full service history with Ford Last Service: Couple of months ago Odometer: 46 000 km...
  17. J

    [S] 2015 Ford Focus Sedan (Trend Model) 1.0L Ecoboost

    2015 Ford Focus Sedan (Trend Model) 1.0L Ecoboost Colour: Charcoal (Magnetic) Registration Date: Oct 2015 Warranty: Remainder of manufacturer's warranty Service history: Full service history with Ford - service plan has just expired Last Service: Couple of months ago Odometer: 87 000 km...
  18. G

    Which car?!??

    I'm looking to buy a car and can't seem to find something that fits what I need. I drive 100kms everyday on open roads but up and down hill so need something with a bit of power behind it. Im wanting to spend up to R120000. With petrol and diesel constantly going up I need something that's fuel...
  19. Ivan Leon

    Takata saga: Ford to pay R3.9-billion settlement due to faulty air-bag inflators

    Ford agreed to a so-called "economic loss settlement" of $299.1 million covering at least 6-million US vehicles with potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators, court documents filed in a federal court, reports Reuters. The settlement covers economic damages linked to the inflators...
  20. Ivan Leon

    Ford EcoSport recalled for front lower control arm issue (India)

    Ford has recalled the EcoSport to inspect the welds on the front lower control arm. According to the carmaker, weld strength on some cars may not be up to specification and could affect steering control. A total of 4,379 EcoSports built at Ford's Chennai plant between May 2017 and June 2017...