Needless to say, it has not been an easy decision to make, with many sleepless nights behind it.
BHPian cool_dube recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to let go of my Endeavour! Needless to say, it has not been an easy decision to make, with many sleepless nights behind it. With Ford shutting shop, I am not very comfortable with the uncertainty around quality of after-sales service and availability of parts down the line. The SUV is as good as new (7 months/3,500 km) and a great buy for someone who is willing to spare time and effort towards procuring spares and dealing with FNGs (if need be), for which I neither have the time nor the temperament anymore.
Here’s what BHPian ankushbansal had to say on the matter:
Oh! I’m really sorry to hear that @cool_dube. Its really a tough decision to make, especially when you just got your hands on your dream machine and there were many stories to be built and cherished. Sad to know the decision of its early departure. I am too on the same boat as mine is just 10 months old (8000 km), but as of now, I have decided to live with it for years to come just because I feel there is no other replacement for Endeavour in the current Indian automobile industry. Had it been there, I would have let it go too.
All the best. Hope you get a good value for your vehicle.
Keep us posted for any positive developments that may be helpful for other owners too.
Here’s what BHPian lalittalwar had to say on the matter:
If I may give my 2 cents, I’d ask you to wait a couple of months for the dust to settle. the market has already discounted the news of Ford shutting their factories and it will reflect in the resale price. From here on, it will not make much of a difference in the resale price, unless there is further bad news!! Which can only be that Ford is shuttering its service network as well, which isn’t legally possible.
So, in other terms, the worst news is already there and the recency of this news makes sure that the resale price would be at the lowest, since there is a panic selling going on. the price should only recover from here on, even though there may just be a slight upward movement or it may stay the same.
Plus, with you being in Bangalore, there will be service centers working there for some years to come, as Ford has sold a lot of cars, and Service is a lucrative business.
So, all in all, in my assessment, the downside is very little in keeping the car with you for now. Who knows there may be some positive developments in the near future (fingers crossed).
I am also a recent buyer. My car is less than 3 months old and with 3500 kms on the odo.
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