Ford Fiesta Driving School Dual Controlled Car
I will never ever buy a british car again! A driving test was cancelled due to a fault with my 56 plate Ford fiesta driving school car which was on lease to me from the Hitachi Instructor centre in Leicester, the bonnet would not close.
Before the driving test, the pupil and I had gone through the show me tell me element, having a look at the engine compartment, identifying the parts the examiner might question her on, and all went well, with the bonnet shutting normally without any problems.
At the time of the driving test proper, we exited the test centre waiting room, walked to the side street where the vehicle was parked. The examiner asked the candidate to identify the engine oil dip stick and explain how it is used, which she did and then proceeded to close the bonnect, but it would not shut properly!
We spent almost 10 minutes trying to fix it with no success, so the test was terminated.
When I later took it to an approved ford dealer, I found out that a plastic fixing was known to move out of place which caused the problem! Why they used a plastic part at this particular position I don't know, but they said it was only a problem with driving school cars that frequently opened and closed the bonnet! The fix was simple, but I've had enough with unreliable vauxhall and ford cars, I'm moving to the toyota yaris for my driving school needs.
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