My bloody car is still playing up, despite a service the other week that included an astronomically expensive ultrasound on the fuel injection! Given that that was prompted by reporting the same fault it’s still suffering, what are my statutory rights here?
Anyway it’s been at the service place since last night (so they can experience the thrill and excitement of its early-morning shudders), so I’m discovering how life is without a car. Not terrible, so far, just more time required for getting about.
Speaking of bloody cars, the Feds are about to give Ford Australia $50 million to support local operations. But wait a sec… they’re giving it to them to pay for work on new model Territory (four-wheel-drive) and Falcon (big sedan), two of their most inefficient vehicles. Where’s the logic in that, given that now even the International Energy Agency says oil could hit US$100 per barrel?
But then, despite calls to reform taxes to discourage pollution, I wouldn’t be betting on anything so logical just yet.