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    Phuket launches plastic-busting initiative

    We go around the market with a UK type carrier bag and the little lady loves it . All the local market people just put the vegetables in the carrier bag. They think its brilliant. So do we. But we are running out of bags to put the rubbish in now...
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    Police out in force ticketing anything and everything..

    The universal yellow light is a warning that the driver should prepare to stop. Not go faster. The driver should approach lights and intersection in a manner that would permit stopping if so required. Drivers should drive according to road and traffic conditions, maintaining a safe distance at all times. Makes sense to me. Same Red means stop.. Oh, Except for Thailand.
  3. So what are the indemnity agreements in place? Apart from 3 years warranty. This transmission problem re wrote the global policy on extended warranties. My experience still stands that the technical levels of expertise and support are not in place in Thailand. They talk the talk, but can't walk the walk. Pure guess work. Try this, try that, your cost of course. Need car three days. Becomes five days. No loan car available. Customer service is agency staff with little tech savvy. Expensive replacement parts compared to other countries.
  4. Correct. The save Australia plan was to build 40,000 fiesta focus types in Australia. The Ford manufacturing Thailand was set up instead.. AAT at Rayong also builds plus the Ranger Mazda BT50. Everest. Ford Thailand base Labour rate 60 baht hour. Ford India rate $3.50 hour. Ford China rate $5 hour. Ford Australia when closing $28 per hour. Plus all your other costs. All materials and parts come from a global system so the killer is the Labour.
  5. No lemon law in Thailand. Mugs laws maybe, but that's another story. The USA and Australia and UK have compensated differently. Buy backs were allowed. No fault found and things gone wrong are common industry terms. Toyota is the number one with up to 2% All lists are published as common knowledge. I'm ex Ford, I missed out on the class action. No compo for me. Much out of pocket cost and inconvenience. They always seem to find something that they think also needs looking at. But cannot fix the actual problem. About 30% of Fiesta, Focus from 2011 to 2015 were affected. In different ways.. Two item numbers are specifically involved. 14M01 and 14M02. Dual clutch and Transmission control module. Easy to check. Sadly the technical levels of expertise and support are not in place in Thailand. Customer service is agency staff with little tech savvy, and dare I say, a sheet of paper to read from regards this concern. Something I have raised before. To no avail.
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    Police out in force ticketing anything and everything..

    Or only raising revenue.
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    Police out in force ticketing anything and everything..

    Could be a daily blog this.lol. On beach road all yesterday and today too I am advised, in force closure from the police station down. They were actually pulling blocks of vehicles in at one time and doing them for what ever.. traffic cones at the side of road. Police walks on the crossing to assist pedestrian crossings. (That's nice). Stops the traffic. Blue yellow taxi just sails strait through. Nothing said, no action. Obviously paid his contributions up to date.
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    Banking coming next month to every 7-eleven

    So do 7/11s. All depends on the location and whose pocket they are in. Several at Jomtien sell hooch in the afternoon.
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    Banking coming next month to every 7-eleven

    Whoa. This came up in a previous thread on trusting 7/11 to give right change etc. Numerous responses said 7/11 staff are university graduates and many are multi lingual.. Once again with feeling. I think not...
  10. Yes it is. The transmission is not unique to Ford. It's off the shelf and used by several other companies.
  11. Yes. Using the six speed dual clutch transmission. Its actually a two clutch manual transmission that is changed using a computer module. Which is a global problem. I've got a 2012 Fiesta. Its covered by the extension of warranty. But many times it has died for no apparent reasons. Losing drive, pulling away when no gear selection. Scary stuff. Mine is as noisy as all hell. Great little car to drive. Just unfixable noise and problems. Mines sat in dealerships for about 20 days, plus I forked out in excess of 20,000 baht for things they suggested that made no difference. No compo for me sadly. They really don't have a permanent fix. Its trial and error for 2011 to 2015 models. Just keep resetting the transmission and changing the clutch.
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    Police out in force ticketing anything and everything..

    Partner was caught in pattaya speeding. But was told, "ok you pay today, cannot be booked again today ". In other words you have made a contribution.
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    Police out in force ticketing anything and everything..

    Ah well, elections coming up, so need to boost the funds.
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    Police out in force ticketing anything and everything..

    Pattaya corner of Second and Klang police box. They are actually running a trap and several cops stand on various points of the intersection, while one leans through the police box window and turns the lights control key to red. Predominantly bikes being picked off going down Second. But interestingly yesterday, all nationalities were fair game. Amazing how a flick of the key sends the lights to red so fast.
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