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Hey all, newbie here. Seriously considering a FiST for my next car.

For any Canberra based owners out there, where do you take your cars for a service? From a quick Google search there seem to be a couple of Ford dealers (John McGrath in Belconnen and Woden), but are there any good specialist independents that you would trust to look after your car?

I'm northside so Belconnen would be ideal. What have people's experiences been with John McGrath in Belconnen?
 

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Hi DavosVonWavos i take my FiST to the mitchell ford dealer, the guys are really good take care of the car really well. Last service they gave mustang gt as a loan car! Pity it rained hard all day. But i recommend them.
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Thanks, I didn't know the Mitchell place did servicing, good to have that as another option, especially as they give loan cars. Nice work scoring the Mustang, too bad it was a wet day!!

Finding a good used one is going to be the tricky part now, very rarely see them come up in Canberra so may need to do a trip to Sydney or Melbourne. Either that or wait for the new model to arrive later this year, especially if it comes in the 5 door which would be better for me having young kids.
 

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I've found Belco to be okay for general servicing but awful for anything that involves diagnosing problems. I've had some light clunks while changing from 1-2-3 which are probably just the normal noises a lot of STs get (possibly due to a bit of slack in the linkages). While the car is still under warranty I want them make sure it isn't anything else but after 3 visits and two test drives to demonstrate the problem, they have twice given me a "we can't reproduce the problem".

While I'd like a full Ford service history for the car, I just have no faith in them anymore. Alas there isn't anyone else local I've found who I can trust. I'm perfectly capable of doing it all myself but then get stung on resale.
 

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Hi all
noob here. Just bought a 2016 ST and also wondering where a good place to service it might be in Canberra?
ive heard Ultimate Tuning May be ok?.. was thinking GenTech but I think they may be focused on the 6 and 8 cylinders only...
any thoughts or suggestions?
 
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