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Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by xparm: 9:41am On May 12, 2008
I intend acquiring a FORD ESCAPE, I was advised not try it as I may not be able to cope with the stress associated with maintaining a FORD in Nigeria. But I do see quite a number of people driving FORDs especially here in PH where I live.

So folks, whats your take on this? If  you drive a FORD, what has been your experience? How easy is it to maintain a FORD in Nigeria?
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by ziontrain: 1:55pm On May 12, 2008
Xparm,

Fear no more. RT Briscoe is now the authorized dealer of Ford in Nigeria! I am also aware that they have certified mechanics around the country too. This is good news for Ford owners and prospective owners. You may want to contact them or go to their website - www.rtbriscoe.com. The only thing is that I am not sure they sell Ford Escape but please call them to verify.
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by lomaxbien(m): 12:30pm On Apr 25, 2009
i dont know why people fear ford cars i drive a ford explorer o2 and have never had any problems with it altho i just bought it not too long ago,i dont know much about the escape tho.
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by dantitiki(m): 1:29pm On Apr 25, 2009
Briscoe ford has made all things easy for ford owner, neither have i heard any complains about ford cars from people i know.
I'll say go ahead if you are a ford fan.They are very good cars.
just sold and '07 explorer last week, and the person keeps calling and telling of his oversatisfaction especially it's interior.

If you may change your mind, I have a Ford Edge. it's '09 and less than 900 miles, red in color.
you may give me a call if you need details on 08037271969.

kind regards.
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by promise72(m): 5:19pm On Apr 25, 2009
xparm:

I intend acquiring a FORD ESCAPE, I was advised not try it as I may not be able to cope with the stress associated with maintaining a FORD in Nigeria. But I do see quite a number of people driving FORDs especially here in PH where I live.

So folks, whats your take on this? If  you drive a FORD, what has been your experience? How easy is it to maintain a FORD in Nigeria?

For my $$$, the question i will be asking is very simple" "Do i wanna be calling RT Briscoe everytime im in need of something" ? Or get a car that i can locally find the parts? The availability of parts and parts network is a bigger issue than whether you fear a car or not. EVERY CAR WILL NEED TO BE MAINTAINED /REPAIRED AT ONE POINT OR THE OTHER. NO MATTER WHAT MAKE.

I can bring a car to Nigeria 2more called lets say: "Toyota Devil" and ppl wont even blink without buying it. However another car can be called "Jesus Christ" and ppl will probably hesitate.  grin

Its a matter of belief of parts availability, familiarity with repair issue etc. RT Briscoe might not be always near everytime u need anything fixed, however a Toyota/Honda/Nissan mechanic will almost definately be around.

Dont get me wrong, i am not arguing whether Ford is a good car or not here, i am simply coming from the point of view of ease in fixing any problem that arises/regular scheduled maintenance.

A lot of people used to drive DAEWOO RACER and SKODA [/b]back in the early/mid 90's. Have u seen any on the road lately?  grin  Don't be a follow follow  wink

[b]"Think Global, Act Local"
I dont know the ground in PH, u do. Its up to you. If the car will be ur second car fine but for a primary ride,,,,,  Hmmmmm 

Good luck friend.

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by sultaan(m): 5:22pm On Apr 25, 2009
Dantiki, you just mentioned the best crossover in the market.

The Edge is why sale of Murano (rock bottom) went down, that truck is baaad.
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by dantitiki(m): 7:09pm On Apr 25, 2009
I've got the machine right here in Nigeria.
Bricoe Ford's consignment isn't in yet, and they are very discrete about the price for now.

I'm sure i'll give you a very good deal comparing the Explorer i sold for N3.7m with just 12,000miles compared to N8.6m of Briscoe ford.
Up for really serious persons.

I'll upload when i make up mind, and reasons best known to me.

My contact still remains 08037271969

kind regards.
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by sonety2k(m): 11:17am On Mar 04, 2010
cool
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by Onwan: 11:39am On Mar 04, 2010
It will be hard to get the parts at Owode Onirin or Ladipo - And I can assure you it will come to it someday.

The Briscoe thing is that you should ask yourself IF they will for instance have the fuel pump of your FORD in stock like today for instance. I will advise that you do some very practical research before buying;

Get their number for instance - call them and ask for just very common things you might have to look into; Fuel pump, headlamps and Gear (Im not a pessimist - Im being very practical with you).

You can also try and go to Ladipo and ask for the parts of your vehicle - Just these things. Please bear in mind that the prices of parts is not necessarily determined by the car its to be used on BUT by the scarcity of that spare part.

Please be wise with your decision; A car you will park for 3 months because of a brake pad or disc is not a very smart decision IF its your main/only ride.

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by GetPosted: 6:50am On Dec 26, 2015
I'm very interested in this thread. I've been looking out to get a Ford edge, but the cost of maintenance and availability of spare parts remain of big concern to me. Looking up, this thread was last updated in 2010 (over 5 years ago), has the situation clearly changed or just insignificantly improved? I will appreciate getting comments on a recent thread I created here https://www.nairaland.com/2820777/ford-edge-cost-maintenance-availability
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by dumo1(m): 1:38pm On Dec 26, 2015
people are very funny, in this age of laptops and Internet people are still worried about spare parts when ebay and amazon never shut down website. My friend if you can't find a part go online and order or call their dealerships overseas they will be happy to ship it down to you for a fee. BT Briscoe is scrap they might not have minor parts dat u need. they do more of sales of their vehicles than maintenance especially if the vehicle wasn't bought from them. Then you are on your own. Don't let anyone deprive you of the car you so desire to drive. I used to hate a Ford vehicle but a ride in a Ford edge changed mindset. Ford makes strong and durable vehicles. if only people knew.

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by invisibility: 8:54pm On Dec 26, 2015
China has made it easy and super cheap to buy parts of popular Japanese cars in the market. This is not the case here with cars like ford. You must source the parts from America at very exorbitant prices.

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by GetPosted: 2:17pm On Jan 01, 2016
invisibility:
China has made it easy and super cheap to buy parts of popular Japanese cars in the market. This is not the case here with cars like ford. You must source the parts from America at very exorbitant prices.
Exactly the point I was trying to make.
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by sultaan(m): 9:05pm On Jan 02, 2016
GetPosted:

Exactly the point I was trying to make.

Show me a plant where you can buy a new fake chinese part and I will like to compare it to a new American part you will be amazed of your ignorance.

Mention a part and post a link to the price simple

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by FlyboyZee: 4:09pm On Jan 03, 2016
ziontrain:
Xparm,

Fear no more. RT Briscoe is now the authorized dealer of Ford in Nigeria! I am also aware that they have certified mechanics around the country too. This is good news for Ford owners and prospective owners. You may want to contact them or go to their website - www.rtbriscoe.com. The only thing is that I am not sure they sell Ford Escape but please call them to verify.

Coscharis has been selling, servicing and maintaining Ford vehicles in Nigeria for a long time now. I think they also have the Ford Escape in stock.

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by alb3rt: 3:55pm On Sep 07, 2016
Hi guys please am about buying a ford car(ford focus 2014) and I am been discouraged by all around on just one ground- maintenace! I have been told that getin spare part is difficult, how true is this? I need help fast b4 d point of no return!
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by sultaan(m): 7:36pm On Sep 07, 2016
Apart from oil filter and engine oil what spare part do you need for a 2014 Ford?

Nothing should break and if you break anything you can order off Amazon.

No thief will rob you for your Ford and you can keep it for as long as you want.

The only reason to expect problem is if your are buying a bad car in the first place

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by tosmartak(m): 6:48pm On Oct 12, 2016
We need more on this please.
Lalasticala
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by sultaan(m): 7:36pm On Oct 12, 2016
tosmartak:
We need more on this please.
Lalasticala

Bad car means a lot of cars from hurricane Andrew and the Louisiana flood are in the market for sale as salvage cars, up to 100,000 cars with water damage so if you see water line in the trunk, mud under carpets the car has been flooded so there could be water in engine transmission, computer electronics that causes problems.
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by Rhemata: 5:08pm On Dec 13, 2017
What is the durability in terms of maintenance and fuel economy of this car?

Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by phredbongg(m): 1:34pm On Oct 20, 2018
I just bought a Ford Escape Hybrid 2006 model. I'm more concerned about the electrical parts of the hybrid. Do we have specialised mechanics that can work on the parts? Thanks.
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by nurey(m): 5:17pm On Oct 20, 2018
phredbongg:
I just bought a Ford Escape Hybrid 2006 model. I'm more concerned about the electrical parts of the hybrid. Do we have specialised mechanics that can work on the parts? Thanks.

location?

cc TRYGO the hybrid guy.
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by Anuolu1820: 6:08am On Dec 06, 2018
Hello Friends,
I've been asked to choose between Kia Sportage and Ford Escape. My preference actually is for Ford Escape but somehow, people are telling me about the maintenance issue. Can anyone advise based on experience? Thanks in advance!
Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by komekn(m): 8:15am On Dec 06, 2018
dumo1:
people are very funny, in this age of laptops and Internet people are still worried about spare parts when ebay and amazon never shut down website. My friend if you can't find a part go online and order or call their dealerships overseas they will be happy to ship it down to you for a fee. BT Briscoe is scrap they might not have minor parts dat u need. they do more of sales of their vehicles than maintenance especially if the vehicle wasn't bought from them. Then you are on your own. Don't let anyone deprive you of the car you so desire to drive. I used to hate a Ford vehicle but a ride in a Ford edge changed mindset. Ford makes strong and durable vehicles. if only people knew.

It seems some people have not tuned into globalisation yet they are educated.

Still using DOS when we are on Windows 10.

There are a plethora of online platforms to buy OEM parts and have them delivered within 72 hrs. And a lot cheaper than the dubious tokunboh parts in Owode.

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by dumo1(m): 8:16am On Dec 06, 2018
komekn:


It seems some people have not tuned into globalisation yet they are educated.

Still using DOS when we are on Windows 10.

There are a plethora of online platforms to buy OEM parts and have them delivered within 72 hrs. And a lot cheaper than the dubious tokunboh parts in Owode.
Very true my friend.. grin

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by komekn(m): 8:19am On Dec 06, 2018
invisibility:
China has made it easy and super cheap to buy parts of popular Japanese cars in the market. This is not the case here with cars like ford. You must source the parts from America at very exorbitant prices.

Most of those Chinese part are sub standard copies and not OEM standard.

So they may be cheaper but not definite, however, you will be buying them regularly. For instance where your Ford Break pads may last 2 years your Chinese ones will last 6 months.

Simply false economy.

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Re: Ford Maintenance In Nigeria: How Easy? by sultaan(m): 7:29am On Dec 07, 2018
komekn:


Most of those Chinese part are sub standard copies and not OEM standard.

So they may be cheaper but not definite, however, you will be buying them regularly. For instance where your Ford Break pads may last 2 years your Chinese ones will last 6 months.

Simply false economy.


My Ford break pads lasted 8 years 100,000 miles

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