The Surprisingly Expensive Maintenance Cost for My Ford GT!

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20 päivää sitten

My Ford GT's maintenance so far has been very reasonable priced, until the latest bill arrived! After 2 years and some hard running, I had a full service carried out to ensure it's in perfect shape and one part turned out to be very, very expensive...
Generally speaking the costs of running the Ford GT are very reasonable; from the annual oil change services to new tyres and other consumables. However, it turns out that there's one part that's excruciatingly painful when it comes to replacing and that's the brake pads. I dread to think what the discs might cost when the time comes, but the pads alone are several times that of the pricing you'd find on other equivalent performance supercars.
However, it's been a while since the car has seen much use for a variety of reasons. Following the tour last summer to Germany where it spent some time at Apex and plenty of Nurburgring laps, it went for a fairly major 2nd year overhaul service, then with winter weather it stayed in storage before I've ended up being out of the country for 4 months - so without any further ado, it's time for a drive!
Kicking off with the GT beside the Taycan Turbo S, the fun thing is that they are the two cars in the garage with contrast gold accents which does make me wonder how the GT would look with gold wheels to match the stripes. From there it's a run out into the countryside for some nice roads and an opportunity to run it up through the revs, exactly as a car like this should!
Thanks for watching, Tim
00:00 Intro
00:49 GT and Taycan
02:41 GT Updates
04:32 Driving in London
07:06 Countryside
09:48 Surprise Costs
13:51 Wrap Up
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Shmee150 19 päivää sitten
The Ford GT is back out to play, and what a car it is! However, the major service carried out when it reached 2 years old has brought one single surprisingly expensive part that needed to be replaced... whoops!
Timborghini Tube
Timborghini Tube 7 päivää sitten
....and that Gemera... OMG! If I were a multi-millionaire that would be my first expensive purchase
Timborghini Tube
Timborghini Tube 7 päivää sitten
Thank you for another great video, Tim! There's something remarkable about people on FIpost named Tim releasing great content.... :D Would love to see some videos on the new Hennessy Hypercar
Gregorious Anomalous
Gregorious Anomalous 16 päivää sitten
A decade or so ago, the U.S. government directed funds to the automobile manufacturers to help them remain financially solvent. Ford was the only manufacturer to not accept any taxpayers funded bailout money. Opting instead to let Shmee do it❓
GO TIME 123 18 päivää sitten
Prickly Pear TV
Prickly Pear TV 19 päivää sitten
The Ford gt is brilliant and I only buy JDM cars maybe the first non JDM in my garage
Francisco Alves Porto
Francisco Alves Porto 4 päivää sitten
Hi Tim. I’m a follower of the channel for some time and was surprised to know that the Ford GT was the car you were most excited to get/received. Why? You have experienced so many amazing machines. Why is this different from the others?
William O'Leary
William O'Leary 4 päivää sitten
Hands down this would be the car of yours I’d want. The look. the performance, the history...yep this is the one
William O'Leary
William O'Leary 4 päivää sitten
I want this problem. This car looks fantastic!
Sandy garage
Sandy garage 4 päivää sitten
I wouldn't mind a Superlite GT-R in the same colour's as Shmee's Ford GT.
sidhead 6 päivää sitten
Alcantara probably just needs a good going over with baby wipes. Wheel not straight needs wheel alignment to fix.
Franco M
Franco M 6 päivää sitten
Car needed new brake pads. Cost about £5k. Have 15 mins of your life back. You’re welcome.
Edson Pereira
Edson Pereira 7 päivää sitten
shmee edit a photo of the ford-gt and paint those wheels as gold to see if you like the result
Alex Ortner
Alex Ortner 8 päivää sitten
You still need to get a lapel mic you can't be heard over the exhaust. I can't waste my time with this nonsense.
Robert Allen
Robert Allen 8 päivää sitten
Sounds like a retirement ceremony for thr GT ?....maybe the STO will take up the slack
ACP Telford
ACP Telford 9 päivää sitten
There’s one born every minute.
Tom Bullock
Tom Bullock 10 päivää sitten
A very honest video. Thank you for explaining the costs and how shocked you were by them. Appreciate all the content and your continuing honest, knowledgable content.
O O 10 päivää sitten
Ok after all these years, I’m going to say it. Shmee sounds like a sex phone operator from the 80’s! Each video cost $3.99 per minute!
JYMBO 12 päivää sitten
The service for your GT cost more than my last 2 cars combined LOL
Furman O'Dell
Furman O'Dell 12 päivää sitten
You gotta pay to play.
Nismo X
Nismo X 12 päivää sitten
Carbontastic makes fantastic steering wheels
Nismo X
Nismo X 12 päivää sitten
Knowing GT is on outsourced car I expected
Riaz Karamali
Riaz Karamali 13 päivää sitten
If that is only the brake pads!! I wonder how much the ceramic rotors are???😳😳
Tommy Van der veken
Tommy Van der veken 13 päivää sitten
well done i love how present your self
Matt Nis
Matt Nis 14 päivää sitten
That’s $1k per pad.
Ian Alderton
Ian Alderton 14 päivää sitten
love the guy, but Schmee 'could be' an anagram for anorak ? ! ; ))
John Herne
John Herne 14 päivää sitten
That’s Trotters Bottom?
Stafford J
Stafford J 14 päivää sitten
Oooh look at me and all money. Dull, dull, dull. I imagine you'd still be a virgin if it wasn't for your bulging wallet 🙄
Stephen Curran
Stephen Curran 15 päivää sitten
You know you should get one more ford for your collection. The first fast ford a 1960s lotus cortina would be great in your collection
matthew roberts
matthew roberts 15 päivää sitten
Well done tim great videos as per usual
Chris Ewing
Chris Ewing 15 päivää sitten
Would have never guessed the brake pads would be significantly more expensive than comparable Ferrari or Mclaren. So refreshing to see someone actually driving and using the car in its element, and not just a garage queen. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Steve Peary
Steve Peary 15 päivää sitten
I think your service provider is taking the p15s. £5.5k for pads and it comes back with the steering wheel out of line
Milton Tan
Milton Tan 15 päivää sitten
necron 1050
necron 1050 16 päivää sitten
i Know nobody will ever see this but its really bugging me, the car has 8 pads not 4 (inside and outside for each wheel)
Mud Plugging
Mud Plugging 13 päivää sitten
Bugging me equally. The whole episode needs to be uploaded again with the correct data.
d nic
d nic 16 päivää sitten
Expensive car what's up with the headrest if you were in head on you would get serious whiplash due to the fact it's about a foot away from your head
AL Ian
AL Ian 16 päivää sitten
*The brake pads cost more than the wheels?* 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️😂🤣
Jason Cruise
Jason Cruise 16 päivää sitten
Jerry Whitworth
Jerry Whitworth 16 päivää sitten
It is 1 of deam cars to own. But I need to win the lottery first.
Martin Pease
Martin Pease 16 päivää sitten
LHD, I just couldn't do it.
JaMocha Shauntavius Tyson
JaMocha Shauntavius Tyson 16 päivää sitten
Besides the brakes, you should probably replace the seats. Who knows how many times you have f arted on them, you tubby little tart.
blaquechylde 16 päivää sitten
07:07 it's as if the car was telling him "Shut up and drive" and I was like "yeah, so I can sit down and listen"
Gilliboy 16 päivää sitten
I wonder what’s the manufacturing cost of those breaking pads. I’m no expert but shouldn’t there be some „standard“ breakingpads even for cars with this kind of horsepower?
Alpha Fort
Alpha Fort 16 päivää sitten
Is someone blending a smoothie near ur cars?
D C 16 päivää sitten
Thought discs and pads all round at 1k was expensive on a RS4 😱
kreiseltower 16 päivää sitten
Thanks for the video. I still wonder how much of the costs of things like brake pads/discs are justified as a technical background and how much of it is just a rip off for rich guys who can afford it.
Mr BMW 17 päivää sitten
The steering is suffering from Camber Twist if you drive it for 20 or so miles on the opposite side of the road it will right itself 🙂 also please get a tan as you are not proper LA without it 🙂
anthony851 17 päivää sitten
In the last 30 days your views were slightly higher than my lifetime total so you are likely to have the wherewithal to cover the costs of a service. The total across the fleet must be up there! Hi from NZ, Anthony.
FalconXE302 17 päivää sitten
Wow man... I feel so sorry for you... The Taycan damage, and now the terribly costly brake service... I really hope things start looking up for you soon.
James Pugh
James Pugh 17 päivää sitten
Wow that price for pads is crazy . But love ur spec on that Ford gt theo
Eric C.
Eric C. 17 päivää sitten
Does the GT actually use £20 notes stacked on top of each other as brake pads?
Rob Amner
Rob Amner 17 päivää sitten
But halfords do a lifetime on pads...
Phil Hawtin
Phil Hawtin 17 päivää sitten
Joey Whittaker
Joey Whittaker 17 päivää sitten
Your microphone is awful mate
John Smith
John Smith 17 päivää sitten
Makes me feel better buying new GTI pads and discs haha.
Bradley Guliker
Bradley Guliker 17 päivää sitten
Did you take it to the dragons tail in Georgia?
ganjielong 17 päivää sitten
Yawn... get to your point
Jakobly 17 päivää sitten
12 grand for brake pads jeeeeezus
Dan M
Dan M 17 päivää sitten
$12k for brake pads?!?! I can understand that on a bugatti or laferrari hypercar bc the dealers/parts are rare but ford should be able to source even rare parts easier, their network is just bigger. Pads for $12k is outrageous
Michele Romano
Michele Romano 17 päivää sitten
🤯 with 6000 miles on the clock . That’s insane
Gracho DerUnwiderstehlichen
Gracho DerUnwiderstehlichen 17 päivää sitten
However the planet turn into , hold on "not for sale -idiots!" turn out that you write history ...i wish you well (with a not german product) Ford ist Frontlastig !!! i will not turn back my opinion !
The Russian Bear
The Russian Bear 17 päivää sitten
12000 dollars later and they gave it back with a misaligned steering wheel, nice.
swiper1818 17 päivää sitten
Alan Mann's son's look after some of his old cars...! now I understand the homage color scheme!
Fenglin Yang
Fenglin Yang 17 päivää sitten
U can’t go gold wheel which will destroy its look ....
ttomred4000 17 päivää sitten
Sorry mate, im just not a fan of the wheels. They look cheap. In my opinion. Each to their own
JGibb 62
JGibb 62 17 päivää sitten
Not complaining? BS
Andrew Wilkes
Andrew Wilkes 17 päivää sitten
I changed the ventilated discs on my Ford Escort back in the day since they were badly gouged and I was surprised that the discs were cheaper than the pads. Maybe a Ford thing?
Tom Ranum
Tom Ranum 17 päivää sitten
Ohh sunglass time......btw. 12500,- is nothing compared to other brands.
halamadrid0709 17 päivää sitten
Hey guys its SHMEE!!!
David Billberg
David Billberg 17 päivää sitten
Yeah it's a big maintenance cost but it's not that much if you think of what the whole car costs.
Luke Slater
Luke Slater 17 päivää sitten
5 and a half grand for BRAKE PADS. HOLY SHIT😳😱💩.
Aubrey Wallace
Aubrey Wallace 17 päivää sitten
Do tell.u didn't kno expensive cars = 10-15 wives u got married to a car:: u should sign " Pre-nup" as u didnt lno😀😃😄now u al ready kno😀
amstaylorph 18 päivää sitten
The wheels look fine. Save your money.
Marvdogger2 18 päivää sitten
My dentist showed me the service bill for his F40 three or four years ago and it was £14k.
Martin Boulden
Martin Boulden 18 päivää sitten
Ouch ! I hope they serve decent coffee at that Ford Service Centre !
Hans Honstatzky
Hans Honstatzky 18 päivää sitten
Thanks for being so open with the cost of owning a supercar like the GT cheers
RobReports 18 päivää sitten
It was not that expensive for so much build up drama.
Charlie 18 päivää sitten
Just the brake pad alone is a pound per mile
A.J. W.
A.J. W. 18 päivää sitten
Would love to take car like that on roads like those! What a great drive.
PyroMotteFullHD 18 päivää sitten
So great car.
K S 18 päivää sitten
Come to think of it, not only would i like to see the GT with wheels the same as the stripes, but curious what it would look like if you wrapped all the charcoal grey bits in that color as well. Garish overkill, perhaps, but I'd love to just see it.
K S 18 päivää sitten
I'd like to see it with the gold wheels as well. Might be too much, might be great.
the1beard 18 päivää sitten
😂 £5,500 for pads Bonkers Almost £1 a mile in pads 6,000 Miles and the steering wheel is looking tired.... 😂 👍
Andrew Hurst
Andrew Hurst 18 päivää sitten
Still cheaper than the Akebono pads on the McLaren P1.
Nicholas Heath
Nicholas Heath 18 päivää sitten
Those pads seem way more expensive than they should be. Supercar tax just because they can??
Bradythx 18 päivää sitten
Btw your steering being off a few degree's, you could check the brakes, maybe one brake is putting abit of pressure on some disc and its pulling you slightly. Or maybe optical check
Bradythx 18 päivää sitten
City's are death to any kind of sports or super cars, they're made to be driven at high RPM's
MrHewy78 18 päivää sitten
Purely and simply exploiting the rich because they can afford it.... 5.5k for brake pads 🥴
ACP Telford
ACP Telford 9 päivää sitten
They’re mostly foolish enough to pay
john doe
john doe 18 päivää sitten
have you tried halford's lol
Fabio lima
Fabio lima 18 päivää sitten
I feel sick after hearing that pad price. Awful 😂😂🙉
myk 18 päivää sitten
Tracking adjustment can put out the steering, easy to reset the wheel in the old days with no air bags
moizzkhan 18 päivää sitten
Film with the GT8 next. It's been ages since we saw it
Mr SWR 18 päivää sitten
Oh I’ve just spit my Coffee out for the price of the pads. £8k service ouch.
MarkAH29 18 päivää sitten
No cost should be surprising with a motor like that!
Your Top Comment
Your Top Comment 18 päivää sitten
Well, cars are not just assets, they are liabilities, too.
elmin 18 päivää sitten
Daddy can pay the bill
Brandon Cantrell
Brandon Cantrell 18 päivää sitten
Hey shmee! If you know anyone looking for a Alan mann can am car we have one here in the states!
Covkid09 18 päivää sitten
U mug. 5k for pads😂
Senshi Bat
Senshi Bat 18 päivää sitten
liek running a racing team..F1 no but ouch yes.
Tom Berry
Tom Berry 18 päivää sitten
I’m sorry but that Reg SHAGMEE I just can’t unsee it
Shuhaib Ilyas
Shuhaib Ilyas 18 päivää sitten
With that money I could buy a 150cc to 400cc motorcycle which is more than enough Indian and two years of worth of maintenance cost and might still have some money left depending on the motorcycle 🏍️
Thomas Ray
Thomas Ray 18 päivää sitten
I hadn’t realized that was Alan Mann racing gold. A nice tribute which includes my racing hero Graham Hill. 👍
Jack Paul
Jack Paul 18 päivää sitten
I’ve never seen a Ford GT on Finchley Road
Tanner Lee
Tanner Lee 18 päivää sitten
Keep the wheels that color and get the calipers powder coated to match the stripes.. Might cost a lot though to open them and get them re sealed though after hearing that price for the brake pads 😅
Tuc Lance
Tuc Lance 18 päivää sitten
This $500,000 limited supercar is Surprisingly Expensive reeeeaaaaallyyyyyy LOL!
Pienimusta 18 päivää sitten
Shmee has to start wrench every day :D
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