September 3, 2008, 10:40 pm
[quote name='Nitram' post='3243' date='Sep 3 2008, 11:27 AM']Yeah, I've been searching the Auto Trader site non stop looking at various pictures. So much so that my brain feels black and blue
Every time I sway towards black I see a blue one and change my mind back again. It may be more common on an ST, but as you say, black is common on all makes and models (including my current Avensis).
I've more or less decided on the blue, although I may have to wait longer to get it
Have you got one yet? If so what do you think of it? I've been loyal to Toyota for years, and am a little nervous about the jump to Ford.[/quote]
Not yet, have to shift my VW Sharan first, coming to Ebay very soon! I have owned many and various fords over the years (inc. a Mondeo 1.8TD!!) and have found as long as you service them regularly they'll treat you really well. I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to cars, and had looked at the Honda Accord CDTi, BMW 320d and the Mazda 6. I have to say that for style, equipment, performance and economy the ST is unbeatable. I see you were asking about prices for one. I've seen a 2007 22000 miles for £11995 at a Nationwide Garage and this seems to be an average price going trade. Just remember they'll try to screw you on a trade in, warranty, like for like insurance in case of a write off, servicing plan etc non of which in my opinion is needed on a one year old car that still has upto 2 years manufacturers warranty. Going private I've seen them going from as little as £10000 averaging upto £11000. Going back to Ford, 155BHP & 265lbs/ft torque!!!! Its well worth the a step of faith lol
PS have you had any thoughts of the saloon version rather than hatchback?