September 14, 2010, 5:54 pm
[quote name='Adam W' date='14 September 2010 - 08:56 PM' timestamp='1284493560' post='97276']
Hey hey all!!
I have my eyes on a Focus ST170, grey 3door, 52 plate. I have watched it for the last 8/9 months, going from £5700, down to its recent price of £3999 on the forecourt, or £3499 on autotrader. It's done 49k, apprently has full service history, and will come with a years ticket, and 3 months warranty.
My question is...is this all to good to be true? The guy I spoke to (its an EMG dealer) said 'Yeah we are keen to get rid of it' I asked if there was any movement on the price and he immediately say 'yeah of course' WHAT?! I have never known that!
I am going back this Saturday for a good look and a drive, and talk numbers etc. Any advice?!
[url="http://www.wisebuyers.co.uk/index.jsp?guide=prices&page=used_cars&no=3&make=Ford&model=Focus+%281998-04%29&mmv=3860&yearplate=2002%2F52&mileage=49&x=27&y=3"]Wisebuyer valuation for that car[/url] Dealer price it says is £3528 so about right then.
So assuming the car is right, you then just need to evaluate the cost of fuel [Urban Cycle 22.8] Remind yourself the Road Tax is £245 or ust short of £260 bought 6 monthly. Then there's the insurance to consider.
On fuel consumption figures, my 1.6 the official figures are Urban 32.5 X Urban 51.4 Combined 42.2
Yet in my real world driving environment where motorway roads account for circa 20% of miles covered, on 4256 miles I've brimmed and monitored I'm averaging 32.56mpg.
So if you averaged the urban figure in the ST170 and covered 7k per annum @ 111.9 per Lt it will cost £1562 per annum in fuel.
Adding all the above up you can possibly see why they still have not sold it after 9 months. So if you do buy it, I'd start advertising it for sale straight away