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k770i
Hi, I am a newbie to this forum.

i am after my first escort, just passed me driving test last week, yes!

i seen a escort.

i like it alot, but should i go buy this?whats your view on this please?

[url="http://www.gumtree.com/london/00/32682000.html"]ESCORT LINK[/url]

not really interested in modifying the car as i will have not much in the pocket after paying insurance.
vinnyvangough
As long as the body is ok, it drives well and all the numbers on the documents match on the car it looks to be a good little buy. They will most probably accept a 750-800 cash offer.
SierraYankee99
[quote name='vinnyvangough' post='8948' date='Dec 30 2008, 03:42 PM']They will most probably accept a 750-800 cash offer.[/quote]


Too right they will pmsl, its only up for 695!!!

For that price, check theres no strange noises coming from the engine, usual checks for driveshaft knocking and CV joints. Rust normally shows on back arches. But new driver...695 is enough to be spending on your first car to build that NCB. Hard to tell from pictures though, make sure you test drive it and take someone who knows cars if you dont know what where to check.

[quote]New battery fitted on 09/11/2009 at 93,830 miles by Kwik-Fit. Escort has a brand new unused 4th tyre in the boot.[/quote]

If they had a new battery fitted, clearly they dont know much about maintaining cars and the spare [b]4th!!!![/b] tyre is in the boot. Last time I saw one an escort had 4 tyres on the road!!!
vinnyvangough
Sorry, only glanced at the price and thought it was 895. LOL

I did notice the 4th tyre remark and have a slight giggle
hendrix
im guessing your champing to get some wheels and get out there. But look around my friend 96000mles is pushing on . Theres gonna be a lot about in local papers , supermarket boards and such like. If you do get this speak to the garage who serviced it last they might shed light on some things the last owner forgot to mention (ahem).

belows is some details of a fiesta on e bay just to give you an idea whats out there hope it helps. This car is nothing to do with me is a random sample have a good luck pick yourself a good nice safe motor good luck.










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Standard Car
Item Specifics - Cars & Other Vehicles
Manufacturer: Ford Colour: Blue
Model: Fiesta Engine Size: 1,242 cc
Type: Standard Car Power: --
Mileage: 61750 Seats: 4
Doors: 3 MOT Expiry: May 2009
Reg. Date: 22 May 1998 Drive Side: Right-hand drive
Reg. Mark: R*** *** Get the Vehicle Status Report Road Tax: Dec 2008
Previous Owners: 2 Exterior: --
Transmission: Manual V5 Document: Present
Fuel: Petrol Manufacturer's Warranty: --
Service History: Yes In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player, Premium Sound System
Safety Features: Rear seat belts, Safety Belt Pretensioners Interior/Comfort Options: Auxiliary heating, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Locks, Power Windows, Sunroof, Tilt Steering Wheel












I HAVE FOR SALE A LOVELY 1998 FORD FIESTA 3 DOOR FINISHED IN DARK BLUE. THIS IS THE LX VERSION SO HAS ADDED EXTRAS AND THE ALL IMPORTANT POWER STEERING.
FIESTA'S CAN BE VERY ORDINAIRY CARS BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE JAPANESE 1250cc 16 VALVE ZETEC ENGINE TAKES IT ABOVE THE OTHERS, PARTICULARLY ONE LIKE THIS THAT HAS BEEN WELL LOOKED AFTER AND WITH SUCH A LOW MILEAGE-61,750 IN 10 YEARS. THIS IS WARRANTIED BY THE SERVICE RECORDS, OLD MOT'S AND THE MANY MANY INVOICES FOR WORK DONE.
THIS CAR HAS BEEN IN THE SAME FAMILY SINCE NEW AND HAS HAD ALOT OF MONEY SPENT ON IT-THERE IS A FOLDER FULL OF BILLS.

I HAVE DRIVEN THE CAR FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND IT DRIVES EVER SO WELL. IT STARTS FIRST TIME, ACCELERATES QUICKLY THROUGH THE GEARS AND STEERS AND BRAKES VERY PRECISELY. THE POWER STEERING DOES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO THESE CARS. ALL THE ELECTRICS WORK AND THE TEMP. GAUGE STAYS IN THE MIDDLE. I CAN FIND NO MECHANICAL ISSUES AT ALL.

THE CAR HAS STAMPS IN THE SERVICE BOOK AT 2K, 10K, 18K, 26K, 36K AND 43K MOSTLY FORD MAIN DEALER PLUS BILLS FOR ALL SORTS OF WORK. THIS INCLUDES NEW FRONT DISCS AND PADS IN MAY 07, NEW FRONT AND CENTRE EXHAUST PIPE SEPT 07, 3 NEW TYRES MAY 08, NEW CLUTCH AUG 08, NEW SUB FRAME MOUNTINGS JULY 08, OIL AND FILTER CHANGE JULY 08.

THE LX VERSION HAS;

POWER STEERING
SUNROOF
ELECTRIC WINDOWS
CENTRAL LOCKING
THE CAR IS IN GREAT CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT AND YOU CAN TELL ITS BEEN LOOKED AFTER. THERE ARE NO BANGS DENTS OR SCRAPES AT ALL AND IT DOES LOOK VERY WELL, CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS. THERE ARE A FEW AGE RELATED MARKS BUT NOTHING OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE. THE ONLY ISSUE IS THE OFFSIDE MIRROR, ITS COME OUT OF THE HOUSING AND IS TAPED BACK IN-SEE PHOTO, NOTHING MUCH TO EFFECT A GOOD REPAIR.
INSIDE IS THE SAME VERY CLEAN AND FRESH, THE PASSENGER SEAT HAS A COUPLE OF STAINS ON THEM AND THE DRIVERS DOOR SPEAKER MESH IS BROKEN.

ALL IN ALL THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A WELL LOOKED AFTER 3 DOOR FORD FIESTA WITH THE BEST ENGINE AND IN GOOD CONDITION. THESE ARE VERY CHEAP CARS TO INSURE, RUN AND MAINTAIN AND WILL MAKE AN IDEAL FIRST CAR FOR SOMEONE. IT RUNS JUST GREAT.

THE CAR IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE OR BUY IT NOW PRICE, ANY QUESTIONS OR TRIAL PLEASE CONTACT ME.
ikarma70
[quote name='hendrix' post='8956' date='Dec 30 2008, 07:33 PM']im guessing your champing to get some wheels and get out there. But look around my friend 96000mles is pushing on . Theres gonna be a lot about in local papers , supermarket boards and such like. If you do get this speak to the garage who serviced it last they might shed light on some things the last owner forgot to mention (ahem).

Standard Car
Item Specifics - Cars & Other Vehicles
Manufacturer: Ford Colour: Blue
Model: Fiesta Engine Size: 1,242 cc
Type: Standard Car Power: --
Mileage: 61750 Seats: 4
Doors: 3 MOT Expiry: May 2009
Reg. Date: 22 May 1998 Drive Side: Right-hand drive
Reg. Mark: R*** *** Get the Vehicle Status Report Road Tax: Dec 2008
Previous Owners: 2 Exterior: --
Transmission: Manual V5 Document: Present
Fuel: Petrol Manufacturer's Warranty: --
Service History: Yes In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player, Premium Sound System
Safety Features: Rear seat belts, Safety Belt Pretensioners Interior/Comfort Options: Auxiliary heating, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Locks, Power Windows, Sunroof, Tilt Steering Wheel


I HAVE FOR SALE A LOVELY 1998 FORD FIESTA 3 DOOR FINISHED IN DARK BLUE. THIS IS THE LX VERSION SO HAS ADDED EXTRAS AND THE ALL IMPORTANT POWER STEERING.
FIESTA'S CAN BE VERY ORDINAIRY CARS BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE JAPANESE 1250cc 16 VALVE ZETEC ENGINE TAKES IT ABOVE THE OTHERS, PARTICULARLY ONE LIKE THIS THAT HAS BEEN WELL LOOKED AFTER AND WITH SUCH A LOW MILEAGE-61,750 IN 10 YEARS. THIS IS WARRANTIED BY THE SERVICE RECORDS, OLD MOT'S AND THE MANY MANY INVOICES FOR WORK DONE.
THIS CAR HAS BEEN IN THE SAME FAMILY SINCE NEW AND HAS HAD ALOT OF MONEY SPENT ON IT-THERE IS A FOLDER FULL OF BILLS.

I HAVE DRIVEN THE CAR FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND IT DRIVES EVER SO WELL. IT STARTS FIRST TIME, ACCELERATES QUICKLY THROUGH THE GEARS AND STEERS AND BRAKES VERY PRECISELY. THE POWER STEERING DOES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO THESE CARS. ALL THE ELECTRICS WORK AND THE TEMP. GAUGE STAYS IN THE MIDDLE. I CAN FIND NO MECHANICAL ISSUES AT ALL.

THE CAR HAS STAMPS IN THE SERVICE BOOK AT 2K, 10K, 18K, 26K, 36K AND 43K MOSTLY FORD MAIN DEALER PLUS BILLS FOR ALL SORTS OF WORK. THIS INCLUDES NEW FRONT DISCS AND PADS IN MAY 07, NEW FRONT AND CENTRE EXHAUST PIPE SEPT 07, 3 NEW TYRES MAY 08, NEW CLUTCH AUG 08, NEW SUB FRAME MOUNTINGS JULY 08, OIL AND FILTER CHANGE JULY 08.

THE LX VERSION HAS;

[b]POWER STEERING[/b]
SUNROOF
[b]ELECTRIC WINDOWS
CENTRAL LOCKING[/b]
THE CAR IS IN GREAT CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT AND YOU CAN TELL ITS BEEN LOOKED AFTER. THERE ARE NO BANGS DENTS OR SCRAPES AT ALL AND IT DOES LOOK VERY WELL, CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS. THERE ARE A FEW AGE RELATED MARKS BUT NOTHING OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE. THE ONLY ISSUE IS THE OFFSIDE MIRROR, ITS COME OUT OF THE HOUSING AND IS TAPED BACK IN-SEE PHOTO, NOTHING MUCH TO EFFECT A GOOD REPAIR.
INSIDE IS THE SAME VERY CLEAN AND FRESH, THE PASSENGER SEAT HAS A COUPLE OF STAINS ON THEM AND THE DRIVERS DOOR SPEAKER MESH IS BROKEN.

ALL IN ALL THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A WELL LOOKED AFTER 3 DOOR FORD FIESTA WITH THE BEST ENGINE AND IN GOOD CONDITION. THESE ARE VERY CHEAP CARS TO INSURE, RUN AND MAINTAIN AND WILL MAKE AN IDEAL FIRST CAR FOR SOMEONE. IT RUNS JUST GREAT.

THE CAR IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE OR BUY IT NOW PRICE, ANY QUESTIONS OR TRIAL PLEASE CONTACT ME.[/quote]


sorry but the lx model does not have central locking,power steering or electric windows,my fiesta 1.25lx doesnt have these.
hendrix
I only added the advert from e bay to show K7701 that theres alot of cars out there for the money he has.so dont rush in and buy the first you see just cause you want wheels. But to awnser your question they were available as optional extras at the time of purchase so perhaps the original purchaser had them fitted. where as your car didnt . !!!!
ikarma70
[quote name='hendrix' post='9020' date='Dec 31 2008, 09:20 PM']I only added the advert from e bay to show K7701 that theres alot of cars out there for the money he has.so dont rush in and buy the first you see just cause you want wheels. But to awnser your question they were available as optional extras at the time of purchase so perhaps the original purchaser had them fitted. where as your car didnt . !!!![/quote]

bloody tight bar stewards :lol:
clarkes279
[quote name='ikarma70' post='9033' date='Jan 1 2009, 09:46 AM']bloody tight bar stewards :lol:[/quote]


Looks to expencive to me wouldnt pay no more than 450 maybe 500 as its got full mot and tax but its has high miles,but then again a 1.4 could benefit young drivers

and the lx models do have electric windows and central locking ( well mine did )


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