Hi everyone, been a long time reader of this excellent forum now I have a question I would like your advice on please?
I currently have a mk2 56 plate focus 2.0 tdci ghia (80,000 miles approx). Had it for about 4 years, it has always been "good" but now I am starting to have to pay money out on it with growing problems, latest thing was the DPF nearly £200 from Ford . It just passed its mot but Fords told me when it was getting its DPF fix that there was a few potential problems including the front and rear suspension looking a bit worn and possibly an expensive job for the future!
Because of this I think its time for a trade up I am thinking around an 09 plate mk2.5.
So a few questions I need help with.
1. Think I am going back to petrol to keep inital cost down, does anyone know which engine I would be best going for to have the same nippyness? I do like how my diesel pulls away at the lights leaving most cars behind. Would a 1.6 petrol be enough or would a 1.8 be needed?
2. All the cars in my price range seem to be the Zetec model, do I miss anything from the Titanium? I wanted all the extras that is why I got a Ghia but didnt really use cruise control I just think it is the 6th gear I willl miss!
3. I never got great mpg, if I got 44 I was happy with that but it was normally 39-40, can anyone tell me what mpg they get on a regular basis from what model. I do a lot of motorway miles but also a bit of stopping and starting to get to the motorway so maybe this is why.
Sorry for the long post but it took me 9 months to decide on this current car and I really do not want to be doing the same again this time!