February 15, 2013, 3:12 pm
137699, this is a more generic question, not necessarily needed to be directed at another website.
I will move this to the general ford section to get a bit more exposure as its a general query as to buying or avoiding high mileage vehicles, not really SMAX specific...
Anyway SamA, I would advise that 20K a year isnt too problematic, you still have a years warranty, or its just expired. It sounds like it might have been a rep's car, or just a generally high mileage runner, but that doesnt take away from the quality of the car. Are you looking to run it into the ground? if so, I would say if there are pennies between them, go for lower mileage, if there is a significant saving in the higher mileage - go for the higher, you can then get the likes of the DPF removed sooner, and continue on your merry way, it really is your choice but I personally see no reason other than to save a few quid that you couldnt go either way
given that you have twins on the way - you probably want more cash in your pocket at the moment.
I would suggest that if you do get a car that new, take out an extended warranty, and a Ford Service Plan with your local dealer. I havent bothered with the warranty, but they price in around £15 per month and the service plan, is about the same, but when it comes to service, your Service costs, Labour Parts etc are all included, and they tend to chuck in an MOT as well when its due.
Its really up to you though mate, whats your gut telling you?