June 24, 2009, 1:21 pm
Just read this on the news, glad I register mine this month
Ford is to increase the price of its new vehicles in the UK by an average of 4%.
Ford blames the weak pound for the price hike
Britain's biggest-selling car company said the weakness of the pound against the euro was behind the hike.
The hike will add around £600 to the price of a Ford Fiesta and about £650 to a Focus and a Mondeo.
It is the second price hike by the company this year, following the 3.5% average increase which took effect on April 1.
June 25, 2009, 9:36 am
[quote name='Beermonster' post='30240' date='Jun 24 2009, 12:31 PM']The hike will add around £600 to the price of a Ford Fiesta and about £650 to a Focus and a Mondeo.[/quote]
This is not a small raise...
June 28, 2009, 9:22 am
Never buy new cars anyway. First few years loses couple grand off value easy!
June 29, 2009, 1:59 am
British-built Ford engines and gearboxes, are sent to europe to be built-up and sold everywhere as complete cars.
Can we assume that our cheaply produced exported engines and gearboxes have cut the prices of Fords abroad??
I DON'T THINK SO !!
Ford are obviously pocketing the increase in profitability abroad, but making the Brits suffer for making cheaper drive-train units, as our weak pound MUST be lowering their costs.
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