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Sawford

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About Sawford

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  • First Name Chris

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Fiesta Encore 1.3
  • Ford Year 1998
  • UK/Ireland Location Yorkshire
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  • Interests Sports & Leisure
  1. on the advice of Lenny, I've come here for a few tips. I've just sold my 98 fiesta (reluctantly) after a decent list on the m.o.t failure. I'm looking at another ford, and have seen a few decent early 2000's focus models. mileage around 65 - 80k Just wondering what to look out for, what are common faults and anything specific I should ask the seller. Cheers
  2. How Much Do You Rekon...

    Yeah cheers mate. I've seen a couple of very good early 2000's focus for £999 with 80k ish mileage, and a few 2000 mondeo's , 6 figure mileage though but look in good nick. I'm the named driver on a Citroen Grande Picasso C4 on a 60 plate, so I can afford to be picky, its not like i need a new car right now this minute.
  3. How Much Do You Rekon...

    Well, I sold it with all that's wrong with it for £300, and I'll be honest I'm surprised I got that, as I've seen a few in better condition than mine go for 500. I only bought this one for 700. Funny you should say that, I was looking at a mondeo and a focus, I have 1000 to spend on a car, so i should get a decent example... Yeah, I fully expected getting a tenner for it if im honest!
  4. Yesterday i resigned myself to the fact I was going to have to part ways with my beloved 98 fiesta encore, after this m.o.t failure list... Reg plate lamp bulb not working [1.1.C.1c] Reg plate lamp insecure [1.1.C.1b] Nearside Headlight aim too high [1.8] Offside Headlight aim too low [1.8] Nearside [front to rear] brake pipe excessively corroded [3.6.B.2c] **DANGEROUS** Offside [front to rear] brake pipe excessively corroded [3.6.B.2c] **DANGEROUS** Nearside front brake pipe corroded [3.6.B.2c] Offside front brake pipe corroded [3.6.B.2c] Nearside rear (outer sill) Subframe Mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded [2.4.A.2] Offside rear (outer sill) subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded [2.4.A.2] Also, the sills were that rusty underneath the garage refused to do it... And it has no tax... and the drives side headlamp is cracked, and the drivers side wing mirror is broke... How much, if I sold it, should I be getting realistically... (I HAVE already sold it, i just want to see, out of curiosity what people who know think) Cheers!
  5. Yeah, I had a feeling about that when the garage refused to do it. I've listed it on ebay as a brake or spares, les see how that goes. Thank you!
  6. Anyone? Don't worry I'll not take you for gospel, I just want a rough idea of cost and if its worth it, or should I break it and buy a new car.
  7. Hello everyone. I have had a 1998 Ford Fiesta Encore 1.3 for 3 and a half years. Its had a lot done to it, but the other day it failed its M.O.T on the following things: Reg plate lamp bulb not working [1.1.C.1c] Reg plate lamp insecure [1.1.C.1b] Nearside Headlight aim too high [1.8] Offside Headlight aim too low [1.8] Nearside [front to rear] brake pipe excessively corroded [3.6.B.2c] **DANGEROUS** Offside [front to rear] brake pipe excessively corroded [3.6.B.2c] **DANGEROUS** Nearside front brake pipe corroded [3.6.B.2c] Offside front brake pipe corroded [3.6.B.2c] Nearside rear (outer sill) Subframe Mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded [2.4.A.2] Offside rear (outer sill) subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded [2.4.A.2] I was told by the garage they wouldn't even touch the sills. They refused to do it as it could not be welded due to the rust. I'm guessing this means new sills are needed... How much for an entire repair to pass its m.o.t? Thanks everyone.