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  1. Giving the car back early on Ford Options

    Sorry I missed this for a while... I've paid 50% off of the car as per last month. A guy from Ford said it was still in negative equity as of March but as I've paid 50%, I'm under the impression I can hand it back regardless of that? I'm fairly certain of that. An early termination on my credit score is mad. Credit Scores are a total pile of **** if I'm honest, designed to keep you in debt for as long as possible so you can continue to get shafted. I'd imagine once I'm ready to swap I'll get a loan approved and hopefully find a car I'd want before 'triggering' giving my car back so the credit score thing shouldn't matter. I'll stick part-worn tyres on there is that is the case or go for budgets as they're a lot cheaper. It isn't just to save money, it's to actually own a car (that won't depreciate like mad for the next 3-5 years and be virtually worthless at the end of it) so I eventually do not have to pay £200+ on car payments each month, as I now only do probably 600 miles a month instead of the 4000+ I was doing when I first got into the PCP endless cycle. I've paid off £4k of 'debt' within the past 6 months, the only outgoing that is classified as debt now is the car!!
  2. Black edition trade up today!

    I have a Black Edition. You'll love it. The only thing I hate about my Fiesta is the shoddy build quality (Don't let anyone touch those bumpers). When I had my rear bumper resprayed after my neighbour kindly left his handbrake off one night the guy said the bumper is actually foobared and would need replacing, although he said Ford will never notice after he does a respray. This is because there is nothing behind the bumper to stop it flexing and breaking, most other cars have a cheap solution of some kind of foam behind the bumper. to cushion soft blows. I'm sure this is lining the pockets of Ford shareholders though. Oh and careful you don't scuff those lovely black wheels! Fortunately, I had them covered (and I've scuffed and had them repaired maybe 6 times in 2 years). The speed difference with the better ratios will have you wowing though if you've come from a 100/125PS. Even the later Fiestas are quickly looking dated now though with those screens and the new Fiesta coming out next year doesn't look to too enough to modernise it, but hey, they're cheap and come with a crazy amount of options for a decent price so you can't have everything :P Edit - It will definitely come with Sync if it's a Mk7.5 Zetec S Black Edition :) They come with the Sony stereos found in the Titaniums and will definitely 100% include Sync.
  3. I'm sure there are quite a few posts on here about this but I can't find any... I am currently 25 months in to a 36 month agreement on my Fiesta Zetec S Black Edition. I have a 9000 mile/year agreement and it currently sits on under 11000. I want to hand my car back in around July in order to buy another car, used, with a personal loan instead (Lower costs than what I am currently paying for a car already depreciated the most value). I have 2 (what Ford called 'major' in a recent service) scuffs to the 2 front tyre walls which I did not get repaired at the time. Ford quoted me for budget tyres, so I was wondering if I could get away with replacing the tyres with budget tyres when it comes to handing the car in as tyre wall damage is not reasonable wear and tear. I was even wondering if I should bother at all and take the charges (if any) when the car goes back and gets inspected. The mileage is grossly less than what was quoted (probably roughly 9000 less than quoted, even less when it comes to giving it back in a few months) so do you think there would even be an additional charge if I left them as-is? I know Ford like to take you for all you're worth so wasn't sure whether it was work risking it or not! At the very least I assume I won't need to cough up £100 each for 2 new Continentals (fitted) and can just get £50 budgets instead.. Any thoughts?
  4. Fiesta vs pheasant

    Youche! Hopefully it's just the grille. But I would steer clear of Ford to repair it. I got mine done from where my local Ford garage do their bodywork anyway but went direct, cost me £160 for the grille, red surround (On my black edition zetec s) and labour to fit it (Not bad considering Ford Parts were selling just the grille for £80+VAT). If it's a new bumper, I'm so sorry.. :P
  5. Well they did assure me but I don't think I fancy the hassle of trying to get the money back, and I don't need another excuse to just keep paying for the car. The car is fine but I swear it's cursed, with 2 people hitting my rear bumper on 2 separate occasions, someone hit-and-running my front grille, the wind hitting the passenger seat door and snapping (thanks to the girlfriend..) and just generally being an expense!
  6. So I went to Ford to drop off my car for a service this morning (Basically to bend over and get shafted by Ford!..) and they offered their classic Ford Service Plan. They offered it as £21.60 a month for 22 payments. If I cancel I get the money back minus a small admin fee (They said around £17 but weren't sure?) and I get my current service for £213.50 instead of £254. I don't intend to keep my car for another year (New cars, it turns out, are more hassle and expense than they're worth) but I could get £40 off my current service and then when I give the car back in 3-4 months, get the money back minus the admin fee and still end up £20 better off. Ford being Ford though, I assume they are privvy to this though, has anybody done this and experienced issues, or do you think it'd work? To be honest I am so sick of Ford garages that any mini-win means a lot more than the £20 I would save, haha...
  7. Fiesta Zetec S Black 's' Badge??

    Digging up an old thread, before I got the car I enquired and got the 'Zetec' and the 'S' badge free of charge (Didn't even mention it). Only put the S badge on the back, but now looking to get one for the front too :) From the back my Black Edition doesn't really look too much different so wanted the S Badge on the back :)
  8. I went from a 2013 Fiesta Titanium (100PS) to a more expensive 2015 Fiesta Zetec S (140PS) a month into my insurance. Before I got the car I inquired and it was about £50 more to insure (Changing in a month time). On the day before I picked up the car, I changed my insurance (for T+7Days) and it said it was £23.13 cheaper, weird! Might be because the car was actually registered at that point so picked up that it had rear parking sensors etc. but was a bit of a result. Was on £330 a year (Paid in full), was expecting £380 after, ended up at around £307, next year should be fun too :) My insurance starts in January and my birthday is in April, so next year (when I am 25), I might pay monthly for 3 months, cancel and then get new insurance when I am 25 if it'll save me any money. This is with a non-fault crash & compensation claim declared as well! Fortunate enough to not have any points though.
  9. Fiesta Zetec S Black 'dump Valve' Sound?

    Ah nice one guys! May not be as loud but I can hear it and it sounds great :) On a separate note, the power difference between the Black Edition and my last car (100ps) is phenomenal. The power seems to be there almost all of the time and needs gear shifting much less when some knob ahead is hovering between 25 and 28mph ahead..
  10. Am I making it up or when at high revs on the 140ps Zetec S Black, when changing gear I am hearing a 'whoosh' noise similar to the sound of a Subaru or something which my colleague says is the dump valve. I've heard elsewhere here that the Fiestas Turbo isn't powerful enough to produce any noticeable sound. Has anyone else noticed this 'whoosh' noise with the 140PS version? My MPG has severely dropped since I've started noticing it.. It's a really addictive sound when you grow up longing for that noise when a higher end car drives past :-P
  11. New Fiesta Range - Red & Black Editions

    Got mine today, and given the 'S' badge for the back FOC. Might keep it just to the back, the front is already revealing enough, the back mostly looks like a standard black fiesta. Love it though! Bit tight at the moment on 11 miles but once it loosens up a bit I am sure the power will be there more. It has a lot more pull without the turbo, in 5th, 30mph/sub 30mph. Obviously won't do it often right now until the engine works in a bit.
  12. Not sure if this is because the optional extras aren't included or not, but I am meant to be paying £239 a month for the car, diamondbrite, wheel & alloy cover, and scuff cover. I go in today and the monthly payment that I signed up for was £218 a month? Will the other cover come out separately or have they just forgotten?
  13. Factory Buid Wait Times

    Absolutely! It actually arrived today! And went to see it to realise I have to go back to the stone age and use the key to open and start the car! I guess it is more secure with all the theft going on recently. Pick it up Monday. They really pushed it to get into the March sales, even so, 4 weeks from when I expected to pick it up is impressive! Arrived AF Dagenham last Wednesday, arrived today!
  14. Factory Buid Wait Times

    Just heard from Ford. My car will be registered by Tuesday and should have it by Wednesday or Thursday! Must be one of the fastest they've shipped out! From order to delivered in less than a month!!
  15. 1.0 Ecoboost Disbale Stop Start

    When my car was involved in a crash, and was left standing at the repair place for 6 weeks, the battery died from lack of use. Not just discharged, properly died. Fortunately it was all covered under warranty (amazingly). What is more amazing though is they drove the car back 15 miles with the dashboard lit up like a christmas tree and thought it was all fine! With the Stop/Start and TCS seemingly disabled.. Took them another 2 weeks to pick it up and repair after that.. Ballbags.