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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:02 PM

Well its good to see us drivers coming out on top for a !Removed! change. Nice one. The car looks superb for its year. The estate is so practical for lugging stuff about. Wonder what mpg you're getting?


Good on you, and to be honest [which it was obvious the dealer would not have been with any prospective purchaser, about it being a motor resurrected from the scrap yard] On the video it looked to be bumper and front off side wing panel damage. Not the car chassis proper.

Just shows though, how dishonest these dealers can be.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:07 PM

Haven't got a clue. Didn't know the difference really. I know the TDCi's had different clocks. But being a TDdi LX I assumed it just had the boggo type clocks. :huh:

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:09 PM

Haven't got a clue. Didn't know the difference really. I know the TDCi's had different clocks. But being a TDdi LX I assumed it just had the boggo type clocks. :huh:


The only ones ive seen in a diesel focus have only gone uptop about 5k for example and they have a redline on where as the pecky ones dont then again if they work whats the diff lol anyway glad to see youve got the focus back ive been following your post in the fiesta forum about it! made me laff lol.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:10 PM

It's been through a lot. It had a new windscreen last year after a mate knocked the interior rear view mirror off and shattered the screen

I did that in a Rover SDI that I had. Now that was a great car, what a turning circle it had.


The seats, yes they are a lot darker than they look in the photo. I had them in my 1999 Focus 1.8 Zetec. The fabric used in the Mk2 that I have is crap compared to the fabric used in the Mk1, it fades like !Removed!

We got £2,200 from the insurance when the 1.8 got wrote off 30th December 2008

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:11 PM

Good on you, and to be honest [which it was obvious the dealer would not have been with any prospective purchaser, about it being a motor resurrected from the scrap yard] On the video it looked to be bumper and front off side wing panel damage. Not the car chassis proper.

Just shows though, how dishonest these dealers can be.


Yep, damage was mostly cosmetic. Driver's side wheel was knocked completely out of track as when I drove it home (5 miles away) after the accident the car pulled to the left even though the steering wheel pointed to the right. And was some very slight damage to the corner of impact bar behind the bumper which can be seen on the video.

But I sold the car to the dismantling company on the understanding it was being broken up for spares. Which I also wrote on the reciept. So to see it on Auto Trader 3 months later was a shock to say the least!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:14 PM

I did that in a Rover SDI that I had. Now that was a great car, what a turning circle it had.


The seats, yes they are a lot darker than they look in the photo. I had them in my 1999 Focus 1.8 Zetec. The fabric used in the Mk2 that I have is crap compared to the fabric used in the Mk1, it fades like !Removed!


The seats are fantastic. I was shown pictures of the state they were in before they were put in the car. Pretty bad. So they were steam cleaned and they were restored. They now look mint, and are 100 times better than the LX ones I had before.

Shows the guy really went out of his way to try and get a profit with this one. :lol:

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:07 AM

The only ones ive seen in a diesel focus have only gone uptop about 5k for example and they have a redline on where as the pecky ones dont then again if they work whats the diff lol anyway glad to see youve got the focus back ive been following your post in the fiesta forum about it! made me laff lol.

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The early TDDi had the clocks with the higher rev counters, despite not being able to get remotely close to them! Was revised later on I believe.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:11 AM

The early TDDi had the clocks with the higher rev counters, despite not being able to get remotely close to them! Was revised later on I believe.


That explains it then. Yes your right, the TDdi won't even reach 5,000rpm lol. Very low revving engine.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:38 AM

That explains it then. Yes your right, the TDdi won't even reach 5,000rpm lol. Very low revving engine.


It most likely struggles after 3.5k like mine too then :)

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:46 AM

It most likely struggles after 3.5k like mine too then :)


Yep, doesn't like being in 4th whilst doing 30mph either. But still love the thing. :lol:

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:01 AM

Yep, doesn't like being in 4th whilst doing 30mph either. But still love the thing. :lol:


Really? I can do 30 mph in 5th gear with mine, so long as the road is relatively flat!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:06 AM

Really? I can do 30 mph in 5th gear with mine, so long as the road is relatively flat!


Yup. It's such a low revving engine I tend to use the lower gears a lot more. Normally use 3rd to go 30mph which is comfortable for the engine, doesn't struggle and keeps the revs relatively low. And on the motorway earlier going through road works which were restricted to 50mph I found on some inclines I had to go into 4th.

Even at 70mph in 5th the car is only doing about 2,200rpm. It took a bit of getting used to at first. :lol:

And don't forget, you've got a TDCi, which is a much more refined and capable engine compared to the TDdi. :)

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:22 AM

Yup. It's such a low revving engine I tend to use the lower gears a lot more. Normally use 3rd to go 30mph which is comfortable for the engine, doesn't struggle and keeps the revs relatively low. And on the motorway earlier going through road works which were restricted to 50mph I found on some inclines I had to go into 4th.

Even at 70mph in 5th the car is only doing about 2,200rpm. It took a bit of getting used to at first. :lol:

And don't forget, you've got a TDCi, which is a much more refined and capable engine compared to the TDdi. :)


Yeah, mine is around 2200rpm at 70mph too :)

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:25 AM

Yep, damage was mostly cosmetic. Driver's side wheel was knocked completely out of track as when I drove it home (5 miles away) after the accident the car pulled to the left even though the steering wheel pointed to the right. And was some very slight damage to the corner of impact bar behind the bumper which can be seen on the video.

But I sold the car to the dismantling company on the understanding it was being broken up for spares. Which I also wrote on the reciept. So to see it on Auto Trader 3 months later was a shock to say the least!


was the mileage the same when you bought it back. I suppose being a digital read out changing the instrument cluster will make no difference.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:42 AM

was the mileage the same when you bought it back. I suppose being a digital read out changing the instrument cluster will make no difference.


It's had about 30 miles added on to the mileage I first left it ... And the dealsership is about 25 miles away sooo. :)

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