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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:55 AM

i have been talking to a nice guy from ford online about trading the fezza in for a 60 plate focus and heres the price for mine its a 2009 59 ford fiesta 1.4 tdci 5 door zetec vision blue with bluetooth imaculate condition 15000 miles and he has offered me 8750 for it i am so shocked that is all its worth as it was 12500 only 9 months ago (not that i doubt his valuation in any way) and he has quoted me for a 60 plate ford focus 1.6 tdci zetec 110 bhp with sony surround and dab and 17 inch wheels and tinted glass for 14720 in colorado red , watcha think ??????? thanks in advance for your views

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:14 AM

The answer is go there and barter with him you will proberly get more for yours in the end because he will want to sell you the focus.
I took my 09 focus in for a trade in and at first the ford garage was gonna give me 10k in the end they were gonna give me 11k to get the sale.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:17 AM

okay thanks for the tip , do you think thats a good price for the focus??

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:54 AM

I would say that's a fair price yes.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:25 PM

I would say that's a fair price yes.


remember new cars lose around 2 grand in value just by driving it off the forecourt heres the prices for youre car

Dealer 10,290 Private 9,305 Part exchange 8,565 Trade 8,260 Cost new 14,445
the focus in my opinion ios overpriced mate you can buy them round my way for 12 grand new from a ford dealer also the 1.6 tdci has the dpf so figure that in as well eloys fluid top ups are around 150 quid for 3 litres and the dpf may ned replacing at 75k which will cost from ford 1000 ide go for a 1.8tdci as it doesnt have the dpf

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:31 PM

do you think this is a better car for the money , and if im right in thinking , the 1.6 tdci is french, and the 1.8 tdci is fords own and the 2.0 tdci is french aswell ?? and just looked and ford dont sell the 1.8 tdci anymore :(
http://www.fordonlin...0000990175.aspx

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:36 PM

remember new cars lose around 2 grand in value just by driving it off the forecourt heres the prices for youre car

Dealer 10,290 Private 9,305 Part exchange 8,565 Trade 8,260 Cost new 14,445
the focus in my opinion ios overpriced mate you can buy them round my way for 12 grand new from a ford dealer also the 1.6 tdci has the dpf so figure that in as well eloys fluid top ups are around 150 quid for 3 litres and the dpf may ned replacing at 75k which will cost from ford 1000 ide go for a 1.8tdci as it doesnt have the dpf


Good advice, they must of only just got rid of the 1.8 tdci because I was gonna buy one new on a 59 plate, ended up getting a second hand one in the end because it's true what artscot79 is saying you lose 2k as soon as you drive it off the forecourt.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:19 PM

Anybody done the maths ?


12500 dealer price....nine months later 8750 PX price = 96 a week that car has cost you before you insure it or put petrol in it. I'd be interested to know what percentage of your nett pay 96 constitutes, it was a rhetorical question I don't expect an answer. :rolleyes:


artscot79, I don't think an eloys top up @ 110/50 would be an issue to Posh as I doubt he will be hanging onto the Focus for two years.

Posh besides being financial suicide trading your fezz in now. What are you going to do next year when the all new Focus comes out?.............don't tell me I think I can guess......... :P

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:41 PM

Anybody done the maths ?


12500 dealer price....nine months later 8750 PX price = 96 a week that car has cost you before you insure it or put petrol in it. I'd be interested to know what percentage of your nett pay 96 constitutes, it was a rhetorical question I don't expect an answer. :rolleyes:


artscot79, I don't think an eloys top up @ 110/50 would be an issue to Posh as I doubt he will be hanging onto the Focus for two years.

Posh besides being financial suicide trading your fezz in now. What are you going to do next year when the all new Focus comes out?.............don't tell me I think I can guess......... :P

really long story cut short
im speaking for my dad her
had 2009 2.0 tdci focus titanium love it to bits but was to heavy on fuel as work got low as he does peace work
so traded it in for mk7 1.4 tdci as does 70 mpg
now work has picked up agin and he misses the larger more refined car and the 1.6 tdci still does 60 mpg
so he wants a focus back , but he told me to find good car for money so i have , its either a new 1 for 14720 or this used one http://www.fordonlin...0000990175.aspx for 11720 , i have done my job its up 2 him weather he want to get it or not i agree with you that its alot of money hes wasteing but thats my dad for you lol
and as far as i know he is planning on keeping this one for 5years and from my personall view i think ford is going down hill in terms of desighn i think they have hit there peak with the mk2 focus and if thy still made them to the day i die i would end up still getting one lol i just love the mk2 focus its just perfect it litarilly every way , :):) cars are just money pitss lol

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:02 PM

really long story cut short
im speaking for my dad her
had 2009 2.0 tdci focus titanium love it to bits but was to heavy on fuel as work got low as he does peace work
so traded it in for mk7 1.4 tdci as does 70 mpg
now work has picked up agin and he misses the larger more refined car and the 1.6 tdci still does 60 mpg
so he wants a focus back , but he told me to find good car for money so i have , its either a new 1 for 14720 or this used one http://www.fordonlin...0000990175.aspx for 11720 , i have done my job its up 2 him weather he want to get it or not i agree with you that its alot of money hes wasteing but thats my dad for you lol
and as far as i know he is planning on keeping this one for 5years and from my personall view i think ford is going down hill in terms of desighn i think they have hit there peak with the mk2 focus and if thy still made them to the day i die i would end up still getting one lol i just love the mk2 focus its just perfect it litarilly every way , :):) cars are just money pitss lol


Ah now I know the story, yes it's down to your dad for sure. And yes IMHO the Focus is a better car all round really, that said the fezz looks the part and serves a by and large younger market, horses for courses.

When you pass comment about the Mk2 Focus, I'm I right in thinking you mean the Mk2.5 current model. I have the Mk2, had the Mk1 prior to that, the Mk2 is more spacious, better spec'ed, and better in the safety department, but externally bland as buggery. I reckon in a couple of years I'll trade it in for a two year old Mk2.5 Zetec S petrol model. I not only like the look of it, but it will be nice to have ESP if I ever need it. By then the Mk2.5 should have lost a lump of value with it being superseded by the new model. Anyway the new one looks like a fezz and the dash is a bit to bling for an old !Removed! like myself New Focus

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:20 PM

Ah now I know the story, yes it's down to your dad for sure. And yes IMHO the Focus is a better car all round really, that said the fezz looks the part and serves a by and large younger market, horses for courses.

When you pass comment about the Mk2 Focus, I'm I right in thinking you mean the Mk2.5 current model. I have the Mk2, had the Mk1 prior to that, the Mk2 is more spacious, better spec'ed, and better in the safety department, but externally bland as buggery. I reckon in a couple of years I'll trade it in for a two year old Mk2.5 Zetec S petrol model. I not only like the look of it, but it will be nice to have ESP if I ever need it. By then the Mk2.5 should have lost a lump of value with it being superseded by the new model. Anyway the new one looks like a fezz and the dash is a bit to bling for an old !Removed! like myself New Focus

no i love your shape focus aswell (all though i prefer the f/l model) i spend half my life in one as my cousin has one its a 55 plate 1.6 tivct zetec and we do everything together its even the same colour as urs hehe :) and for a large family car it suprises a lot of people at the lights !! its really nippy for a 1.6 !! and handels like its on rails it is very quite at speed , i think it makes the same noise at 90 mph thn the mk7 fezza makes at70 mpg ( evn including the road noise wich is the loadest noise it makes) i really cant fault them in anyway really , i love the multi link suspesion idear aswell and i can tell the diffrece down a bumpy country road as u dont get thrown about. i would adives against a zetec s only beacuse u are older and they ride quite firmly i think ud be better of with a titainium with its standard suspesion as for looks i dont think its bland atall ( i mean just look at the golf good car but boring to look at ) the focus has lovely design fetures but people just pass them by beacuse its so common, another think that always suprise me is the amount of junk we can pile into it , it takes 3 adults and 2 young children with baby seats wth ease with a 2 big push chairs in the back and a large sub , we load it to the max with quad bikes and dirt bikes bmx's scooters u name it , its fits in there lol , i just get the feeling when im in a focus its all the car any1 reallly needs and , i love the gear box brakes cluthc steering they are all perectly weighted , urgg now uve got me going i cant stop lol and another thing that impresses is what i briliant moterway cruzer it its , we drive for hours and hours on the moterway and new get stiff backs or sore bums ,and after 2 years of hard about by a young family it is still in a1 condition , the interior mte have hard plastics but thy resist scrathces and marks very well the only downfall is we only get 19 mpg out of it butthts down to the way he drives , i dont think i ever see him change gear bfore the little red arrow flashhes lol ,anyway id better stop now or i will go on for another hour LOl

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:16 PM

Oh they are great cars alright, they are actually in small family car segment, but as you say you cannot half get some kit in them. I think they are the widest in their segment. I actually got a Ikea kitchen table and four chairs [all assembled] in the back of our old Mk1 1.8 Zetec. Obviously with the rear seats down.

Reason I'm would prefer the 1.6 Zetec S is the extra ump you get with 14 more ponies under the bonnet. I was on the look out for a 113 bhp Focus in my area but they where few on the ground and had to many miles on them. Hence I opted for what have now, a Ford franchised approved with less than 33K on the clock. Having had the Mk1 Zetec the sport set up is not a problem to me, in fact I prefer it. This 1.6 is still quite nippy though, and cruises the motorway without a hitch. I did North Yorkshire to just south of Bodmin in Cornwall in just under 6 hours including a break half way down. And like you say no stiff bum or aching !Removed!.

And there's no need to apologise for rabbiting on, sez I :rolleyes: The Focus has always been renowned as a drivers car. To the point of thinking up any reason for going somewhere in it. So understandable why you sing it's praises :D

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:20 PM

remember new cars lose around 2 grand in value just by driving it off the forecourt heres the prices for youre car

Dealer £10,290 Private £9,305 Part exchange £8,565 Trade £8,260 Cost new £14,445
the focus in my opinion ios overpriced mate you can buy them round my way for 12 grand new from a ford dealer also the 1.6 tdci has the dpf so figure that in as well eloys fluid top ups are around 150 quid for 3 litres and the dpf may ned replacing at 75k which will cost from ford £1000 ide go for a 1.8tdci as it doesnt have the dpf

12G's for a 1.6TDCi with DAB and Sports Pack - Brand New!! Tell me where! I'd buy one for that kinda money!!! lol

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:22 PM

12G's for a 1.6TDCi with DAB and Sports Pack - Brand New!! Tell me where! I'd buy one for that kinda money.


http://www.directford.co.uk/new.html?$franchise=ford&$model=Focus

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:27 PM

Oh they are great cars alright, they are actually in small family car segment, but as you say you cannot half get some kit in them. I think they are the widest in their segment. I actually got a Ikea kitchen table and four chairs [all assembled] in the back of our old Mk1 1.8 Zetec. Obviously with the rear seats down.

Reason I'm would prefer the 1.6 Zetec S is the extra ump you get with 14 more ponies under the bonnet. I was on the look out for one in my area but they where few on the ground and had miles on them, hence I opted for what have now. A Ford franchised approved with less than 33K on the clock. Having had the Mk1 Zetec the sport set up is not a problem to me, in fact I prefer it. This 1.6 is still quite nippy though, and cruises the motorway without a hitch. I did North Yorkshire to just south of Bodmin in Cornwall in just under 6 hours including a break half way down. And like you say no stiff bum or aching !Removed!.

No need to apologise for rabbiting on, the Focus has always been renowned as a drivers car. To the point of thinking up any reason for going somewhere in it. :D

more liek 14 stallions lol u can defiantly feel the next cam kick in at about 4300rpm u get like a little kick in the accelearation like havein a tiny winey turbo kinda feeeling and it revs very sweetly right up to 6800 rpm , my cousin got his in jan 09 with 41 thousand miles for 5000, and yes defo we always just go for pointless rides haha , but i do prefer the titanium suspesion on my dad old 2009 focus its just that little bit softer with out bein wallowey , yup focus is defiantly a drivers car :) i love em !!!!

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