Mondeo Or Focus, Which Is Best Value For Money ?
Posted 20 May 2011 - 03:52 PM
Clutch will only last as long as it takes its owner to get to 60! As a rule, if the boy racer thrashes the car about theres more chance that the clutch will have slipped, meaning its going to be shaved a lot sooner, other than that they can last up to 80k without a problem! if its done 80k and is still on the original clutch its done well, but could well need replacing soon! as for telling if the clutch is gone, smell is the best test. if you get someone to sit in the car with it idling, get them to apply the handbreak and start to bite the car through the handbrake.
1) if the smell changes as it gets more bite, the clutch is on its way out.
2) if the car bites, and almost stalls, the clutch is good
3) if the clutch bites, and the car rolls - you need to tighten the handbreak (I found this one out first hand lol!)
Overall its a gamble with no service history or printouts. If you review the handbook, and contact the dealer / garage who serviced it - if its a dealer they should be able to print anything they have done. Otherwise you cant really rely on it, and it could last you a lifetime, or die a death in minutes!
Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:36 AM
Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:24 PM
I'm not knocking the Focus though, and it may just come down to the best buy is the one to go for. Realistically, the running cost won't be that much different since they share the same type of engine and have the same number of wheels.
Don't be put off by high mileages on either car, but if it is a Focus estate, be wary of white ones with a hole in the roof that smell of alsations.......
Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:27 PM
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