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#1 gj1982

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:52 PM

Hi there
Just wanted your opinions on this - I;ve been looking at a Mondeo and think I'd like the Ghia rather than LX or even Zetec. I've spotted one that is an 04 model, 120 000 miles, some history, MOT until June and tax until end of this month. The guy I've spoken to briefly on the phone says that he doesn't know if any work has been carried out on the flywheel/clutch but that it drives very well and has few marks on it, apart from expected age related ones. The car is up for £1495.

I'm asking for opinions as I'm not too clued up on the Mondeo market, and the car is too far away for me to travel to just to have a look (I'd only travel if I was certain I'd want to put an offer in and was getting a good deal).

Any opinions/ideas would be appreciated!

Thanks!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:04 PM

I'd recommend doing one of those car check searches, anything dodgy (write off's / stolen - recovered etc..) will show up and also you will get a valuation just to make sure you're not getting seen off for the price.
TBH i'd be looking for a full service history on that mileage / age of car.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:40 PM

So it's a good price? I'm thinking that for my budget (which is about the price of this car) I'm not going to get a ghia (or even a zetec?!) and a full service history?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:43 PM

It is a buyers market.
Get a independent valuation and go from there.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:00 PM

Sounds a little over price. We got our 82,000 2004 plate for 1650 although it is an accident repaired

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

Thanks for the advice. It is indeed the diesel ones I'm looking at.
I'm looking at Mondeo's because after driving round recently in a Puma I;ve realised I prefer a bigger car (and like the performance and economy of turbo diesels I've had in the past, namely a Rover 75).

Looking over these forums have almost put me off! But to be honest most makes and models have their common faults and I suppose simply looking over these forums can skew opinions etc.

If you think this is bad, before the Mondeos I was looking at Renault Lagunas!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:06 PM

Thanks for the advice. It is indeed the diesel ones I'm looking at.
I'm looking at Mondeo's because after driving round recently in a Puma I;ve realised I prefer a bigger car (and like the performance and economy of turbo diesels I've had in the past, namely a Rover 75).

Looking over these forums have almost put me off! But to be honest most makes and models have their common faults and I suppose simply looking over these forums can skew opinions etc.

If you think this is bad, before the Mondeos I was looking at Renault Lagunas!


Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Sounds about right on price to me as a place to start negotiations from. He should be willing to move around 10% so offer him £1200 and start from there.

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