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#1 Eddieboi

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:23 PM

Hello all,

I have just recently joined the forums :)

I am planning to get a Ford Fiesta to replace my old M- Reg corsa and I was wondering what I could get with a budget of £5000 and what the tax/insurance is like. (Just to note in 26, insured with lloyds £695 for the year with 1NCBs and both my parents as second and third drivers who both have 25+ years NCB each)

I will be going to a ford dealership to get a second hand fiesta (probably a zetec model) this Sunday to have a browse and test drive.

I would quite fancy a second hand fiesta with the new shape they look ace however anything to replace my old M-Reg corsa is good lol.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:00 PM

Well Ed, your probably going to get a fair car, around 56 plate up to about 08 for that price. and the insurance will be around the same I expect, its a newer car, more secure, and easy parts to come by so I cant see it affecting your premiums overly.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

Well Ed, your probably going to get a fair car, around 56 plate up to about 08 for that price. and the insurance will be around the same I expect, its a newer car, more secure, and easy parts to come by so I cant see it affecting your premiums overly.


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Yes I generally thought around 05-08 plate for £5k.

Just to ask though at what plate do you start seeing the newer fiesta style that are currently about?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

the latest? they are about 09 I believe. Possibly late 08 (trying to think what my dealer has as courtesy motors :P) I think its 58 plate.

 

For that money though, you could get an older of the last shape, with a few more miles, but a better model (Zetec / maybe S) otherwise, you could get more of a Style model of the newest shape.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:21 PM

If it helps, I am 19, with 1 years NCB like you. I live near heathrow, just inside the M25 so I'd presume a higher risk area. Plus you're older so that should help.

When my girlfriend got her new car, she went onto an Admiral Multi-car policy with me, and my price will be £650 from August till May (9 months) plus a whole years NCB. So this equates to about 900 quid or so for the year. I imagine yours would not go up much.

 

I drive a 2006 1.6tdci Focus. A focus is naturally higher insurance group than a Fiesta, and diesls are higher than petrols usually.

I bought my car a year ago for £5000 if it helps.

 

I would thoroughly recommend an older style fiesta rather than the newer one. It'll probably lack in things like safety and economy compared to the new one, but for the same price you'll get a much higher spec. Parkers says that for an 08 plate Fiesta 5dr 1.4 Ghia with 50,000 on the clock, expect to pay £4700 from an independent dealer or £5000 from a Ford dealer, so bang on target. Adjust for 3dr/5dr, engine and milage. For your budget, I wouldn't accept anything below a Ghia - this has auto lights/wipers, front fogs, and a "quickclear" front windscreen which is really handy in winter.

 

Also available is the Fiesta ST, which would obviously bump up insurance, tax and fuel costs.

 

Hope this block of text helps, and keep us updated!



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:30 PM

If it helps, I am 19, with 1 years NCB like you. I live near heathrow, just inside the M25 so I'd presume a higher risk area. Plus you're older so that should help.
When my girlfriend got her new car, she went onto an Admiral Multi-car policy with me, and my price will be £650 from August till May (9 months) plus a whole years NCB. So this equates to about 900 quid or so for the year. I imagine yours would not go up much.
 
I drive a 2006 1.6tdci Focus. A focus is naturally higher insurance group than a Fiesta, and diesls are higher than petrols usually.
I bought my car a year ago for £5000 if it helps.
 
I would thoroughly recommend an older style fiesta rather than the newer one. It'll probably lack in things like safety and economy compared to the new one, but for the same price you'll get a much higher spec. Parkers says that for an 08 plate Fiesta 5dr 1.4 Ghia with 50,000 on the clock, expect to pay £4700 from an independent dealer or £5000 from a Ford dealer, so bang on target. Adjust for 3dr/5dr, engine and milage. For your budget, I wouldn't accept anything below a Ghia - this has auto lights/wipers, front fogs, and a "quickclear" front windscreen which is really handy in winter.
 
Also available is the Fiesta ST, which would obviously bump up insurance, tax and fuel costs.
 
Hope this block of text helps, and keep us updated!


That was quite handy actually the block of text lol

I actually live in Caterham with the M25 about 5-10min drive which is rather handy and gatwick is about a 20-30 drive too.

Ideally I would like to go for a 5 door as its more convenient...well mainly for my girlfriend!

I shall indeed have a good browse on Sunday and see what the ford dealership has to offer and try and haggle...also may try my luck in getting a years tax and full tank ;)

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

That was quite handy actually the block of text lol

I actually live in Caterham with the M25 about 5-10min drive which is rather handy and gatwick is about a 20-30 drive too.

Ideally I would like to go for a 5 door as its more convenient...well mainly for my girlfriend!

I shall indeed have a good browse on Sunday and see what the ford dealership has to offer and try and haggle...also may try my luck in getting a years tax and full tank ;)

Good luck, and post photos if/when you get one!



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:41 PM

the latest? they are about 09 I believe. Possibly late 08 (trying to think what my dealer has as courtesy motors :P) I think its 58 plate.
 
For that money though, you could get an older of the last shape, with a few more miles, but a better model (Zetec / maybe S) otherwise, you could get more of a Style model of the newest shape.


Sound advise!

It certainly gives me some idea of where I'm standing in what I can get.

I'm like a little kid waiting to go into a candy shop as this car will be way better than my M-reg corsa 1.2 which the fiesta will be placing...short story shot the repair bill for the corsa costed more than wha to paid for it.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:55 PM

You'll should get a decent facelift mk6 fiesta for £5k id also look at a similar aged focus :) theres alot more minor mods etc you can make to the focus and they've got a bit more grunt :)

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

You'll should get a decent facelift mk6 fiesta for £5k id also look at a similar aged focus :) theres alot more minor mods etc you can make to the focus and they've got a bit more grunt :)


Will be looking at focus too but depends on what myself and the other half agree on...she's picky :P even though I'm the one who will own and drive the car!

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:59 PM

Im sure a while ago I was looking at mk1 focus ST's for about £6k not long ago. If it was me id save up a bit more and hold out for one of them

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:03 PM

Im sure a while ago I was looking at mk1 focus ST's for about £6k not long ago. If it was me id save up a bit more and hold out for one of them


I won't be paying for the car, my parents have kindly said they would help as I couldn't afford to get my corsa fixed in time for the MOT this June.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:12 PM

Speak realy nice to them lol

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

Speak realy nice to them lol

 

I will! If it was not for them I would be in a really bad situation right now. 

 

Just knowing I wont have to worry about the car failing an MOT or worry about how much petrol I have to use too...this corsa likes petrol a lot :P 

 

Either way this is a long term investment so I will make good use of it :) 

 

Hopefully once I have the car Ill take it on the motorway somewhere!



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

Haha I remember I had that feeling when I had my first car (also a corsa) dead scared to take it on a motorway incase it doesnt make it back lmao

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