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#1 TommW28

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:37 AM

I was wondering whether or not you can change the colour of the alloys when your car is purchased under finance? would they charge you to restore it back to its original state when you return it?



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#2 UUilliam

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:50 AM

If you plan on handing it back... I'd probably stay away - or just get them plasti dipped that way you can peel it off (like vinyl wrapping) after you're done and handing it back.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:46 AM

If your on finance its worth just saving your money and invest in some alloys that you like then just swap them over onto every car you have on finance, that way the stock alloys stay pristine so ford cant charge you for them and you could always sell the alloys if one day for release a car with alloys you actually like!!  B)



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:48 PM

yeah i've been looking for ages but decent alloys are expensive so was just looking at a cheap alternative, but guess i will have to start saving  :(



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:18 PM

Just get them done the way you want, it's your car.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:45 PM


Just get them done the way you want, it's your car.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:46 PM

Only for two years then its fords problem again ;-)

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

Are you on a ford PCP? OFFICIALLY you are not allowed to make any modifications to the car without Ford's written approval....according to the agreement/contract...but as long as whatever you do can be put back right before you trade it in...why not! Just insure it properly, you don't want to have an accident then have a car that you cant afford to fix and lease agreement that you cant pay!!



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:36 PM

Pcp official writing is only if you are planning to hand the car back otherwise like me I pcp my vehicles and have never end had issues as. I always part exchange because I always have nice high equity in the vehicle by the time the contract is up :)

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

Pcp official writing is only if you are planning to hand the car back otherwise like me I pcp my vehicles and have never end had issues as. I always part exchange because I always have nice high equity in the vehicle by the time the contract is up :)

 

But do you hand it back with all the mods removed? have you ever had to take a pcp vehicle back in to ford for whatever reason? could the put up a fuss at that point? refuse to fix it etc as you have modified it?



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

I never hand the vehicle back as I trade it in and which ever dealer I use pay off the amount owed and what ever equity is left in the vehicle goes down as another deposit :)

Nope never remove the mods

And plus its a warranty issue not a finance issue :)

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:33 PM

yeh fair enough, my bad i didnt mean hand it back i meant trade it in. I'm a serial pcp-er too!! the st2 will be my 6th pcp fiesta. Im alway worried if I have a problem and I take it in with new alloys, roof wrap, mirrors, cat-back etc etc they will have a go!!  :unsure:



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:35 PM

They can only have a go if you hand the keys back at the end!

Apart from that happy modding :) and make sure you tell the insurers as I've made that mistake before and it didn't go down well :/

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:40 PM

Actually this time I was pleasantly surprise, called up my insurer for a quote on the st-2 and only a small premium increase as my policy is due for renewal at the end of october. When I then asked them how much would it change for vinyl stripes, window vinyl stickers and new alloys they said...£0!!!  :) it will of course increase if I choose to do the catback, remap and airfilter (as tempting as it would be to not declare the remap) but hopefully I can afford that premium. They insurer did not know what fly eyes were though....tried to sell it to them as a "protective film" and the best they could find on they're mod list was a clear film...dunno what to do about that one if I decide to tint the lights...



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:44 PM

As long as you have told them if they get it wrong won't that be their problem?



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