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#16 BOF

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:43 AM

Yes, go ETIS

 

That would be a top-of-the-range, late Mk 3 model, wouldn't it? I always think that the premiums that they attract over either more mainstream Mk3s or early Mk4s are difficult to justify, these days, but they are among the most desirable of the Mk3 models, whatever that is worth to you. But again, you can look online to get an idea of how much those are offered for, against other models that might appeal.



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#17 stooge75

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:23 AM

sell you my mk3 2007 tdci. its on ebay/gumtree. brand new gearbox/injectors. auction ends tonight,but im gonna pull it if no interest near the end. buy this & you know you're not gonna get any 6 speed gearbox problems down the rd

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:49 AM

Cheers for the link BOF

 

Stooge, looks a bargain but to be honest I was really wanting something with a lot lower mileage.  Also only considered a Mk3 because it was a diesel ST an had good extras etc.  



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

No probs mate. If i were you personally i wouldnt touch any ford with a getrag gearbox under 50k. And make sure you test drive it when engine & gearbox is 'stone cold'. I'd even go so far as to actually feel it to see its not been warmed-up.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

OK after guessing and second guessing what vehicle i was going to buy. (from a £20k BMW 520 to a £6k Fiesta).  I have decided I am buying two vehicles (one will definitely be a van as I have wanted one for years).

 

The family car will be this mondeo providing the test drive goes well this morning.  It has just been reduced by £500 and ticks most of the boxes we want.  I only need it for about 3 years so the higher mileage is not a concern.  

 

One question I have is that I want to fit some parking sensors, can anyone advise what ones I should buy and how easy are they to fit, and guides or tips etc.  



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:47 AM

Nice and easy for fitting reverse sensors!  I bought a set off ebay for about £16. The colour match wasn't too bad, and the display plugs into a cigarette lighter for power (I then have an on off switch) or I can wire them into a live feed for permalive.

 

Basically you just need to first find where you want to drill the holes, later cars have got little marks in the back of the bumper so you know where to drill. just use a pointy instrument to push this out so you have a bump on the outside of the bumper. Take the drill and cut the hole. Pop each of the sensors into the hole with the angle adjuster behind it (make sure that you have the sensor flat).

 

Then you need to remove the rear panel in the boot, so remove the trims from the boot catch area, then prize out the panel. You need to find the reverse wire, and then strip the insulation a bit, or cut it all together. I cut the wire, then twisted the positive feed for the sensors on one half of this wire, then used a butt connector and crimped the wires back together.

 

You then need to find the earth point and attach the negative wire to this point, just release the bolt a little, slide it on, then tighten again.

 

Look down the corner of the boot, you should have a rubber grommet, cut a small X into this with a knife, and then feed the wires from the sensors up through this hole and plug them all in. Attach the box to the wheel arch or somewhere solid and leave it in situ. If you have a hard wired panel (rather than wireless like mine) you then need to plug the wire in and run it to through the headliner to the front of the car and then connect your panel.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:18 PM

thanks for the info jeebo however I have just gone for a test drive and the car has already got reverse parking sensors (they just forgot to add it in the advert).  Anyway I have put down a deposit and will be picking up Friday afternoon.

 

Happy with the deal actually as i didnt realise they added on £274 for admin charges and there would not be any tax.  So got them to add 6months tax and waive all the charges and paid £5900  



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

Not bad at all, where are you buying it from?



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:01 PM

Gates in Stevenage.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:05 PM

Main Dealer, Small Dealer or an indie sales?



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

Oh sorry, it is a sub division of the main dealership.  Gates the main dealer and they have a small garage opposite the main dealership where they sell selected trade in's.

 

http://www.partxsales.co.uk/



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:55 PM

very good going then!



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

thanks, i must say I was pleased and surprised.  



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:14 PM

Definately, is your car still on their site, or have they taken it down?



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:57 PM

it is still up at the moment

 

http://www.partxsales.co.uk/cars/1219



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