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#1 pipmagee

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

I have the choice of a 07 Ford focus tdci 1.8 sport with 6300miles or a 07 Ford cmax 1.6 tdci life with 79000 miles. The focus is £4495 the cmax £3995. Do I go for the cheapest or the lower mileage? what car is better? Thanks in advance.

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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

Go for the 1.8 Sport, more robust engine and pretty much bombproof. (I am biased though as that's what I have).
The 1.8 is the only true Ford engine in the range, it's simple and effective plus it's very tuneable too.
The 1.6 is a Peugeot/Citroen/Ford mishmash and has the terrible diesel particulate filter (DPF) to contend with which causes many headaches.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

Id go with the sport 😆

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:52 AM

Thank you stoney871. What s ur average mpg? And has it enuf grunt

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:53 AM

Thanks xdazx

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:55 AM

I got a mondy 1.8 and that goes well :) and ur welcome

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:57 AM

I've currently got a 1.8 w reg focus petrol that still goes well but wasn't sure on diesel

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:31 AM

Cheaper to run diesel are :) and even if you wanted a bit more poke you can get remapped cheap enough

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:31 AM

I usually get over 460 to a tank which involves city and motorway driving but my right boot is a bit weighty ;).
Plenty of poke on mine as it's mapped to 148bhp and goes like a stabbed rat :D

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

Going from a MK1 petrol to a MK2 diesel will put a smile on your face for sure.
I did exactly the same from a V reg 1.8 petrol and the extra poke and torque will be very noticeable.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:37 AM

Thanks guys really looking forward to it now

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:54 AM

Dont forget we need pics to approve 1st lol

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

As soon as I get it they'll be up

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:54 AM

Welcome to the family Philip!



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:03 AM

Thank u

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