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#31 jeebowhite

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Sounds like a very good idea!



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:05 PM

It looks great! I would buy that!! Ford don't sell focus vans in the uk either, how sad. A transit connect does mot have the feelbof a car and fiesta van is too small

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:09 PM

Alot missing in fords line up. Also why does ford not have a sport hatchback focus size that is 3 dr with pure looks and performance, similar to vw scirocco the market is there

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:17 AM

Maybe a day trip to Ireland to buy one then ??


I actually thought about that but people kept saying you'd get hammered with import taxes.
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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

Not sure about import taxes, would have to read up on personal imports within EU countries

see what the customs take on that is ?



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:31 PM

I believe that between EU, there is no import tax on certain products, although cars may be exceptional or pay a lesser fee.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:51 PM

Hi i found this calculator

" www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/saved_calculations/view_details/187476064/#"

 

would have to adjust for focus model you want in euros and shipping and insurances, guesstimates made for examples ??



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 04:06 PM

Had a mooch on fords Ireland website. Couldn't find any reference to the sedan ???

 

Edit: forget that its my poor search skills



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 04:53 PM

Hi i went onto Ford.ie then looked for Focus/then build and price shows :- Focus Zetec/Body Style click on that gives you two options 23,035 Euros

4 door or 5 door, select 4 doors i.e saloon obvious old Mk3 as Mk3.5 has not hit them yet but no reason it wont in future !!



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

I've always wondered why Ford have chopped the boot space from class leading to almost nothing. Thus in my opinion losing a big selling point after driving experience

 Could not agree more

 

An this article says it all really

 

http://www.carwow.co...iggest-Boot-671

 

In fact as the wife is dead against me getting the estate version [ it wouldn't put me off buying one though, if I really wanted one ]

 

But that said, I've stacked the pro's and con's up regards the Mk2.5 and the Mk3.5 And yes whilst I like the idea of a bit of poke with a turbo petrol  engine variant, the lower road tax, a six speed box, a quicker 0 to 60 time. Want I really want out of a car, is an exellent driving experience, a comfortable ride,  a decent boot, a good safety record, cheap to put right when it goes wrong, reliable uncomplicated technoligy. I dont want to pay £90 to hook my motor up to a main dealer diagnostics computer, hell I've bought motors for less money than that .

 

And to be honest you have all that in a normally asperated petrol engined Mk2.5 hatchback. So for me I reckon my next car will be a low milage three year old Mk2.5 Titanium, should put me on for circa another seven years.

 

And as I'll be 74 years old by then, I might be comparing Shearings Touring Coaches, with Robinsons Touring Coaches. Wife tells me Robinsons actually pick up 400 yards from out house. :D 

 

Your as old as you feel, and I feel like a 35 yearold, but the wife says I cannot have one  :ph34r:     



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:16 PM

Ha Ha well said, im 68 still of a boy racer, dont know if i will ever calm down

a 1.5 ecoboost 180bhp or what i have now 1.6tdci 115 tramps on a bit when

warm is a nice motor and can be very docile around town..but being honest

i like the look of the 4 dr saloon better than my 5 dr chopped off hatch..



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:05 PM

Hi

 

I think i might go for a mondeo next time,

 

The boot space in a focus is pathetic,

 

Comparing the boot of a granada or sierra against a focus and mondeo lol

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:26 PM

Just been looking as the Ireland brochure for the Focus

 

As we know the UK focus has around 316 Litres of boot which goes down to 277 with a mini spare (according to brochure)

 

In contrast the Irish brochure the space can grow to a respectable (but not on par with previous) 363 litres with a tyres repair kit something which isn't mentioned in the UK edition (presume NA). 

 

If the UK Focus does have this option it will indeed sway me towards the new model.

 

 

Also the Irish Focus don't have the Sony radio that the UK does (ST excluded)



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:12 PM

Hi Chris

 

I must have missed that when on Irish site, was that hatchback or saloon you refer too

i got my 62 Titanium with 8600 miles on it, registered as me first owner, through a dealer in Thirsk,

and have asked the question can he handle imports from Ireland as yet no reply



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:17 PM

Ha Ha well said, im 68 still of a boy racer, dont know if i will ever calm down

a 1.5 ecoboost 180bhp or what i have now 1.6tdci 115 tramps on a bit when

warm is a nice motor and can be very docile around town..but being honest

i like the look of the 4 dr saloon better than my 5 dr chopped off hatch..

 

Well after 50 years of driving, the beggers finally got me on an overtaking manouver, so it was either a  "speed awareness course" or  3 points on my licence. Obviously I opted for the speed awareness course :rolleyes:

 

So I have to keep a clean speeding slate until December 2016. Then if caught speeding again, you can opt for the speed awareness course again instead of having to eat the 3 points. Obviously certain speed criteria apply ,for instance,  I was clocked doing 63mph in a sneaky 50mph section. [ I blame my TomTom  -_- ] If I had been clocked at 65mph, it would have been automatic points on my licence.    :o



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