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#1 iamRayRay

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

Hi Ford Owners Club!

 

Just about to get my first Ford Fiesta, excited about it.

 

It will either be a:

 

Fiesta Zetec TDCi 1.6 Diesel - 2009/2010

http://www.autotrade...rs?logcode=visc

 

or

 

Fiesta Zetec 1.25 Petrol - 2009/2010

http://www.autotrade.../ford?logcode=p

 

Any particular things I should be looking out for proper to buying upon inspection?



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#2 Phil 87

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

Welcome :)

 

From those two I'd go for the diesel, the 1.25 is known for being really slow. I wouldn't worry too much if the dealer offers a warranty, just cosmetic things to look for. Rust shouldn't be an issue as far as I know.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:58 AM

The 1.6 TDCI is known for turbo issues - basically the oil cannot be drained completely from the engine, and thus it slowly builds up a nice little clog in the engine. Eventually the turbo won't get any oil because it's completely clogged up, and it'll break. (Requiring a new turbo usually)

 

I believe you can get a third party part to fix it (different oil sump or whatnot, which CAN be drained completely), so maybe ask about that.

 

It's had a lot of media coverage recently in Denmark (where I'm from)

 

As Phil 87 says the 1.25 will be very slow though - maybe look at the 1.4 petrol instead?



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

Yes I was going to suggest the 1.4, or better yet the 1.6 if you want to go up to a Zetec S or Titanium. The 1.6 is much faster and has about the same economy figures as the 1.4, I don't know if that's the case for real MPG though.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:29 AM

Thanks guys, I picked "Aoife" up on the weekend!

 

Waved goodbye to my fun car of Fiat Grande Punto 1.9 Turbo Diesel Sporting and said hi to...

***drumroll***

...

1.4 Petrol, Fiesta Zetec Late 2008

2 Previous Owners

38k on the clock

with...

1 years warrenty from AA

1 years MOT

1 years TAX

 

Bargain!

 

 

Please if you see a Grande Punto with White alloys and white stripes down the side - DO NOT BUY IT, my car was on the brink of death electronically and mechanically!!!!



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:34 AM

Sounds good, that's quite low mileage for the age. Enjoy :)



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