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#61 Peterjones

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

I thought I would be stopped last week but no after following me they just didn't bother.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:49 AM

Just called up the insurance company, they wasn't fussed it had been registered just making sure it is an ST-3. Probably just happy to take my money :P 

 

Also done and dusted, really chuffed with the quote I got and now I don't have to worry about it going up!



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

New vs used, I had a similar debate back in April (when there is a huge new car sale on here). In the end I got about 30% off a new car which meant I would have saved at most about €2k if I had bought a similar spec used one which was about 2 years old - with an expired or half way through extended warranty. I opted for new as included in the price was a 5 year warranty. Peace of mind counts for a lot.  I am not sure of current used car warranty rules in the UK as I left some years ago but I figured the potential repair bills and hassle over the next 5 years would probably outweigh some or most of the savings on buying used. 



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:41 PM

5 Year warranty on a Ford?



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

New vs used, I had a similar debate back in April (when there is a huge new car sale on here). In the end I got about 30% off a new car which meant I would have saved at most about €2k if I had bought a similar spec used one which was about 2 years old - with an expired or half way through extended warranty. I opted for new as included in the price was a 5 year warranty. Peace of mind counts for a lot.  I am not sure of current used car warranty rules in the UK as I left some years ago but I figured the potential repair bills and hassle over the next 5 years would probably outweigh some or most of the savings on buying used. 


Contemplation has kind off gone, I went out a bought new.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

5 Year warranty on a Ford?

 

It's an option on the price list.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

What's the standard warranty?


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

3 years on most Fords.

I have thought about getting the extended warranty myself if i buy a new car as its not that expensive. Might mean I don't feel the urge to change it so quick, haha.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:17 PM

Yeh thought it was just checking. Got myself a 3 year service plan as well so no real big costs to come for a while


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:42 PM

I didn't do the SP as tend to get a better deal if you shop around. Also remember anyone can service the car so long as they use ford parts and do the tasks they state.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

I just did it for ease and my dealer did my previous 2 cars and always been pretty good.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:41 PM

Maybe I should have got a service plan too, I'll always be going to a ford dealer for any work on it anyway. Maybe I can get a service plan when I get the first service?



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

Yeah you usually can but to be honest just shop about at service time. Even the ford dealers will compete on price and you can see some serious discounts when they want your business.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

I'm not sure if dealers widely advertise this but you should check if your employer is on the 'Ford Advantage authorised company list'.

 

Loads of larger companies are on the list (NHS/ASDA/Debenhams/RBS/DHL/John Lewis/etc) and it gets you 2 years free servicing and 2 years extra breakdown cover. My employer (SELEX) is on the list and I know quite a few people who have benefited from it.

 

Unfortunately I cant find a working link to the full company list but here's the other details:

http://www.ford.co.u...ntage/Programme



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:43 AM

We pay around R270 000 (15000 pounds) for the ST2, we don't get the ST3 here, but then again our ST2 has some extras in that your ST3 only comes out in, to be honest the only difference that I can see between our ST2 and your ST3 is the SAT nav and leather seats, we also get on all Ford models 4 year 120 000km warranty and a 4 year 60 000km service plan and 3 year unlimited road side assistance. a problem that I have noticed with that is that the cars price falls drastically once the service plan has come and gone, and no matter what car you buy, the chances over here is very good that when you purchase new and drive it out the showroom, a month later the value would fall between 15-30%

Unless I hit the jackpot, I will always purchase second hand, get something almost new, low km thats still under warranty and service plan



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