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#1 Aitchess

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:07 AM

Whilst we knew it was coming, I see that Ford have now increased the price of choosing Squeeze (green) to 645 extra. The same applies to Hot Magenta as well, but it's not such a jump as it was already dearer than the normal metallics. I wonder what the reasoning behind the hike was? With Hot Magenta there was a vague logic as it's the only "pearlescent" paint finish as opposed to a metallic (though the visual difference between pearlescent and metallic isn't generally apparent to me on the ones I've seen), but Squeeze is a normal metallic. Squeeze has been quite popular in my area and I really like it (even though we're cheapskates and went for Frozen White which is "free", being a solid colour!) but it's a huge price now. Ford certainly know how to charge. Do they maybe want to make it more exclusive, or are they hoping to rake in an extra profit because it's proved popular? I remember the other week I looked at Ford Australia's website (intriguingly, since then, Australian legislation has stopped them being able to display ANY price details) and if I remember correctly, after conversion, metallics cost them a mere 50 extra! (Hot Magenta isn't available there).

This morning on the way to work I saw my first Mk7 in Tango driving along - a 5 door Titanium. Looked quite pretty in the sun.

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#2 Focus_ST-3

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:25 AM

Ford probably don't want the more "contraversial" coulours (eg Hot Magenta and Squeeze) to become too common.

It is the same on the Focus RS with Electric Green and the Focus ST with Electric Orange.

#3 amyjaj

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:55 AM

Metalic colours are cheeper to make then solid colours as well.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 11:25 AM

I'm glad that I ordered my new Squeeze Titanium yesterday then! The dealer did say that Squeeze is going up in price
and also that Ford are planning an ST Fiesta for next year, 2010.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:11 PM

Ford are planning an ST Fiesta for next year, 2010.


BUGGER!!!

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:29 PM

BUGGER!!!


I was asking why the Zetec S doesn't come with side skirts as standard & the fact that you have to pay extra for them
as an option...and he said that's because Ford don't want to upset too many would-be owner's of the new ST version next year
by making them look 'fairly' similar.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:47 PM

I was asking why the Zetec S doesn't come with side skirts as standard & the fact that you have to pay extra for them
as an option...and he said that's because Ford don't want to upset too many would-be owner's of the new ST version next year
by making them look 'fairly' similar.


Well that wuold make sense as the Zetec S and ST were strikingly similar in the last model Fiesta so there is no reason to assume that it will not be the same case with the new model either. Guess our's our going to look like Green ST's then? Cool eh?

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:20 AM

Bring on the ST :) only have a year and a bit till i order my new car lol

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 11:22 AM

I'm not allowed to change mine until it is paid off - seems like a fair deal as I was thinking we would only get the Zetec and look what I ended up with! LOL

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 11:53 AM

I'm not allowed to change mine until it is paid off - seems like a fair deal as I was thinking we would only get the Zetec and look what I ended up with! LOL


How are you buying your car?

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:03 PM

I read and heard there would be no ST MK7?

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:14 PM

I read and heard there would be no ST MK7?


They will say this to stop people waiting for it and buy the S or top end titanium :)

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:26 PM

How are you buying your car?


the 2 year Options deal and then buy the remainder out over 3 years as that was the cheaper option and means I can keep the payments down around the 150 per month - does mean I have to keep this car longer than any other car I have ever had but I am sure with the spec I have gone for it is still going to look good even in 2014

I read and heard there would be no ST MK7?


I had read that too - Ford were going to focus on the smaller/city cars being more green and not worry about the hot hatch, 200+bhp, race that is going on with the other main stream models.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:54 PM

I have my car on Ford options for 2 years, which i hope to trade in for the ST or if that doesnt float my boat at the time ill see what else is around :)

But your right, your car will look good for years to come yet!

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 03:14 PM

Can't guarantee it but if history repeats itself then I will be into a MINI after that as I have always had a new Mini/MINI parked on the drive when I turn a big birthday

20th - Mini Mayfair in Oporto Red - alloys, nudge bars
30th - Mini Mayfair in Nightfire Red, alloys, wood trim
40th - MINI One Convertible in Hot Orange, full body kit, alloys, heated seats

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