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#1 MarkyR

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:49 PM

Hi guy's,
I've been reading this forum for the last week or so and you lot seem like a friendly bunch so thought I would join an post my questions :D

I have ordered myself a lovely brand new Mk7 Fiesta Zetec S. It will be white and have the street pack plus side skirts, heated windscreen, USB, bluetooth, voice control stereo.
I was wondering if you guy's can help me though. I have been pondering about weather to buy the alloy pedals or not? Is their any advantage bar looks to them? The sales guy asked me when I placed the order and I didn't fancy is then but now I've been thinking. So are they any good?

Another question I have is about the finance. I am using the scrapage scheme to buy it, saying goodbye to an old Rover coupe :) and I am getting the car using the Ford straight purchase finance, I pay for the car over 4 years and it's mine. I want to get insurance on the monthly payments however for protection against sickness or unemployment etc. The Ford cover is 35 a month, the sales man told me to go and shop around as he thought it was very expensive.
I have searched the net and found this:
http://www.britishin...-insurance.html

Which is much cheaper BUT it only covers you for 12 to 24 months where as the Ford one covered the life of the payments. Has anyone heard of anybody else or is it worth paying the extra for the Ford cover? Normally I wouldn't worry so much but considering the current climate we're in with a nasty recession etc IMO it's not worth the risk.

Anyway thanks guy's, hope you can help? I'm turning into an impatient person, delivery date is end of September!!

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:00 PM

Hi guy's,
I've been reading this forum for the last week or so and you lot seem like a friendly bunch so thought I would join an post my questions :D

I have ordered myself a lovely brand new Mk7 Fiesta Zetec S. It will be white and have the street pack plus side skirts, heated windscreen, USB, bluetooth, voice control stereo.
I was wondering if you guy's can help me though. I have been pondering about weather to buy the alloy pedals or not? Is their any advantage bar looks to them? The sales guy asked me when I placed the order and I didn't fancy is then but now I've been thinking. So are they any good?

Another question I have is about the finance. I am using the scrapage scheme to buy it, saying goodbye to an old Rover coupe :) and I am getting the car using the Ford straight purchase finance, I pay for the car over 4 years and it's mine. I want to get insurance on the monthly payments however for protection against sickness or unemployment etc. The Ford cover is 35 a month, the sales man told me to go and shop around as he thought it was very expensive.
I have searched the net and found this:
http://www.britishin...-insurance.html

Which is much cheaper BUT it only covers you for 12 to 24 months where as the Ford one covered the life of the payments. Has anyone heard of anybody else or is it worth paying the extra for the Ford cover? Normally I wouldn't worry so much but considering the current climate we're in with a nasty recession etc IMO it's not worth the risk.

Anyway thanks guy's, hope you can help? I'm turning into an impatient person, delivery date is end of September!!


Good afternoon Mark and welcome.

Nice spec on your car and I love the colour. It's really grown on me and I think that white is now the new black!

Alloy pedals are a cosmetic enhancement to your car and don't really serve any purpose but it's your choice of course.

As for the finance protection, normally I'd say don't bother as it's money down the drain but I can see why you'd want to take it.

I'd suggest approaching your bank for a loan as they are normally either cheaper or on a level par with the dealer and you might get free redundancy protection.

Otherwise, just trawl the internet for payment protection schemes.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:16 PM

I agree with Hedgepig - payment protection insurance is one of the biggest wastes of money in history. It is very rare for them to actually pay out...and they cost you a fortune.

As for the alloy pedals, I like them and think they should be standard on the Zetec S and Titanium models. I bought mine from the Ford parts site after buying the car - they were 10 cheaper that way and are easy to fit yourself.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:51 PM

Thanks guys. I understand when you think it's a rip off for the insurance cover but surely they pay out if needed? Isn't it good piece of mind? I've been in my current job for nearly 3 years but you do never know.
And DanGull, wow, 40! Are they exactly the same as the ones you can order for fitment from the factory?

And as to the colour, haha, I REALLY struggled on that, didn't like the blue, wasn't sure on the red, the grey and black I didn't like. I was thinking the silver but every other car is silver, I told the sales man I was split between the silver and white I was told to not get the silver as it's so light it's close to the white so save my money. And it looks really sport in the pictures in white! I am yet to see one in the flesh though!! The car I test drove was black.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:57 PM

If you can afford the pedals and you like the look of them why not add them to the spec list.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:46 PM

Yup - identical pedals. Look here:-

Alloy Pedals on Ford Parts UK

You can also get the scuff plates, mats etc. for less.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:32 PM

Yup - identical pedals. Look here:-

Alloy Pedals on Ford Parts UK

You can also get the scuff plates, mats etc. for less.


The cost of the pedal covers there is the same as it is on the factory options list? Does anyone have the pedals?

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:41 PM

Yeah, they were cheaper when I got them :lol:

They are the official Ford pedals, I have a set.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:52 PM

Haha, must of been a promotion price. Do they look really good? Do they make a big difference in the feeling?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 12:32 AM

Yeah, they were cheaper when I got them :lol:

They are the official Ford pedals, I have a set.


Those pedals are pretty pricey... There's no footrest either. Do you think the Focus 2008 pedal set would fit? It has a footrest but it's 66!

Are the alloy pedals worth it?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:03 AM

Hey Marky, very nice spec list & good choice of colour... how much are you paying for it (if you had bought it outright)?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:33 AM

Hey Marky, very nice spec list & good choice of colour... how much are you paying for it (if you had bought it outright)?


I was 15620, plus 50 if I get the peddles :) but I knock 2000 of that straight away cause of the scrapage scheme.

Think I will get the peddles as they do look pretty nice. Adds to the sporty theme.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 12:02 PM

I've got the pedals in my Zetec (fitted them myself) took around 2-3 mins to do it. I ordered the parts from the parts deparment at my dealer for just under 40 including VAT - but this was back in November 2008. Worth every penny i think as they finish the inside off very well (on a black car anyway)

As for the Fordpartsuk site, yes they look cheaper than the dealers....untill you add the item to the basket and notice the price jumps up 15% for the VAT, then add shipping costs too. So it will be cheaper to order from Ford i think :)

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:33 PM

Another question I have is about the finance. I am using the scrapage scheme to buy it, saying goodbye to an old Rover coupe :) and I am getting the car using the Ford straight purchase finance, I pay for the car over 4 years and it's mine.


With regard to the financing of your lovely new set of wheels . . .

Have you thought about doing 2 years on the Ford options thing and then buying out the remaining lump some with the Ford finance or go elsewhere for it - currently they are oftering the options thing on 3.9% APR which is a rate you sill struggle to beat and overall you might actually save money rather than paying more like 8% for the duration of the loan? It is how I am financing my leap from a Smart For Two up to what I have ordered

You mgiht want to give your dealer a quick call and get him to give you the payment amounts for both options and then you can decide

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:34 PM

With regard to the financing of your lovely new set of wheels . . .

Have you thought about doing 2 years on the Ford options thing and then buying out the remaining lump some with the Ford finance or go elsewhere for it - currently they are oftering the options thing on 3.9% APR which is a rate you sill struggle to beat and overall you might actually save money rather than paying more like 8% for the duration of the loan? It is how I am financing my leap from a Smart For Two up to what I have ordered

You mgiht want to give your dealer a quick call and get him to give you the payment amounts for both options and then you can decide


Hi, yeas I did look at this deal but decided it's not for me really hence why I chose to go down the other route.
I called the dealer in regards to the peddles and they can't be added to the order but I can buy them from the stores and have them fit them. May do that. I was also told it's apossible early September delivery date :D :D

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