As I have been posting just bought a Metal to replace my Zetec S. Went for this because I wanted one with the same sort of spec that I had. Anyway it seemed like a good deal £12000 for a 61 plate 6700 miles on the clock so I did not haggle over the price, all I asked for was a spare wheel insted of the puncture repair kit, a tank of petrol and a set of rubber mats. Well I got the spare wheel but only half a tank of petrol and they had swapped the carpet mats for the rubber ones. How tight are they? I did say that I would of liked to have kept the carpet mats but the salesman said well the rubber ones are better, it just makes you laugh thank heavens the car is good.
Picking up my new metal tomorrow, been in touch with a company who besides being able to protect the ecu/obd port said they can fit new locks (if there is such a thing) that can't be picked. I take it you would have to get this approved by your insurer. Anyone got views on this it would appear that Ford's are easy targets.
As anyone ever had this done. Picking up a 61 plate metal next week as replacement for my Zetec S which I believe was stolen by the lock being picked and the thief's having some sort electronic device to get round the alarm and key less start system. My new vehicle will have the standard chip key start, just wondered with it appearing to be so easy to get into cars (look on youtube) Am I right in saying that a crook would have to have a key that fitted the ignition barrel for it to be reprogrammed to start the car or can they get round this too? If this is the case it would make the factory fitted immobiliser, alarm and deadlocks a waste of time.
Having just committed to buying a good second hand metal to replace my stolen Zetec S I am thinking what to do about protecting it. I am going to get a disklock recommended by the police but am thinking of having another immobilizer fitted. Anybody got any ideas what to get or who to use. Some of these car security firms look a bit shady. Not sure if I would have a tracker fitted. Have lost faith in all this electric stuff what with the key less start problems etc.
Went for a test drive in a metal on Saturday noticed that the shift indicator light was not working. The salesman said he thought it might be disconnected on the metal, give him his due we did take another one out with the same result. Is this the case with the metal? as it is a listed item in the brochure for all fiestas.