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SandyCat

Member Since 06 Jul 2011
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Fiesta Now Best Selling Uk Car Ever.

23 July 2014 - 03:06 PM

The Fiesta has now passed the Cortina and Escort to become the best selling UK car ever selling over 4 million 115 thousand of them since 1976.  And I can remember them being launched !!  :(

 

It would take more than 80 of todays Mk 7 Fiestas to create the same nitrogen oxide emissions from one Mk1 Fiesta.


Red And Black

09 July 2014 - 08:20 PM

Anyone have the release date for the new Red And Black editions?


Brazil - Germany

08 July 2014 - 09:46 PM

OMG Anyone else watching?  :o


Mk6 - Water In Doors -Normal?

07 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

Friend has bought a 3 door Mk6.  It's parked on a slight slope and after rain when he opens the doors a lot of water gushes out of the bottom of the doors (but none gets into the car and all the seals are dry)  Is this normal?   Thanks.


Beware Dodgy Warranties

02 July 2014 - 10:21 PM

Just read this on an independent dealers website.  I wonder if he knows he is acting outside the UK trading standards??

 

"Our warranty terms & conditions are as follows.....We give one month/1000 miles warranty (whichever comes first) with every retail car sold,we also offer 3,6 or 12 months parts & labour warranty.Our warranties are given as a gesture of goodwill & are 50/50,in other words they cost you nothing to buy but should the need arise for a repair and that repair costs say £100 then we split the cost with you 50/50 for two reasons,firstly to enable us not to charge for the warranty & get you back on the road asap & secondly to discourage the darker side of used car buyers that think they can destroy the gearbox or engine expecting us to foot the bill without financial cost to them,the 50/50 warranty will obviously make them think twice about such activities if they know that they are paying too.If you are a genuine used car buyer the statement above will obviously not affect you."

 

Used cars sold by traders to the public must come with at least 3 months warranty.  In fact under the consumer credit act it could be read that they come with 6 months warranty but dealers rarely offer that and only refer to the 3 months.  

 

But this dealer seems to think it's OK to give 1 month as a favour to you then anything over that is split 50/50 with you.  Er...no !     No-one in their right mind would buy a car from them but a lot of people don't read the terms and don't know the law.