I've spent 3-4 hours every night for the last fortnight looking for a good 1.....SUCCESS
I'm now the VERY proud owner of a MK2 Focus 1.8 TDCi Ghia (4 door) (05) in silver, £3700, full FORD service history, 83,000 on the clock, the old guy who bought it from new even put Ford mudflaps on it stop gravel/pebbles stripping the paint at the front of the sills.
I've driven plenty of current gen Focus & Mondeo's @ work, always wanted one but didn't think I'd be able to drop on one so soon.
The missus likes it but is already complaining that 'it's too !Removed! big', lol
Got a few touch ups on the front to do from stone chips, they even gave me the colour matched Ford paint, lol.
Oh & just to top things off the finance company initially thoguh it was a Mk1 so ballzd up the credit agreement, the dealer had to redo the HPI & I spotted the finance company valued it at £5,200 retail. Not that I plan on selling it anytime soon.
Just got to get around to contacting the Ford auth. dealer who did the servicing to see what jobs (if any) in terms of the biggies have been done yet.
56MPG on the motorway doing a steady 70MPG on the way home & 44MPG urban, fingers crossed its a solid as it seems.