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In Topic: New Car Ordered, Goodbye Focus... Hello New Mk3.5 Focus!

Yesterday, 10:02 PM

No-one should ever pay list price for a Ford, there are always discounts to be had. That is what annoys me about car reviews comparing to the likes of a vw, saying the ford is too expensive, based on list, ignoring what you can actually buy them for and the offers available.

I put down the max deposit of about 5.5k from my part ex.

It is costing me around £225 a month for 2 years, then I will refinance the 9.5k GMFV.

So without the interest it works out about £19,400.

I also got the 5yr warranty and 3yrs servicing included in that price. My dealer also gave me above book price on the part ex, which is why IMO it works out about 18k for the new car. :)

That's affordable for me, but I'd hate the thought of losing a lot of money as soon as I drive it out of the showroom. What was the part ex in total? I got quoted £6K for mine with 50,000 miles on it.

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In Topic: Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Footwell Lights

26 January 2015 - 08:08 PM

I know a lot of the zetecs etc have the bulb holders and wiring etc. But I'd say if you have a focus sport which is essentially a titanium minus a couple of things you are very likely to have the holders and wiring. I looked at this thread for the first time last night and I went out to my 11 plate sport (which another guy quite rightly said this is one of the last mk 2.5's which was placed on sale as a budget option to the mk 3) and I have the bulb holders and wiring.....I'm sure I have a couple of spare number plate bulbs so I will give it a go. Don't see why it shouldn't work. They are easy to find. Just take a torch dowm to footwell. Hope they work!

They should work, mine's a 2011 Sport too and it was a case of just popping the LEDs in and away you go. Makes a world of difference when you open the front doors... :)

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In Topic: New Car Ordered, Goodbye Focus... Hello New Mk3.5 Focus!

25 January 2015 - 09:36 PM

Just come back from the dealer, having ordered a 1.5 Ecoboost Zetec S with lots of goodies. :D
Estimated build date is 10th Oct, with ETA 9th Nov, although dealer has said it is likely to take longer than that due to the number of options I have added, so we'll see.
Can't wait, this will be my first new factory ordered car  :driving:


UPDATE 6/12/14:


Finally took some pics:



Just checked the Ford website and that comes to a total of £23,335. How are you funding that kind of money if you don't mind me asking? Monthly payments if poss so I can get an idea of what of what's 'possible'...

In Topic: Gearbox Failure At 24K?

03 January 2015 - 03:14 PM

Just out of interest what has actually happened to the car? You mention the gearbox has failed but didn't say whether it's really noisy or loss of drive etc etc. :)

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In Topic: Interior Design Ideas

08 December 2014 - 08:29 PM

I was looking towards some dress up kit, because the interior's a little too black for my taste. I did order chrome beading a while back and tried it on the door card but that looked crap.


I'll check out the laser cut shizzle in the mean time.