Was at Tesco's this morning, and slightly misjudged the length of the Focus bonnet (quite long for a hatchback tbh) - ended up touching the bumper against a brick wall, leaving the scratches in the picture below. I now feel like punching myself, hard.
I know places like Halfords sell 3 piece paint repair kits for approx 15 quid, but these seem to take a long time to apply (waiting 24 hours in between layers) - and I don't even have a garage, so don't exactly fancy doing any long DIY jobs on the side of the road.
Apparently Ford sell a 'pen' that can be used to touch up small scratches. If it's quick to fix, and suitable for the damage I have, I might get one. Any other ideas on the most convenient way of repairing the damage??
So unfortunately due to an ongoing family dispute, I may be parting with my Mk2.5 Focus, and buying a new car. My main requirements are that the car must be < £9k, petrol, automatic, safe (i.e. crashworthy), reliable, roughly the size of a Focus (i.e. medium sized), and cheap to run. So obviously no german marques.
I like the Mk3 Focus, except the DCT (Powershift) transmission isn't that reliable, so that rules that out. These cars don't come with factory warranty too, as far as I am aware - not that Ford's warranty is anything to brag about.
So sorry if I upset anyone in saying this, but it's looking unlikely that my next car will be a Ford. <_<Hopefully in the future I might find myself in a Mustang, but that isn't looking too likely right now, unless I win the lottery.
Currently, my primary candidate is a 2013, used Toyota Auris. These generally have warranty till 2018, which is excellent. They also get great MPG, are safe, and will obviously be bomb-proof due to it being a Toyota.