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#493069 Will's Molten Orange St

Posted by CookieM on 06 June 2015 - 04:30 PM

It's alright for you then mate, next time you can get the focus or fiesta RS haha

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Haha yeah.. that's the plan!

#493056 Will's Molten Orange St

Posted by CookieM on 06 June 2015 - 03:36 PM

How can you afford that mate!

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I'm lucky enough to get ford privilege discount. There was only £500 negative equity in my current car which i covered with a deposit. so each time i get a new one it works out as if i don't owe them anything.

#493041 Will's Molten Orange St

Posted by CookieM on 06 June 2015 - 02:35 PM

It doesn't make a difference to me since I'm on pcp and end up changing car every 9 months lol

#492955 Will's Molten Orange St

Posted by CookieM on 05 June 2015 - 11:29 PM

Looks good mate and plans sound good. This is exactly what i would have got but the focus caught my eye too much. :lol:

Can get the mountune exhaust / intercooler on mountunestore.com. there's a few videos on YouTube if you wanted to hear what it sounds like first.

#492829 Wind Deflectors

Posted by CookieM on 05 June 2015 - 01:57 PM

Yeah very easy to fit. open window, slide in at the front and bend slightly to get it in at the back. Then close the window making sure it stays in place and then leave it closed for 24 hours to bed in.

I'd go for the climair ones but that's just because I've always had them and never had a problem. Others will recommend heko.

#492613 Focus Mk3 St (Facelift) Petrol Vs Derv?

Posted by CookieM on 04 June 2015 - 06:52 PM

It sounds like your swaying more to the diesel. If the power difference isn't much of a concern and would rather save the money on fuel than go for that. If you decide you made a mistake, just swap for a petrol one in 9 months time.

#492524 It's St Time! (Nearly)

Posted by CookieM on 04 June 2015 - 01:54 PM

so after owning (and loving) my fiesta ST1 for about 8 months now, i've decided to swap for another car at 9 months. Debated for a while whether to go for an ST3 or go for a focus ST2 which was quite a hard decision.


Placed an order today for a Focus ST2 (Petrol) in tangerine with style pack and sync 2, to be picked up 24th July.. can't wait :)

#490266 Fist To Focus St...

Posted by CookieM on 27 May 2015 - 09:49 PM

I'm having the exact same dilemma at the moment. Went into fords last week and had a go in a focus st. Was really nice to drive but dont really need a bigger car and not sure if it will be too big. Budget won't stretch to a focus st3 so it's either fiesta st3 and get all the toys or go for the focus ST2.

Also about the privilege discount... I think the amount isn't going down on the focus but you get free metallic paint where as the fiesta is going down to £1200 with free metalic paint. Apparently trying to reduce the amount of non metalic cars sitting around after we go for the cheapest and then all change at 9 months :lol:

#477492 Gap Insurance

Posted by CookieM on 18 April 2015 - 09:48 AM

What he said ^ lol

#477073 Gap Insurance

Posted by CookieM on 16 April 2015 - 10:07 PM

Gap insurance is used to cover the excess money owed on the finance after what your insurer would pay out (market value) in the event of a write - off.

So really you need think about how much the car is going to deprecate in the length of policy and compare that to how much you owe on the finance.

Hope this helps

#465423 My New Car

Posted by CookieM on 14 March 2015 - 06:16 PM

Looks good. Good luck keeping it clean though! :lol:

#464826 Zs Grille Badge

Posted by CookieM on 12 March 2015 - 11:06 PM

When I had my ZS I just got an S badge with the foam adhesive on the back. Was stuck on solid for a good 9 months, going through quite a few washes.

#463030 Car Insurances? What Are You Paying?

Posted by CookieM on 09 March 2015 - 12:41 PM

Nope, no parents as that was the cheapest way. No named drivers, no black box and it was still the cheapest. Oh well, at least I've got the car I wanted.

It's normally much cheaper to add your parents to the policy.

What insurance company are you with?

#458487 Car Insurances? What Are You Paying?

Posted by CookieM on 25 February 2015 - 03:43 PM

My renewal will be due in about a month so started looking at quotes. Cheapest so far is Swiftcover, it was £310 with the default excess and no extras, up to £369 with total excess of £100. That includes a 10% discount for having a dashcam. I probably will be adding extras like personal injury and legal cover, but so far it's looking like a good reduction on last year :)
The thing I don't get is that price was from Swiftcover's site and was less than their price on Confused.com, even though I tried to enter all the details the same. Maybe it's just that Confused.com works differently. Have any of you found that you can get cheaper quotes from insurers' own websites, even if those insurers are on comparison sites?

Yeah it's always like this. I guess your just cutting out confused.com's or any other comparisons sites slice of the pie.

I always go to comparison, find cheapest then go direct. Then try non comparison sites

#447241 Waiting Game!

Posted by CookieM on 22 January 2015 - 09:24 AM

So it's just me that gets to wait ages then? :lol: goodness knows I'm getting impatient now

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Lol I know the feeling. at least yours won't be staring you in the face at the dealers for a month like mine was! :lol: