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1988 Ford Orion 1.4 Ghia, What's It Worth?

27 June 2014 - 09:18 PM

Hi, hope its ok to post this on here (carnt see an orion section)

1988 1.4 ghia, one family owned from new. Mot and tax due to run out in july. Needs some bodywork attention, how many left say only 8!!

What's it worth as is?
What's it worth with 12 months MOT and bodywork sorted?

Opinions please!

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My Xr3 Out Of Hibernation!! What Ya Think?

03 May 2014 - 12:17 AM

Hi everyone,

The 1st of May has finally come!! (For me)

After a long 6 months wait over the winter period, I've just got my xr out ready to have some fun and hit the local car shows :-) treating it to a service today, once I've got it started, due to the battery is flat!

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Invest In Xr2I And Possibly A Mk2 1.1 To Sell On?

02 May 2014 - 10:40 PM

Hi everyone!

Always on the look out for old fords round my way and I've found two fiestas!

Investment: xr2i, 1990 H reg, needs tidying up a little. No MOT, which will be about 200 quid to get through. Owner is looking for £950!

Anyone think this is a bit steep or about right as they're getting rarer. Photo below.

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Mk2 fiesta, 1988 E reg, sorn, but has got 5 months MOT. Needs tidying, anyone think its worth tidying up and selling on, as it seems these are even going up in value. Owner has got it up for £450.

Good price? May possibly sell nearer to a grand? Thoughts please.... Photo below Attached File  ImageUploadedByFord OC1399069842.734784.jpg   149.48KB   35 downloads

1993 Xr3I Cabriolet To Buy Or Not To Buy???

23 April 2014 - 09:46 PM

Hi, I would like some advice as to possibly buying a 1993 K reg escort xr3i cabriolet.


Spec as follows;


1.8 petrol


105,000 miles

reasonable condition

hood not leaking

11 months MOT

no TAX

will require a few things, one thing being both inner CV boots.


Any ideas of value, as to my description?


I would just like to know are these worth it?

Getting rarer, investment?


Any advise/opinions very welcome.



2005 Mondeo Tdci Is Dead, How To Make Money Back??

09 January 2014 - 01:42 PM

Hi all


Im newbie Martyn, so please be gentle! lol


Got a 2005 ford mondeo ghia x, done 136,500 miles.


Have been told that my diesel pump is breaking up and taking my injectors out!!


All will need refurbing, fuel lines and tank cleaned, new fuel rail, looking at £1200 plus!! :(


Due to lack of use (car sharing with the mrs) i certainly don't need a diesel. If I was using everyday etc, I would repair!


Any how, my dilemma is to scrap or strip for parts and sell, opinons please...


The car does sound like its misfiring, running noisey due to fault. Car drives fine, tho not taking over 2500rpm. As i hear this is when it goes into limp mode etc.


Autotrader value £1,825 (repaired)

Proberly worth £2,000 with upgrades, better condition etc (repaired)

Trade in value £800 - £1,000 (without knowing true fault, sold as seen, there opinoin)

Scrap value £150

Sell for spares and repairs for whole car?

Sell parts??? Has got 18inch refurbed alloys, leather/alcantra beige interoir and in tonic blue, car is in very good condition for year and mileage. How much do you peeps think I could/can get in stripping for parts?


Shame these units suffer with this fault, otherwise a really nice car!!


Opinions, advice etc welcome