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New vs Nearly new

23 April 2009 - 10:38 AM

I am a recent new member to this forum and what has surprised me is the number of people who have purchased or have on order the new fiesta. I thought the forum would be full of people with older cars.

Is nobody worried about depreciation? I thought there was a credit crunch on!

I bought my mk6 (6 months old with 2k miles) back in January and paid 7,600 for it. Was 12k new.

If I had bought from new I would have lost over a third of its value in 6 months, a whopping 4,400!

I know that to get exactly what you want you need to buy brand new, but there will soon be, if not already, pre-reg mk7s out there to be snapped up at a bargain if you're not too fussy.


22 April 2009 - 10:40 PM


My 2008 Fiesta has a torn seal at the bottom where the real tailgate lock has been catching on it.

It is due to go in for its first annual service at the end of July and was hoping to get this replaced at the same time.

Does anybody know if this would be covered under warranty or not?

Rear tailgate

22 April 2009 - 10:26 PM


I have an 08 Mk6 Fiesta and was wondering about the opening of the boot.

It works OK, its just that I can only open it by pressing the button on the dashboard or on the remote key.

With all the doors unlocked, if I put my hand under the handle above the number plate, nothing happens.

Is this a security feature so that you can only open it with the key or from inside, or is something wrong somewhere?

Stock cars

19 April 2009 - 07:48 PM

Went to Cowdenbeath Racewall last night - first time since I was a wee lad.

Plenty of old Sierras racing - not in the best of nick tho!


Air freshners

17 April 2009 - 07:27 PM

I like Magic Tree new car scent. I don't think it smells like a new car, but i still like it.

Wife hates it though - puts it in the glovebox whenever she drives my car!