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Member Since 17 Apr 2009
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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.

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!

New member

17 April 2009 - 03:35 PM

Hello, new member here.

Recently bought my own Ford (2008 Fiesta Zetec Climate TDCi), having driven company cars in the past.

First was a second hand L reg Escort, then a brand new P reg Escort, 02 Mondeo and 05 Focus.
Few other makes of car in between.

Enjoying reading the forums.