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my ford fiesta mark 4 coming up to a year that ive owned it me loves it me is hoping to get a mark 5 zetec s next as i want somthing quicker :D

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Ive had a ford since 2004. i baught my silver ford focus for my 21st and i done it all up the i stupidly sold it and have pine'd for it ever since.

if anyone sees it or knows where it is i want to buy it back its in yorkshire somewhere.

following on i have since had a ford of some kind. im hooked.

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How long have you owned a Ford? I reckon I've had mine going on seven years now. I'm not sure, I've lost all insurance details and information for the car, and there's a possibility it was stolen in the first place. I'm also going blind in my left eye and tend to trail off topic randomly in long conversations. Did you guys see that movie last night?

Anyways, going back to my original topic. Can anyone suggest a good eye surgeon, or should I just take the thing out with a spoon?

I have owned fords for more than 50 years the way to be really happy with the with the vehicle is to find an honest motor mechanic to do your servicing and the odd repair, the only time you use a main dealer is when you need a new car as you have no other choice.

Ford like all other manufacturers have ruined their reputations by letting their dealers openly cheat and treat Ford buyers with contempt we shall soon all be buying from the chinese and japanese manufacturers so ends an era.

but to answer your question go to your local ford dealer he will assure you he can handle your problem by using a special ford design silver spoon at a cost of less than a million pounds plus vat

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Hi everyone, I'm new here, I just bought my first Ford Focus last month, I am very fussy with what car's I buy, I had a wee corsa for years and loved it but decided to change and I bought a Clio, I got it all done up, ran it for 2 years and made a profit on it when I sold it, so last November I wanted a Pug 206 (against everyone's advice) I bought a PUG 206 gti in Novemeber, I got fully comp insurance for £300 (approx) but I drove the car from Glasgow to Blackpool and then up to Aviemore, but I hated the car, just wasn't good to drive so I sold it when I got home and went and bought a Ford Focus and I can tell you I LOVE this car. It's only a 1.4 (not powerful) but its so good on petrol and it looks good and it drives so SMOOTH!

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Started off in '64 with Dads Zodiac, had at least 2 of every model Zodiac and then the Granadas over the years, plus the usual Anglias, Cortinas, Capris, 2 Corsairs, Escorts, Fiestas, never had or driven a Sierra, most of them got modified :rolleyes: strayed to other makes now and then but back with a Ka now, Lowered of course...still like to play :lol:

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My first car when I was 17 ( 24 years ago) was a lovely Mk2 Escort, since then I have had Mk3 & mk4 escort, Fiesta XR2 and XR2i, Escort XR3i, Orion, Mondeo and after a lengthly break where I had a BMW and Mercedes I am back with my brand new Fiesta Zetec Sport.

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Get my 1988 Sierra Sapphire tomorrow Fri 20th March, to replace my Knackered 1998 Rover 416 which has proved itself totally incapable of towing my caravan. Reverting to rear wheel drive with I'm sure greater success.

Late 60's had a Escort 1300GT, In 1973 a new Cortina estate (family man) and later a new Orion Ghia on C reg. Also inherited a Fiesta in early 90's. Have just about collected a Sales Brochure for every car I've owned. Is anyone else doing this. Its much harder than collecting Haynes manuals!

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Got mine on the first friday of this month! Been driving since 1997/8

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I have never had a ford before my focus. Always loved jap cars like the mr2, celica and 300zx. Since getting the focus thou, cant fault the drive, reliability and feel to the car.

Had the car now just under a year by the way ;)

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I have never had a ford before my focus. Always loved jap cars like the mr2, celica and 300zx. Since getting the focus thou, cant fault the drive, reliability and feel to the car.

Had the car now just under a year by the way ;)

Grandfather/father & uncle in motor trade. Father in Ford dealership for his last 30 years work -- hands-on + F/M + stores. He had a Mk 1 Cortina 1200 2 dr, later, a Mk 2 Cortina 1600 Auto 4 dr, then no more Fords until after retirement :-- Mk 4 5-dr Escort 1400 LX CVH, that was only scrapped after his second wife went into a nursing home 4 years ago, 6 years after his demise.

My own cars started with a Hienkel 200 bubble car in 1967, mini-van, Riley Elf, Ford Classic 1500 ( model also called Consul 375), NSU PRINZ 4L (600 cc), Mini Clubman, Hillman Avenger 1500, Citroen GSpecial Estate, Citroen GS Saloon, Renault 5L, Fiat 127 1050L, Talbot Horizon 1500GL, new Austin Maestro City, new Yugo 513 5 dr, new Renault 19 saloon 1.4 Litre, new Toyota Carina E 1600 4 dr, new Toyota Corolla 2.0D Sportif 5 dr, -- rolled by Son 6 days after his driving test, new Corolla 2.0D Sportif 5 dr, new Rover 25 TD 5 dr, new Toyota Yaris D-4D 3 dr, new Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Climate 5 dr since 30/09/2008.

For the first time I feel vulnerable to NAFF backup from the manufacturer & dealer network. The warranty seems flimsy, possibly on a parr with Yugo, when Yugoslavia was split by war. At least then I knew the car was actually a Fiat 128 with a Fiat-sponsored hatch-design added to it, so parts from Fiat would have suited perfectly.

My car gives a lot of driver pleasure, is well-built, solid, handles very well, but the gearbox was a problem from day one. 3000 miles later, I still have to be slow from 1st to 2nd gear. Toyota 'boxes were never like this. My wife's Aygo is bliss (her second Aygo, and her 5th Toyota).

Ford should have fixed the IB5 gearbox problems long ago, but they just don't care. I could give you a list of problems from my father's experiences, to show them up as poor engineers, slow to get to grips with technical difficulties, and ham-fisted cures. As a metallurgist myself, I can speak with some authority, but I may have to use the dealership in my home town, so I shall desist.

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i've owned my fiesta since janurary this year. first ford and also my first car! oh and i love it!

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This is my first Ford and I've had it since March 30th this year. Love it to bits and would definitely buy another Ford when the oppurtunity comes.

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My second car was a B reg Fiesta XR2, I got it when I was 18. 18 years ago, jesus is it that long!! LOL

I'm on my 9th Ford now, varying from an Orion, Escort x2, Focus x2, and 3x Mondeos. I have driven other cars but love my Fords, wouldn't feel right buying any other car. When I bought my new one a mate said I could of bought an old Porsche for that!

No thanks....

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Since I've passed my test. Had a little KA now a Fiesta mark 6.5. Hopefully a mark 7 soon... :P

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How long have you owned a Ford? I reckon I've had mine going on seven years now. I'm not sure, I've lost all insurance details and information for the car, and there's a possibility it was stolen in the first place. I'm also going blind in my left eye and tend to trail off topic randomly in long conversations. Did you guys see that movie last night?

Anyways, going back to my original topic. Can anyone suggest a good eye surgeon, or should I just take the thing out with a spoon?

I've had mine since 1994. Ref the eye, a piece of 4 x 2 round the back of the head should do the trick!

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All my life, well since I passed my test!

Mk2 Escort Ghia 1.3

Mk3 Escort L 1.3

Mk3 Escort Ghia 1.6

Mk2 Fiesta 1.1

Mk5 Escort 1.6

Mk2 Mondeo 1.8

Puma 1.7

and now Mk7 Fiesta Zetec S 1.6

Plus my Dad's always had Fords as long as I can remember.

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My first car was a mk11 Escort 1.3 red with a black roof. It even had my initials in the reg GAJ 740V. I was then seduced to the dark side and drove several Peugeots, my sister worked at the Peugeot dealership and i got discount so it made sense. I finally saw the light and returned to Ford with a 2005 Focus LX just over a year ago.

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I`ve had a collection of Fords since passing my test back in 1984.

Escort 1.3l MK1 (great)

Escort 1.3 Laser MK3 (!Removed!)

Fiesta MK1 1.1 (ok till it got nicked)

Fiesta MK2 1.3 (ok till it got rear ended)

Fiesta MK5 1.6 Ghia (quick and Comfy)

Fusion Plus 05 1.4TDCI (CHEAP)

Take the eye out with a cork screw ! ..The Film was good !!!!

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My first Ford was bought circa 39 years ago, it was an Ford Anglia van, prior to that my first motor was an Austin A35 van. I've dallied with many other makes but always come back to Fords. Also had a Cortina, Mondeo [had that longest of any vehicle 10 years] Focus mk1 1.8 Zetec, and my current Focus mk2 1.6 Zetec Climate.

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