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A Successful Second Attempt at Joining the Ford Owners Club


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Hello everybody!

Have come from a Mk5 Astra which was long past it's use by date and completely tired out and now joined the Ford club!

Admittedly second time lucky though as I first went into a Mk2.5 1.8 Focus Titanium Sport for all of about a month and a half (a big mileage month though as I covered around 2500 miles in it including a lot of motorway miles as well as a 30 mile commute).

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I unfortunately just didn't get on with it well enough to think "This'll do nicely".

So I got it sold and was then on the lookout for something different but preferably Focus flavoured.

Let me introduce something that I do infact will do nicely, my Focus Mk2 2.0 Petrol Titanium Saloon!

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80,000 miles, well serviced with the exception of missing one service and comfortable!

 

I chose this over the hatchback equivalent for a few reasons

- It was cheap! (£1295 vs £3450 for the mk2.5)

- The 2.0 duratec wipes the floor with the 1.8 for a variety of reasons. There's so much more torque which makes town driving an awful lot easier and the induction noise is surprisingly nice for a 4 cylinder engine in my experience. Gearing is also much better suited to cruising (3k RPM at 80mph vs 4k in the 1.8)

- No sport pack meaning a more comfortable suspension, smaller wheels and cheaper replacement tyres

- Rear brake discs as opposed to drums (an aesthetic thing more than anything else)

- The 'rare' factor, it didn't take long for the novelty of driving a silver focus hatchback to wear off due to the amount of them I'd see around town whereas with this one, I've owned it a month and only seen one other saloon, and in a different colour no less!! Experienced similar with my Astra mk5, as it was a white one and white Astra hatchbacks were strangely rare (may have been just before the immense surge in popularity that exists with white cars nowadays)

There are, of course, a few issues, and I may well create a project thread to demonstrate these but with the exception of a starting issue it's all niggly cosmetic stuff.

Handles nicely on the Lincolnshire and Rutland roads and a little smitten with it despite its unpopular looks (but who doesn't love a good underdog?).

Hope to become more familiar with this place as time goes on!

 

Michael

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Woo fellow yellow belly! Nice motor though, always nice to have something a bit less common!

Welcome (back) to the club!

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On 8/27/2017 at 0:20 AM, Phil21185 said:

Woo fellow yellow belly! Nice motor though, always nice to have something a bit less common!

Welcome (back) to the club!

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Hi Phil! It's the less common-ness that really does it for me I think! Whereabouts in Lincs are you? Your use of yellow belly would make me think more North Lincs!

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Technically I'm originally from Rotherham but I don't talk about that 😊

Was in North Hykeham in South Lincoln, now in Gainsborough where houses are cheaper.

Don't slow down to below 20mph round here or the kids will have your tyres off!

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21 hours ago, Phil21185 said:

Technically I'm originally from Rotherham but I don't talk about that 😊

Was in North Hykeham in South Lincoln, now in Gainsborough where houses are cheaper.

Don't slow down to below 20mph round here or the kids will have your tyres off!

Bought my Astra in Gainsborough and the current Focus in Retford so a little familiar with the area, went to uni in Sheffield too :)

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