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  1. Got to say I'm seriously impressed with it...feels a bit more responsive than the Focus and really love the style of both the car and the 18" alloys and can't say I've noticed a choppy ride 👍 The only gripe I have is with the extreme lack of activity on the Kona forums board....the last post on there was 11 days ago....jeez it's like pulling teeth, honestly 🥱
  2. Hi jamiejek...thanks for your reply and I have to say that I am currently having no regrets at having swapped to the Kona and just to confirm the above comments from others that faults can happy to any car at any time, my sister-in-law has a 2016 Nissan Qashqai 1.2 petrol and 3 weeks ago it started playing up on a return journey from the North-East and it now transpires that the timing chain has stretched (a common fault with this engine apparently) and they have been quoted £1500 to change it but they are waiting to see if Nissan will contribute towards the cost. I advised my bro to get shut but they are just waiting to see how Nissan respond before deciding what to do.
  3. It's a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder turbo engine with 118 BHP and has a timing chain rather than a belt, but I can't see any Ford badges on it (thank god) 😉
  4. This is identical to mine...metallic Surfy Blue with metallic black roof which I really like. I also prefer the 18" alloys on this to the ones on the SE and Play models...you could do worse ?? 2018 Blue Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDi Blue Drive Premium (s/s) 5dr for sale for £14,750 in Wirral, Merseyside (autotrader.co.uk)
  5. So, I part-ex'd the Focus yesterday and am now the proud owner of a 2018 Hyundai Kona Premium. I've spent all day tinkering and fettling (as I do with all my cars when I first get them) and couldn't be happier...it looks the part and drives better than the Focus, so I couldn't be happier (so far). I'll still keep looking in on here though and contribute where I can...cheers guys for all your help over the last few years 👍
  6. Had a similar thing on my daughter's 2013 Focus a few months after changing the nearside front spring and top mount (which disintegrated whilst changing the spring) and it turned out to be the top mount again. Just jack that corner up then push and pull the top of the tyre in and out to see if there is any play/knocking ??
  7. You might regret not getting a Hyundai Kona...I'll let you know 😉
  8. Cheers guys...I thought it was still the belt on mine but wasn't too sure....anyway we went down to Sheffield this morning and took the Kona for a test drive and I have to say I was very impressed. Even though it's 6 BHP down on my Focus, it seemed to pull away slightly better and was a very nice drive overall and the only thing I didn't like was the Lane Assist, but that was easily turned off !! Having looked at some adverts for different coloured ones, they all look a bit plain, but this one with the contrasting light blue paint and black roof really stood out for me so....I've put a deposit down and am hoping to pick it up on Saturday 😁😁
  9. Hmmm, not sure when it was updated but mine was first registered in June 2017 and has had either 4 or 5 oil changes from new and as I spent 30 years persecuting boy racers and their ilk, I definitely don't drive like one.....the wife won't let me 😉
  10. Did think possibly Honda Civic but there's just too much going on with the styling - too many slashes etc. Mazda's, whilst admittedly being ultra-reliable all tend to look the same to me - like Lexus' (Lexi ??).
  11. Oi...I saw it first 😄
  12. Yeah, that's basically what I was thinking...not really impressed with the current fayre on offer anywhere but the Kona has similar spec to my St-Line and I actually quite like the look of it in that blue/black combination.
  13. Cheers Linds...since I posted that a couple of hours ago, I've been looking for inspiration on Autotrader and quite like the look of this.... 2018 Blue Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDi Blue Drive Premium Euro 6 (s/s) 5dr for sale for £13,990 in Dronfield, Derbyshire (autotrader.co.uk) Similar spec to the Focus, I like the look of it (even though it's a mini-SUV) and the reviews are very good. Like I say, I just don't feel I can trust the Focus engine not to go boom and as for warranty's, I think most of them aren't worth the paper they're written on !!
  14. So, not wanting to hijack the "Is this goodbye ??" thread, I am just starting to have similar thoughts. Mine is a 2017 St-Line 1.0 Ecoboost with only 34k on the clock and full up-to-date service history and hasn't given me any trouble at all to date, I love the look of it (deep impact blue with 18" alloys) and I am still loving driving it, however, having read all the recent "Eco-Boom" threads on here lately, I just don't know if I can trust it to not follow suit ?? I don't like the shape of the Mk4 so that's out, don't particularly need/want an MPV/SUV as there's only me and the missus (although first grandchild is on the way), don't think I'm ready to go electric just yet, so what are people's thoughts....stick or twist ??
  15. Was only going on what I was told yesterday and the fact that a prominent large local garage had it's MOT licence suspended as a result of passing a vehicle with said heat-shield missing !!
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