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    ⋆⋆ CF Member ⋆⋆ Jim Bowen's Avatar
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    Bought a car today

    To replace my current 2006 audi A3 2.0tdi. Will still have corrado, but wanted something that will hopefully be hassle free for a few years, cheap to run, but still not any old heap.

    Decided on a 3 cylinder 1.0 fiesta... Lol. Its not as bad as it sounds, looked at lots of car over the last year and fiesta ticks the boxes, was below budget by about £5k and local.

    2016 Zetec S with the 140ps engine. Think it weighs about 1040kgs.
    Just like a golf................But better!!!

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    3 cylinders seem to be the way forward.
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    Almost got an ST2 but thought i'd probably end up preferring it to the corrado quite impressed with the 1.0
    Just like a golf................But better!!!

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    i get it next tuesday, going to give it a proper machine polish and wax, panther black btw.
    Just like a golf................But better!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post
    Almost got an ST2 but thought i'd probably end up preferring it to the corrado quite impressed with the 1.0
    The Ecoboost 1.0 is surprisingly brisk, no doubt about it. As someone with an ST-2 though I can promise you would have enjoyed it if you could put up with the hard ride. It's extremely uncompromising on bad roads, but extremely good fun to drive.

    Car is just over three years with 24k on the clock and hasn't put a single foot wrong. Forced me to re-evaluate my opinions of Ford!

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    That also put me off, the firm ride on the ST, i work in the middle of nowhere so drive down really naff roads each day. I remember you had an ST Jim and everyone with them seems to like them. But i could see me wanting to tune and modify an ST if i had one. Plus i could afford the zetec S to buy outright, the ST i would've borrowed some money and had a monthly bill to pay
    Just like a golf................But better!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    The Ecoboost 1.0 is surprisingly brisk, no doubt about it. As someone with an ST-2 though I can promise you would have enjoyed it if you could put up with the hard ride. It's extremely uncompromising on bad roads, but extremely good fun to drive.

    Car is just over three years with 24k on the clock and hasn't put a single foot wrong. Forced me to re-evaluate my opinions of Ford!
    Wait until you come to trade it in....lol

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    Brand new the car was £16,600. I bought a 7 month old one with 11k on the clock for £11,500. Couldn't justify buying new and a year later i'd of lost about £5k
    Just like a golf................But better!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coullstar View Post
    Wait until you come to trade it in....lol
    What do you mean? It's on PCP so I can just hand it back. I've been closely following my settlement value vs market value and it's about been on the button the whole time.

    Tempted to just buy it outright though at the end of the term as it's a superb car.

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