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    I looked at PCP, but the numbers didn't seem to add up, would cost quite a bit more for me. Basically about £11k to have the car 3yrs, do 45,000miles and then walk away with nothing or give them another £5k at the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post
    I looked at PCP, but the numbers didn't seem to add up, would cost quite a bit more for me. Basically about £11k to have the car 3yrs, do 45,000miles and then walk away with nothing or give them another £5k at the end.
    whoa!!! that is some outlay - £3666 per year or £305 per month

    reaffirms why i dont look at new cars as i would never afford that lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post
    I looked at PCP, but the numbers didn't seem to add up, would cost quite a bit more for me. Basically about £11k to have the car 3yrs, do 45,000miles and then walk away with nothing or give them another £5k at the end.
    Costing me a good amount less than that for the ST, weirdly.

    whoa!!! that is some outlay - £3666 per year or £305 per month
    To be honest I would have said the same 3 years ago, and maybe after I'm done with this car I'll go back to driving a snotter again... but I was just desperate for a reliable, comfortable, modern car. Haven't regretted spending the money one bit. It's been nice to have a car I can depend on, backed by a warranty rather than this feeling of dread every time you're faced with any drive longer than a trip to the shops

    Rushing to get the Corrado fixed, over a weekend in the middle of winter, because I need the car the following week just got.. old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Costing me a good amount less than that for the ST, weirdly.



    To be honest I would have said the same 3 years ago, and maybe after I'm done with this car I'll go back to driving a snotter again... but I was just desperate for a reliable, comfortable, modern car. Haven't regretted spending the money one bit. It's been nice to have a car I can depend on, backed by a warranty rather than this feeling of dread every time you're faced with any drive longer than a trip to the shops

    Rushing to get the Corrado fixed, over a weekend in the middle of winter, because I need the car the following week just got.. old.
    very understandable sentiment Jim & sensible too

    i just simply wouldnt be able to outlay anything like that - it is not far off what my mortgage repayment is lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by g0ldf1ng3r View Post
    whoa!!! that is some outlay - £3666 per year or £305 per month

    reaffirms why i dont look at new cars as i would never afford that lol
    It would have been £200 a month, the rest of the money you leave as a deposit, which you also don't get back.
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    The best deal seems to be personal leasing through a 3rd party, £975 down, 3yrs of £166 a month and then give the car back.
    Just like a golf................But better!!!

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    It is total piece of mind, Ive looked at it a lot over the last few years especially for the main family car.

    To be fair these days its hard to buy a newish car that is bad, there all at a good level especially for a daily runner.

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    Picked it up yesterday lunchtime, have done about 100miles so far, really pleased with it, didn't want something that would replace the corrado, but wanted something that wasn't going to give me grief and meaning i have to get the spanners out. Can hopefully concentrate on the corrado now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post


    Picked it up yesterday lunchtime, have done about 100miles so far, really pleased with it, didn't want something that would replace the corrado, but wanted something that wasn't going to give me grief and meaning i have to get the spanners out. Can hopefully concentrate on the corrado now.
    Looks great Think Ford really nailed this generation of Fiesta.

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    Yeah, the interior is pretty decent as well, There isn't much i don't like about the car.
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