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Fiesta Zetec-S

Discussion in 'Motors' started by [ Ry ], 12 May 2006.

  1. [ Ry ]

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Dec 2002

    Posts: 690

    Location: Wales

    My insurance is up next month and it turns out it will be more expensive for me to renew it than it would be to insure a Z-S, £400 more expensive actually. So I'll be looking to buy one soon, or somethin similar. Just wondering what peoples experiences are with these cars and what I should look out for? Or also any similar cars. I'm 19, 1ncb, 3 points.

    Cheers. x
     
  2. Scottland

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,257

    Location: North Wales

    What are you driving at the moment?

    Thought about a 106 Rallye?
     
  3. [ Ry ]

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Dec 2002

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    Location: Wales

    Sorry forgot to add, 106 Quicksilver.

    Ye had a few good quotes on both the S1 and S2, but think I fancy something different from a 106.
     
  4. Scottland

    Capodecina

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    My mate lives near RHS and has an S1, you should have a look at it :p

    306 GTI-6 and Xsara VTS's might be worth a look, or a Ford Puma maybe? Depends if you want to fork out extra on insurance, the Puma won't be too bad though - but will be more than the Fiesta I would have thought.

    You could also go for a nice tidy Clio 16v? Ibiza Cupra maybe, but again insurance might be a bit much?
     
  5. [ Ry ]

    Hitman

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    Location: Wales

    Quotes on VTS, GTI-6 and 106 GTI are very high! I've seen it, its the house right by the school isn't it. Used to always peer in and have a good nosey when I was walking to the shop from school if it was there, tis very nice.

    What price should I expect to pay for a Z-S?
     
  6. Rimm3r

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 693

    Location: Berkshire

    I have a Clio 16v and im 18 and the insurance is very cheap as its only insurance group 10 or 11. Its quite a fast car for its insurance group.
     
  7. Cyanide

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

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    Location: Nottingham

    Where are you people getting insurance from?!?!

    Mine's only group 3 and it's costing me a fotrune :(
     
  8. Scottland

    Capodecina

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    Location: North Wales


    No idea, upwards of 3,500 I would imagine, they've held they're value really well for a Fiesta! Whats your budget?
     
  9. [ Ry ]

    Hitman

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    Location: Wales

    Bit unsure on budget, will be able to get around 2.5k for the 106 at a squeeze I think. A recent pay rise and a bonus coming soon, I think around 4-4.5k max.
     
  10. Scottland

    Capodecina

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    What about insurance, what quotes are you getting and what are you prepared to pay?

    Xsara VTS can be found really cheap, is the difference in insurance that much?
     
  11. Rwac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

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    Location: Surrey

    I'd imagine you'd be looking at around £4,000 for a decent Zetec-S, because you'd definately want one specced with Aircon (They didnt come with it standard IIRC). There are two different Series of the Mk4 Facelift/Mk5 (depending whether your Ford or a joe public!).

    Best bet is ZSOC or UKFN.


    www.zsoc.com
    www.ukfiestanetwork.com
     
  12. Gaygle

    Capodecina

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    Yeah, where are you people getting your insurance!? a group 3 car is costing me 800 quid on my parents insurance and they have 9+NCB, and 40 years driving. BTW did u mean a new Fiesta Zetec S? or the older ones? if you mean the new model zetec S (can't remember which MK they are now, 6?) i reckon you'd be looking at 6000 at least as they have just come out.
     
  13. [ Ry ]

    Hitman

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    Location: Wales

    S1 Rallye - £700
    S2 Rallye - £750
    ZS - £650
    Renewal on Quicksilver is a tad over £1000!

    Idealy I'd like something abit different to the usual really, thought about the Xsara but it's really not that attractive and I would like something nice to look at. :p

    Mark 5 by the way.
     
  14. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

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    Clio 172 tbh ;)
     
  15. [ Ry ]

    Hitman

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    Location: Wales

    Doubt I could get affordable insurace but nice car though! :D
     
  16. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    So you are going to buy a Ford Fiesta? Whoa, captain radical there! :D

    The problem you have is that if you want something a bit different, you must find a car that most other people do not want - otherwise it isn't going to be different, its going to be everywhere.

    Now, sometimes people don't want a car becuase it's rubbish, so obviously you don't want something like this. Sometimes a car isn't very popular becuase it's expensive to own, again, you might want to avoid these also. But other times people don't want a car for entirely trivial reasons - they dont like the looks, or they dont like the image - and this is the best way to get something 'different' becuase otherwise you'll end up with something gash.
     
  17. [ Ry ]

    Hitman

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    Location: Wales

    Any recomendations then Fox? Really unsure what to get now. Joys of buying a car.

    I've also set myself a budget now max is £3500, not fussed about age but milage needs to be under say 65k.

    Cheers.