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Ford product model line up?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by GlasgowTitan, 27 Feb 2006.

  1. GlasgowTitan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2005

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    Location: Glasgow

    Thinking about trading in my Fiesta for an Escort or something in the summer, and was looking around on AT. Can someone tell me how it works, like what is the order of

    Chincane
    Cabaret
    Flight
    Encore
    Ghia
    Finesse
    Zetec
    .
    .
    .

    etc

    I had a google fest but can only find adverts and stuff, anyone know the whole line up and the order (lowest to best spec?) or got a link for me? I know that the Ghia is the best, and the Zetec is up there too, but where do the rest fall in?

    Cheers
     
  2. Mic

    Mobster

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    Theres only one escort id drive and thats a cossie. Maybe a mondeo would bea better bet? Or are you sure on the escort
     
  3. 355F1512TR

    Wise Guy

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    You'd be better off with a Focus tbh, the Escort was never a great car. Something like a 1.6 or 1.8 Zetec or Ghia maybe.
     
  4. GlasgowTitan

    Wise Guy

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    No not sure, just wondering what I'm looking at when see certain models advertised, like if I see a 1.6 LX and a 1.6 Saphire, how do I know what the difference is. I'm not buying a cossie because I have about £1800 to spend and I'm 20 with 0 NCB. :p
     
  5. GlasgowTitan

    Wise Guy

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    355f123BBQ!! A focus is out of my price range, I was thinking around a 1999 model Escort or something.
     
  6. cymatty

    Capodecina

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    If you want a ford at that price get a mondeo not a poopy escort.
     
  7. Mic

    Mobster

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    Defintly go for a mondeo.
     
  8. GlasgowTitan

    Wise Guy

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    Ok fine I want a mondeo, now what spec, the LX, Saphire, Finesse or whatever, whats the difference!!
     
  9. cymatty

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    You want if you can find in your budget a ghia x top model iirc.
     
  10. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

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    mk1/2 mondeo spec (need fox here really) off the top of my head is:

    special models- aspen etc
    lx
    glx
    zetec
    ghia
    ghia x

    you want zetec or higher really, its usually not much of a price difference between one with poverty spec in a crap colour than one in a 'right' colour with a few toys.
     
  11. ajgoodfellow

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    You can also get nice Mk4 Astras for £1800

    Seriously the Escort is a dreadful car (excluding the Cossie obviously)
     
  12. GlasgowTitan

    Wise Guy

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    Ok I thought the Escort would be good since I like my Fiesta, apart from the speed issue of course, 59bhp blows. :(
     
  13. William

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    You can get a pimp Ghia X mondeo for half that money.
     
  14. ajgoodfellow

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    It really isn't a nice car - nasty plastic interior, noisy, appalling handling, etc

    The Mk 4 Astra on the other hand is a nice car and cheaper than the Focus (poorer residules)
     
  15. GlasgowTitan

    Wise Guy

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    I just looked up a few Astra's, and did a quote on a 3dr 1.6 Envoy through Admiral, £500 less than for a 1.8 mondeo! That 1.6 Astra Envoy even had a spoiler on it, score. :)
     
  16. rG-tom

    Sgarrista

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    get a mark2 2l mondeo ghia x, full leather aircon cd changer crusie control etc etc and you can get a decent one in your budget easily :)

    Tom.
     
  17. Pajeh

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Dec 2005

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    Location: Manchester, UK

    I have been looking to get a mondeo ghia x, should i really be too bothered about milage? What kind of milage / problems have people on here got ?
     
  18. ajgoodfellow

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    Cool, but get the 1.4 16V over the 1.6 8V

    Same insurance group (group 4) but more power (89 vs 74bhp), quicker, more economical (40 vs 34mpg) and a much nicer engine :)
     
  19. GlasgowTitan

    Wise Guy

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    #

    Ahh good to know, I made that mistake with my fiesta, I got a 1.3 over the 1.25, only to discover the 1.25 has more power and is more economical. :( Don't want to do that again.
     
  20. MrMoon

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    who ever thought ghia was a good name for a trim level need to be shot