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Help which car?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by fadetoblack, 14 Apr 2010.

  1. fadetoblack

    Wise Guy

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    Location: York

    Hi ,

    I need to replace the focus (v reg) with a oil burner i really dont want a mondeo. The choices are 206 sw 1.4 Hdi 04 reg 1 owner 82,000 miles on the clock full service history £3500

    Or a skoda fabia comfort 1.9 Tdi 02 reg 1 owner 91,000 miles on the clock full service history £2800

    but which one?
     
  2. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    Neither.
     
  3. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol

    If you MUST get one of them, Skoda...because the 206 SW is lardy and a 1.4 is going to hardly make it move...and it'll also rattle itself to bits.

    But there are loads of much better cars about.
     
  4. -Ad-

    Capodecina

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    Location: Aberdeen

    Why do you need to replace the focus, have you suddenly gone up to a 100mile daily commute or has the floor rusted through ala flintstones?

    And I wouldn't have either choice even if I had lost my sanity and wanted to change from a perfectly good focus.
     
  5. fadetoblack

    Wise Guy

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    my job has moved 50 miles up the road so dont want to be paying loads on petrol.
    just the mpg on both cars seems good?
     
  6. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    What you'll be saving in MPG, you will be spending on fixing the 206.
     
  7. fadetoblack

    Wise Guy

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    lol is the skoda a bad car with the 1.9 tdi in it?
     
  8. eatcustard

    Mobster

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    focus oil burner?
     
  9. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    No, but it's not exactly a great car with OR without the 1.9TDi in it.

    If you're doing 100 miles a day, I'd be wanting something much more substantial than a diesel shopping trolley designed to take Doris to the shops.

    Get a car designed to be used on longer journeys.
     
  10. fadetoblack

    Wise Guy

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    just looking at mondeos now are the flywheels prone to break?
     
  11. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Why have you only got those two to choose from?
     
  12. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol

     
  13. [TW]Fox

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    Its a rather strange list though, there are numerous other cars delivering similar fuel economy. And he's picked the 206 Estate as well :confused:
     
  14. fadetoblack

    Wise Guy

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    because i was being a muppet anyway talk to me about mondeos? what do need to look out for? are flywheels a major problem?
     
  15. fadetoblack

    Wise Guy

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    going to look at: 2005 FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCI 130 LX


    5 Doors, Manual, Estate, Diesel, Metallic Blue, MOT-08-2010. ABS, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Front armrest, Folding rear seats, Lumbar support, Immobiliser, Passenger airbag, Roof rails, Side airbags, Radio/CD, Rear headrests, Steel wheels, Audio remote control, Body coloured bumpers, Cloth seat trim, Drivers airbag, Electric door mirrors, Front electric windows, Front head restraints, Heated door mirrors, Height adjustable drivers seat, PAS, Remote central locking, Solid Paint, Steering wheel rake adjustment, Steering wheel reach adjustment, Trip computer, 3x3 point rear seat belts, Isofix child seat anchor points, Alarm, Rear wiper, Electrically adjustable drivers seat. Insurance Group:9, 1 owner from new with full ford main dealer service history,all hand books with spare key,130 bhp model with 6 speed,
     
  16. [TW]Fox

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    How much is it?
     
  17. fadetoblack

    Wise Guy

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    £3800 ex fleet car?
     
  18. [TW]Fox

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    It's too old for an ex fleet car. It's an ex-fleet car somebody else has bought and now wants rid of.
     
  19. fadetoblack

    Wise Guy

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    cheers for that he said it was a ex fleet car?
     
  20. [TW]Fox

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    It might have been once in its life, but not at 5 years old.