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Advice on what car I should choose out of 2

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I have been looking at 2 cars and I just can't decide which to choose from. Help!!! There is a Silver Focus 1.4LX 5 door 2007 with 12,800 miles or Black Focus 1.6 Zetec Climate 2005 with 28,000 …
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
I have been looking at 2 cars and I just can't decide which to choose from. Help!!!

There is a Silver Focus 1.4LX 5 door 2007 with 12,800 miles
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Black Focus 1.6 Zetec Climate 2005 with 28,000 miles.

The silver is a bit more expensive. They are similar to look at and on the inside so it's really the engine size and miles which is different. My problem is I'm used to a 1.8 diesel and these are both petrol and I'm not sure 1.4 would be good enough for long distances and motorway driving when I'm used to more power but the mileage is attractive with respect to resale etc. But I'm also a total girl and would prefer a black car to silver since I've had silver cars for the last few. The black would be easier on the pocket a little bit and I could pay it off quicker but not by much. Which would you choose?
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
With current petrol prices rising, the smaller engine might help you save money!

Plus if you are buying privately, wouldn't the 07 still be in warranty?

If it was me, I would go for the 07. I always think newer cars with low mileage are the better deal.

It's very tough though! Like you I prefer black, but the silver on the focus doesn't look to bad I don't think. Pus the 07 has a new shape doesn't it? Very hard choice!!!
1 Like #2
I'm like you and prefer black cars but buying the silver one makes more sense to me, less mileage, cheaper tax, and you will probably save on petrol! Also with the silver one I think the mot won't be due til 2010 coz it will still be under warranty. With the black one your 1st mot will be due this year (only know coz I've just bought an 05 reg!) Good luck with whichever one you choose :)
#3
I'd go for the 1.6, I image the 1.4 would be pretty gutless considering the weight of a Focus so potentially, if you have a heavy right foot you might actually use more fuel....

Edit: It might help if you posted the prices on each car and having read back, the 1.6 would be better on the motorway as you wouldn't be revving the ******** out of it at speed.
1 Like #4
the silver one without question. There's not much difference in engine speed, why do you need extra power anyway? Plus the silver one will still have 2 years warranty left on it so no need to worry about any repairs for the next 2 years whereas the gearbox could fall out of the black one next week and you would have to pay for it. Plus cheaper insurance and tax, no brainer to me.
#5
why a ford?
#6
There is some evidence that black cars are involved in more accidents than other color cars.

Maybe it is because they do not stand out as much, some people say it is harder for another driver to guess at the speed of an approaching black car.

But if it comes down to a spin of a coin a silver car is likely to be easier to see than a black car.

http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/fascinating-facts/safe-vehicle-colours.html
#7
LaoTzu
the silver one without question. There's not much difference in engine speed, why do you need extra power anyway? Plus the silver one will still have 2 years warranty left on it so no need to worry about any repairs for the next 2 years whereas the gearbox could fall out of the black one next week and you would have to pay for it. Plus cheaper insurance and tax, no brainer to me.



I agree about going for the silver one.....But, I have to say 200cc makes a big difference in some cars.
1 Like #8
We have a 1.6 focus and its quite nippy, i love driving it. like people said the 1.4would better on fuel. we get 78 miles for £10 well not sure how much more we could go as it never ran out, we put more fuel in before lol We have a white one at the moment but thinking of getting it sprayed a nice red or black
#9
Well I'm looking at the ford as my dad does work for the garage that sell them so I get discount. If I told you the prices you'd collapse with shock as they are in Northern Ireland and we pay a lot lot lot more for cars than the mainland. Ridiculous prices. I'd actually go over to the mainland but I need a replacement urgently and starting exams etc as well as work I just don't have time.

As for the engine, it's just I'm used to a bigger engine and like to be confident in my passing on the motorway etc. I prbably do drive far too fast though so the silver might slow me down a bit which would make the family a lot happier lol.
#10
God i hate my focus so much,, the pain it has caused me in the back etc, not suited to spending more than 1 hr in at a time, but at six foot i feel i barely fit in properly, i hate it so much you can have it, you just gotta avoid my boss cos he paid for it lol
#11
Leila70
Well I'm looking at the ford as my dad does work for the garage that sell them so I get discount. If I told you the prices you'd collapse with shock as they are in Northern Ireland and we pay a lot lot lot more for cars than the mainland. Ridiculous prices. I'd actually go over to the mainland but I need a replacement urgently and starting exams etc as well as work I just don't have time.

As for the engine, it's just I'm used to a bigger engine and like to be confident in my passing on the motorway etc. I prbably do drive far too fast though so the silver might slow me down a bit which would make the family a lot happier lol.


can only give advice with more factors.how much are the cars going too cost?. how many miles do you travel?.and are the miles on mororways or local roads ?which part of ireland are you in?have you looked on the autotrader website to compare the cars you are looking at to others for instance .
#12
maddogb
God i hate my focus so much,, the pain it has caused me in the back etc, not suited to spending more than 1 hr in at a time, but at six foot i feel i barely fit in properly, i hate it so much you can have it, you just gotta avoid my boss cos he paid for it lol


i will have it if your giving it away lol
#13
I'd go for the silver 2007 model, how much extra is it over the 2005 black one?
#14
maddogb
God i hate my focus so much,, the pain it has caused me in the back etc, not suited to spending more than 1 hr in at a time, but at six foot i feel i barely fit in properly, i hate it so much you can have it, you just gotta avoid my boss cos he paid for it lol

hehe I'm 5ft 1 so I think I should fit!
#15
SpecialK
can only give advice with more factors.how much are the cars going too cost?. how many miles do you travel?.and are the miles on mororways or local roads ?which part of ireland are you in?have you looked on the autotrader website to compare the cars you are looking at to others for instance .

On the North Coast, looked in Autotrader and ebay but nothing much about in my area and needed it something this weekk and no time really to trawl around garages. I drive about 250 - 350 miles a week and it's mainly on motorways at the minute but should do about 150 over the summer. The 1.4 is £7500 and the 1.6 is £7100, and I know it's expensive but everything is in Ireland.
#16
I would go for the Black Focus 1.6 Zetec Climate. This is a far better car all round, i.e. power, extras & the black colour looks better imo! The Zetec engine is also much better too in comparison to an LX!

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