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Buying a new car - help needed please?!

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Morning everyone!! I am quite excited as I have finally got some money together to get a new car, and I want to get one soon. However, I have a dilemma as to which car to get?! Its either a corsa … Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Morning everyone!! I am quite excited as I have finally got some money together to get a new car, and I want to get one soon. However, I have a dilemma as to which car to get?!

Its either a corsa or a focus or fiesta. I currently have an old corsa - which is ok and a nice size to drive. (I think i am a good driver, although im not great at parking!) Im worried a focus may be too big although not sure. What does everyone think? I need to think about insurance as well. I have around £3000 to spend.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
focus all day long.
but i now like my scooby
normal focus think group 5 which is low
#2
For me the old shape fiesta would be the one seeing as they have just updated it the older model will be well priced and insurance and repairs/servicing should be quite cheap. The focus is nice i had one and the drive really well but unless you do lots of miles stick with the Fiesta it's cheaper to run!:thumbsup:
#3
definitely a focus. best car i've ever driven, and i drove some fantastic company cars in work.
only downside with the focus is poor visibility when reversing
#4
Whichever you choose, don't tell them you have sooo much money - now is the time to grab an absolute bargain - I reckon you could knock a £3750 down to £3000 if you are hard enough and go to the right place at the moment!!
#5
Thanks everyone!! Im no good at knocking them down so may take my dad with me to help! If its me I will end up paying full price!
#6
I've had a 1.4 focus and it was great. low on the insurance aswell. I now have a meriva and love that , its great on insurance aswell but depended on which one I went for
I'd deffinately have another focus though they're good cars
I think the same aswell that with this credit crunch, you'll get a good bargain at the moment good luck with what you choose
#7
I love my Corsa design and wouldnt change it but the new Mazda looks as good
#8
A Focus definitely! :thumbsup:

I'm not normally a Ford fan but my partner’s Ford Focus is great to drive and quite nippy too, I think it's a Zetec.
banned#9
Nash
A Focus definitely! :thumbsup:

I'm not normally a Ford fan but my partner’s Ford Focus is great to drive and quite nippy too, I think it's a Zetec.


I love people pointing out it's a zetec engine, I ask them what does that mean they say "I don't know, but it's a Zetec" ohhh errr brill :whistling: It's a freaking ford at the end of the day :w00t:

btw had to look this up but it refers to the Zeta family of Ford engines dating back to 1992 :lol: In 1995 it received a small modification to fix sticking valves, it was now called Zetec.
#10
1600 petrol focus. And they generally hold their value... The most common problems with these are leaking core plugs - which isn't a particular expensive job - you could get another few hundred quid knocked off for this easily...
#11
lumoruk
I love people pointing out it's a zetec engine, I ask them what does that mean they say "I don't know, but it's a Zetec" ohhh errr brill :whistling: It's a freaking ford at the end of the day :w00t:

btw had to look this up but it refers to the Zeta family of Ford engines dating back to 1992 :lol: In 1995 it received a small modification to fix sticking valves, it was now called Zetec.


In the UK it is a trim level more than anything, like titanium, titanium-x, ghia and ghia-x.
#12
its both :) but most now have the duratec engine even if they're the zetec model
#13
1.4 Focus is generally considered underpowered, the better one is the 1.6 :thumbsup:

Can be quite pricy though, and at your price are going to be quite old. Possibly just about the newer shape. I've seen an 06 Mondeo go for £3000 on Autotrader a few weeks back, that'd probably be a better bet :thumbsup:
#14
Dont go for the corsa, my mum has one and i managed to write it off 2 weeks ago!!!, the visibility is a nightmare all round (and no it wasnt my fault) it has been recalled 3 times so far, it is 58 plate, first was a problem when the automatic stuck in park, 2nd was the boot locked itself and wouldnt open and the third was another problem with the gearbox sticking, all in 2 years, mind you its dead now and shes going back to a micra!!
#15
lumoruk
I love people pointing out it's a zetec engine, I ask them what does that mean they say "I don't know, but it's a Zetec" ohhh errr brill :whistling: It's a freaking ford at the end of the day :w00t:

btw had to look this up but it refers to the Zeta family of Ford engines dating back to 1992 :lol: In 1995 it received a small modification to fix sticking valves, it was now called Zetec.


I have not the foggiest but appreciate what you've stated. That said; the modern Focus Zetec range are better than the lower range. In fact my partner's Focus has all round disc brakes for starters and a higher/better spec than some which are rather basic to say the least! I She has a 1.8 Zetec and remember prior to purchasing this particular model that the 1.4 and 1.6 seemed less nippy/sluggish.
banned#16
Nash
I have not the foggiest but appreciate what you've stated. That said; the modern Focus Zetec range are better than the lower range. In fact my partner's Focus has all round disc brakes for starters and a higher/better spec than some which are rather basic to say the least! I She has a 1.8 Zetec and remember prior to purchasing this particular model that the 1.4 and 1.6 seemed less nippy/sluggish.


Fords are rubbish and Zetec is old technology
#17
lumoruk
Fords are rubbish and Zetec is old technology


Internal combustion is old technolgy :thumbsup:
#18
i'd personally not buy either of the three, but if i had to, it'd be a focus.
why not get a mk4 vs golf? you'd pick up a 1.4match in a 52/03 plate for £3k now. great car
#19
Just ordered the new Fiesta Zetec, get a good deal while you can, took it for a test drive and is a very good car.

And at the min they are fitting them with Free Bluetooth if you buy before 31st March

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