All Ford Discounts, Offers and Sale - June 2018
Just saw the Top Gear on Dave where Rory reviewed the Mustang. "I don't want to live in a world where my mum would consider buying a Mustang. And that is that Mustang."
Why should every car have a turbo? Do you prefer them? N/A is better (lol)
My current car sits on a company carpark 9 hours a day . Perhaps I should rent it out for school runs and shopping , save wasting it . Now there's an idea ! You're on to something there mate
Did you not know you were getting married and buying a house when you went to waste the salesman’s day? He could have spent that time with an alternative customer who had intentions to buy a car, and then maybe he could have paid his own mortgage...
I suspect it's people that don't like Ford (there's loads on HUKD) and people who don't like Wowcher either. I guess it's an objective deal too, in that some may be far more reluctant to spend any money at all on a driving experience, even if strictly speaking it's a saving on the usual price. Or maybe people don't like dads.
A pedantic crowd I see :-). I suppose what i was meant to say was what constitutes a cold deal and a hot deal?
That would be all the people voting cold.
Out of curiosity, why would this be marked cold?
YES its absolutely about getting cool photos and videos, that pretty much one of the main selling points, but the driving experience looks absolutely amazing. Out of curiosity Beard, when did you last drive on two wheels? :-)
Nice! (y) 🏼
Thanks, just bit the bullit on 100ml of Neroli Portofino EDP.
Heat from me! I love Tom Ford scents
@Kaos_KS - NUS discount stacks too :)
And there's always one who always says 'There's always one.' Predictable.
OP you seem to know about model kits would you know where I could get either of the following 2 kits, or I'd love a model version of my daily driver and these are the closest match I could then find bits from other kits to match them better. (I mean at sensible prices theres some of the first on ebay, but im not willing to pay 90 quid plus
Just noticed you get 2 dashboards with this tranny kit so you can make it right hand drive, my yellow trabant above I had to convert myself. This was also another model I converted to RHD and was supposed to be my last build till I spotted this tranny kit.
The M1... With a line of transits running the full length of it...
What a waste if a good van.
If you want a commuter bike like this one is set up to be with the mudguards, suspension and rear rack I can confirm that hub gears are the way to go. Give them a bit of grease each year or couple of thousand miles and they'll be happy which keeps you happy as you can continue to shift gears while stopped at the traffic lights. That's assuming you hit traffic lights of course, if your commute covers miles of country lane you'd be better off with a road bike. Personally I hit 11 sets over about a mile :(
Thank you. Much appreciated
The bike is rubbish. Naff short life, high maintenance suspension, awful tourney freewheel drivetrain and bottom end components all round except for perhaps a reasonable frame. If you have £240 to spend you can do much better easily. Part of the price is no doubt licensing the Ford brand. It really depends what sort of bike you want, size and gender of rider, where you will be riding etc but I wouldn't consider this at £240. Same sort of bike here at sports direct but hugely superior with 3 speed hub gears and a front dynamo hub and looks far better and an absolute steal in comparison. You'll never need batteries for the lights. You can ride it in all weathers and it looks to be far more comfortable but it admittedly doesn't having the wide gear ratio's of the Argos bike so hills will be a bit harder. https://www.sportsdirect.com/viking-urban-snr-73-938483?colcode=93848311
This is about a bloody bike! Still don't know how good a deal it is!
You're right.. But the auto does sort of suit them, they just roll along quite happily. They feel most at home cruising and an auto is good for that. It's the other halfs car anyway, and she wasn't up for a manual (the manual is my car put her off, it's a horrible box; old Alfa). I did wonder how you got it so cheap... the manual was coming up £20 a month cheaper when I enquired. We got the shadow edition at 372/month with auto so sounds like we got a similar deal overall.
Manual. The way they should be! Unless your heart is absolutely set on an automatic, avoid it. The automatic gear box on them isn't the best either.
I got one with the auto box and I've been averaging 26mpg even with some lead foot action. Admittedly the new gearbox is lightyears better than the 2017 one that this deal is promoting, but it's also a lot more money. It sounds ace at low revs, town speed too. I've had lots of nice cars and the 'stang has drawn more compliments from people in the first 2 weeks than I've ever got in the rest of my cars combined! It's a lovely thing for the money, and if you're not doing a lot of miles.. why not enjoy yourself a little.
LOL Horses for courses. Had a E46 M3 and my neighbour had a E60 M5. Don't really see the comparison of a 15 year old car though as they can't be compared to modern day cars. Although a cult classic it doesn't cut the mustard in todays world being a N/A V8 with a manual gearbox, especially as the my 'souped up' 4 cyl Golf is faster to 60. I also need an auto and it needs to be reliable and not cost the earth to run. Plenty of comparison
But this has a proper V8 engine,not the souped up 4 cylinder in your Golf.Or better still,drive an E39 M5 and then get back into your Golf.No comparison.............
For the purposes of this post, I would say you should spell out your example. Demonstrate that you can find a similar car, that is a few years old for £7k plus what additional costs there would be over 3 years and 24k miles. There some known ones like MOT and Road Tax, plus at least one major service (possibly involving cambelt). Purchase method might include cost of interest to be added. Reasonable assumption around additional maintenance or repairs. Finally, what oculd you easily expect to sell it for (or value it a) after those 3 years and 24k miles. Granted you may keep it longer than 3yrs and the rate of depreciation tails off, but it's the closest you're going to get to a direct comparison for a lase vs buy 2nd hand - although by virtue of it being a 2nd hand, older car, it's not really comparable.
in fairness, i switched to leasing (after always buying £2.5-£4k 2nd hand cars and keeping for 5 years) by reading these deal threads. I now lease. The obvious advantage for e has been reliability in the car as I was often paying for repairs and extra maintenence, which can be expected for a car over 10 years old. i'm approaching the end of my first lease in Oct. I was lucky to get a very good deal. Would I consider leasing again? it depends on the experience of handing to back and how nit picky they are. I know Iv'e got a few repairs to do to body work but as mentioned above, I'm consciously thinking about mileage as I approach my last 6 months and the fair wear & tear is a bit of an unkown, even with the BVRLA guide. I may consider buying 2nd hand but upping y budget to £6-£7k and banging that on my credit card (2 years interest free) if a dealer accepts CC payment with no additional charge. Back to the original point, even if constantly repeated arguments, it's a good place to have them. Helps many people as it helped me understand
that's my thought too. Usually I would find the best deal available elsewhere then ask a few dealers to see if they could mach the payments, less the processing fee.£300 is quite hefty fee for a dealer. I would expect it to be £180 max, if not zero.
OP, I was just looking at the mailshot from Allen Ford now and this is the direct link to your deal above https://www.fordleasingdeals.com/new-car-offers/ford-focus/ cracking deal considering there aren't many cheap lease deals around at the moment.
Yeah the new 3008. It looks great in the brochure but once you're actually in one the interior, although smartly designed is very cheaply built considering the price of the car. I thought the Qashqai drove nicer too. Merc threw a £7000 deposit contribution into my deal so maybe I got lucky!
I purchased the 24 hours edp as you said. It smells all right, but dies after 30-40min. It's very weak. My Versace Eros lasts 6-10 hours. I'll no longer buy this cheap EDPs as that's what they are, cheap. How long does it last for you?
I recently purchased the Oud 24 Hours....£11.99 from eBay after a recommendation from here, fantastic item and a lovely smell, highly recommended! If your intent on buying Tom Ford give the £11.99 option a try first
Oh, I see. I never shop on eBay for stuff like that as it's usually Chinese copies. I'll see if any small perfume stores have them.
EBay for 12 quid, plenty if sellers with hundreds sold, apparently unlikely to get fakes for this.
hi i got mine from ebay but it wont let me post the link here for some reason. if you type in oud 24 hours on ebay it should be one of them further down the list. it is the one where the seller has sold well over 300
True, but that would make me a hippocrite, so I'll like yours instead!
You really should of liked yours for the irony.. feel like that was a missed opportunity :(
Nice, but honestly would rather get a "Tiny Arcade Machine"!
He liked his own comment?! How sad can you get!
Thanks OP, bought this to burn it on a Youtube video and get 1million views.
back to £115, any other deals
Any Unidays codes one like to share can get this, thanks
You still here?
Totally agree, i have to use security to fend the women off. Did you meet your other half by mail-order? (y)
If you have to use scents to drop a woman's knickers, then you have more problems than he does.
These were in Trafford Asda as well - might be nationwide
I purchased a case of 12 bottles of Brooklyn lager at Asda(Halesowen) for £7 yesterday which is exceptional.
The half ale is great, especially with summer coming up - great session ale!
I quite like this although the American ale is my favourite they do. For this price, I’d have them. I’ll check my local tomorrow. thanks
Anymore Tom Ford models ?
Thanks OP 🙏
Mine arrived yesterday. Went for 140bhp version in white. Really nippy and all the technology I need inside. Really happy with this deal. Cheers OP.
Yeah, I need to shift my old Clio. Served me well for the 10 years I owned it. This fiesta will be like a space ship in comparison (excited)
Next week unfortunately but I still need to shift the old car too!!
Did anyone else go with this deal? Mine arrives tomorrow.
Anyone found an up to date link? Really wish I’d have taken this now!
thank you so much,got one for my son (y)
Back in stock now if you are quick - only a few left..... (highfive)
Missed out! Shame as these make excellent new body shells for your hobby grade RCs
Would love a real one for 8.99
I think the title is a bit misleading. This is not a monster truck. It is an off-road truck with high suspension instead. The boxart didn't say monster truck afterall. For an off-road truck, the wheel size of these are about right. For monster trucks, wheels shall be a lot bigger as what you imply.
In fact, here's a quote from an Autocar review I found... sums it up perfectly. ------------- Amazingly, the car is even long-legged. You've got to be indicating nearly 90mph before the tacho shows 3000rpm in sixth, and it can maintain this up hill and down dale. It is already clear, however, that like Fiat's TwinAir this Focus triple is an economy car for the willing. We turned 52mpg on a medium-fast, 80-mile trip through southern Spain, where another crew, not much faster, returned economy in the late 30s. You have to understand Ford's triple to make it sing for its supper. -------------
You end up eating an inferior alternative to real mashed potato, but you still feel all warm and tingly inside as you reminisce about the 80's TV advert with the tin-can alien family. Enjoy!
I do understand that some driving styles won't suit these cars, but it's inappropriate to blame the car. I remember the TG test, and it was deploying a Prius in completely unsuitable conditions. If the test was reversed, then the M3 would also have been embarrassed. but that too wouldn't have been a fair test, as no one buys an m3 to squeeze out economy. And I'm sorry, but 'lack the ability to pull average speeds and overtake ...' etc... I've driven the wifes car plenty, I've also done a couple of runs to Scotland and back on various routes (I drive a lot...) and I managed over 50mpg on a not slow good run. Yes, of course if you plant your foot, then the instant economy will plummet, but that, over a long run will average out. They are more than capable of overtaking, as I demonstrated last sunday when I picked up a NIP for doing 69 in a 60 limit as I overtook a Sunday driver on a country road...( as I said, we live rural...)...! It IS horses for courses, but we get better performance, AND better economy from this car than we did from the wifes last car, a 1.2 non turbo fiesta over the same roads with the same loads and a driving style adapted to suit the car.
You don't entirely regain the efficiency lost when you go down the hill unfortunately no. The point I was making was one proved by Topgear a few seasons ago. A Toyota Prius Vs an M3. The M3 was more efficient when doing speeds where the Prius was having to push. Having said that 45mpg isn't too bad I don't think I'd achieve that but that's irrelevant. I guess the cars these days represent the people driving them. Lack the ability to pull at average speeds and overtake slower moving traffic.
We own one (the 125 titanium version to be specific), and no you don't have "your foot on the floor", try changing gear? . And you do realise that if you have to go up a hill, you'll also at some point, go down a hill and regain that efficiency lost? Over 10k of real driving, my not so efficient wife has managed an average of 45mpg in hers, we live pretty rural, so also includes an uncommon mix of short spurts up to higher than usual speeds, so I think that's pretty damn good for a car this size, often travelling with 3 people in it. The efficiency and benefit of these little turbo cars is ENTIRELY down to how you drive it.
hi lucas, I decided to try mine based on your feedback. I only sprayed a short burst on my wrist. my feedback is that mine lasted a good 2-2.5 hours before the fragrance started to weaken. just sitting on the sofa with my arms relaxed the scent was around my space. yes the fragrance is "weaker" as its EDT and not EDP like some of the others. having said that, the smell was still on my skin. I'm not an expert, but if I sprayed myself like I was going out, I would imagine the fragrance lasting a very good few hours. I'm no expert so I cannot tell you the average time an EDT lasts on someone. but my work colleague has TF EDP and it lasts all day!! sorry it seems you may have had a wrong one sent to you, or you just haven't given it a chance. good luck with your refund
Nope they’re notorious for it, just getting my money back
I hope you will be complaining to amazon then
Smell’s gone in under 15 minutes
how do you know?
You will care if you have to waste time taking it to a garage because the lease firm mandates you to do so.
It's on lease, so who cares? :/
What goes around comes around.
Now up to £165 a month
^??? Not sure what your post is in response to, the quote of my last post bears no relation to what you have just written.
I read the title and a small piece of me was hoping I was going to get an F-150 delivered to my house for owning Forza 7.
Have Pure Malt too, love it. Neroli copy is ok performance if you spray enough on, which you can afford to as it's pretty cheap.
Google search (lol) (lol) Oh deary me i think my edt and edp collection would stand me in good stead in respect to knòwing what I'm talking about. Rather then a throwaway comment on hukd that got questioned and atill hasn't been backed up.
Read what noses and industry insiders say not the first answer in Google search. EDP - EDT rule is not set in stone.
Not always. EDT can have the same concentration as EDP, but be made with lighter notes making it 'lighter'. Concentrations are not set in stone by law. It is at the discretion of companies/perfumers to decide what they put on a box. It is worth to not to overlook EDT.
Looks like Amazon have sold out now! I agree about the comments re Oud Wood. Really nice... Amouage Silver is my fave though!