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#1 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:28 PM

Well, I collected the Mondeo this morning, drives spot on, no advisories on the MOT, and even had 1/4 tank of petrol in. Aircon is icy cold, it's very comfy, and is an effortless cruiser. I personally think it was worth the £500 paid for a well looked after car, that has been local for quite some time, and has good service history.

 

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:32 PM

Looks like you got a good deal there!  May it serve you well :)


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:35 PM

Looks a good car for the money.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:38 PM

Well done, looks alright that.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:47 PM

Fair play felly, that looks like a good outcome. That's quite likely to plod on for years, its probably as cheap as motoring gets unless you are prepared to get involved in chip fat shenanigans.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:53 PM

1800 petrol though isn't it? Chip fat would definitely slow it down.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:54 PM

Surprised it had powered height adjust on the driver seat. It's better equipped inside than the old Focus, and that was in Ghia flavour. This is the alleged misery spec too. At one point in it's life it went through the Ford Direct scheme, it still has the hologram on the windscreen, and it's showing just 2 former keepers on the logbook 


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:56 PM

Nice one! My mate and his wife had an almost identical car but 12 months older. Always struck me how well built and quiet it was to ride in, really liked it.

 

Sore point: my neighbour scrapped a 2.0 Ghia with genuine 48k miles recently without letting me know first. Gutted. Reason? A broken spring and needed new tyres :( Lovely chap but bugger me, seemed a bit of a waste.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:17 PM

I know tyres will not be cheap for it, being BFO 16 inch jobs, and when the FiL decides to chop in his early mk3 Zetec, I might cheekily enquire about the alloys. He took us to pick it up, he gave it the nod of approval, as with perfect timing, the Favorit's alternator died last night, that can wait now the Mondeo's here. And yes some people do scrap cars for daft reasons. Springs seem to be a weakness on any car these days, no doubt down to a combination of shitty roads and bloody speed bumps everywhere


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:19 PM

Looks nice, that wee scuff would polish out i think. Original mats too. With a bit of polish and a good deep clean of that interior you will have a really nice car.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:25 PM

16" tyres are the new 15", even 'small' cars have 16" wheels now.

 

Did someone say this is a misery spec one? It seems pretty well equipped to me.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:28 PM

Driver's mat has a small wear hole in, but meh. Rear seat looks hardly used. Might get the Eastern European car wash lads at the yard we share at work to give it the works, they give us a good discount on the price too. Going to replace the broken wheel trim with a genuine Ford replacement from evilbay. It did fail it's MOT this year on 3 things, a blown numberplate bulb, and handbrake had little effort & long travel, someone probably got a 20p stuck in it LOL.

 

It's got plenty of oomph for what I need, boot it, and it goes. And yes Mr Peel, this is the basic Mondeo mk3, nothing is clockwork, and there is even a button on the key to open the boot,an it's got umpteen airbags as standard, I bet if they all went off, it would be like a bouncy castle inside

 

And the spare wheel is not a bloody donut either, proper full size that looks brand new. 


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:27 PM

Interesting how much more luxury you get on a base model Mondeo in 2002 versus 1993!

 

I think that's well bought - original clutch? cambelt done or roulette time?


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:31 PM

Interesting how much more luxury you get on a base model Mondeo in 2002 versus 1993!

 

I think that's well bought - original clutch? cambelt done or roulette time?

 

Chain-driven cam. Felly's done well here, his patience paid off.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:45 PM

Just given the interior a quick clean up & vac, and there was only a flippin touch up kit in the glovebox, a genuine Ford one too, Neptune Green, and the recent wiper blades are genuine Ford! All barring it's first and last service were done by John Grose Ford in Ipswich as well. This, and it's low miles point to giffer previous owner. Spare is a brand new Michelin Pilot, wheel looks like brand new. Found a small patch of water in the boot, looks like a tail lamp is letting in a bit of moisture, next time we are in Clacton at the inlaws, will strip the lights out, and apply some decent mastic, but that is it's only flaw, sod all really

 

The place I bought it from have only just started selling cars as a sideline business, and are a bit wet behind the ears when it comes to selling, the advert headline just had the reg number, and the advert it's self was very basic, which is why I suspect the car had zero interest. Oh well, and yes sometimes it pays to be picky


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:46 PM

I wouldn't say 97000 miles is that low?


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:01 PM

For a 14 year old 'repmobile' it's low, they do say the average mileage is 12k per year that would be 168k roughly. 


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:26 PM

I can't remember the last time I owned anything with a less than 6 digit mileage.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:28 PM

We clocked up 995 miles in the 25 days we had the Mokka, so this will soon pass the 100k mark


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:31 PM

That looks ok, you certainly seem to have done well there. I hope you get a good few years out of it for very little further outlay.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:38 PM

Well bought Felly! I do love a good Mk3 ;-)

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:39 PM

I do hope so Billy, not had much luck with cars recently, seems huge compared with the Favorit, which is in the naughty corner til I can be bothered getting the alternator rebuilt by Nacton Auto Electrics. Radio had presets for Classic, BBC Suffolk, Radio 2,3 &4 & local Town 102, so this also points to an elder owner. Radio code present and correct too, so happy days


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:03 PM

Why do I feel like hanging a Burton's suit jacket from a hanger in the back now?


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:36 PM

These are great, I had a TDDi one which I still regret selling......I have intermittent lower back pain and unfortunately couldn't get on with the seats, they left me in stony :(

 

only issue I had with mine was the handbrake mechanisms in the rear caliper seizing which seems a common fault. Expect to need rear calipers at some point especially if your handbrake starts becoming less effective.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:47 PM

I had one of these for a year. Lovely seats (although poorer in the lower spec cars) and genuinely a large vehicle.

They like to do road coil springs so watch them like a hawk.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:14 PM

Handbrake was all done for the last MOT


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:57 PM

You do know 53f is the on board diagnostics code telling you the chain has stretched and these are £3200 to replace?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:-D ... Well bought sir!


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:02 PM

Yeah that looks like a nice bargain, I think it ticked every single box you mentioned in that thread (between the incredibly helpful suggestions of course! :-D ).

 

I got my 130hp TDCi Mondeo (in Ghia spec) from a dealer. I paid £2,000 + a Rover 45 diesel for it (£500 dontcha know - damn near broke his hand off agreeing to that shit).

 

It was in marvellous condition, and had a rocket-ship mileage but a five page print-out of service history and work done during its time as a Travis Perkins pool car.

 

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Unfortunately it TDCi'ed itself - I wasn't really doing enough miles for any modern diesel (20 per day max) and the turbo ended up lunching itself.

 

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:37 PM

You do know 53f is the on board diagnostics code telling you the chain has stretched and these are £3200 to replace?

 

I had to go back and look again at the pictures - good gag!!!


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 10:38 PM

16" tyres are the new 15", even 'small' cars have 16" wheels now.

 

Did someone say this is a misery spec one? It seems pretty well equipped to me.

 

Yeah, I did.

I'm sure it will be a fine tool, and has most things we have come to expect, but in comparison to the facelift Ghia X I had a couple of years back, these don't have much spec,

 

This is my mates identical car http://www.ebay.co.u...LsAAOSwr7ZW8ZUN

 

It is a bit poorly atm, but they were a really pleasant place to be.

 

Good luck with it, Felly.


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