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Post by Askit on Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:37 am

I've long since lost my love affair with cars, probably somewhere in a garage waiting room back in the 70s when my VW beetle was in for yet more repairs   rolleyes Anyway, my wee Ford Fiesta is nearly 10yo and has only 16k on the clock and has been very reliable when I've needed it. Despite that, I was having a look at a newer Ford model. If you want metallic paint it's £495 extra, for solid paint it's £250 extra (white) or £649 (red). The only model that doesn't attract an extra payment is yellow   scratch head


Suppose I should feel lucky it comes with seats and wheels as standard   look here Maybe I'll just stick with the old Fiesta   happyyes

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Post by Paulmold on Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:44 am

With most brands the standard colour is white, anything else is extra. Personally, with only 16k on the clock I'd keep it, the trade in value will still be nothing near what it's worth.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:54 am

Askit wrote:I've long since lost my love affair with cars, probably somewhere in a garage waiting room back in the 70s when my VW beetle was in for yet more repairs   rolleyes Anyway, my wee Ford Fiesta is nearly 10yo and has only 16k on the clock and has been very reliable when I've needed it. Despite that, I was having a look at a newer Ford model. If you want metallic paint it's £495 extra, for solid paint it's £250 extra (white) or £649 (red). The only model that doesn't attract an extra payment is yellow   scratch head


Suppose I should feel lucky it comes with seats and wheels as standard   look here Maybe I'll just stick with the old Fiesta   happyyes
Tony I've purchased nearly all my used cars from the auction (Kinross / Ingleston ) we have car auction a mile away so can pick up a wee banger any time , as Paul says ,hang on to your Fiesta, my Wee Vauxhall is an 04  at 37k mileage, just been MOTD. And runs like a wee sweetie.
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Post by rogerblack on Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:01 am

Ah, so Ford have moved on from their "You can have any colour you like as long as it's black"  to "You can have any colour you like (without paying extra) as long as it's yellow.
That's progress for you!  Whistle1  hugegrins

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Post by Paramedic on Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:12 am

Askit wrote: look here Maybe I'll just stick with the old Fiesta   happyyes

Totally agree, if it is in good running order, especially low mileage it's worth a lot more by keeping it. After all, a car is a car is a car. It simply gets you from 'A to B'.

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Post by dbroada on Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:23 pm

in 1974 I finished my apprenticeship and bought myself a BRAND NEW Datsun Sunny 120Y Coupe. At the time one of the big selling points was NO EXTRAS. There is the car, buy it as it is or leave it. At the time I seem to remember the then current Ford Escort price list looked a little like War and Peace in thickness, listing all the extras in all combinations.

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Post by Hubert on Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:34 pm

At least heaters are standard fit these days hugegrins

It's amazing how many manufacturers now charge extra for differing paint colours, used to be only metallic which cost more. Laughable that white cars used to be called six week white because they used to sit on the forecourt so long and now they all charge extra for white because it's popular.

Still it's better than BMW motorbikes. When I bought my 1200rt, metallic finish was an optional extra only problem being they didn't do any solid colours scratch head 

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Post by Askit on Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:35 pm

I suspect the Fiesta will remain. A well known car buying site offered me peanuts for it and, as Paul said, the trade in value would be even less. If it does go, I probably wouldn't bother with a replacement as it functions as our second car (or the one I get to drive biggrin) .

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Re: Car buying

Post by frederic on Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:08 pm

Baby powder blue and bright yellow seem to be the base colours for the lowest specs VW Up's of which there at least half a dozen+ trim/accessory levels ( Take, Move, High, Club, Street, Rock, Look, and last but not least the electrifying e-Up BUT no SiDaisy!) and only the lowest spec. has steel rims now, the assortment of alloy styles is mindboggling.
Though in my experience the metallic with the glaze top coat seem to last better. 
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Post by groundhog on Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:37 pm

Hang on to that Fiesta....personally I wouldn't be buying a new car right now with electric/hybrid technology making such strides up!
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