I have been looking for a Focus Zetec, and have a 02 (March 02) VW Passat
2.0 petrol to xchange. The Passat has scratch running down entire driver
I want a car that is cheaper to run. Passat is ins group 12, and drinks the
Have been offered 51 plate (OCT 01) 1.6 Focus Zetec, 13,500 miles, 12 mnths
tax, 2 yrs warranty, & £500 cashback.
It sounds like a good deal to me. My Passat is bottom of its class & has
£500 of damage.
However, offer is from Reg Vardy. Please Help!!
What help do you want - you appear to have already made up your mind
that it is a good deal?
A car with only 4k miles per year must have been owned by a little old
lady who only used it on Sundays to drive to church :)
Who is Reg Vardy?
Yes it does sound good, and I have done a valuation of the Ford on What Car.
It came out as being worth around £6900.
I'm just concerned about the after sales service etc with Reg Vardy having
such a poor reputation. Should I wait & try to get one from a Ford dealer? I
did actually have one lined up at CD Brammell Ford, I had an appointment
yesterday to test drive again and finalise the deal. When I got there, they
had sold it!!
Are all dealers as bad as each other?
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Dunno, had a hard time finding my Focus at a reasonable price
some years ago, usually Fords are pretty cheap used, only the
Focus doesn't seem to play after this rule.;(
The main problem was I wanted the 2.0l engine in a wagon with
sunroof, which was mostly not available used. 1.4/1.6/1.8l all
over the place, mostly 1.6l, but alas the 2.0l was sold (new)
quite seldom over here.
Finally got one exactly like I was seeking for at some DC
(Daimler-Chrysler) Dealer for a good price and he was more then
happy to have the non DC car finally sold. OK, it took about 3
In case of problems with your just bought used car, it's likely
if you bought it at some Ford dealer, they'll fix things fast and
with a little luck for free.
Speaking from experience in the trade - if the warranty is held by a
seporate warranty company (eg. warrantyholdings) then ANY repairs can be
fixed by ANY vat registered garage of your choise.
I just brought another focus for the missus 2000 2.0 ghia and thats the case
with the 1 year warranty on that. paid £5300 for this, fully loaded with
leather + all options!
Does Reg Vardy have their own repairs garage they insist you take it to? if
so then walk away.
Maybe get Passat repaired and buy one privately! You could get the scratch
done for as little as £250-£300 if u shop about using smaller garages, not
Hope this helps
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