Ignore the list price. When I was recently buying my own 2.0 TDCi Ghia,
I struck up quite a rapport with the salesman. He was a friendly old
local bloke who knew I had no intention of buying brand new. We had a
long chat about pricing so he challenged me to guess how much he could
drop the price on a brand new 2.0 TDCi Ghia if I haggled hard. It was
£15.5k and that was for brand new, not pre-registered.
Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against pre-registered. My first
Focus was pre-registered but the savings over new were more than what
you are getting.
My current 2.0 TDCi Ghia was a year old and had 15k miles on the clock.
It cost me £11k. I'm really happy with the car. It has much more power
than my old 2.0 petrol Mondeo. It pulls like a train and at an indicated
100mph, its only doing 2,700 rpm. I've managed 54 mpg driving like a nun
although it will drop to high 30's if you cruise at 3 figure speeds.
Anyway, good luck.
British Jet Engine Website http://www.britjet.co.uk
www.nationwide-cars.co.uk for £13400 without a brokers fee. Just received
the car yesterday and am over the moon with its performance.
Only problem was their delivery was poor (15 weeks) they wanted payment by
CHAPPS (which incurrs at my bank a fee of 25 quid) but i negotiated to pay
by debit card and the dealer from which they purchase it keep the V5 for 6
Make sure its the 136PSI engine...they do make other 2.0tdci's which produce
requirement to have one in the rest of Europe, but not yet in the UK. I cant
remember what the reason was now other than they can become
troublesome...its not just a filter it links in with the engine management
if the pressure drop becomes too great the engine burns rich to cause
combustion within the filter to burn off the captured carbon. Its a furnace
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