Well.. I've posted here on a few occasions for advice and you have all been
However, the time has come to say bye.
My 1.8Tddi has been VERY fun to drive. For the most part, reliable,
comfortable and damn fine to look at. Credit to Ford for designing a fine
However, I've had enough of rusting tailgates, squeaky fan belts, faulty
link arms, paintwork that chips at the slightest stone knock.
I was offered a 50/50 resolution on the repair of the tailgate (boot). This
was unsatisfactory as the car was less than 3 years old. I have personally
repaired the rusting on the tailgate.
Now, at 3 years after I bought the car, the warranty is up and I feel I have
to move on. So I have traded in my Focus and purchased a brand spanking new
Pure Silver Mini Cooper (1.6i 16v 115/85 PS) with Black roof including:
Kaleido Black part cloth and Leather SPORTS seats
16" Alloy Wheels (apparantly the 17's give a nasty ride)
Sports Suspension Plus
Dynamic Stability Control
Flick a switch and I have Automatic Stability control + Traction
Cruise Control, plus Stereo controls on the Cooper-S Steering Wheel
Heated Mirrors and Washers
Electric Panoramic Sky Roof (not just your average sun roof)
Passenger and Driver seat Height adjust
Trip Computer including: Current Speed, Average speed, current MPG, overall
MPG and Remaining fuel range
+ lots of other cool stuff. extra interior lights, mats etc..
Plus BMW TLC pack which provides Annual/Mileage services FREE for 5 years
and 4 Year shortfall cover (if the car is written off within 4 years, I get
the full value back)
And all for less than a brand new Focus 1.8Tddi 115PS
So, Best of luck all.. I is going to have some fun :o))