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naw

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38 posts

21 months

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Sunday 1st December 2013 quote quote all
Hi all,
Been just under 2 years since I passed my test, so my insurance is about to go down. When it does I want to swop my current tin can for a Focus- drove one recently and fell completely in love with how it drives.
Have about £2500-3000 to play with, looking at petrol early mk2 or late mk1.
Questions:

-What can I get for that?
-What should I get for that?

Cheers in advance!

theshrew

4,341 posts

69 months

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Sunday 1st December 2013 quote quote all
If it was me I'd be going MrK 2. Then choose a spec that will suit your insurance situation.

mnkiboy

2,457 posts

51 months

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Tuesday 3rd December 2013 quote quote all
I love the MK1, but find the MK2 a bit dull. It's bigger, more refined, feels a bit more grown up.

If you're after something a little fun, i'd be looking for a MK1 ST170. Wanting something more sensible, then perhaps a Mk2 2.0 Ghia. I'd probably ignore the diesels unless you're doing high miles.

naw

Original Poster:

38 posts

21 months

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Sunday 8th December 2013 quote quote all
Interesting that - i've luckily got few practical demands other than driving pleasure because I don't drive very often. So economy etc. Is not a huge worry. Will probably look at mk1s then - hadn't thought of st170, good idea. There seem to be tons around.
Would there be issues with previous owners modding / ragging?

theshrew

4,341 posts

69 months

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Wednesday 11th December 2013 quote quote all
Loads of ST170's about and cheap to - because no fecker wants them. Id look into insurance on them to before you buy its probably pretty high for a new ish driver.
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minipete

151 posts

88 months

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Tuesday 24th December 2013 quote quote all
Sorry to hyjack the thread but i`m also looking at Focus ST170`s at the moment what they like as an everyday car?I do 40 miles a day comutting what are they like on fuel?What do i need to look for on them when i go look?

Justin S

2,267 posts

146 months

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Friday 27th December 2013 quote quote all
Mates St170 standard does a similar mpg as my ST225 with 300 bhp, so mines pants, his is just crap.
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