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Price of Cars
Started by: ann-spam (3161)  Report abuse
They have certainley gone up i must have been in a dream world .

Posted by: cordyline (4137)   Report abuse
Only too true Anne
We bought new a Ford Fiesta 5 years ago for £8K -- 1.2 litre petrol

Just collected a new one today from Ford dealer in Wigan -- 1.0 litre petrol

A staggering £13.8K

Posted by: tonker (18999)   Report abuse
More money than sense!

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (1771) Report abuse
Yes,,, and since he got it home, it is now worth about £4000 less than it was this time yesterday

Posted by: roylew (2407) Report abuse
And how many miles a year do you do cordyline

Posted by: cordyline (4137)   Report abuse
I'm sure I don't need permission in order to buy a new car

Previous Fiesta was given to Daughter in law who has recently passed her driving test

This Merc I bought new in 1999; I still chug around Pemberton in it, Sometimes even get as far as Llandudno miles to date 48,000

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799) Report abuse
Nice motor Cordyline. I have this as a hobby car.

Posted by: roylew (2407) Report abuse
Fair call cordyline

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (1771) Report abuse
A Mercedes sports, I drove one of those once about 40 years ago, it had broken a piston ring in one of it's cylinders and it was so expensive to fix that they had just re-bored and replaced just the one piston and rings and it had to be 'run in' in a very specific way, only running it for 10 minutes at a time and the upping the running in 'times' in miniutes, rather than working to mileages, which came later on in the 'running in' period

Posted by: PeterP (6112) Report abuse
TTS that brings back memories when you saw a car with a sign in the back window "please pass running engine in" Modern cars you just have to drive with care for about 3000 miles.

Posted by: broady (12648)   Report abuse
PeterP,
I didnít think you had to run them in at all these days. I had a few new ones and just picked them up and drove next day to wherever I was working with no talk of running in. I was told that the machinery is so precise these days no need to run them in.

Posted by: priscus (6013) Report abuse
Would you still run-in a rebuilt engine though, as opposed to a new car?

It is an awful long time since I did an engine rebuild. Last fatal engine problem was in 1990's, and got engine replacement under warranty. I know a lot of folk buy replacement short engine rather than take on a rebuild.

Guess I have to go back to 1970's, when last I did a complete rebuild.

These days, I do not see the myriad of specialist workshops that were there to support the engine rebuilder. Guess these days they maybe can be found on line.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (1771) Report abuse
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Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799) Report abuse
"Running in"

Posted by: PeterP (6112) Report abuse
Talking about new cars most car adverts are made abroad and the cars shown are not to UK specs

Posted by: chatty (5266)  Report abuse
Nice motor Cordyline. I have this as a hobby car.

By that I take it you park it up in a lay-by get out a laptop and harangue folk on here all day long!

Posted by: whacker (569) Report abuse
Average sale price of a new Ford Fiesta Iin the US is equivalent to 8,400 English pounds. I just checked. Whatís the difference, I wonder? Sales tax? VAT?

Can you shop around in England and negotiate a price with the salesman?

Posted by: cordyline (4137)   Report abuse
Can you shop around in England and negotiate a price with the salesman?

Whacker yes haggling is the norm

List price of our car was more than £16K

We considered a Nissan Qashqai, but for lots of town work decided the Fiesta a better practical car

Posted by: whacker (569) Report abuse
Thanks, Cordyline. I bought a Prius Four couple of years back and love it. Not only is it very comfortable, but it slashed my petrol bill by 2/3. Good to sleep in, too. Not that I ever take a nap.

 
 
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