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Was my Escort worth it the price?


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I brought my Escort Mark 6(b) in May 2004, here are the specs:

 

Ford escort MK6 first registered (08/1996)

Metallic Tourmallard Green

66920 miles

5 previous owners didn’t know that till bought the car and saw the V5 LogBook.

A/C

ABS

Ford 6006E radio with 6 CD interchanger built in!

Interiors washed and engine bay as well.

Full service history

Cambelt Changed

Price £2850.00 originally £3000 but showed dealer guy problems :eek:

 

I WAS very happy until these problems were found out:

 

A/C switch knob broken but dealer gave me a new one after 2 weeks. ?(

 

Radio locked but dealer paid to reprogram code :)

 

Fag burns on the Seats, door cards steering wheel and Doggy pubes on all seats! :jaw:

 

Front Suspension arms corroded and leaking oil :(

 

Rear Wheel arches corroded and rotten.com :devil:

 

Rear Passenger side door dented not by me :curse:

 

Parcel Shelf broken and parcel straps snapped :(

 

Worn out tyres (Don't know how fcukin MOT passed)! ?(

 

Clutch plates worn :vangry:

 

Rear Drums and shoes worn :(

 

Front Discs and pads worn :O

 

A/C gas ran out :tired:

 

My car was dying :drunk:

 

Now problems are being put right, did i get conned ?( or did i get a deal :))

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sorry but i take u bought this car without looking at it first! - granted some problems are machnical and wouldn't be seen unless checked properly but stuff like broken swithes and fag burns - rusty arches and worn tyres are all plain to see so... ;)

 

as for the price - well u obvisously didnt do any homework before u bought it and basically sounds like u bought the first car u saw... :baby: just my interpretation of story mate

 

took me almost 3 months to find my Si and i no quite a few others on here have taken that long to find 'THE' car aswell :thumb:

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sounds a bit high mate.but if your happy now thats what counts ive had 40 cars and only one came from a dealer. never will i buy off a dealer again.it was a mk 5 xr3i . the only thing i notice wrong was dodgy linkage and he put a second hand one on for me but when i let my mechanic look at it , it found 2 dodgy tyres (just passed a mot!) bent lower arm, leaking petrol tank, rear lights didnt work properly and leaker rear shock when i rung the dealer he reckon thats wear and tear since i bought it and only put two part worns on for me . id only had it 6 days!! i waited a couple of months and then visited his yard with a few mates when it was closed adn well, lets just say we evened things up!! i dont like people trying to tuck me up.
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Well I think you are all right, the Whacker conned me out, but I saw a Escort Ghia N Reg. before this, no A/C but excellent condition 39K miles not a fag burn on the seat. :D 2 previous owners :D £1995 for the price :thumb:

 

This was the last car I viewed by the way so the moral is, The last car you see will crap out on you from an ex-boxer front missing and chipped teeth bald geezer & a company called S.J.S motors!

 

I found out today my cousin was selling his escort MK6 R reg. LX for £1500, same as mine, Tourmallard green and same specs as mine 33K GENUINE miles on the clock! No fag burn holes, doggy pubes etc. 1 previous owner on the V5 but his brother took it and now he's moaning "Why didn’t you take mine", I said “you never told me you were going to sell yoursâ€! Now he has a Brand New Focus Ghia 1.8 TDCi 16v. :roll:

 

So I guess I’ve learned a lesson or two, don't buy a car from someone who chats so much poo! :pancake:

 

Thanks for your opinions :cheers:

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urs is a mk6 mate

 

EDIT: i got mine over a year ago for £995 and it was mint, just a bit of rust but all the panels with rust got reaplced (tailgate and a rear wing) when a wonan hit me and i have a small wear mark/rip in the passenger seat

 

its a 1.6 LX 1995 and had 70k on the clock when i got it, 4 good tyres, 12 months MOT, 4 months tax. personally i think u got skanked with ur car. did u not take somebody with u who knew about cars to check it over

 

i looked at 2 cars, this was the second i looked at, the first i loked at was an N reg im pepper red but has rust EVERYWHERE, no tax, 5 months MOT and was generally a shitter, he was seling it for £1500, i offered him £150 :P

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well mate, I feel soory for ya. It is always a big happiness to purchase a car and then a big disappointment to find a slight problem with it.

 

I would have killed myself personally.

 

But again, you managed to get it to good nick, so Well done for your excellent patience I should add.

 

Cheers

Alan

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I just picked up the car from my mechanic who is also a relative of mine, he put in new clutch, new shock absorbers and brake pads/shoes he said the car was absolutely HAD!

 

Well the price including labour £450 exactly and now I’m not complaining :-) anymore but appreciated your comments.

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I just picked up the car from my mechanic who is also a relative of mine, he put in new clutch, new shock absorbers and brake pads/shoes he said the car was absolutely HAD!

 

Well the price including labour £450 exactly and now I’m not complaining :-) anymore but appreciated your comments.

 

sorry but OMFG thats expensive for getting new shockers, pads, disks and a clutch. especially if its a family friend, id expect to pay that at ford TBH

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