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Old 04-23-2009, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to buy a Focus

Hey, as the title says, I'm looking to buy a Ford Focus in the future, next couple of months hopefully, I dont want to spend too much, maybe 2k, 2.5k at the most.

I dont know much about cars really, so not sure about what I'll be able to get for that kind of money, I've currently got a 2001 Fiat Punto (urg...), so would like something newer if possible, or at least around the same age. I've had a look around and think I can get between £700-£1000 for it, this is included in my 2-2.5k budget by the way.

Does anyone know if its possible (without having to look for ages) to get a decent Focus in this price range? And is there anything I need to look out for when I'm looking at them? Known faults etc.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-24-2009, 16:55   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Looking to buy a Focus

Once you find a Focus you like and one that will work in your price range, write down the VIN and take it to a local dealer. They'll be able to run it and make sure it's up to date with any recalls/TSBs. Then make sure it hasn't been in an accident or such, and take a test drive. If everything seems sound enough then by all means, pick it up.

If you want ownership simplicity, a TPI engine would be more to your liking, it's not as potent as a Zetec engine, but will get you around town on a budget.
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