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Old 03-11-2005, 20:05   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Focus Zetec offer

Yes it does sound good, and I have done a valuation of the Ford on What Car.
It came out as being worth around £6900.
I'm just concerned about the after sales service etc with Reg Vardy having
such a poor reputation. Should I wait & try to get one from a Ford dealer? I
did actually have one lined up at CD Brammell Ford, I had an appointment
yesterday to test drive again and finalise the deal. When I got there, they
had sold it!!
Are all dealers as bad as each other?

"Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
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> In alt.autos.ford.focus Chris Whelan <cawhelan@prejudicentlworld.com>:
>> > Who is Reg Vardy?

>
>> In the experience of several people I know, just about the worst
>> dealer in the country!

>
> Ah, so I'd double-check very carefully if the few miles the car
> has, do really match or if there has taken place some
> manipulation? Smells somehow...
>
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Old 03-11-2005, 23:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Focus Zetec offer

Yes it does sound good, and I have done a valuation of the Ford on What Car.
It came out as being worth around £6900.
I'm just concerned about the after sales service etc with Reg Vardy having
such a poor reputation. Should I wait & try to get one from a Ford dealer? I
did actually have one lined up at CD Brammell Ford, I had an appointment
yesterday to test drive again and finalise the deal. When I got there, they
had sold it!!
Are all dealers as bad as each other?

"Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
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> In alt.autos.ford.focus Chris Whelan <cawhelan@prejudicentlworld.com>:
>> > Who is Reg Vardy?

>
>> In the experience of several people I know, just about the worst
>> dealer in the country!

>
> Ah, so I'd double-check very carefully if the few miles the car
> has, do really match or if there has taken place some
> manipulation? Smells somehow...
>
> --
> Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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Old 03-11-2005, 23:02   #3 (permalink)
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"Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
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> In alt.autos.ford.focus Maz <marah@mtrevis.undies.fsnet.co.uk>:
>> "Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
>> news:9a98f2-ue5.ln1@news.heiming.de...
>>> In alt.autos.ford.focus Chris Whelan <cawhelan@prejudicentlworld.com>:
>>>> > Who is Reg Vardy?
>>>
>>>> In the experience of several people I know, just about the worst
>>>> dealer in the country!
>>>
>>> Ah, so I'd double-check very carefully if the few miles the car
>>> has, do really match or if there has taken place some
>>> manipulation? Smells somehow...

>
>> Yes it does sound good, and I have done a valuation of the Ford on What
>> Car.
>> It came out as being worth around ?6900.
>> I'm just concerned about the after sales service etc with Reg Vardy
>> having
>> such a poor reputation. Should I wait & try to get one from a Ford
>> dealer? I
>> did actually have one lined up at CD Brammell Ford, I had an appointment
>> yesterday to test drive again and finalise the deal. When I got there,
>> they
>> had sold it!!

>
> Bad luck.;(
>
>> Are all dealers as bad as each other?

>
> Dunno, had a hard time finding my Focus at a reasonable price
> some years ago, usually Fords are pretty cheap used, only the
> Focus doesn't seem to play after this rule.;(
>
> The main problem was I wanted the 2.0l engine in a wagon with
> sunroof, which was mostly not available used. 1.4/1.6/1.8l all
> over the place, mostly 1.6l, but alas the 2.0l was sold (new)
> quite seldom over here.
>
> Finally got one exactly like I was seeking for at some DC
> (Daimler-Chrysler) Dealer for a good price and he was more then
> happy to have the non DC car finally sold. OK, it took about 3
> month searching...
>

I thought about looking at other dealerships just in case they had one. I
know they are not keen on having other cars on their forecourts.
I think I will give it a couple of weeks. I am hoping there will be a surge
of used ones when the new Reg plate comes out next week.

> In case of problems with your just bought used car, it's likely
> if you bought it at some Ford dealer, they'll fix things fast and
> with a little luck for free.
>
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