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I must be mad but this petrol head itch needed a scratch.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by AV8, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Very nice indeed. And a lot of car for the money. Is that the actual car?
  2. Rcook

    Rcook pfm Member

    Nice motor - practical and fast. The engine was originally designed by Porsche, Ford bought it off them.
  3. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Good choice. Having run a cooking spec 1.8 for a long time I can tell you what gives up. In addition to routine brake servicing you can expect a steady appetite for ARB bushes and drop links. Cheap enough. If it hasn't yet had the brake pipes replaced then budget for this. They are steel and corrode, MoT testers love them. The same MoT testers hate people like me who slather the pipes in grease in order to preserve them. Replacement is an unpleasant and laborious task and is fairly costly. Finally I can tell you where the bodies corrode and how to slow this down. Enjoy yourself!
  4. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    No, same as though.
  5. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    All brake pipes replaced within the last 2 years so good to go.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
  6. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Great news, I'd be slathering the pipes with grease or Waxoyl before winter. My old 03 Mondeo started rotting in the longitudinal rail that you can see when you remove the rear wheel, but as you have another to compare you'll know the usual stuff about door bottoms and arches. Mine was 17 years old and 156k when I got rid a year ago. It was getting tired, burning a drop of oil, down on economy. It saw one more MoT, I suspect something let go after that as the tax was suspended and it no longer had a test. They are solid cars, I like them. Welcome to bangernomics. Again, as you already have one.
  7. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Nice one.

    The Mk4 Titanium X with the 5 pot Focus ST lump is a nice sleeper and fairly cheap, always fancied one of them complete with tartan blanket on parcel shelf and a shade over 300bhp for not a lot of money for a bit of sleeper fun.
  8. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Strange one this, a modified ST220 notified to the insurance, declared suspension & uprated brakes, is cheaper to insure than a standard car. Only by a few pounds but cheaper non the less, strange how insurance works.

    Still waiting for the car to be MOT'd after failure, hoping to drive it at the weekend.
  9. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    At £1400 not much more than a ton a month for a great car with gorgeous engine even if it goes south next MOT. Which it won't. As Steve says get those brake pipes sprayed up (Supertrol is my carcinogen of choice).
  10. CHE

    CHE pfm Member

    Lovely car. I used to have an ST24 estate and it was running as good as new until it bit me on a corner and it reversed in to a tree at pace - nearly didn't get out of that.


  11. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Finally MOT'd so a test drive this weekend beckons.
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  12. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Still not drove it, seller has had no spare time for me to do so plus l am abroad for a few days, hopefully Sunday now.
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  13. Ali T

    Ali T pfm Member

    Not quite. Originally designed by Isuzu, Porsche took it over and made some mods, then Ford bought it. Used in the X Type too, though Jag designed their own heads for the block.
  14. JezmondTutu

    JezmondTutu pfm Member

    I had a new ST220, was a brilliant car. Not super fast but a very competent all rounder.
  15. JimmyB

    JimmyB pfm Member

    I'd love to drive this but couldn't live with that cheap plastic interior and analogue clock (if it's the same as my '08 2.0L).

    Shame they can't do interiors for toffee.
  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    They're built to a price point so corners have to be cut somewhere. I think I could put up with that interior for a cheap grin-inducing hoon.
  17. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    I take your point, but the interior is where you spend your time. For a couple of decades now, Ford’s interiors have drawn heavily from the 1990s Japanese boom-box stereo school of aesthetics. Not my cup of tea, regardless of how good the car is, alas.
  18. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    The Mondeo Mk3, as this is, has an interior quality equal of any Audi or BMW of the time.
  19. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I'm not sure about that, I had one. It was a bit Sofa Warehouse. It was a damned sight more comfortable to sit in than an A4/A6/3 series, but that's not hard.
  20. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    erm...me thinks the words of a man in love....I had one alongside an Audi A6...not that comparable. Nice car though.

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