Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Behind you with a Desert Eagle .50 to your head
These are a good car if looked after and not abused but don't suffer the sort of treatment often handed out to 'first' cars. The mileage is high IMHO for a five year old Fiesta and since we don't have motorways, it won't have been easy on the suspension, brakes, drivetrain and ancillaries. Have the car checked over by someone you trust and if it is a private sale be very certain that it is in good order before parting with cash. There are plenty of lower mileage Fiestas around, and this one though well priced, may be priced to sell due to a hidden fault or accident repair.
Try to drive two or three of the same model before choosing, to see if there is one you prefer and then haggle hard if you find a better one.