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  • Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭ Righty


    billyhead wrote: »
    Hi,

    I am looking at these 2 fiestas online and was wondering if I do go out to look at them in person is there anything I should look out for. Also does the second car seem overpriced and do you think I could be able to get money off the asking price?


    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/ford-fiesta-zetec-1-2-petrol-mint/27257832


    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/ford-fiesta-2011-1-2-low-insurance-low-tax/27686378

    I've owned one of these before, few things I'd suggest checking are
    door seals - specifically around the boot as some are prone to water leaking.
    Reverse gear - mine often refused to go into reverse which was no problem but sometimes it would be quite annoying, happens very periodically though
    AC fans - check to make sure the car is blowing cold air mine went and would constantly blow hot air (not fun in summer)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,818 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Righty wrote: »
    I've owned one of these before, few things I'd suggest checking are
    door seals - specifically around the boot as some are prone to water leaking.
    Reverse gear - mine often refused to go into reverse which was no problem but sometimes it would be quite annoying, happens very periodically though
    AC fans - check to make sure the car is blowing cold air mine went and would constantly blow hot air (not fun in summer)

    Do you think the 2nd one is overpriced especially when compared to the 1st car although the 1st car has 3 doors


  • Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭ Righty


    billyhead wrote: »
    Do you think the 2nd one is overpriced especially when compared to the 1st car although the 1st car has 3 doors

    I would say so! Have you any need for the five doors? Mine was a 3 door and to be honest was a nicer place to be than the 5 door model. I think they look nicer aswell


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,818 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Found another fiesta for sale in black which is a lot cheaper than the other one linked above. https://www.adverts.ie/car/ford/fiesta/ford-fiesta-2012-1-2-petrol/23913033


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,978 ✭✭✭ User1998


    It’s cheap because its a private sale. No warranty no new nct, service etc. Over 20k miles more as well


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,767 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    €6500 for a 10 year old Fiesta, and they were practically giving that model away in 2011 with the scrappage.

    Probably holding 50% value there!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,818 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    €6500 for a 10 year old Fiesta, and they were practically giving that model away in 2011 with the scrappage.

    Probably holding 50% value there!

    Thanks Colm. How much do you think it's worth. Do you think the car on adverts is good value. It says it has a full history. I know the mileage bis high but I would be doing little mileage myself. About 5000km per annum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,818 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Righty wrote: »
    I've owned one of these before, few things I'd suggest checking are
    door seals - specifically around the boot as some are prone to water leaking.
    Reverse gear - mine often refused to go into reverse which was no problem but sometimes it would be quite annoying, happens very periodically though
    AC fans - check to make sure the car is blowing cold air mine went and would constantly blow hot air (not fun in summer)

    I was wondering how would you check leakage around the door seals when inspecting the car. Is it just a matter of bringing a bottle of water? Also the reverse stick not working the odd time seems a big problem. You could be stuck parked somewhere where you need to reverse out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭ Righty


    billyhead wrote: »
    I was wondering how would you check leakage around the door seals when inspecting the car. Is it just a matter of bringing a bottle of water? Also the reverse stick not working the odd time seems a big problem. You could be stuck parked somewhere where you need to reverse out.

    For leaks just check the door seals seem to be in good condition and that there's no dampness in the boot. For the reverse gear, it's really not a massive problem it just takes two attempts to get it in reverse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ brian_gall85


    That reverse gear issue raises its head in my 07 Fiesta Van every now and again too.

    Sticking it into first and trying it again solves it 99% of the time. The other 1% requires a second or third attempt.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,855 ✭✭✭✭ MetzgerMeister


    Righty wrote: »
    AC fans - check to make sure the car is blowing cold air mine went and would constantly blow hot air (not fun in summer)

    I had a 2002 Fiesta a few years ago to do me until a car I had a deposit on came available for me to buy.

    I had this hot air issue from day 1. It turned out to be the coolant control valve. After I replaced it, all was perfect.

    It certainly wasn't fun driving home just after purchasing it and have the dash absolutely roasting, so much so that it was as though the fan was blowing hot air in my face (fan was off).


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