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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10th September 2020, 10:27 Thread Starter
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Question Buying used 2017

Overall from the photos I've seen, it's in good shape [1]
  • 2017 White Zetec Navigator
  • 14000mi
  • 1.0 ecoboost
  • One previous owner
  • Service history
  • 6 months warranty
  • Ford franchised dealer
  • 10,000

I'll definitely test drive before but I know myself and will be under pressure on the forecourt which is why I try to gather as much as I can.

I've even thought about buying vehicle inspection but not sure if it's worth it.
Thank you.

[1] see my rust brakes thread

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10th September 2020, 10:58 Thread Starter
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Would like to add that the car has been sat in the forecourt for a few months, not sure if that could bring up issues.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10th September 2020, 15:31
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when in 2017 was it registered, if before 1 april, the annual car tax would be 30, but after it's 145

if you don't know the date, tell us the reg no, and I should be able to find out for you.

also insist on a very long MOT especially if it is currently using an mot extension.

leaving cars standing for some time isn't good for them, the tyres can go 'square', brakes can lock on, battery discharge and modern fuel go stale.
but if it has been moved about a bit it should be fine.

surface rust on calipers and drums is normal.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10th September 2020, 16:37
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ok I fancied a challenge,
a quick search for bmax for sale, white etc, suggests its a car in Hampshire

if I am correct, it was registered 20.07.2017, though built 4 months earlier
and has fresh mot till late august next year

I think the price is about right given that its a ford dealer
my other searches found nothing untoward

go for it
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11th September 2020, 11:47 Thread Starter
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Thank you, Gremlin.
Appreciate your attention and effort (you're right on the money!)
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 15th September 2020, 22:43
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If you haven't bought it yet, don't get talked into all of the usual extras.
Paint protection
Upholstery protection
Plus the one where they "guarantee" a replacement of equal value in case of accident.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 16th September 2020, 10:04 Thread Starter
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Plus the one where they "guarantee" a replacement of equal value in case of accident.
Thank you.
I think it's called GAP insurance.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 8th October 2020, 14:48
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Thank you.
I think it's called GAP insurance.
That's the one.
Also don't be surprised if there are niggling faults that you find fairly quickly.
Put right under warranty of course. Make sure you get a 12 month warranty.
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