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Yes, I know I have to wait, but it is beginning to drag now. Still at least 3 weeks to go before delivery.
Still, I am told by my dealer it is somewhere in France on a transporter or something.



I thought they used the trains?



I thought they are made in Romania? If so why is it coming through France?



Is my dealer telling porkies?



Geoff
 

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Hallii, I know what you mean! Mine took 3 months, however, I can assure you it is well worth the wait. Good luck and good driving.
 

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sometimes Hali depends where it's been stored....mine came from a site somewhere in belgium the dealer told me...(although mine was a cancelled order)

soon fly by and it's worth the wait
 

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You could carry on as if you are looking for a car..... book some test drives in the coming weeks so that you can look forward to THEM (as something to do), and then at the end of it you'll find the delivery date is right around the corner.
 

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I've still got 5-6 weeks to wait - ordered mine last month


Getting impatient now, but I'm hoping the time will fly by
 

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I now have a delivery date 2nd Sept. and a reg.no. yippee!
But I can't remember if the damn thing has 5 or 6 speed gearbox, and the Ford brochure doesn't mention it!

I think (hope) that the 125 ps has the 6 speed? Put me out of my misery someone?

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I can now answer my own question, ETIS tells me I have a 5 speed box, the bigger engines have a 6 speed. I thought it was 5 speed but 6 would have been nice.

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It's here
Well worth waiting for, not played with "Sync" yet but I think I have mastered most of the rest of it.
Just as I remember, smooth (a lot smoother than my old Polo 3 cylinder|) and quiet. A nice drive, very pleased.

My wife (who drove it home) informed me when I got back that "the damn thing keeps cutting out" a demonstration of the "stop start" soon cured that.

I can't really fault it, I will be interested to see how the oil lubbed cam belt gets on. I am assured that it is designed to last the life of the engine and that replacement is not required. We will see.

Oh! just one niggle is the stupid fuel flap, come on Ford, put a lock on it, it's open day for fuel thieves with that unlocked flap. I just did a test, use the plastic funnel thing and shove a length of small bore plastic pipe in. Suck and petrol comes up.

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I'm still waiting for a delivery date - the estimate at purchase point was 'towards the end of September', now the dealer is chasing it up and will let me know as soon as.

I feel like an impatient child awaiting Father Christmas
- I find myself looking at the phone throughout the day willing it to ring with news of a delivery date!
 

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KEEP chasing dealer...peoples did the same with me turned out the car had been deliered and was sitting on the lot while the salesman said "oh it's on route from belgium"!

one things for sure it'll be worth the wait in the end..had mine since june and find EVERY excuse I can to go out for a drive!

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I've been told I should be picking it up early next week


I'm going in with my ID tomorrow for them to register and tax it.
 

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I was just going to say that the fuel cap locks when the doors are locked ; BUT it does not. This is really bloody stupid. Good way for Ford owners to get free fuel !!!!
 

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Hi Hallii. Yes, they are made in Romania and come to Flushing, in Holland, and then by sea to Dagenham Docks for onward delivery to dealer.
 

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Took delivery of my baby today
, I love it already and can't wait to get it a really good drive out tomorrow!
 
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