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Just ordered my second B-MAX for delivery in September. New colour no in brochure yet - magnetic silver.

Part-exchanging the old one for same model with all same options plus roof bars.

Anybody doing similar or is it too early yet? Close on 3 years for me.
 

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Just been looking to see if I could get exactly the same but 3 years newer, but the options have changed.

They now do not list air-con as an option on the Studio, and if you move up you get lumbered with Alloy wheels (the longer posters on here know that I dislike them intensely).


Dunno if the hubs/brakes and warranty would be OK fitting new steels to replace the alloys.

Damn, Damn, Damn.

Geri


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How much did you get for your old Bmax and what did you pay for the new Bmax
I don't know if the answer would be any help unless you know the mileage, condition, options and model would it? In addition what you get for you old car is not really relevant because they juggle the figures anyway. What you pay on top of your car is a guide though.

I can say I have a 1L 125 Ecoboot Titanium with everything except the glass roof, rear view camera, park assist and navigation.

The car had done 18450 miles, was in tip top condition and needed two new front tyres. It was due for its third service in November 2015. So that is around £300 to pay out to keep the car another year plus £20 tax. I swap over in September 2015 and will add a few miles in the next months so about 19,000 on swap.

I paid £5995 plus my car and the cost was reduced a little by an offer of 1 free service and a set of rubber mats. So maybe cost was about £5795 less the £300 I did not have to pay fo the old car.

I estimate £153 per month is the cost to change over the last 3 years. That seems a reasonable outlay for a car under warranty and new from start.

Btw. the new model is zero tax


Another thought: I am having the Ford roof rails fitted (Not the cross bars). I buy and they fit free. I will keep the plastic trim they remove in case I have another B-MAX.






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That sounds like a good deal and worth it for the warranty from new again. A third party warranty would cost a fortune.
 

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PROBLEM!!!!

3 days to go before the date of delivery for prepping.......................

Get a call from the dealer to say there is a Titanium in a nearby showroom if I want to look at the new 2015 B-MAX model.

Off we go to take a look thinking, well the colour will be wrong but we can check what we are getting and see if any changes in the new model.

First thing I notice - no power button to start the engine.

Next, no stop - start engine.

Next, a key hole for keys to start the engine.

I don't see the active city stop either.

Now I tell the salesman, that if my car is the same i don't want it. The poor salesman (same company but different premises) don't want to get involved so I tell him I must speak to the manager of the place where I placed the order.

To cut a long story short, he, the manager is rather peeved to say the least. I tell him I ordered another B-MAX, identical to the one I currently own and purchased from the same salesman as I did 3 years ago.

In addition, at the salesmans suggestion I had obtaiined a retention certificate for my cherished number and needed to pay £80 for that plus £25 to have the insurance change the car number.

Next day I get an email to offer keyless entry with start button because now Ford have made them a £400 extra, together with stop start and all the extras I previously ordered and he will honour the quoted price.

Or, the car which is nearly at the door at a reduced price.

Needles to say, when I buy a new car I don't take a step down in facilities so I accept the first offer. But that car will not be available until November!

Problem..............my car is due for MOT 26th Sept because they registered it two months before delivery back in 2012. Who will pay for MOT, 3rd year service and any repair/parts which is/are needed?

Satisfaction............ we will because if we took your car in next week we would have had to MOT and service it. So I will arrange MOT etc at our cost and you drive your car until November.

Phew!

I had told my wife that we had two weeks to find another make of car if we did not have the new B-MAX so I am grateful to the manager who remembered me from back in 2012 as taking the first B-MAX they had had delivered and having to loan me a car for two months whilst we waited for delayed delivery. (There were module problems on the first production)

So, beware if you replace your B-MAX, check that you get at least what you currently have or pay less.
 

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Checking speck
Ask the selling dealer for the VINwhich will be available 2 to 3weeks before build.
Using vehicle look up you will see the spec so you canview what been ordered.
I hope this will help.
 

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That is what I did.

However the information available does not cover everything and some 'missing' things are not missing so it can be very confusing. However, it did start me on the trail to check exactly what I was getting when I asked for an identical vehicle except for colour.
 

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Sounds like you have let down by your dealer in many respects I take it they have reordered, hopefully the new VIN will match what your requirements are.I have checked my old VIN with the new VIN and everything seems to be what we have ordered?
 

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I compared the old vin with the new vin and found discrepancies. However, I am prepared to wait longer for the correct spec as they have compensated me adequately.

I am just hoping (well not really), they don't put the roof rails on the rejected vin car or they will need to compensate more (free rails?)
 

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Just as a matter of interest:

To take up a similar B-MAX to the one I ordered (Has a few things less) on the Ford Personal Lease scheme would cost £10,848 for 9k per year plus 5.89p per mile over.

That is some £5000 more than doing it the way I am doing after 2 years 10 months.

When I finally do not purchase another car I will have a car which I can sell. Under this scheme you never own a car.

So, I am wondering why people take such an option.
 

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Bulld date for my replacement car is 6th Oct 2015.

Anybody taken delivery recently who knows the approx. built to delivery period? I am told Oct. delivery but there are 31 days lol.
 

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Delivery timeBuild date 09/09/15 Gate release? 16/09/15 contacted dealer todayit is now at New Flushing arrived there today awaiting shipping from Netherlands hopefully 7 to 10 days to dealer.
Ford seems to be very slow in there delivery logistics.
Now at 20 days.

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Thanks.

Mine was initially ordered way back early July and the latest order placed 28th Aug. Now built 6th Oct and est. delivery to dealer 31st Oct. Probably another week or so to collection.

That is a pain for me as my current B-MAX insurance runs out on 1st Nov and the 7 day drive away insurance may not cover it. That means a £25 charge for changing the insurance again as I had to do on my current car when I changed the number.

Is the dealer still giving a year free breakdown? I forgot to ask. Ive had 3 years top of the range AA cover free so far and expect another 3 years.
 

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Breakdown cover included in the first year of the 3year warranty.
I have thefirst and secondyearservice whichincludes free breakdown cover at my ford dealer. I was in the AA but the cost wasincreasing and as the ford cover is carried out by the AA and having had good reports of the Ford breakdownservice this was my best option for my requirements.
 
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