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The car comes with a 180 camera for reversing out of spaces and tbh, bay parking between cars is the last place I'd park. 😅

Ive never seen the point in BLIS because I wouldn't trust it.

The car is expensive enough as it is and options don't add to the gmfv. I literally only wanted perf pack and chose white.

Don't get me wrong I like a lot of the luxuries, can't wait to get my heated steering back, so quite glad it's well speccd as standard. Just hope the radar doesn't keep triggering during an overtake.
 

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Doesnt that show how weve been ripped off with diesels. They were always about £1.5k more expensive than petrol versions. A little of which is justified but now they are not popular they are 2.5k cheaper. Thats about £4k less overall. Probably less than it costs to make a petrol engine. Although dont know what a mk3 ST diesel cost so could be wrong.
It's not really fair to compare the ST petrol and diesel though.

The ST diesel doesn't have the same adaptive dampers, it's also a totally different category of performance engine.

A fairer comparison is the regular Focus, something like the 1.0 ecoboost vs 1.5 ecoblue, or 1.5 ecoboost vs 2.0 ecoblue. In both cases the diesel is about £1000 more.
 

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I live in a 'Focus ST hot-spot' and 1 mile from the main dealer. There were SIX Mk3.5 ST's owned within a 1/4 mile of my house at one time.

But I still havent seen a Mk4 ST yet, either locally or on the road...

Is it not selling well or are there delays ?
It's not been available too long.

I think the high list price is putting people off, but the PCP deals aren't much different monthly to the MK3 as they've also put the gmfv up quite a bit.
 

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The estate doesnt have adaptive dampers? The engine is just an engine, nothing special about it that would hump the cost up to and way behind a diesel. Normally diesels are significantly more expensive to make than their petrol counterparts.
Diesels are more expensive to make than a similar performance petrol counter part. But that was my point, they're not on the same level.

The ST is a 190PS diesel against a 280PS petrol, two totally different performance levels.

Diesels are more expensive to make at the same power output, such as both 120PS (a 1.0 EB Vs 1.5 diesel), because of compression ignition and much higher compression ratios the engine has to be stronger, for the same power output.
 

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I've ordered and am waiting delivery, that's why I wanted to know where the transporter was headed as mines a white ST 😁

Dealers told me they have a full load for a transporter to deliver any day now.
 

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Not sure of build date (early September?) the delivery record was showing TH Vehicle Check which I mentioned on Friday. The dealer didnt know what this was, nor did Ford customer services... Dealer found out from Ford what the code was and that the issue has to be resolved before delivery can take place...
Have you tried looking it up on Etis?
 

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That's a pain. My Fiesta was held at the factory for 2-3 weeks due to a faulty part, so I know what it's like.

Have they said how long to get the new part?
 

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Had mine just under 2 weeks now.

Here are some quick pics I took last week, it had already got a bit dirty with the weather, it's now filthy! (I've asked and Rallyflapz are working on mk4 flaps).

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Regarding insurance, I'm now with Chris Knott thanks to this forum, they beat the cheapest quote I could find on comparison sites. Impressed!
 

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My current insurer (Adrian Flux) have taken the absolute mick with their quotation to change to the new ST, over per month more!! Five minutes on Compare the Market and I got a quote with LVE same as Im currently paying, good enough for me!

Regarding GAP, not had a new car before but Ill be getting it as it seems daft not to given the price. Ive gotten a quote Im happy with from Pistonheads GAP (https://www.pistonheadsgap.co.uk/), you can get an extra discount with the code PISTON12.
Might be worth giving Chris Knott a go, my policy with them is underwritten by LV and the quote is about £100 cheaper than LV was quoting on comparison sites. (Obviously YMMV)

I've got gap with ALA, they're not as competitive as they used to be, but I keep doing the free transfer, so it's still cheaper than me starting again elsewhere.

Even though many insurance policies will replace the car in the first year, you can't buy gap once you've had the car a year, needs to be soon after buying normally.
 
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