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Old 19-04-2017, 10:37 PM   #401
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Ford washed my car without me asking and the wing mirror was damaged so a quick phone call and a new one was in my hands. Would of on my cost 65 which isn't that bad to be honest.

Then I started prepping the car for it's sale. Two new tyres installed was the aim of the day. Good old Costco.

Then started work in the Interior. Good vacuum and then leather cleaned and treated along with all the door cards.... smelling amazing.

So the car won't get used very much. Well enough to use most of the fuel. Hoping over the next week also the exterior will get done and then get some good picture and get it gone.

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Old 20-04-2017, 09:06 AM   #402
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Shame you have had so many problems with It, they are good looking cars

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Old 20-04-2017, 11:12 AM   #403
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Your right it is a fairly good looking. Even for an estate. It's a lot of car for the money. But unfortunately due to wage cuts and everything else it has to go. If I wasn't living on my own and house bill were halved it wouldn't be so much of a problem. I've threatened to get rid of it and decided against it but this time is for sure.


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Old 20-04-2017, 12:45 PM   #404
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When other things take priority you have to make the right decision buddy, I've been there on a few occasions and even regret selling my titanium x Mondeo but needs must sometimes

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Old 20-04-2017, 02:55 PM   #405
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Enough of the Blue Oval, get yourself a Volvo or a Subaru estate next time.
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Old 20-04-2017, 03:52 PM   #406
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Best of luck with the sale. It's certainly been interesting following this thread.
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Old 20-04-2017, 03:55 PM   #407
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Best of luck with the sale. It's certainly been interesting following this thread.
I got a feeling there will be more twists and turns with this thread.

Odds on it does not get sold and he keeps then gets to keep dragging the thread out.
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Old 20-04-2017, 07:00 PM   #408
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Looking smiles better already, just a shame about build quality/reliability, maybe you just had a rogue one as Ford's nowadays are spot on.
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Old 20-04-2017, 07:43 PM   #409
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I got a feeling there will be more twists and turns with this thread.

Odds on it does not get sold and he keeps then gets to keep dragging the thread out.
I predict another kerbed wheel or dealer drama. Can't wait!
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Well much to most of your disappointment..... no more dramas haha. My son had a very long nap this afternoon which gave me the opportunity to give the car a once over before selling.

I used onr concentrate waterless wash (yellow) which I had some in a competition a while back and works very well. I would have jet washed but would of woken little man up. The car only had very light dirt from it. Ford washed it even though in said no to and they damaged a wing mirror so there wasn't much dirt and the car has only done 60 miles since I've had it. I do however need to use the diesel. I don't want to give it to someone with loads of fuel in. Maybe half a tank but that's not far off 40ltrs!

Anyways. Car was wiped down with many clothes and then moved onto bsd. Went over the car twice and the clothes only coloured slightly which meant the waterless wash worked. I'd never do it again. Not my thing but as the car will no longer be mine and probably won't be a detailer they will never know.

Glass was cleaned inside and out with some aircraft grade glass cleaner and then sealed with rainX. I got the spray form from Costco and it's ok but it smears like a bugger so it's a spray on, wipe off and buff off fairly quickly. Lasts a long time though.

Wheels were cleaned before I fitted them to the car son just needed a quick spray and then they were dressed with some endurance tyre gel.

A keen eye will see some damage to the alloy but I can't afford a refurb. So I think new tyres are better. I think you guys would rather have nice fresh rubber rather than illegal rubber but nice shiny wheels.

Exhausts were polished up and I treated all of the exterior plastics and rubber with some c-quartz dlux. I wish I had done this ages ago as they have come up very well. I didn't get a picture of them as I was up against little man haha.

More pictures to follow and then the advert to be processed.

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