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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:01 pm 
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hey guys, wondering if you could all post up any words of wisdom on the subject of buying a si? i will be starting the hunt within the next few weeks, and no idea how to go about it. im sure there are common probs to look out for, and hints and tips about buying them. i have no idea on prices, what to look out for etc. also anyone live near bracknell, that would be willing (fuel costs paid) to come with me, as you know the car that i will be looking at?


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Was there not a buyers guide in a recent Fast Ford along with the first rolling road figures etc???

Someone may be able to confirm that, and also what issue?

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there was a buyers guide last year or/and the year before in PF and FF

i'll get Issue numbers etc as well

if i can get hold of a scanner then i'll slap the pic's up ;)


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:35 pm 
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bump! any findings?

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:55 pm 
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it was with Chris's old Si in the mag wasn't it, before he moved onto a mk6 zetec s?

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There's been one in Fast Ford and Performance Ford! :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:01 am 
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any one have scanned pics/issue numbers etc? im desperate!

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fast ford august 2007 mate was the buying guide, nikki's car was in there. and the rolling road day was in the summer 07 issue. good luck in buying 1 mate, make sure u have a look at a a few and don't rush into buying any straight away and also check insurance coz i take it your around my age (17) so insurance will be steep, especially on a 1.6 Si lol

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:27 pm 
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only 200 more than the 1.4 mate... 1.6k for 1.4, 1.8k for 1.6. and yh im 17. problem is i have no transport to view the si's and i dont think people would be willing to drive to me to sell it lol

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:38 pm 
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£1800?!! I do hope you're joking! You're gonna pay that?

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:41 pm 
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:lol: even a 1.2 punto would be costing 1500... i may aswell get the car i want ! the cheapest quote i have had is the 90hp corsa b, the sri version, at 1300. but chavness :blahblah:

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1.4s are rarer :insanity: :insanity: lol and get on your parents insurance. :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:53 pm 
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dads only been driving 2 years himself, so cant really. insurance sucks :(

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 3:36 pm 
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i no how u feel mine last yea was 1800 for a 1300cc and it still didnt go over a 100mph lol toped out at 90 95 down hill hehe trust this is a good buyers guide dont bye a 1.3 mk3 fiesta :lolz:


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 2:55 pm 
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my 1.3 was surprisingly spritely.

my mates 1.5 civic was timed 0-60 of 12.2 and kept with him!

also had above the quoted 96mph on a private stretch of road ;)

no-one could explain why it was so quick for what it was, it had a K+N panel filter and a Yamaha R1 "non road use" rear can

maybe it was a one off :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:26 am 
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i timed mine 0-60 and it was 20secs lol


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:13 pm 
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20 secs? you had something wrong with it mate. even my mates 0.8 cincequento thing does it quicker than that (i think).

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:48 pm 
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ford quote 13.6 so you must have had issues!

all this talk makes me miss my fiesta :cry:

many a good time in it, may have to get one again! (at some point)

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:14 pm 
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Look around the arches of the car, front ones arent too bad cause you can replace the wings if you have to

Floorpan rotts on them, so dont be scared to give it a wack with something under to check it

Sills rott because of the sunroof drain pipes go into the sills, stupid design

Check for any signs of new panels on the front end as it might have been in a bump, things might not be perfetly straight.

Loads of other things to look out for.. mainly rust.

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