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post #1 of 5 Old 09-22-2011, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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hi ,im new to the forums
im after a focus cmax 1.6tdci or 2.0 tdci
after a diesel to try and save money on commuting
what cmax diesel is the most reliable
read a lot of stuff about tubos going erg valves going ect
with the money i have will only be able to get about a 2005 ,max
i like the 1.6 tdci zetec but is it any good are the 2.0 more reliable
iv had a 2001 1.6 focus for the last 3 years

any thoughts are welcome thanks
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-22-2011, 05:46 PM
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the 1.6 diesel is still enough to get you well into licence losing speed territory on the motorway

54 Plate 1.6 TDCI LX ~aspiring to be something else
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Thoroughly enjoy mine mate, had it three years . . . Fault free . . . Still love driving it . Powers phenomenal. Good luck

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Had a 2005 55 plate 1.6 TDCi 110 Zetec for 5 years, other than servicing and tyres the only part we replaced was the alternator belt which was cracking, 55 fitted. Best car we ever had. No racing car but easily kept up with traffic even when loaded.Would average 57 mpg over a 400 mile holiday journey and about 44 mpg overall. Those figures were way better than the 2.0 Mondeo TDCi it replaced.Only one thing stopped me replacing it with another. From late 2005 the cars are Euro 4, earlier cars are Euro 3 like ours was. The Euro 3 cars don't have a dpf, Euro 4 cars do. When I questioned the dealer about servcing before buying the Euro 4 car was told there is a 100 charge every 3 years to replace the dpf additive and every 6 years the dpf needs replacing, dealer quoted 1000. When I asked the question on here I was told this info is correct, Ford has changed servicing requirements. My advice is therefore qualified by saying definitely get a good one but make sure its Euro 3.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-28-2011, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for your replies ,i have seen a 04 1.6tdci 68000m looks in vgc
silver blue colour,
but it does not have a heated front screen ,gutted about that
but gona have a look at it
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