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How do you get out of it, through the windows?

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I can just get out of the door but after christmas dinner I can not :oops: :lol:

I had to chisel a big hole three inches deep in the garage wall at the back as she is too long to get the garage doors shut as well :lol: :lol: :lol:


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The MOT tester, he say yes!! :wink:

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The MOT tester, he say yes!! :wink:

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Excellent... Now get it slammed!


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I can finally join in, got my first car yesterday evening so thought I'd post some pics, all insure and taxed and ready to go just need to pass my test this month and I can be on my way to meeting some of you chaps at the bike meets. Anyway here it is I know its nothing amazing but I'm well chuffed.

The max power shot lol.

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And in keeping with the retro feel, check out my sound system.

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I can finally join in, got my first car yesterday evening so thought I'd post some pics, all insure and taxed and ready to go just need to pass my test this month and I can be on my way to meeting some of you chaps at the bike meets. Anyway here it is I know its nothing amazing but I'm well chuffed.

The max power shot lol.

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Plenty of space for the little un.

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And in keeping with the retro feel, check out my sound system.

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Good first-car fodder, the Focus.

The casette deck is probably a better option than the CD HU (6000 something or other, they always go fubar).

Air-con that works and heated front screen (without big gaps...)?

Pretty good cars the Mk1 Focus, handle well, not sure about the 1.4, but the petrol engines seem refined and reasonably economical.

I see you've got the fetching, inevitable, Motability-fave-metallic-green ;-)


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Good first-car fodder, the Focus.

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The casette deck is probably a better option than the CD HU (6000 something or other, they always go fubar).

Air-con that works and heated front screen (without big gaps...)?

Pretty good cars the Mk1 Focus, handle well, not sure about the 1.4, but the petrol engines seem refined and reasonably economical.

I see you've got the fetching, inevitable, Motability-fave-metallic-green ;-)


Lol your going to wet yourself but this is actually a ex mobility car, it's a 1.6 old man ghia with the optional leather (maybe if they were having bladder problems?) Air con works and yep no big gaps in the windscreen however my knob seems fairly worn out gear knob I mean.[/quote]


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Neil wrote:
Good first-car fodder, the Focus.

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The casette deck is probably a better option than the CD HU (6000 something or other, they always go fubar).

Air-con that works and heated front screen (without big gaps...)?

Pretty good cars the Mk1 Focus, handle well, not sure about the 1.4, but the petrol engines seem refined and reasonably economical.

I see you've got the fetching, inevitable, Motability-fave-metallic-green ;-)

Lol your going to wet yourself but this is actually a ex mobility car, it's a 1.6 old man ghia with the optional leather (maybe if they were having bladder problems?) Air con works and yep no big gaps in the windscreen however my knob seems fairly worn out gear knob I mean.

What is it with Mobility people that made them choose that colour in such big numbers? ;-)

Maybe Ford really did tap into something, there, and got the demographics just right.

As to the air con, I have found that it's pretty damn efficient in Focusssssesesss / i ;-) and doesn't really seem to go wrong. In other cars, it's always a mix of leaking gas, worn compressor clutches that need re-shimming, evaps that rot, or dryers that rot.

Use it all year 'round, and dry out the evap with the fans after using the air-con, and it should run for a good while.

The 1.6 is smooth, free-revving, and can be pretty economical.

Good solid cars, them, and are nice through the twisties. Compare that to the pile of bloat and stodgyness the Golf turned into around those years.


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