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Coast2coast anyone?

S32B May 4, 2020

  1. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member

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    Posting here as it's the most used forum by everyone and myself :)

    Anyone used them to buy a car?

    They seem to be on the ball with prices, calling, emails and the reviews online seem OK, just wondering if anyone on here has had dealings and what they thought? I spoke to Gordon this morning and he seems a really nice guy.

    After a lot of test drives, talking to friends and certain members on here about which way to go with regards to which car, lease, pcp or buy new/second hand! I've decided to buy new. For the very low miles I do I just can't justify the best part of £400 each month on a car just to give back at the end, if I was doing 10k a year then yes I'd stick to pcp/leasing, but I do under 4k per year, so a new car should last me years!!

    From the start I said, small, cheap, sporty and fun, so I'm going for the Fiesta ST3 in frozen white, comes with everything I need as standard, privacy glass, B&O, performance pack, red brakes, quaife limited slip differential, recaro seats, Nav, parking sensors and rear cam, heated screen, 18" alloys, cruise etc. etc. I'm looking to keep it for at least 5 years, so adding the 5 year extended factory warranty for £350 (which is transferable if you sell the car) and I'll be buying the service pack which covers you for 4 years of breakdown cover and 3 anual services, cost for that is £480. Audi wanted £452 for just for my 2nd service last year :D

    I'm under no illusion that quality and materials are down on what I'm used to, but it's coming in at under £21k, so I have to compromise somewhere! The hour test drive I had in March before the lockdown was great fun.

    It will be the same as this one, going for white as it's low key and easy to look after!
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  3. Marky79

    Marky79 Active Member

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    Came here hoping for a coast to coast drive out, ended up looking at a ford fester. .haha.


    Enjoy the new ride mate.
     
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  4. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    To be fair to Ford, I don't think the interior materials are that much of a downgrade over Audi. I was very impressed with my test drive.

    I really wanted to pull the trigger on a 3 door ST3, but circumstances at that time made it just too much of a compromise size wise. Bought an X3 instead. Month later, circumstances changed, and the Fiesta would now be the ideal car. Was pretty gutted about it all really. Fiesta was a hoot to drive, and if bought, it would have been driven like I was back in my 20's. Would have been a shed load cheaper too. My S3 + £3k. Oh well ....
     
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  5. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    I bought this S3 saloon via coast2coast and they'll be the first I'll contact again...more probably Whestone Audi...via coat2coast as l got a great deal the last time
     
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  6. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Gotta really disagree with you on the quality on everything between a ford compared to a Audi..and it's not just the quality...its how things just work so much better in a Audi compared to a Ford ......l do like the Ford Fiesta but l couldn't live with one longterm my Mrs has had one for 2 years
    Dislikes
    Paint quality
    MMi
    Steering wheel shape/size and button ergonomics
    Tiny luggage in rear
    Plastics
    Glass in door mirrors too small
    Likes
    Good looking
    Chuckable great chassis
    Steering fast and accurate
    Far cheaper than a S3 in every way and that's why they ain't comparable, but if l where in market for a car in this class..it would definitely be on my shortlist

    3 year pcp deal with Ford options trade it in after 2
     
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  7. Ormesome

    Ormesome Well-Known Member

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    Don’t know any good leasing or PCP companies in the UK as haven’t used them there, but I was amazed to see that nearly all companies/websites are offering the TT at just over £200 a month! That’s got to be a good deal no?

    edit: scrap that TT deal. Most show the A4 Avant at £190!! I’m moving back to the UK! My Q2 is over 500chf here!
     
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  8. msdmjb

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    ^^UK deals are mental, in France an RS3 with a decent spec is close to 1000euro per month lease.

    Congrats on the ST3, the best of its type at the moment and shows how much fun cars can be.......if i were looking for a small hot motor i would choose an ST3 over an S3 all day long, no way is the S3 worth twice the price.
     
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  9. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    Yeah, there are some noticeable downgrades, like the MMI. But plastics, I could live with, (I spent years in Subaru's, who's interiors were made of the thin plastic you find in Chocolate sweet boxes) and didn't think they were that bad. But it is a £20k car. Personally I think (apart from the tech) the interior of the Fiesta is better than that of an A1. Which is far more expensive. But we all think differently.

    But yeah, an Fiesta can't be compared to an S3. Totally different cars.
     
  10. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member

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    That's handy to know :) I was told the price includes delivery as well, did you get yours delivered or did you collect? I recall someone jumping on a plane to get down South!?!?

    My old S3 was about £28.5k after discount (bought in 2014), would I pay that again if I could get another one?...yes, but only if I were to start doing the milage I was then! I just want a small cheap sporty fun car, it's not just about the outlay cost, it's the servicing, warranty and parts long term. 12 month warranty on my current car if I were to keep it came in at over £500! against £350 and covered for 5 years on the ST :) the other option was this MX5 RF, the wife wasn't over fussed on that and it had zero practicality! 13 months old 7,000 on the clock, next 2 services paid for, £21k, top GT version:

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    Exactly mate, when the guy on the test drive asked me what I thought of the interior I said "No disrespect, but I have to accept it's not as nice inside, but my A5 list was £38k this isn't, for the money this will do me".

    Funny thing is my nephew said he will have the ST off me in a few years, his insurance is too high at the moment, but in 3-4 years he'll be OK :p
     
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  11. WIll Savage

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    hi All
    just looking around on this forum and i thought id weigh in!
    ive just used Coast 2 Coast to order a new SQ2, having been told by a few dealers we couldnt get near deals id seen online for whatever reason (or trying to take the mick with my part ex - offering 15%/2k less than we buy any car!)
    they have been brilliant, such a stressful process for some made easy and you can speak to the dealer after the introduction!
    my mrs really doenst like buying cars so we will be using them again in 6 months to order her a new fiesta!
     
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  13. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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  14. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Good to hear, haven’t used before myself, but often seem to offer great pricing and service. Enjoy the SQ2, what spec and colour did you go for?
     
  15. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Am I right in thinking this didn’t happen @S32B as they jacked the prices up? As I am sure you posted elsewhere about that and the GAP renewal in A5?
     
  16. WIll Savage

    WIll Savage Member

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    standard SQ2 with a lot of options - tech and comfort packs, side assist, 19" alloys - only downside is the MY20 have dropped start/stop push button and high beam assist (in conjunction with auto dim rear view mirror)
    the dealer is trying to see if they can be added or if we can upgrade to the vorsprung model which includes all of the above as standard and adds a pano-roof (seems to be discontinued on there systems for ordering)
     
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  17. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member

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    Yeah sadly c-19 happened and the world went to pot and orders stopped, then Ford put the price up twice and took away the £1,000 deposit allowance! it was under £300pm when I first enquired, now they want around £370pm for the same car!....no thanks.
     
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  18. WIll Savage

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    thats shocking of Ford (would of been them not C2C though) - my other mrs loves the fiesta but your right - the monthlys even after discounts and 0% apr are well over £300 for a basic 1l titanium......
     
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  19. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Sounds good Colour?
     
  20. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Thought so, ridiculous mate!
     
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  21. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member

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    Should have got the RF, better looking, RWD and less chavy than a Fiesta.... :footy:
     
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  22. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but I didn't want to look like a girl mate :)























































    JOKE ;)

    My wife was never 100% sold on it tbh, she said if you want one get one, but I could see she wasn't 100% onboard!
     
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  23. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member

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    New wife?!
     
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    S32B Well-Known Member

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    29 years since we met last week, she knows how I like my food and what beer i drink, so I couldn't be bothered training another one up :p
     
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  25. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member

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    2 very valid points and congratulations on the upcoming anniversary.
     
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  26. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    How many have you got? :wink:
     
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  27. WIll Savage

    WIll Savage Member

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    One is definitely enough!
     
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  28. WIll Savage

    WIll Savage Member

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    Mythos black including side blades. Tinted windows with a Black and grey leather interior. Chrome wing mirrors and and chrome grill surround, upgraded alloys to 19s
    Should look like below 168267F3-5E2B-44B3-A222-CE04EE5A9BAF.jpeg 0D69F038-C34D-461C-A4C2-B38A74647A87.jpeg
     
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