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Wdf76
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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by Wdf76 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:11 pm

Sparks wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:24 am
They are called options because they aren't necessary, more desired and they need something to boost the profits. That said, some of the optional safety features should, IMO, be standard across the range, which I'm sure will be in the distant future.
They are already cutting equipment to save money now that the model has started to take off and they want to expand the market downward. Personally, I won't want one with less than I have and when time comes to change, which may influence staying with the brand or not.
I'm all set on going back to Mazda after 6 years away. There are no options on their cars. You buy the trim level that has the equipment you want. No packs no messing.

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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by Pawprint66 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:53 pm

Wdf76 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:11 pm
Sparks wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:24 am
They are called options because they aren't necessary, more desired and they need something to boost the profits. That said, some of the optional safety features should, IMO, be standard across the range, which I'm sure will be in the distant future.
They are already cutting equipment to save money now that the model has started to take off and they want to expand the market downward. Personally, I won't want one with less than I have and when time comes to change, which may influence staying with the brand or not.
I'm all set on going back to Mazda after 6 years away. There are no options on their cars. You buy the trim level that has the equipment you want. No packs no messing.
One of the best cars I've ever had was my 6 Tourer in Soul Red. Beautiful looking car. Gave it back a little over two years ago with 120,000 on it in 3 years. Never missed a beat. Sorry if i've highjacked the post! :oops:

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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by Sparks » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:25 pm

Wdf76 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:11 pm
Sparks wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:24 am
They are called options because they aren't necessary, more desired and they need something to boost the profits. That said, some of the optional safety features should, IMO, be standard across the range, which I'm sure will be in the distant future.
They are already cutting equipment to save money now that the model has started to take off and they want to expand the market downward. Personally, I won't want one with less than I have and when time comes to change, which may influence staying with the brand or not.
I'm all set on going back to Mazda after 6 years away. There are no options on their cars. You buy the trim level that has the equipment you want. No packs no messing.
I had a Mazda 6 and loved it.....~Would be happy to go back if need be.
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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by Wdf76 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:38 pm

Pawprint66 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:53 pm

One of the best cars I've ever had was my 6 Tourer in Soul Red. Beautiful looking car. Gave it back a little over two years ago with 120,000 on it in 3 years. Never missed a beat. Sorry if i've highjacked the post! :oops:
I've had 3 Mazda's, my wife has a Mazda 2 now. Coming up for 5 years old. 50k miles, has had no work other than servicing and consumables, it's
super well built and rattles less than my Puma......

I might sound a little bit negative but my Puma experience has helped me to decide to move on from Ford.

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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by Ali7487 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:04 pm

Im looking at non hybrid puma titanium s,due to the incredible spec on them,the have everything including power tailgate,driver assist pack and comfort pack,not sure what to do ,do I get a non hyrid with loads of spec or buy a hybrid with nothing on it?

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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by FirstFord1972 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:01 pm

Remember it is just a mild hybrid. To be honest I didn’t find any difference between my Titanium Auto 125ps and the ST Line X 125ps I took out for a test drive. The cynical among us may believe that adding the word hybrid is just a Ford trick to make it sound more green. If you are looking for some extra kick then simply put it into Sports mode. Book yourself a test drive with and without, there is no obligation to buy :D

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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by sinlessUK » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:10 pm

Ali7487 wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:04 pm
Im looking at non hybrid puma titanium s,due to the incredible spec on them,the have everything including power tailgate,driver assist pack and comfort pack,not sure what to do ,do I get a non hyrid with loads of spec or buy a hybrid with nothing on it?
Thought you was going to rent one for the weekend :?:
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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by Wdf76 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:17 pm

FirstFord1972 wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Remember it is just a mild hybrid. To be honest I didn’t find any difference between my Titanium Auto 125ps and the ST Line X 125ps I took out for a test drive. The cynical among us may believe that adding the word hybrid is just a Ford trick to make it sound more green. If you are looking for some extra kick then simply put it into Sports mode. Book yourself a test drive with and without, there is no obligation to buy :D
Yeah I see where you're coming from, 'mild hybrid' is a bit of a fudge but probably rolls off the tongue slightly easier than 'mild 48v electrical belt driven assistance'. As there is a physical connection between the starter generator and the crank they are entitled to call it hybrid

I could probably only work out the benefit if there was a non hybrid 155 and I could drive them back to back.

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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by Ali7487 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:17 am

Cant rent one down here in plymouth,because the last ford rental place was vospers,and they stopped to doing rentals due to covid,It will be next year before I manage to save enough money to get one,due to inability to obtain finance due to poor past credit history,when I bought my fiesta I paid £12000 cash and was going to finance the other £2000 but couldnt even get that,so I manged to save abit more,

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Re: New member looking to buy

Post by sinlessUK » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:54 pm

You need to setup a crowd fund ;)

You'll get there in the end. You've already got a smaller Puma, (Fiesta) ;)
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