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I am finally gearing up to sell my mk6 ST150 that I have had for over ten years and will be going straight for the mk8 ST3, more than likely nearly new rather than brand new (budget etc).

 

I have noticed that the ST3 now has the performance pack as standard from factory but this wasn't the case for early models?!?

 

Does any body know year/month these became standard?

 

I have tried a couple of dealers but they just want my contact details and to book a test drive before actually answering my question  :facepalm: my local dealer is an Evens Halshaw and is the worst dealer this side of the universe for customer service.

 

Any help is massively appreciated.  :nice:



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I am finally gearing up to sell my mk6 ST150 that I have had for over ten years and will be going straight for the mk8 ST3, more than likely nearly new rather than brand new (budget etc).

 

I have noticed that the ST3 now has the performance pack as standard from factory but this wasn't the case for early models?!?

 

Does any body know year/month these became standard?

 

I have tried a couple of dealers but they just want my contact details and to book a test drive before actually answering my question  :facepalm: my local dealer is an Evens Halshaw and is the worst dealer this side of the universe for customer service.

 

Any help is massively appreciated.  :nice:

I am not 100% sure, but i think it was this year, so i think most used ones for sale would probably have had it as an option. Like i said i am not 100% sure and it might have been standard late last year. Whatever you get, the performance pack and led headlights are the best options and you will love the MK8.



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I think it came in for the cars built in the last quarter of 2019.
Should be older cars for sale with this included as an option.
BTW, the came in with a hefty price increase it wasn't thrown in for free.

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As part of the 2020.25MY Fiesta actions, ST3 got PP and B&O (with a neat new smaller sub woofer that meant you could also now spec an optional spare wheel with B&O), sync improvements and LED dipped main beam from Oct xx 2019; sorry cant recall exact date.

You will love the Mk8.

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Thanks for the replies. i did notice the standard price rise but the options that are now "as fitted" standard would have been fitted if i went for brand new but i cant justify the massive depreciation  they suffer from in the 1st six months I was hoping to avoid any finance too. 

 

Most used do have it fitted as an option and the dealers say it does when asked, even if their own ad doesn't which is suspicious and i am not prepared to drive all over the place to check original sales invoice or check drive menu for launch control.

 

I have noticed how near new or unregistered ST3's  for sale never state they have performance pack fitted although we know they are fitted as standard. at least i have some info to go off.

 

Thanks people. Hopefully wont be too long before i can show off some pics and start asking dumb questions about the tech features.



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Most used do have it fitted as an option and the dealers say it does when asked, even if their own ad doesn't which is suspicious and i am not prepared to drive all over the place to check original sales invoice or check drive menu for launch control.

 

You can create an account on ETIS and check the VIN number to see if the car has the performance pack, it is pretty simple and you can do it in no time.


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You can create an account on ETIS and check the VIN number to see if the car has the performance pack, it is pretty simple and you can do it in no time.


I signed up on that a while ago and totally forgot about it. Although wasn't aware it would show factory fitted options.

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I signed up on that a while ago and totally forgot about it. Although wasn't aware it would show factory fitted options.

Thanks

 

After you log in with your account, search for the VIN and you should see on the right side a list of minor features, look for engine performance level, if it says high, then the car has the performance pack.



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I am finally gearing up to sell my mk6 ST150 that I have had for over ten years and will be going straight for the mk8 ST3, more than likely nearly new rather than brand new (budget etc).

 

I have noticed that the ST3 now has the performance pack as standard from factory but this wasn't the case for early models?!?

 

Does any body know year/month these became standard?

 

I have tried a couple of dealers but they just want my contact details and to book a test drive before actually answering my question  :facepalm: my local dealer is an Evens Halshaw and is the worst dealer this side of the universe for customer service.

 

Any help is massively appreciated.  :nice:

You may find that a brand new car will cost you less per month than a nearly new one because of dealer contributions & very low apr PCP's...plus you will get a 3 year warranty with no MOT's due and a good deal can also be had on a 3 year service deal. 

 

When you work it all out, it's unlikely in my view that a 12 month old car would be much cheaper to buy & run for 3 years than a new one.



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You may find that a brand new car will cost you less per month than a nearly new one because of dealer contributions & very low apr PCP's...plus you will get a 3 year warranty with no MOT's due and a good deal can also be had on a 3 year service deal. 

 

When you work it all out, it's unlikely in my view that a 12 month old car would be much cheaper to buy & run for 3 years than a new one.

 I appreciate what you are saying  :nice:  but i personally wouldn't touch PCP (apart from the fact i don't like paying for things i don't and will never own) its very unlikely i will be chopping it in for something else in 3 years, so I'd get stung at the end with the balloon or stuck in an infinite new car loop . I have had my ST150 for over ten years and my Escort RS turbo for 25 years so you get the idea.

 

Having seen these 26 to 27k cars fall to 17 to 18k in less than 12 months it's a no brainer to me, although standard finance options with a large deposit have crossed my mind, it's just some hellish 1st year depreciation. :cry: . My Mrs C max only lost 4k in the 1st year. But you could say if I'm keeping it for ten years the depreciation will be lost in the midst of time.


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 I appreciate what you are saying  :nice:  but i personally wouldn't touch PCP (apart from the fact i don't like paying for things i don't and will never own) its very unlikely i will be chopping it in for something else in 3 years, so I'd get stung at the end with the balloon or stuck in an infinite new car loop . I have had my ST150 for over ten years and my Escort RS turbo for 25 years so you get the idea.

 

Having seen these 26 to 27k cars fall to 17 to 18k in less than 12 months it's a no brainer to me, although standard finance options with a large deposit have crossed my mind, it's just some hellish 1st year depreciation. :cry: . My Mrs C max only lost 4k in the 1st year. But you could say if I'm keeping it for ten years the depreciation will be lost in the midst of time.

 

One thing for you to consider.. you get £1,650 dealer contribution if you take out PCP, and you can pay it off straight away to avoid interest payments. Also as the car is 20 plate and single owner it will be worth slightly more on 2nd hand market when you come to sell it. I know it may not cover the cost of that 1st year depreciation but you do get the car from new and you know it's been treated well.

 

I personally got a new PE edition on a good discount - if you ok with the orange & 3 doors I would seriously look at that as again depreciation on those may not be so bad in the long run. Good luck with your purchase anyways!


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One thing for you to consider.. you get £1,650 dealer contribution if you take out PCP, and you can pay it off straight away to avoid interest payments. Also as the car is 20 plate and single owner it will be worth slightly more on 2nd hand market when you come to sell it. I know it may not cover the cost of that 1st year depreciation but you do get the car from new and you know it's been treated well.

 

I personally got a new PE edition on a good discount - if you ok with the orange & 3 doors I would seriously look at that as again depreciation on those may not be so bad in the long run. Good luck with your purchase anyways!

 

Defiantly 3dr not sure about orange but love the rest of the spec of the PE. I would still need near 10k finance in some form for a new one or cash no finance for used. I'll be doing some comparisons over the next few weeks.

Having a new car to my spec and knowing its always been looked after is a big plus but having no finance is also a big plus.



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Good point. If you have the cash, sign up for a PCP (with a great discount also) and pay it off within 2 weeks.
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 I appreciate what you are saying  :nice:  but i personally wouldn't touch PCP (apart from the fact i don't like paying for things i don't and will never own) its very unlikely i will be chopping it in for something else in 3 years, so I'd get stung at the end with the balloon or stuck in an infinite new car loop . I have had my ST150 for over ten years and my Escort RS turbo for 25 years so you get the idea.

 

Having seen these 26 to 27k cars fall to 17 to 18k in less than 12 months it's a no brainer to me, although standard finance options with a large deposit have crossed my mind, it's just some hellish 1st year depreciation. :cry: . My Mrs C max only lost 4k in the 1st year. But you could say if I'm keeping it for ten years the depreciation will be lost in the midst of time.

I felt the same, then I bought my new mk7 ST on 2 years PCP with the intention of paying it off, which I did, and the cost was £80 interest. Could of had an 12 month old car that would have cost exactly the same as my new one, screen price was less, but the interest was more.

 

it pays to do some sums, you may be surprised....you may not, but it’s best to know for sure.



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I'll definitely be doing sums after seeing these comments.
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