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Hi guys, looking at buying a white ST in the next few months. Iv seen a few and a pre facelift one has caught my eye (05 plate)

My question is, Whats the differences between facelift and pre facelift apart from the lights? Also anything I should look out for when buying?

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As above mate, from wot i can remember the lights and dials are different. The facelift looks loads better IMO, but the choice is yours. Your best going out to look at both of them as that shud help you make a decision.

Also depends how much u got to spend. ST's are comin down in value now so you mite be able to pick up a newer model for your cash (or you will think for an extra few hundred quid i can get a newer model, and keep doing this like i did, ended up with a 58 plate lol)

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You'd e happy with either version of the ST. I have a pre facelift and love it! Prefer the look of them over the facelift. Swings and roundabouts, all down to which you prefer.
 

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If your looking into buying a white one, preface lifts come in diamond white (creamier darker shade of white) and face lifts are frozen white.
Generally 2006 onwards are facelifts although 55plates are both face lifts and preface lifts as this was around the switch over period.

The main differences between face lifts and preface lifts are the healights, tail lights, dashboard, dials and you can usually find a higher spec of gadgets in facelift models! i.e bluetooth, aux connection etc depending on what extras the car came with when new.
 

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facelift interior looks much better than pre-facelift, and although most of the differences are cosmetic I do believe the cam springs or something engine related is uprated when you buy a facelift model, so I'd strongly advise going for the latter if you can
 

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You may even find a facelift model with a bit of warranty left on it, just an added bonus really! Agree with the comments here though, go with a facelift
 

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Thanks for the comments guys! I would like to go for a facelift one but im on a tight budget lol. Tbh even if I did get a pre facelift I could always change the headlights etc? As I do prefer the facelift ones.

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Will, how much have you got to play with?

main differances which would annoy me is, the pre has no trip computer, mpg, miles till empty etc.....
also the 3 radio dash is a pain in the arse to replace.
 

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Got around 6500 mate. Oh yeah I would want the mpg and stuff. Looks like ill be getting a facelift then lol


Cheers mate :]
 

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The facelift has a digital counter with an MPG monitor, encouraging you to drive like a granny and completely defeating the point of the car.

 

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Got around 6500 mate. Oh yeah I would want the mpg and stuff. Looks like ill be getting a facelift then lol
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Cheers mate :]
With £6.5k you shud be able to get a good facelift model for that. I paid £7200 for a 58 plate with FSH, 1 owner, ford warrenty 10k miles. Where abouts you from? will av look around for u today to pass time at work lol.

Also you just av ensure you are willing to barter as STs are droppin in value at moment

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Got around 6500 mate. Oh yeah I would want the mpg and stuff. Looks like ill be getting a facelift then lol
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Cheers mate :]
With £6.5k you shud be able to get a good facelift model for that. I paid £7200 for a 58 plate with FSH, 1 owner, ford warrenty 10k miles. Where abouts you from? will av look around for u today to pass time at work lol.

Also you just av ensure you are willing to barter as STs are droppin in value at moment

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Im from leicester mate :]. Yeah hoping to pick one up with around 40k miles on the clock. Defo gotta be white though :D

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<br />Got around 6500 mate. Oh yeah I would want the mpg and stuff. Looks like ill be getting a facelift then lol <img src='http://www.fiestastoc.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/P.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='
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With £6.5k you shud be able to get a good facelift model for that. I paid £7200 for a 58 plate with FSH, 1 owner, ford warrenty 10k miles. Where abouts you from? will av look around for u today to pass time at work lol.

Also you just av ensure you are willing to barter as STs are droppin in value at moment

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Im from leicester mate :]. Yeah hoping to pick one up with around 40k miles on the clock. Defo gotta be white though :D

Will
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how many miles u willing travel? will get looking for u now and will pm u any i find

Matt
 
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