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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    ST3 is keyless, ST2 isnt, just has the start button. The keyless system is a bit pony, missus had it on her Fiesta and like you say pushing the button on the door is rubbish. My advice to anyone with any car with a power button is to use a steering lock or similar, thats what I do on my ST. The system on all new model fords from the current Mondeo is a lot better and it sounds the alarm if anyone accesses the port with the car locked.
    A steering lock is setting us back 25 years. It would stop me buying the car and I'd find an alternative.
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    My version of safe keyless. I just leave my key in my pocket and press the unlock on the plip as I unlock the car.

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    Why is using some kind of key considered a hardship, so needs to be done away with?

    As a BMW owner with one of the stupid keys that slot into the dash, I'd be quite happy to just use a key to make it go. I could then have a mechanical steering lock, and it'd all just be more secure, and I would have other keys on the same ring as the car key without them rattling and scratching the dash!

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    To be honest i like having a key to start the car.
    We should be using biometrics these days anyway, if my phone and computer can activate based on fingerprint or eye print then a bloody car should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottie View Post
    A steering lock is setting us back 25 years. It would stop me buying the car and I'd find an alternative.
    Yes its a pain but 30secs inconvenience is a small price to pay to have the car you want. Anyway there are not many alternatives as more and more cars are getting power buttons especially sports/high end models and the systems are equally shit on all of them
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    I like Mark, he seems fair.
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    It's not just the inconvenience of the stop lock, if people want the cars that much then you are putting your personal security at risk, and your family as well. Afflicts Ford more than most which is a shame because they are making some cracking cars recently.
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    I have not heard of anyone getting car jacked in an ST

    Range Rovers and Audis are also high on the list of getting nicked, a lot of the time houses are getting broken into and the keys being stolen as well.

    If this is a concern you can always buy a Vauxhall
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    I would put a sign up at the front door with "I love Tony Martin" - that will stop just about anyone thinking of breaking in for keys

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideways14a View Post
    To be honest i like having a key to start the car.
    We should be using biometrics these days anyway, if my phone and computer can activate based on fingerprint or eye print then a bloody car should.
    Instead of breaking into your house to steal the keys, they just lop your fingers off

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    Ive been told the kia cee'd gt is a good car but it was a older person over 36.

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    I saw one of those the other day and thought "That's a good looking car".

    No idea if its as good as it looks.

    I can't remember being 36 its so long ago

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    well on paper its no GTR but it aint bad for a hatch with a 7 year warranty

    Max Power (bhp @ rpm) 201 @ 6,000
    Max Power (kw @ rpm) 150 @ 6,000
    Torque (Nm @ rpm) 265 @ 1,500 - 4,500
    Torque (lbs ft @ rpm) 195 @ 1,500 - 4,500
    0-60mph in Seconds 7.3
    Top Speed mph (kph) 143 (230)

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    Yeah i saw those, problem is i think it is more of a warm hatch/gt type car. Its not a wee puppy like a fiesta.
    If Kia could maybe make a hardcore version then they would have a winner.

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    Did you say no to the fiat 500 as the 595 COMPETIZIONE is ****ing mental. I know someone with the 500 biposto which is stupidly mad and very quick but they are 35k but the competition is around 20k on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideways14a View Post
    Yeah i saw those, problem is i think it is more of a warm hatch/gt type car. Its not a wee puppy like a fiesta.
    If Kia could maybe make a hardcore version then they would have a winner.
    Pretty sure the EVO editor runs one as a long term test, and they really like it, does no harm to do a bit more research and test drive
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    Id vote for a Suzuki Swift. One of the performance models. I've just driven a 62 plate 1.2vvt model (bout 95bhp) and i tell you what it made me smile. Actually rather quick for a 1.2, i had it pegged at at least a 1.4 maybe a 1.5 but was shocked when i discovered it was only a 1.2. Very rev happy engine and handled quite well.

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    So another quote back,

    2ltr sport MX5 in black
    42 months
    3k deposit
    300 a month exactly.
    8043 balloon

    Thats a good price.

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    If you put 3k down on a ST it would probably only be around 180-200 a month.
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    I expect an st3 on 3k/42 to be low 200s i would think.
    The local ford dealer quoted me 270 straight off for 2k x 48 (iirc) but i walked out when i found he wouldnt do the mountune kit, like WTF???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideways14a View Post
    So another quote back,

    2ltr sport MX5 in black
    42 months
    3k deposit
    300 a month exactly.
    8043 balloon

    Thats a good price.
    What are the annual mileage limits on that?

    So that is 12600 in rent, plus 3k deposit, so you are paying 15.6k to rent a car you have to give back.

    Those figures are astronomical. You could buy a great 911 for 15k, the running costs are not that much higher using specialists, and then could get 12k at least for it in 4 years time
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