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    • GDJTAM
    • By GDJTAM 16th Jun 17, 4:15 PM
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    Buying in 3rd year
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    • 16th Jun 17, 4:15 PM
    Buying in 3rd year 16th Jun 17 at 4:15 PM
    Hi all,

    Apologies for asking a stupid question, I am looking to purchase a Fiesta, it's a 14 plate and the first MOT is due April 2018.

    It isn't from a Ford main dealer but a reputable car supermarket garage.

    It comes with 3 months warranty, does anyone know if it should still come with a Ford warranty?

    Secondly, The MOT is due April 2018, that means it's due in 10 months time. Should I ask the garage to extend the warranty to say May 2018 to extend my peace of mind?

    Many thanks
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    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 16th Jun 17, 4:22 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 4:22 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 4:22 PM
    It will have a 3 year warranty from new, IIRC this will be from the date of first registration.
    • iolanthe07
    • By iolanthe07 16th Jun 17, 4:28 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 4:28 PM
    • #3
    • 16th Jun 17, 4:28 PM
    it's a 14 plate and the first MOT is due April 2018.

    Surely if it is a 14 plate it will be due an MOT this year? Or am I missing something?
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 16th Jun 17, 4:54 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 4:54 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 4:54 PM
    it's a 14 plate and the first MOT is due April 2018.

    Surely if it is a 14 plate it will be due an MOT this year? Or am I missing something?
    Originally posted by iolanthe07
    Exactly, if it's a 14 plate and the MOT is in April then it was registered in April 2014 and the MOT would have been due back in April this year. Also any manufacturer warranty would have run out by now.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 16th Jun 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:42 PM
    It can't be the first MOT must have had one in April 2017? Check here if you have the reg no https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history

    You're unlikely to get a warranty for that long, unless you pay for it / buy a used car warranty elsewhere
    • GDJTAM
    • By GDJTAM 16th Jun 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:43 PM
    Sorry guys, the car was registered 31/7/2014 so I guess It should come with 12 months warranty. I've also noticed there's an admin fee of £180!

    The current MOT runs out April 2018 ( initially I incorrectly said first MOT)

    Time to look elsewhere
    Last edited by GDJTAM; 16-06-2017 at 8:47 PM.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 16th Jun 17, 9:04 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:04 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:04 PM
    Why should it come with a 12 month warranty?
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 17th Jun 17, 7:22 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 7:22 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 7:22 AM
    Sorry guys, the car was registered 31/7/2014 so I guess It should come with 12 months warranty. I've also noticed there's an admin fee of £180!

    The current MOT runs out April 2018 ( initially I incorrectly said first MOT)

    Time to look elsewhere
    Originally posted by GDJTAM
    Again, the MOT is on the anniversary of the registration date, so the next MOT will be July this year. It should have 2 months left of the manufacturer's warranty.
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 17th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
    Warrantys don't usually cover mot work anyway
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