Bought in May 2009, my 2.5 160+ V6, was VERY happy with the car, and cost me 2 grand with 86k on the clock and a full service history and not a mark on her.
Served me very well, and even manged a decent MPG of 33ish despite the VIS (Variable Intake System) being broke.
Bit more optimistic sometimes.
I played around with the car a bit, including a tinting film for the tail/headlights....
....which looked great but was a bugger to keep clean so it came off in the end.
Sadly, she started giving strange engine noises that sounded like the big end, and I sold her on for pennies to a nice fella, who I warned that it needed work. Hes still driving it 4 months later and it still hasnt gone bang, so either I made a huge mistake or its a really strong engine!
Reduced to driving a 1.3 Fiesta Encore, I was fed up and missed my ZT when out of no where I was offered another.
For 500 quid, here was an identical 160+ V6 model (except had tow bar, sun roof and no IPK (Instrument pack (IPK from the German)) pack) and whilst it had no service history at all, I spent a good two hours going over the car, and decided shes worth it. Paint needs a good correction as such (dont have time as moving house!), but I managed to pass the car with a brand new MOT two weeks after getting her, and fixing the clutch with just a simple bleed, which has stayed solid since.
Already got various bits for her, and strangly its the car I wish my last one had been. And no VIS issues! Yet. LOL. Sadly theres some minor issues, paint needs correcting with a buffer, and drivers seat is torn, but these are things that will be fixed in time.
Hope you folks enjoyed my LQW history.