Big Guns

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  1. Maybe the white one is going abroad, it has the twin exhaust that the Thai version doesn't have and different wheels. I'll be popping into the showroom to have a look at the weekend.
  2. Make sure you get the right size/specification battery when you replace it. My wife got a standard replacement battery for her Focus it worked to start with but the car then had intermittent problems and ultimately broke down. It turns out the battery was too small and there are a lot of electrics in the Focus. As a new Everest owner I know there are a lot of electric gadgets in the vehicle. My first port of call would be Ford. On average I find batteries last me about 2 years here.
  3. Yes I tried it last Friday its where Nida house used to be. I thought the food was nice & the Italian owner was very friendly
  4. The Mazda 3 saloon and hatch are the same price. It doesn't make sense to have a different price for the hatch unless the specification is different.
  5. Is there any evidence that the hatchback turbo RS is going to be any more expensive than the saloon? The rumors I heard were that it was going to be the same price.
  6. I have had Malay grass in Ban Chang for the last 6 years and I can confirm that dog Pee from my 2 female dogs does kill it. I try to pour water on the area where the dogs pee when I put them in the garden which minimises the impact.
  7. That's good news I'll still check with the manufacturing guys when I see them in a few weeks. Rayong branch say they haven't sold a single Focus. There's still the other problem of buyer remorse in a year or so when the completely new Focus is launched. For someone like my wife the 2017 revision doesn't look massively different to the 2012 model.
  8. I think you misunderstood my point. Ford may choose to build the Focus and Fiesta for export only as a result of the damaged brand reputation. The pickups and the Everest sell well. I like Ford and have senior contacts in Ford manufacturing and I want to thoroughly check this point before buying.
  9. I haven't bought one just yet. My wife has a 2012 2.0 Focus Sport + (the one with the dual clutch gearbox) which she was going to replace with the new Focus. It handles excellently, its comfortable and has a load of features which the competition doesn't have. The only downsides we could see were; the fact that effectively it's a revision to the existing model and a whole new model will be launched in a couple of years and the possibility that Ford might follow the same strategy as Chevrolet and only build trucks and SUV's in Thailand as a result of poor sales/damaged image because of the gearbox issue. However, we pretty much resolved to buy one until we heard about the new Civic hatchback. Hence we'll wait until after the motor show
  10. Its next to a housing estate called Miracle Grand Ville
  11. That's very interesting. I know that rents were higher when the big oil firms such as Shell were still in the Chang, pre 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. How much was 1 rai of land in Eastern Star in 1993?
  12. The vast majority of houses tend to be 3 bedrooms in Ban Chang. I live in Eastern Star and the facilities are great. The sheer space you have for exercise such as running, walking or cycling make it unique in the Chang. You might struggle with the 25K budget though.
  13. Do the maths please, its 19,000 THB which I stated. Check the specs as I stated in the post just before yours. if you think it's a good deal Gaz buy one. Like I said you pay your money and make your choice.
  14. Interesting point, if you then look at the specification of the two bikes you'll find that the 19,000 THB saving for a blue W800 versus the ABS, traction control, LED lights etc of the Triumph is not really a saving at all. The W800 is a lovely retro bike and if Kawasaki had released it here a couple of years ago it would have been great value in Thailand. Unfortunately it's now well beaten on specification and real world value by the Street Twin. But again you pay your money and make your choice.
  15. If you check the websites below you'll find they're both 395,000 THB You pay your money and make your choice.