I’m brand new to the forum, and would love a bit of expert owner advice.
I currently have a 2019 M140 but, whilst I do love it, I’ve found I miss a manual too much – therefore, I’ve turned my attention to the Mk3 RS. I’m hoping I should be able to do pretty much a straight swap.
So, looking around, and with an approx 25k budget, I’m luckily quite spoilt for choice. So, my question is ‘Why is the general advice to stick to stock, unmodded cars?’.
Yes, I totally get it about retaining manufacturers warranty, and that Mountune offer the only guaranteed upgrade, but with a car of this magnitude and price, surely most mods should be relatively safe? unless pushing way past the 400 mark!? I might be totally naive about this, so am happy to hear your thoughts.
I would love to say that I would buy a stock car and then upgrade myself, but every time I’ve said that in the past, it’s simply not happened – usually because I then struggle to justify spending out a load more money after just buying an expensive car. With that in mind, I’ve seen a car with a whole raft of lovely bits and bobs already attached.
The previous owner must surely have ben an enthusiast and maybe a forum member, so I’m hoping you might know this car and can tell me whether you think it looks good for the asking price. I realise the mileage is quite high for its age, but maybe I’d be willing to look past that for this kind of spec.
Any advice would be massively appreciated and, one way or another, I’m sure I’ll be joining you soon as an avid RS owner.
It’s a personal thing, I would prefer to make any changes myself, its the best way to know for sure whats been done. I would be looking for one with a few less miles. There are plenty about that have low miles.
Hi & welcome, as coastlines states , keep it stock you know what your getting, if any mods are done , you known what’s been done and who by, and there lies the problem, other may not be too enthusiastic even though you know all’s be done to the very highest workmanship. also future values are higher if stock &low mileage .good look in your hunt . 👍👍👍👍
I wouldn’t worry about looking for stock… I have 3 mates who sold their cars on as stock, highly modded and one was used for time trial events 😆… Condition and maintenance, And not just ford service as most like myself who follow a mental service schedule don’t use ford.