17th Mar 2004, 03:03
Unfortunately, depreciation on the ST220 is horrific and you would be lucky to see £15,000 trade in after 1 year and 12000 miles. The 5 door might be worth a few hundred more, but I would have a 4 door as it looks nicer and is slightly more rigid (better handling. less squeaks). My advice is buy whatever bodystyle/colour you like the best and to hell with the resale, you will lose a fortune regardless.
23rd Mar 2004, 08:57
I’m trading in my ST220 ‘03 model (9 months old, 7k on the clock) for the new model. The dealer has offered me £16,250 trade in which under the Ford Privilege scheme means that it’s a straight swap bar £24 for the full size spare. The bonus being I avoid a service and road tax for another year and also delay buying 2 front tyres for another year. Cheers Ford, I’ll be back again in 9 months to do it again!!
24th Mar 2004, 01:52
What car should I buy? I had been looking for quite some time, then I saw an ST220. It looked fabulous, especially the twin exhaust! So in January I ordered one in Black and delivery is now due in April. Can't wait!
24th Mar 2004, 10:16
I placed an order for an ST220 in late February and have been promised delivery at the end of March. I would be grateful if anyone who has placed an order at about the same time would advise as to what delivery date they have been given.
24th Mar 2004, 15:46
I have ordered a blue st220 estate build date 12th mar still haven't had my delivery date. Getting very excited and wonder if anybody can shed some light on the arrival time. Dealer has said possibly anotther fortnight.
26th Mar 2004, 08:43
I have also placed an order for an ST220 in the middle of Feb. I've been told it's sitting in Genk awaiting the next boat to Dagenham.
29th Mar 2004, 00:44
I placed my order on the 17th of Feb. I was also told that it is sitting in genk, and would be ready for me at the dealer on 24th April (i spoke to the dealer on 26th March).
Can't wait now.
31st Mar 2004, 02:29
I ordered my replacement ST220 on 04/02/04 having been the proud owner of a Performance Blue one for the last 9 months. I wouldn't even consider another make or model. I've had an excellent experience both from the dealer and the car itself. Never a problem with the car and only about £110 for its first service. The only thing I could knock would be the cost of the tyres for it (£130 each) but then you only get what you pay for. I've been told, like many others, that my new car is in Gent and delivery is expected 10/04/2004. Still can't wait even though there's one parked outside my house right now. If that doesn't prove what a great car the ST220 is nothing will.
8th Apr 2004, 16:15
I'm the same I've got a'52 performance blue ST outside my house and I've been given a delivery date of 10/04/04,for my new machine silver ST.Can't wait i'm like a kid waiting for christmas.
10th Apr 2004, 14:16
Thank you for all the feedback. I've been trying to decide which new car to buy for several weeks and the feedback from everyone here has made my mind up - I'm ordering a ST220. I'm from New Zealand and the ST220 is a very rare car here and is not sold in Australia - apparently Ford only expect to sell 10 per annum so without everyone's input on this site it would have been hard to get relevant feedback.
Now I have to wait for her to arrive!!!
13th Apr 2004, 15:27
I ordered my ST220 on February 28th and the dealer is telling me that it still hasn't been made yet!
Has anyone out there got a delivery date yet on their new car? I would be interested to know what others are hearing as I was told I would only have to wait two to three weeks.
Any feedback would be great.
13th Apr 2004, 20:16
I ordered my st220 january 30th. still waiting, the car is produced only 10 miles from where I live... counting the days to collect it. Hope to experience all those good things I keep reading about it... thanks for all those great reviews.
14th Apr 2004, 17:10
Today I received some great news, my st220 will be of factory tomorrow and I can go collect it Monday.
It is machine silver metallic with full option. DVD+sat nav. included... I ordered mine on january 30 th. I'll keep you posted.
15th Apr 2004, 12:23
A quick update for those in the same position as myself (ST220 ordered Feb 28th).
The dealership today says I should receive my car at the end of April/ first week in May. Anyone else had an update yet?
16th Apr 2004, 00:16
I've taken delivery of a Panther Black 5 door ST220 with tech pack option, phone pre-equipment pack, heated rear seats and sunroof. Done about 1800 miles in it now and the six speed box is an absolute dream.
Agree with the earlier comments and about most of the torque being produced above 4500rpm, but I'm sure one of the 'chip' companies will get around to making a mod available so that things start happening around 2800rpm or so.
Very pleased with the car and 400 miles on a tank of petrol is definitely achievable if you do a lot of motorway driving - different story around town though, although not that bad actually.
Still very few on the road as well which makes a nice change.
16th Apr 2004, 09:18
Hello people. I ordered my ST220 on the 18th of March. I just wanted to let you all know the schedule. It's a 5 door, black, technology pack, park assist and heavy duty battery. Tracker to be dealer fitted.
Started build in Gent on 6th of April and takes up to a week (paint and factory installation options etc). Should arrive in UK about 1st of May. Predicted at my dealer (Essex Ford Rayleigh) 6th of May where it will have Tracker installed. Predicted to be available to me about 12th of May. So a bit of a wait, but not too bad.
I currently drive an ST170 which I like, but I've had a lot of problems with it. I wanted something larger and more powerful, but more importantly something less problematic! The ST220 fits the bill perfectly.
The tracker is for peace of mind, but it also helps reduce the insurance (and pays for itself if I keep the car long enough). I'm 26 and my insurance will be £740. I can live with that.
I need to quit this habit of reading everything I can about the ST220. It's all good... very good... and it's making the delivery date seem further and further away!
I intend to post my review once I've spent a week or so driving "grunt" around Essex. Look out for me, I'll be the one with a huge smile!
19th Apr 2004, 02:44
To the guy who ordered his ST on the 15 Feb. I ordered mine from Dagenham Motors on the 6th Feb and have been given a dealer delivery date of 5th June! I could have ordered from an internet company and had a quicker delivery date. The story I was told was that the not enough ST were ordered from UK dealers to make up a run therefore delivery has been put back. As a result of this long delivery I’m now being told this will effect the price of my part exchange (‘03 ST220), which basically means it’s Fords fault for the delay and they are going to penalize me for it, nice way to attract repeat business.