AWD 4x4 All Wheel Drive Mondeo Vignale Nearly New

November 12, 2018

New arrivals into stock this week are the simply stunning Ford Vignale Mondeo AWD in 5dr and Estate car variants to choose from. Of course the weather is now changing to Winter so it might be time with your next purchase to consider the Ford Intellegent 4 Wheel Drive System that is gathering sales all over Europe and the UK. Why ?....because it's really rather good !

Mondeo's Intellegent All- Wheel Drive system (AWD) continually monitors your driving environment optimising traction whatever the surface by directing power to where it is needed. A special display on the cluster panel shows the power split to keep you informed about conditions beneath each wheel.

So what we have we got for you to consider ?

EK67MSX Ford Vignale AWD 5dr Powershift in White Platinum Pearlescent with Ebony  Lux Vignale Leather Trim - Panoramic Glass Roof / SONY Premium Audio Upgrade / SYNC3 Navigation and Connectivity for Apple Play and Android Auto with W-Fi / Adaptive Cruise Control / Ford Active Park Assist (can steer you into a parking space just 20% longer or wider than the car ! ) / Active City Stop / Inflatable Rear Seat Belts / Power Tailgate and NERO Pack  - 12000 miles - £23995

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NEWS Article posted 12.11.2018 for Perkins Garages Ltd- Nearly New Ford Specialists in Rayne Essex - Nr Braintree CM77 6SA for your navigation - We specialise in High specification used Ford cars and Vans along with MPV and Tourneo - you get more choice with Perkins for Ford Galaxy and S-Max Titanium X and Vignale models with some very low rate finance packages to suit your requirements - CALL our Sales Team on 01376 550899 7 Days a week.

Subaru Forester XT Test Drive Essex

November 1, 2018

At Perkins Subaru we love what we do and on occaision we get to experience long term test drives with our products. It helps us help you in making the right decision to your next New or Nearly New Subaru.

So as we are just taking off fleet our Forester XT Demonsrator we thought you might like to read our thoughts too...along with other road testers of course. This particular car has now been sold but we of course have cars for you to choose from in stock today.


Horizontally -opposed 4- cylinder, 4 stroke Turbocharged petrol engine - developing 241 ps @ 5600 rpm and 350 Nm torque between 2400 and 3600 rpm

VMAX is 137 mph with Zero to 60 time of 7.5 secs and a combined mpg of 33.2

All Wheel Drive Drivetrain with Active Torque Split AWD system with 3 throttle maps -- Intellegent / Sport and Sport # - 6 and 8 spd Gearbox options with manual Paddleshifters.

Overall Length - 4595 mm / overall width 1735mm - Overall height 2640 mm and a Ground Clearance of 220mm

Boot Volume on XT is 488Lit2 - MacPherson Front Suspension with Double Wishbone Rear with Ventilated Front and Rear Disc Brakes.


My previous vehicle was a Ford Mustang V8 so there could not be a more different vehicle to experience this time around (lucky I know).  So apart from being hugely practical all of a sudden, with mega headroom and leg room front and rear as well as some nice boot space, this car has a serenity that other SUV / 4X4 vehicles in other marques don't have in this price range. Effortless power delivery at any speed. The Lineartronic Automatic gearbox has undetectable gearchanges, really, it does just feel like it's go or stop, no gaps, no struggling to find the right gear on overtaking or approaching and pulling out of T- Junctions and roundabouts, super quick response and drivability. Well worth trying out one for yourself.

We averaged ,between my wife and myself, an average fuel consumption of 29.9 over 6000 miles. This includes a "all in one day" drive to Northern Spain from Great Dunmow to Nr Barcelona, all in all a 990 mile trip at an average of 34.6 mpg at around 130kph most of the way. There was a little traffic around Lyon for an hour or so but I thought not bad at all for the power available and a 2.0i Turbo charged petrol AWD all rounder with the luggage and 2 kids...not bad at all. It just hit a sweet spot in the drive and because of the torque curve, it felt like easy cruising was one of the jobs for the car designers when putting this car together. An engaging and thoughful car to drive.

I love the technology too. OK so Heated Seats with 2 temperatures suit myself and my other half of course along with the dual zone climate's not just our household that runs at two different temperatures I'm sure but very handy to have that control available. The controls have a lightness and quality feel to touch and operate and durability on the Forester is  paramount to Subaru. They definately have got that bit right. Memory Drivers seat also comes in handy for 2 drivers different heights and legs along with rather well thought out sunblinds that stretch across the width of the front screen. Very clever.  So, not a fan of a sunroof myself ( I remember how much they used to leak in the 80's) but the Panoramic Glass roof in the XT is adored by the children and my Wife. In warmer weather and low speed cruising its just lovely to open and enjoy , it kind of feels like a different car when open and certainly does change the mood in the cockpit...apparently I drive slower with it open, which makes the rest of the car happier.


One of the the main goals for Subaru UK  in 2018 is to promote the safety of the product we drive and the XT is no exception. A 5 star NCAP rating has already been awarded to the car along with a ring Shaped re-inforcement frame for stronger roof ,door, pillars and floor. Front /Side and knee SRS Airbags protect,  along with energy absorbing seat springs to reduce whiplash are all well thought out. In the event of a head on coliision the Boxer engine's low position allows the engine to absorb the energy of an impact and is mounted to a strucure which is designed to collapse below the occupants for protection. ABS brakes of course along with Electronic Brake-force distribution ( I now sound like a brochure...sorry about that )  that re-disributes your braking among all 4 wheels dependent on road and weather conditions. Of course a car behaves very differntly in the wet to the dry and I can vouch for the fact, after a rather scary moment late at night coming home from football with my eldest son. A very wet M25 with a Vauxhall Vectra spinning in front of us and our trusty Forester XT  able to not only stop and steer but also feel in complet control whilst doing so. Performance not to be ignored I think. This car absolutely feels way more planted on the road especially in poor weather. Its something to do with VDCS so I'm told.  It stands for Vehicle Dynamics Control System which is something perhaps the brochure can explain for you about under and oversteer but all I can tell you is that is definately works.

I very much enjoyed my time in the Forester XT and was  a bit sad to see it go.Take it from me , in this industry we drive literally hundreds of differnt cars a year and to be concerned to change out if this car certainly makes one think about how good the car is.  A New Subaru XV is just about to arrive which is a very different car again. I really do have a pretty good job !

Of course, Perkins subaru would love you to experience this super motor car and so here somes the sales bit. You are very welcome to experience this car in our company whenever you feel like changing you current car " That's it !

Hope to meet you at the dealership soon. This car will make you think different about what available choices there are out there in " the car you drive " land. They say that Subaru's products are one of the best kept secrets in the motor industry. It's done on purpose. A niche brand built for individual people with complex lives and a need for moroting satisfaction built on extreme and dymanic engineering.  ( That's not from a brochure either) - are a few phots of what is available at Perkins Subaru Essex for November 2018.

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Ford Kuga Braintree Chelmsford Essex

November 1, 2018

As the Winter draws near and the weather tests our vehicles to extremes , Perkins have a great selection of Nearly New Ford Kuga for sale at our Rayne Dealership near Braintree Essex - CM77 6SA for your navigation.

With Petrol EcoBoost technology available along with TDCi Duratorque engines, the range of engines and specification allows a wonderful choice for you. With 11 Used Kuga models in stock, we also give you the time to choose the perfect next vehicle.

We currently stock (01.11.2018 ) Titanium - ST LINE - Titanium X Pack - ST LINE X Pack and Vignale models in the Kuga range so take a look at our FORD KUGA page and we look forward to welcoming you to our dealership soon if there is something that takes your fancy. CALL - 01376 550899 to book your test drive appoinment today.

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Used Ford Fiesta Braintree Chelmsford

October 29, 2018

Due to constant demand we have re-stocked with Ford Fiesta models again ( April 2019 ) this week. Ranging from a 2017 66 REG Fiesta 1.25i Zetec Navigator with 10000 miles at £9495 to the latest model 2018 18 REG Fiesta 1.0i Titanium B&O PLAY Automatic model with 6000 miles  at £16995.

WE ahev new arrivals of Fiesta ACTIVE and New Model ST with Performance Packs too.

We have in stock ST-LINE and ST-LINE X / Titanium X / B&O PLAY / 1.25 engine / 1.1 engine / 1.0i Ecoboost engine with 100ps, 125ps and 140ps power outputs in petrol technology and are still seeing strong demand for TDCi Duratorq technology, so we have a  new stock arriving soon.                                                                                         NEARLY NEW FORD FIESTA FOR SALE IN ESSEX


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Used Diesel 4x4 All Wheel Drive Essex

October 22, 2018

The demand for Used and Nearly New Diesel and for SUV 4x4 All wheel drive vehicles is rising and at Perkins we aim to stock the vehicles you are looking for.

Even though the diesel emissions have sparked a media storm, the demand for diesel engine for over 15000 miles per annum users is massive and there is a shortage of good Nearly New 4x4 diesel stock around.

We have a superb choice of Ford Kuga and Ford Edge for sale along with Subaru Forester, Outback and XV available for you to choose from. All Wheel Drive 4x4 and SUV ( Sport Utility Vehicles) are becoming the natural choice for drivers as the demand for "normal" cars is dwindling. The SUV gives a higher driving position with better all round visibility along with increased safety and far better usage for our families. Taller tyres for a quieter and softer ride make long journeys  more comfortable and the latest passenger safety NCAP ratings are all 5 star in the cars we currently stock.

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Ford Fiesta Braintree Used Nearly New

October 22, 2018

With a great selection or Used and Nearly New Ford Fiesta to choose from in the Essex area of Braintree and Chelmsford - CM77 6SA for your navigation, Perkins have the perfect car for you in stock for you to drive away today if you so please to do so. Our Friendly and experienced Sales Team have all the tools to assist your next car purchase with Hire Purchase, PCP (Personal Contract Plans) and of course, accurate part exchange valuations within minutes of your arrival so you know where you are in the purchase process.

Visit our Fiesta page of vehicles on the website with all the lastest model to view from  £8995 for a 2017 Fiesta 1.25 ZETEC 3dr with Satellite Navigation and Air Conditioning with just 8000 miles and 1 previous owner to the latest 2018 Ford Fiesta models including the rather gourgeous Titanium X and Vignale variants.

We currently stock over 20 FIesta models with manual and Automatic gearbox with Diesel and petrol Technology - From September 2017, many new vehicles will be type approved using WLTP ( Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure)  which a new way of testing vehicles for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 Emissions - The latest Ford technology of Ford EcoBoost petrol and Ford EcoBlue diesel engines are remarkably fuel efficient. The New Ford 1.5 TDCi 125 ps engine achieves 64.2 mpg on the combined cycle and has CO2 emissions of just 113g/Km.

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Ford Tourneo Custom Bus 8 Seater Essex Chelmsford

October 19, 2018

At Perkins Nearly New Ford Centre at CM77 6SA we stock a good selection of high specification Ford Tourneo vehicles - Many have Leather Trim , Satellite Navigation, Privacy Glass, Front and Rear Parking Sensors and all are 1 Owner Ex FMC vehicles with the remainder of the Ford manufacturer warranty balance.

Here are a few examples of what we have in stock today ( 19.10.2018 ) and the stock is always changing. We also stock a good selcection of  6 seat Transit Custom Crew Cabs too if that is what your lifestyle demands.

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MG 3 Zero Percent 0% Essex

September 28, 2018

The New 2018 MG 3 is now here in the Braintree Essex showrooms and it has the superb 0% 4 Year Finance offer attached to the range of EXPLORE - EXCITE and EXCLUSIVE MG 3 models.

With prices starting at £9495 for the EXPLORE going up to £12795 for the EXCLUSIVE with 7 YEAR WARRANTY this car needs to be considered in your New car purchase basket.

The specification of the New MG 3 is fantastic - including Bluetooth / LED Daytime running lights / Twin Front, side and Curtain Airbags and ISOFIX standard across the range of models to start with. Adding Reverse Parking Sensors / DAB Audio / Air conditioning /Apple Car Play / Remote Locking and Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels to the EXCITE model and then with the EXCLUSIVE model you get Cruise Control / Reverse Park Camera / Remote Locking and Half Leather Trim along with many other great features we all need on our daily drive.

Finance examples for the New MG 3 Models :

MG3 1.5 VTi -TECH EXCITE 5dr - Conditional Sale - Hire Purchase

48 Payments of £189.92 / month ----On the Road Cash Price of £11395 --- Deposit of £2279 --- Amount of Credit £9116 --- Interest charges £0 ---Arrangement Fee of £0 --- Credit Arrangement Fee £0 --- Fixed Rate of Interest 0.00 % --- Duration of Agreement 48 Months --- Total Amount Payable £11395 --- Representative APR of 0.0 % APR ---- You own the car at the end of the agreement.

MG 1.5 VTi-TECH EXCLUSIVE 5dr  - Conditional Sale - Hire Purchase

48 Monthly Payments of £213.25 --- On the Road Cash Price of £12795 --- Deposit £2559 --- Amount of Credit £10236 --- Interest Charges of £0 --- Arrangement Fee of £0 ---Credit Arrangement Fee £0 ---Fixed Rate of interest 0.00 % --- Duration of Agreement 48 Months --- Total Amount Payable £12795 --- Representative APR 0.0 % APR --- You own the car at he end of the agreement.

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Ford Mondeo Vignale Chelmsford Braintree Essex Used

September 24, 2018

What an excellent choice of Nearly New Ford Mondeo Vignale vehicles we have into stock this week. 24.09.2018. Often we have more choice than your main dealer so you are likely to find the car you are looking for at Perkins Nearly New Ford Centre.

We currently have 8 cars at the dealership just outside of Braintree Essex - CM77 6SA for your navigation to find us. Call 01376 550899 to book your test drive appointment and reserve one of these vehicles.

The Vignale range of Mondeo hatchback and Estate cars is an excellent choice if you are looking for a Premium motor car for 2018. Designed as a vehicle to travel distances effortlessly, there is some super tech behind this vehicle that many have not experienced before.

An Active Grill Shutter that improves airflow and reduces drag, Streamlined rear quarter panels that are designed to reduce turbulence and add stability.

Sound absortion materials create a hushed interior, a place of harmony and control. Light pours in through the Panorama Roof to enhance the feeling of space the subtle and Premium interior along with the changeable multi Coloured ambient Lighting enhances all night time travel. Its amazing how the colours adjust the feel and mood of the car.

Ford SYNC3 with Voice Control offers a more sophisticated interface between driver and technology. The 8 inch screen supports multi touch gestures such as "swipe" and "pinch to zoom ", while Bluetooth and USB connectivity will let you integrate SYNC3 with your external devices. Apple car play, Android Auto, Applink and Emergency Assistance give you complete access to your smartphone HMI through the SYNC3 home screen.

Active Park Assist can steer you into those difficuslt parking spaces just 20% longer or wider than the car. Its just a simple press of a button to keep calm and park the car.

Bi-Turbo Diesel Technology - With 210 ps, the Vignale high power diesel engine employs a sequential bi-turbo system for increased performance and efficiency. Diesel is NOT DEAD YET as the 180ps and 210 ps engines deliver smooth and clean performance with both manual and Auto Powershift gearboxes.If you are doing the mileage, a diesel engine is still the only sensible and right choice for you.

Intelligent All -Wheel Drive - The Vignale's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive  (AWD) system continually monitors your driving environment, optimising traction whatever the surface by directing power to where it is needed.

Experience the new expression of Ford with the Mondeo Vignale. It offers a unique ownership experience as the vehicles shine with superior craftsmenship and attention to detail in both Hatch and Estate variants.

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