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Just saying hello in advance, as I've secured a 6000 mile, 58 plate, Frozen White Kuga 2.0 TDCi AWD which I'm hoping to collect within the next week.




On the downside, it hasn't got the appearance pack fitted from the factory that I was hoping for, but after using the search function on this forum, noted that the roof rails can be retro fitted without removing the rooflining !!












Therefore I've ordered the roof rails and found a local window tinting specialist to grade the rear windows, as per original equipment, so I've almost got the appearance pack, but without the 18" wheels !!



Will post some pictures up, when I have the vehicle in my possesion !!



I'vejust posted a picture of a White Kuga in the Gallery, whichI've taken a liking to, have a look and see what you think !!
 

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Hi BHPandWelcome justread you mentionedthat you intend to put tints onto, rear/ rear side glass, just a word of warning I had tints put onto a previous vehicle within a few weeks tiny marks "spotting" had occured where tints had started to lift off screen, in a number of tiny areas, so my advice would be to use a company a friendrelative has used and recommends. Car went back to selling dealer where they liased with there own nominated tinter to make good a whopping 5 times in a year, had to disappear for half a day on each occasion. The problem I had was I could of had rails and tints thrown in but I did not want tints and could not just specify therailsonly. But I could have rails as a option only factory or dealer fit for a ridiculas price, as they claimed thatit was a big job as roof lining had to be removed yes I know another FordFairy Tale so I passed. Good Luck.
 

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Thanks for the reply Bob !!


The tints are being done by the company that the main Ford Dealership uses. The Ford Dealership is getting the tints done before I collect the car so at least I have a little come back if I have any issues.



 

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Sorry BHP but my tints were also carried out by the supplying dealers recommended tinter in or near Chester area, hope it goes well. Myproblems surfacedafter two extremes hot blazing summer sun (I know,I know,dates & times ) followed byfreezing conditions.Dirt left on screen was one of the possible culprits. Good Luck.
 

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Tinta from a security point of view, prying eyes etc etc they are very good idea, but reversing at night looking through rear mirror was indeed a nightmare thing is what do you do then? because you have reduced vision you think I know I'll have to get reversing sensors which is exactly what I ended up doing. Wife has the doubleup, factory tints and reversing sensors although I have to say beware because they do not appear quite as dark as the ones added to my old carby tinter,that's despite being given a swatch of varying shades of tints to choose from, the end result a week on when car arrived was very very dark tints? No BHP wouldn't worry too much cos bad luck tends to follow me around, you will be just fine.
 

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Well finally picked up the Kuga yesterday after a delay in getting the V5C back from the DVLA for my part exchange vehicle, due to getting the cherished plate removed....


So far very impressed with the car




Good service by Brunell Ford who retro fittedthe roof bars and privacy glass too.



Bit of a poor picture taken by my camera phone, but you get the idea !!



 

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BruceKuga said:
looks very nice. think white does suit the chunkiness of the kuga.





Thanks for the kind comment Bruce




Just returned from the Main Dealer with some more goodies to fit tomorrow, when the wife returns with the car !!



Mats and Mudflaps is the mission tomorrow, and I've got a Genuine Ford bootliner on it's way as a bit of compensation from the Ford Dealer I bought the car from, due to a few delays !!



Next mission is do some research on Tow Bars, but I've been offered a good deal from the local Ford Dealer of £370 for the Genuine detatchable tow bar and electrics kit (Notthe caravan electric kit), and this isn't fitted, as I'll do that myself, but still doing research at the moment !!



 

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hi
just had some tailored mats delivered, black mat with grey leather look binding and red stitching. the grey bindingto match the stripe on seats and red stitching for dials. very pleased, £57 including delivery.

something to think about.
 

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HI BHP,IM ALSO NEW ON HERE AND LOOKING AT GETTING A TOW BAR FOR MY KUGA(ROOF BARS AND BIKE RACK NOW SEEM A BIT HIGH TO BE STRETCHING UP TO PUT MY BIKE ON)
SO LOOKING AT GETTING A TOW BAR MOUNTED BIKE CARRIER.I WORK AS A MECHANIC IN AN ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE. AND WOULD RECOMMEND YOU GET THE DETACHABLE TOW BAR AND THE CAR SPECIFIC WIRING LOOM WHICH DOES NOT ENTAIL CHOPPING AND SCOTCH LOCKING THE WIRING LOOM.AND NO CUTTING OF THE REAR BUMPER...AS FOR FITTING IT YOUR SELF I WOULD HAVE A GO, THERE WILL BE INSTUCTIONS AND THERE QUITE STRAIGHT FORWARD AND A LOT EASIER WITH THE WIRING KIT,I THINK THATS THE ROUTE I WILL GO DOWN...JUST NEED THE FINANCE...HOPE THIS HELPS
 
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