October 26, 2012, 8:03 am
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1351193556' post='213673']
in honesty the issue and no offence is down to naivety on the buyers part any amount of research on that model would tell you
1. the figures are based on test conditions not real world no car will hit the claimed figures as we do not drive in optimum temperatures on flat roads etc etc etc rule of thumb is take the lowest mpg figure qouted and that will be around the right mark
2.the manufacturer doesnt lie the car can achieve that figure in perfect conditions
3.diesels are useless if you drive less than 15k a year or short /town journeys the mpg will be poorer than a petrol
as for the other comments ie keyless entry steering wheel buttons keyless entry has been or is being dropped by other manufacturers as they found the car was easier to steal and the rf signal can be copied by small crooks with a 300 pound device (serach bmw thefts} and that it was going faulty as you have stated ford have went ahead with it and its biting them in the backside i know the keyless entry is a big issue with the dealers who are getting onto ford about a fix as they get it in the neck from customers there are updates to the ecu to try and solve the issue some work some dont
the steering buttons ive heard 2 theories so far 1 is that microsoft developed the interior system ie stereo voice control etc and its flawed i know for a fact that the buttons stop working the voice control can have a mind of its own and stereos can switch on at full volume as yet theres no fix from microsoft to ford dealers are rebooting the system and hoping for the best. 2 was that some wiree states owners there have been lawsuits against ford and microsoft s hadnt been connected at the factory
Hmm, ok thanks for the info. I've owned a number of diesels before including
Pug 405 1.9D
Pug 405 1.9TD
Pug 306 2.0 HDi
Citroen Xantia 1.9TD
Skoda Fabia VRS 1.9 TDi
Skoda Octavia VRS 2.0 TDi
And then this.....it's my 14th car overall (I've not included the petrols in the above list).
So far it's been the most juicy to be honest (for example I had to rag the Octavia to get it down to early 40's) but based on what people are saying it may well be down to a running in process as it is only just breaking the 3000 mile point. I read somewhere else that these engines take quite a while to run in - the Octavia was pretty much loosened up by about 5k. As I say I'm not expecting 67mpg or anything close but I was expecting more than 42 - something like 50 perhaps based on the engine size and power. I'll give it some time.
Also I commute 74 miles a day down the M62/ A1 so I am well in diesel territory.
Re the buttons, Ford have now had to take the steering wheel off and keep it for an extra day. Think this is more than a software issue......
As for the rest we'll see when I collect it.