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drapley

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  • Ford Model Fiesta 59 Plate Titanium 1.6 Petrol
  1. Don't Buy A Fiesta!

    I since i got my fiesta in sept09 i have had the following: September 09: Bluetooth Update Gear Lever not central, come out of 2nd and does not line up to 4th November 09: Bluetooth Update Driver Side Door Mirror adjusted not to hit the door on auto fold Boot + Internal Lights changed for LED Footwell lights changed to RED LED Gear Lever not central, come out of 2nd and does not line up to 4th Made a boot liner - More hardwearing March 10: Front Alloys Damaged due ot pot holes - Replaced Bluetooth Update Brake hose - Ford Recall Notice - Checked June 10: Skid warning light on, no fault found! July 10: Unable to get into gear after long distance, something re-aligned Aug 10: Heating Matrix melted, stank like a dead body in the car Nov 10: Both front tyres worn out at 18k, took kwikfit 2 days to get the tyres in and they are the wrong load rating Dec 10: Screw in back tyre kwikfit unable to supply tyre for 1 week! due to high demand as so many fiesta's hitting potholes , so got ford to do it and they put the only directional tyre on my car (on the back) Jan 11: Pothole taken out one of the new front tyres, rim ok for once, kwik fit replaced same day but put the only tyre they have a directional on the oposite corner to the other one so now one front and one back, car reacting badly on motorway in the wet, swapped them around so both on the front, grips so much better! Ditched mickey mouse spare wheel and brough a secondhand alloy off ebay and got the screwholed trye fixed for a spare, and purchased a 2 ton jack for quick replacement. Starting to hate this fiesta! 2years 8months till i can ditch it!!!! I have had alloys on cars for the last 20years and never managed to knacker a tyre or wheel before this car!!! and I have found it really bad in the snow so purchased snow socks just so i can get out of my road
  2. Nov 10:

    Both front tyres worn out at 18k, took kwikfit 2 days to get the tyres in and they are the wrong load rating

    Dec 10:

    Screw in back tyre kwikfit unable to supply tyre for 1 week! due to high demand as so many fiesta's hitting potholes

    , so got ford to do it and they put the only directional tyre on my car (on the back)

    Jan 11:

    Pothole tak...

  3. New Problem, my heating matrix has melted! causing a smell of death in the car... 4 days in fords to fix, lets see if i now have the daskboard rattle back seeing as all my silicon wedges have gone... the joys of a ford!
  4. Smell Of Death Coming From Cooling System

    I have a Iphone 3gs amd sony w910,the iphone i find is worse than the sony. I have to turn the volume up on the stereo when on the iphone phone call to hear the other person but then they complain its to loud! cant win.. def worth trying a software update, the last one i had was march.. does any one know how to find out if there is a new update or what version you are running?
  5. Smell Of Death Coming From Cooling System

    Hi what phone do you have, I had a couple of updates in the last 10 months as I had the problem you had also the phone kept locking up the central console so I couldnt hang up or even use the radio, and had to pull over and turn the engine off and on. hands free, not quite! lol. all fixed with updates. good luck! and I hope you dont have the same problem as I do!
  6. Hi All I seem to have the most unreliable fiesta out there! for the last 4 weeks there has been the smell of death coming from the ventilation, finnally the day has come for Ford to take it in, took 10 days just to get it booked in! My heating matrix has melted and is leaking! and would not advise me driving anywhere with it, will be at least tuesday for parts to come in! NICE! So far September 09: Bluetooth Update Gear Lever not central, come out of 2nd and does not line up to 4th November 09: Bluetooth Update Driver Side Door Mirror adjusted not to hit the door on auto fold Boot + Internal Lights changed for LED Footwell lights changed to RED LED Gear Lever not central, come out of 2nd and does not line up to 4th Made a boot liner - More hardwearing March 10: Front Alloys Damaged due ot pot holes - Replaced Bluetooth Update Brake hose - Ford Recall Notice - Checked June 10: Skid warning light on, no fault found! July 10: Unable to get into gear after long distance, something re-aligned Aug 10: Heating Matrix melted
  7. Unable To Get Into Gear

    Ford have realigned the gear linkage, dont hold out a lot of hope as they have done this before to this car. think its just something they say!!!!!! it feels like you haven't pressed the clutch down to select the gear...
  8. Unable To Get Into Gear

    Hi all My Mk7 has now had its first service at 12k, dodgy lease plan sent it to a small garage rather than a main dealer Anyway! driving down from Lincoln on the M1 and didnt stop untill I hit the M25, which was slow, went to change down for the first time and no gears, tried all and wouldnt go in, luckly very slow traffic so stopped and forced it in, after that seemed ok, untill I went the next 40 miles with out stopping and did it again, but today on the short hops junction to junction its ok.... any thoughts? Friday I will be driving to Newcastle so if its a clean run I should get a couple of hundred miles with out stopping to try again.. Also the wheel spinning light came (esp) on for a few miles after it came out of the garage, but that has gone away, and im pretty sure I wasnt sat in a line of traffic with the wheels spinning, lol Never a dull moment with this fiesta! Dave
  9. Carpet Mat Holder; Drivers Side

    Hiya This is quite a question, company car that I plan to purchase as I spec'd it and love it as it was mine. but I do have the figures that were issued to me: Options Factory Fit: ESP With EBA 300 Metallic Paint 425 Drivers Lumbar Support 50 14in Steel Spare Wheel 30 Parking Sensor Rear 200 Individual Pack Red 850 Power Rear Windows 150 B/Tooth Handsfree Voice Control and USB 200 Rear Centre Head Rest 50 TOTAL COST OF CAR P11D 16275.01 Costs me my 250 allowance and a extra 26 amonth for the extras (of course plus the tax for having a company car) I was miffed that I could only afford a fiesta after not having one since 93. but what a car!!, can go happly up and down the A1 or M1 and not hurt at the end.. just the weak alloys that cant take a pot hole annoy me. By the way if you get a chance replace the footwell lights to red led and the interior lights to white led, makes the inside look so much better!
  10. Carpet Mat Holder; Drivers Side

    Hi If the car is brand new it may take a while for the web site to be updated, you could always ask the dealer when you talk to them.. When I first looked at ETIS it said mine was a Zetec S emailed them and 4 months later it now says its a "Series 50" whatever that is? As for panther black with the red, thats exactly what I have, lol, But at least it is different to all the other ones at my work. what extras did you get? mine has: 16" 15 Spoke Alloys Rear Centre Headrestraint B/Tooth Handsfree Voice Control and USB Power Rear Windows Individual Pack Red Parking Sensor Rear 14in Steel Spare Wheel Black Metallic Paint ESP With EBA Lumbar Support Drivers Seat David
  11. Carpet Mat Holder; Drivers Side

    Hi, Def have clips, I also have a Titanium individual (red) did you go with the red or blue? Just incase you dont have the Etis web site link: http://www.etis.ford.com/ Just click on the Vehicle tab and enter your reg
  12. Buckled Ford Alloy Wheels

    Ford did say it was going to be £113 per alloy proberly +VAT, the only good thing was that I told them to go talk to leaseplan... I know from experience if enough people contact watchdog on there web site http://www.bbc.co.uk/watchdog/gotastory/ then they would do a story and that would make Ford do something for us, surely would be better than £150 bill every year? Is there a way to do a collection of names on this thing to send them?
  13. Buckled Ford Alloy Wheels

    Well the first I knew was vibration when I hit 70 on a straight road (of course I wouldnt know if it got worse when going faster.. lol) but when a back road at 50 you could feel it. the vibration was like I was riding my classic bike!!!!
  14. Buckled Ford Alloy Wheels

    Just got it back, forgot to ask for the old alloys as I guess they would always have done for a emergency, as the tyres didnt go and were reused on the new rims.
  15. Buckled Ford Alloy Wheels

    Its not a problem at the moment as the car is a leaseplan so they can pay for it, but I am looking to buy it off them when it comes to a end as I really do want this car with all the extras I shoved in it like the leather!!! hummm leather, lol But really puts me off if ive got to buy new wheels after surrey county council refuse to fill in the pot holes....