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    Focus 1.6 TDCi Sport
  1. I have a Focus 1.6 TDci diesel and my wife has a Panda 1.2 Dynamic. I live in Central Scotland and we have a drive of about 100 metres with a right angled bend about halfway, slightly up hill, and after the recent snow, I tried to get out in the Focus and spent about an hour digging snow and generally messing about and only just got out to the main road. Yesterday, without much expectation of success, I tried the Panda and sailed out! I think it's something to do with the skinny tyres (155/80) I know it's counter-intuitive, but there you are. Regards Syke
  2. Thanks for that. That's certainly worth checking. I bought it at 10 months old and it's been serviced twice since then. regards Syke
  3. I realise this is a bit vague, but here's the problem: Car is a Focus 1.6 Tdci, 2007. On Saturday I set off on a journey of about 15 miles. 2 or 3 minutes later the car just died. I switched off and coasted in to a layby. Tried it again and it started then behaved normally. Returned home about 4 hours later and just as I braked for my entrance, it died again. I coasted to the end of my drive and switched off. Tried again on sunday morning but nothing; turned over OK but no start. Started normally this morning and went (about 5 miles) to my local (small) garage where they plugged in some kind of analyser but reported no error codes showing. I drove back home and, as I braked for my drive, it died again; repeat of Saturday's behaviour. I'm not sure what to do next, whether a visit to a Ford Main dealer would be worth it? Regards and thanks in advance Pjmac 35
  4. I have a 2007 Focus 1.6 TDCi Sport. I am really pleased with the car generally, (except for the rear visibility!) but wondered about the accuracy of the trip computer. I do drive fairly sedately, but today, for example, I did a journey of about 30 miles, some of it in town, and the trip computer showed 66 mpg! Is this really possible? I have had more, like 70 mpg on occasion. Regards Syke