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katana1

Budding Enthusiast
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About katana1

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  • Birthday 02/21/1968

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  • Ford Model
    2010 fiesta style 86

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    South Irish coast
  1. Happy Birthday katana1!

  2. Very nice --Thanks for the info on this --I am definitely getting one of these.
  3. That's some job Gazjs, I spent a couple of hours on the fiesta yesterday and its nothing compared to what you've done. My main problem is that there are briar's(brambles) sticking out around the roads where I live and I cannot avoid getting car scratched from them.I do not want to use T-cut or similar rubbing compound on new car.I try to get them out with Turtle wax metallic but I can still see them. Thanks for the reply on the window cleaner--you saved me there, as I found out that domestic stuff will either discolour or perish the rubbers if it gets on them. I wish I had the choice of stuff that you guys have .I am going to see if I can get some of the mentioned cleaners online. Thanks to all posters here for the great pics' and the useful comments, I have picked up great info' here :)
  4. Hi,I have a black fiesta style with 2200 kilometers on the clock.. I am using cleaning products that my nearest auto factors have. I use sionmez car wash with two microfiber mitts. To clean any interior grit on door rubbers and around the door I use a very diluted solution of the car wash with warm water (use micro fiber cloths) I use turtle wax metallic to get rid of scratches as I live on a country road and cannot avoid them.I also got a wax called sonax1 from a German friend and its nice and easy to apply and remove. I use domestic window cleaner on windows (apart from windscreen) I have a high pressure lance washer for the exterior. I dry the exterior with Large microfiber cloths and then use chamois leather to finish. If any of the above is wrong I would appreciate any advice ....Many thanks for reading post.
  5. Thanks for the guide. I have tried the mitts and they are a lot better than the sponge, also the plain water was one I never thought of and when you see what comes off the mitt it makes perfect sense. Many Thanks :)
  6. Hi and welcome :)
  7. Hi and welcome ==A fiesta was my first car too --long time ago--many years later I have one again --I should've taken my friends advice and stayed with fords. Hope it goes well for you..:)
  8. Hi and welcome--nice collection you have :)
  9. Hi and welcome.
  10. You are spot on Alan. As I said white was my choice but there was none to be found.Whats worse is my wife bought herself a black car too,She never cleans the cars so now I've two of the same to keep clean....Its a nightmare as I am very fussy cleaning cars.The 1999 Daewoo I traded was mechanically gone but the bodywork and interior were mint.I see a"Titanium" spec new fieata at the schoolwhen collecting the kids in frozen white and it looks awesome :)
  11. The most popular ones in my area are black (I went for black too) .I was looking for the frozen white but could not source one.The fiesta in my opinion looks good in most of the available colours.Still white would've been my first choice but the lead time was weeks and the car I had was kaput and I couldnt wait. The black is nice but as everyone knows --it's hard to keep clean. I know decision is made --just saying which ones are popular over here :)
  12. Just from my own experience (as long as its not clocked) the lower mile option would be my choice ,, Even if you are good at the mechanical side of things --its always no harm to bring a friend who knows a bit as they may spot something that you miss. Best of luck with whatever car you get :) A bit late with advice --I should've read all posts ---But really hope you got a good one:)
  13. Hot pursuit 2 nearly cost me my marriage --what a game. I have all the NFS games but that one was the last good one.Most wanted is ok too. Getting back to the OP--I just bought NFS Shift --installed it today. I had a quick try and the handling seems a bit iffy with the cars - settings may sort this. I play a lot of racing and racing sim games in the winter(LFS online mainly).I use a logitech momo wheel .(I want the G25 ) When I start playing it more -I might be asking for your advice --happy playing with it-BTW --I would recommend GTR evolution (free Race 07) a lot of game play and a good game too :)Next set of divorce papers comin for me soon :) :)
  14. Hi members, After looking at the poll for average age here I see that i would be over average at 42. I wanted to start a thread about the last cars you had and whether they were nightmares or great cars. I got my first car in 1990 but big motorbikes were my main passion. Car 1--1983 ford fiesta957cc-50k on clock when bought-- Did 55k miles in the year I had it with no trouble.--Great car. car 2 1988 Toyota corolla saloon 1.3 cc--40 k on clock WB--mechanically sound except for heater ,a lovely spacious car sold also with 100k on clock. car3--1992 Mazda 323f 1.6cc,22k on clock WB- handsome car (Debatable by some )did 20 k and had to sell as new kitchen was needed. Thirsty on petrol and parts very expensive--Loved this car. car4--Rover 214 si--1990 reg-39k on clock when bought--very comfortable drive --BUT--bonnet lock broke,windscreen leaked,sunroof leaked,steering rack had to be replaced, rear hatchback hinges broke off,ecu was always giving trouble,clutch went, gearbox blew spilling oil all over new clutch plate so second clutch had to be put in.heated bk window stopped working,wheel bearings went,heater wouldn't work Then The head gasket -. All this in less than a year but after the 3 month warranty.--Nightmare car. car5--Nissan almera 1996 reg 1.5-60k on clock WB--big ,comfy but wife was learning to drive and hit off evert kerb and gate pillar she went through--too big(for learning) but---great car( For me anyway LOL). car6 Opel corsa 1997-11k on clock when bought 1.2reg--no PS so a nightmare in town-- zero pick up --ok car. car7-- jap import 323f gti 1.8-40k on clock when bought--wow -my favourite of them all--1990 reg --electric Everything--serious fast and comfortable--I put over 75 k miles in a year (I worked 8 miles away) loved driving this one. needed shocks -full exhaust and brake discs and pads--too old and not worth putting in the money--awesome /reliable car. car8--Daewoo--1999 lanos saloon 1.4 SE--45 k on clock when bought--nice comfort for a cheapie. major fuel pump issues. Airbag module goes in most of them (600 euro )--kept this for 7 years--ok car (wouldn't buy one again if things got bad)just ok car. car 9--(wife's daewoo lanos )--72k on clock when bought--1999 hatchback--comfortable -nice size for shopping and my welding plants/lawnmower etc (lol)never gave much trouble--good workhorse--ok car. Car9 & 10 --scrapped both Daewoos 2010 fiesta for me(style 86hp)... we test drove everything in this class--I wanted the fiesta after about 1mile down the road on test drive.....she was going for the fiesta as well until she drove the skoda fabia (60hp-I think)and loved it's quirky looks and I bought it for her. well that's me (At last)... Whats your good/bad story????? PS--Apologies for type error in thread name :)
  15. Indeed a nice birthday --hope you have a good one. :)