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  1. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

    Do you have any in-gear comparisons? That usually makes the biggest difference in my experience.
  2. 1.0 petrol versus 1.5 petrol

    Yeah it's based on a reduction in capacity of the 1.6 ecoboost to get it under 1.5L for chinese tax regulations. (although they did make a few other changes, like the WC IC). It's a stop gap engine really, until the new 1.5 3 pot is ready.
  3. 1.0 petrol versus 1.5 petrol

    1.5 costs more to start with, higher running costs (it's not very economical). The 1.5 is not as characterful or rev happy as the 1.0 either. I've driven both as a manual and prefer how the 1.0 drives, even though it's down on power. Also, the 1.5 is restricted to higher trim levels which increases it's cost compared to the 1.0.
  4. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

    PCP is still potentially buying one, you can own the car at the end if you want to. Any finance package or badly priced car bought outright at the start can still be a rip off. You just have to weigh up the pros and cons of each
  5. 2017 fiesta panoramic roof and spare wheel

    Wouldn't surprise me if it's just weight. The cars have to be type approved and meet their emissions targets. They also have to be able to take so much load, potentially a tow bar. Adding a panoramic roof and spare wheel is a lot of extra weight. Otherwise you'll end up with what Honda do, which is different MPG and CO2 ratings for models with panoramic roofs.
  6. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

    The 1.8 is still Ford ST performance figures. Unless the 2.0 is AWD/4WD I doubt you'd be able to get the power down to benefit from the extra performance. 0.9s isn't a lot.
  7. Clutch gone at 52,000 ?

    It sounds pretty reasonable to me but I don't have much experience with pricing for what's being offered. I'm hopeful someone who does can chip in on that one.
  8. Clutch gone at 52,000 ?

    There's every chance the previous owner(s) weren't kind to the clutch in that time then.
  9. Clutch gone at 52,000 ?

    How long have you had the car? It's low mileage but not impossible for a clutch to go at 52k, just depends how it's been driven. Technically they can go at any mileage, although before about 20-30k that would usually indicate a manufacturing defect.
  10. It probably just needs reformatting. Do you get the sound affect from Windows to indicate it recognises a device being plugged in? Does it show anything in my PC where your drives are listed?
  11. Black box insurance opinions?

    Me personally I'd rather pay the extra or choose a different car than have a black box. I don't trust the way they're fitted or the invasion of privacy.
  12. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

    Have you got an insurance quote for one yet?
  13. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

    I guess you missed the coverage of all the electrical issues they had then.
  14. 2012 Titanium & Dashcam

    Fuse 85 in the passenger footwell should be ignition switched live. I ran my cable behind the door seals, just inside the top of the a pillar cover and then along the edge of the roof lining.
  15. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

    We don't know the balloon figure though, got to factor in the price of the car and balloon. Also they'll be adding some equity from the car as deposit, even if it's not shown. 2 y/o Focus STs are less than 20k.