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sterghios

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    New Fiesta Titatium 1.6 TDCi
  1. OK, here goes: 1.6 TDCi Titanium, usb, BT, voice control, ESP/EBA, sealing kit, Dark Grey, Lumbar support., March 09 plate, 20,500 miles on the clock, mostly quiet, some spirited driving. What I love: Learnt to drive through thick snowfall and ice on the first night of snow after Xmas on the M25 from heathrow to Canterbury. The ESP was on about 3/4 of the way, and saved my life. Full points for this Ford. Similarly, lost traction around a roundabout at low speed after fresh rain; ESP put me back into place. Thanks ford :-) Stereo sound is phenomenal. Makes JBL speakers in peugeot 306 sound like kettle bleepers. fantastic capacity. I put in my entire 8 piece drumkit and the missus with her long legs in the car with spare space for a cup o tea Hands free BT connection is just the bees' knees. Faults: Blown wiper fuse during the snows last winter; replaced for free. Front left main beam bulb gone; £16 to fix. Tracking gone TWICE so far; had to replace front tyres as the inside of one of the two was below legal depth (put on Michellin SP3's) Reverse gear doesnt go in always, needs clutch release and retry; Ford calls this a 'standard feature of asynchronous gear boxes'. What??? Rattling plastics when bass at high volumes; I guess its good to keep you from tinnitus, but I'll try the felt fix anyway "iPhone does not recognise this accessory" - firmware upgrade should be complimentary by Ford as a sign of good customer service and appreciation. From another point of view, this is as much a comfort as a safety feature: if they upgrade the firmware then the driver will be less distracted by ipod/iphone operation during driving ;-) Auto wiper sensitivity is crap; they are either too sensitive (off to full speed wiping), or insensitive (manual flicking needed) Right indicator auto cancels too early around a roundabout. Voice control os dreadful when dialling numbers. I dont have a funny accent, despite my name! MPG is never near where its meant to be. Driving spirited on the motorway means about 45 mpg using Texaco or BP Ultimate Diesel. In town driving it gives me around 50 mpg on a spirited run, 55 MPG on calm driving. I am only 31 though, so I 'll leave it to the old ladies. Rating went down last spring by about 10 mpg, but Ford said this might happen due to ageing?! Seems to have been a fuel quality issue, a colleague noticed the same with his vectra . The big problem: - Loss of power on 1st gear, not always when the engine is cold. This has nearly cost my life, twice. Ford cannot find the fault so wont do anything about it. This is serious and I find their response irresponsible. Overall, I am really happy with the consumption, handling, resiliance, comfort, audio quality and general feel of the car. I hope they sort out the 1st gear and reverse gear issues though. Should be under warranty anyway...
  2. OK, here goes: 1.6 TDCi Titanium, usb, BT, voice control, ESP/EBA, sealing kit, Dark Grey, Lumbar support., March 09 plate, 20,500 miles on the clock, mostly quiet, some spirited driving. What I love: Learnt to drive through thick snowfall and ice on the first night of snow after Xmas on the M25 from heathrow to Canterbury. The ESP was on about 3/4 of the way, and saved my life. Full points for this Ford. Similarly, lost traction around a roundabout at low speed after fresh rain; ESP put me back into place. Thanks ford :-) Stereo sound is phenomenal. Makes JBL speakers in peugeot 306 sound like kettle bleepers. fantastic capacity. I put in my entire 8 piece drumkit and the missus with her long legs in the car with spare space for a cup o tea Hands free BT connection is just the bees' knees. Faults: Blown wiper fuse during the snows last winter; replaced for free. Front left main beam bulb gone; £16 to fix. Tracking gone TWICE so far; had to replace front tyres as the inside of one of the two was below legal depth (put on Michellin SP3's) Reverse gear doesnt go in always, needs clutch release and retry; Ford calls this a 'standard feature of asynchronous gear boxes'. What??? Rattling plastics when bass at high volumes; I guess its good to keep you from tinnitus, but I'll try the felt fix anyway "iPhone does not recognise this accessory" - firmware upgrade should be complimentary by Ford as a sign of good customer service and appreciation. From another point of view, this is as much a comfort as a safety feature: if they upgrade the firmware then the driver will be less distracted by ipod/iphone operation during driving ;-) Auto wiper sensitivity is crap; they are either too sensitive (off to full speed wiping), or insensitive (manual flicking needed) Right indicator auto cancels too early around a roundabout. Voice control os dreadful when dialling numbers. I dont have a funny accent, despite my name! MPG is never near where its meant to be. Driving spirited on the motorway means about 45 mpg using Texaco or BP Ultimate Diesel. In town driving it gives me around 50 mpg on a spirited run, 55 MPG on calm driving. I am only 31 though, so I 'll leave it to the old ladies. Rating went down last spring by about 10 mpg, but Ford said this might happen due to ageing?! Seems to have been a fuel quality issue, a colleague noticed the same with his vectra . The big problem: - Loss of power on 1st gear, not always when the engine is cold. This has nearly cost my life, twice. Ford cannot find the fault so wont do anything about it. This is serious and I find their response irresponsible. Overall, I am really happy with the consumption, handling, resiliance, comfort, audio quality and general feel of the car. I hope they sort out the 1st gear and reverse gear issues though. Should be under warranty anyway...
  3. Same here, march 09 purchased, and I cannot stream. What other features does the new firmware have? I read at the faults thread of updated menus... Shouldn't this be included in the service if the firmware is upgraded?
  4. I have an 09 plated Titanium with bluetooth, USB and aux. I still have to plug in the damned aux cable to hear the iphone on iOS 4.0.1, and I need to plug in the USB to control the iphone. Is this down to the car's firmware?
  5. On the faults thread its mentioned that post february models have newer software which works with iOS4.1 on the iPhone 3/4 just fine. Can anyone confirm this please? How many updates have ford made to the software since the car initially went on sale?