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About PumpkinSteve

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  • Birthday 07/03/1986

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    Focus Titanium 1.6 125ps
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    Tyne & Wear
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    0 to 5000

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  1. This is sounding promising. I've been after an automatic for ages but it seemed the only decent auto gearbox was the VW DSG. I'm happy to hear that Ford seem to have fixed the powershift issues and I'll definitely be looking at a new Fiesta now.
  2. I actually traded in my Fiesta Titanium for a Polo Match, it was a bad decision. The Polo was such a bland car that I can barely remember what it was like, despite it being fairly recently. What I do remember is that the radio was very tinny and too quiet to hear at motorway speeds - compared to the excellent Sony radio in my Fiesta. The handling was pap (that's a scientific term), and the dealer service was shocking. I traded the Polo in after 8 months for a Focus Titanium :D I think the Fords I've owned had their bad points but also a lot of good points, and that's what makes the character of the car. The Polo was so characterless it had nothing to like or dislike about it especially. I suppose your neighbours might be more impressed by a VW badge, and that matters to some people.
  3. Are the newer powershift transmissions any better? I've read a huge amount of negative comments about the earlier powershift cars - in America people have even filed a lawsuit against Ford for cars not being fit for purpose. I've been looking for an automatic for a while as I have trouble with my knee. I've had both a Fiesta and Focus so I know they're good cars, but I simply cannot entertain the idea of buying a car which is going to be unreliable or have problems.
  4. The trip computer on mine always stayed at 43mpg but it would only go 350 miles on a tankful. I don't know what that figure comes to, but 350 miles from 55 litres can't be 43mpg.
  5. Oh yeah, me too. I wasn't meaning it in a negative way. I've looked at a new Cee'd myself - lovely interiors in them on the higher-spec models with the gloss black inserts.
  6. There is definitely more than a hint of Cee'd in the new Focus.
  7. Still no brochures available from Ford they've known for a long time when they'd launch the car and they still couldn't organise it properly!
  8. Thanks, that's great. I went to my local dealership today to see the new Focus but they had no cars and no brochures. I said "hey, some people have got the cars already and Ford can't even get brochures to us??".
  9. It looks great. I'm really quite tempted to get one now, although I'd want a powershift automatic and they're only doing that with the 1.6 125ps engine, so I'll wait to see if it becomes available with other engines. I definitely want more than 125ps in a Focus next time.
  10. Wow! It looks fantastic.
  11. I'm very much looking forward to seeing your new car. Please take lots of massive pics when you get it, and especially pics of the interior! People never post interior pics when they get a new car.
  12. Oh yeah, thanks. Seems like a good range of wheels, although the ones I like don't seem to be available on Titanium spec :(
  13. It does look fantastic, much better than I thought when it was first unveiled. I want to see what other wheels are available as they've only shown the bigger ones off so far.
  14. When is the car actually coming into showrooms? I've just sold my Focus as its warranty was up, everything was going rusty and its wheels were rotting away. I was trying to hold on for the new one as they said July, but now I've heard nothing else about it.
  15. I'd go for the Swift Sport, I had the older shape one and it's one of the only cars I regret selling. It was so much fun to drive. I've gone back and forwards wondering if I should get a new one but not sure I could live with the harder ride of a warm hatch now I'm getting older. The Fiesta interior does look better, but having had a MK7 Fiesta they'll both rattle like mad a couple of hours into ownership :(