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Philf1

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  1. If you could have any car

    If you could afford that you should get a RS cheaper new and top trumps it in every thing but bhp and torque Sent from my iPhone
  2. Steering wheel disklok

    Disklok is a cheap visual deterrent cost just over £100 use this coupon code for 10% discount mk3frs10 small size fits Fiesta and focus Also to stop them doing the relay theft get a faraday bag for your keys They really do work. Get 2 one for your spare key and one for your daily key. Don’t forget to keep your keys upstairs as well Sent from my iPhone
  3. Things I Don't Like

    I don’t like that 2 scroats broke into my house early hours Monday morning whilst we were in bed. Luckily we heard them and they ran like babies. I always take my keys upstairs at night so they were never going to get them. New Ultion locks installed now and new alarm and cctv coming tomorrow Sent from my iPhone
  4. TomTom or Garmin?

    Tomtom every time Sent from my iPhone
  5. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Service completed and seat replaced well the leather not the frame so all good again. Clever guys at the dealership realised on the day that they needed a specialist upholstery firm to repair the seat not just a grease monkey so seat had to go to Manchester and took an extra day. Nothing like forward planning Sent from my iPhone
  6. Well it has taken what seems to be an age but the RS has finally arrived. And god it's awesome. Here's the back story of order to delivery which I decided to keep pretty much to myself as I knew the wait would be hard enough without sharing the pain with you guys. February 2016 - Never thinking I could ever afford an RS and that the Fiesta ST MP215 would be the pinnacle of my Ford ownership I saw an advert on a Ford dealer website offering repayments of almost exactly what I was paying for the ST. But wait what about the insurance I here you ask? OK that's what I was asking anyway. So I did a quote and found that the premium was actually a few pounds less than for the ST. Oh god that makes it feasible. So off I trotted to my local Stoneacre dealer to see my friendly salesman Steve. We sat down and placed the order. RS mk3 in Nitrous blue, standard seats with blue bolsters, lux pack, 19" forged alloy wheels, sync2 nav system and door edge protectors. Fantastic everything I want and expected build date to be October 2016. £1000 deposit paid. Only problem is that RS orders can only be placed at Ford Stores and my local isn't one. So the order is placed via the Doncaster branch, he can't see anything on his system so will have to ring Doncaster for everything. Two days later Steve rang me. "Good news and bad news" he says. "Good news is we have a cancellation with a build date of May 2016, bad news no door edge protectors" let me think...I'll have it!!!! March 2016 - Then the horror stories start to come out of the forums and Ford themselves. Oil leaks on the production line no cars being released and many a potential owner getting ***** off. Then I get the dreaded call. "Your build date is being put back to June but you can have the door edge protectors" Well that's OK one month extra but everything I wanted, I can live with that. April 2016 - bad news continues. Build date back to July. June 2016 - Build date back to October. News on the RS forum that the winter pack, (heated seats and steering wheel) not previously available in UK but was in Spain, I don't understand either, is now available in UK. Get me that I tell Steve but only if it doesn't delay the order any further. He gets it on the build schedule, happy days. I also find out that one of the reasons for the delay is that Ford have run out of Nitrous Blue paint. Seriously? Sack the guy responsible for that. August 2016 - Ford Fair is quite painful as all I can see are RS's at ever turn. October 2016 - Sent an email to the RS team at Ford UK. Can you confirm my build date please? Reply states it might be December but two week shut down over Christmas means it might be the New Year. Enough is enough now. I'm very unhappy and seriously considering cancelling my order. So I march off to the dealers. Steve checks and is told that they have a build date of 10th November. Another email to Ford UK later that day to be told, "actually yes build date is 10 November and here's your VIN number. Whooop. Straight onto ETIS and there it is and they started building on the 8th two days early. November 2016 - Over the next few weeks I watch the car being built including an upgrade to Sync 3. Then I remember we've never actually sat down and worked out the finance in detail. Better get that done then. Off to see Steve, he's nowhere to be seen. Off sick I'm told he's had an operation and not due back till the New Year. *****. Anyway Paul says don't worry we'll sort it. What did Steve arrange for you. So I told him. "Seriously? That's a cracking deal." says Paul. I'll see what I can do. December 2016 - 5th - Paul rings. Car has landed at the dealers. If we can sort the finance you can pick it up on the 10th. God I'm nearly wetting myself now. Problem is they can't find any of Steve's paperwork, great. We discuss the finance and of course the screw tightens, your ST is now 9 months older and has 10k more miles on it so its only worth......f*** all. Jeez what now? A bit of hard talking and I get another £2k out of him. That's better. But I still need to find a bit more cash and the payments are £50 more per month than the ST. Just before Xmas, not good timing. So I juggle some finances around cancel the wife's Xmas presents, joking, and no problem I'll come in tomorrow to sign the papers. 6th- Where's Paul? His day off! Ahmed will sort it, he's the sales manager. We sit down and he gets the finance details up on screen. Your payments ill be £330 a month! No they f***ing won't be, says I. He's only quoted me on the current increased list prices not the cost when I ordered back in February. So panic over. Finance signed, Collection agreed for 11am 10th December. Saturday 10th December- The BIG day - Drove the ST, on fumes, to Doncaster, it needs 4 new tyres, current ones are like slicks, and the 3rd year service which I never got done and saved myself over £500 in total, so if you buy it make sure these have been sorted. I'll miss that car it has brought me 3 years of driving pleasure and many great memories. I arrive at the dealers to see the car in the showroom covered with a Ford car cover but the profile is unmistakable. I sign what seems to be every page of the bible hand over the ST keys and V5. OK sir if you'd like to take the cover off your new car? ***** hell not half I'd like to; Right that's all the buttons explained, phone paired let's get this show on the road. Hope I like it? Like it, it's chuffing amazing. What a car, like brown stuff off a shovel, more comfortable than the ST and sport mode transforms it into something else. I'm never going to tire of this. Here's a couple of photo's on the way home. And it's first wash That's all for now guys. I'll try update this thread over the coming weeks and months but it's hard when you never get out of the driving seat.
  7. If you could have any car

    Any Mclaren as a daily but a Ferrari for the weekend together with a leggy blonde [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone
  8. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Car is booked in at dealership on Tuesday for the seat to be replaced also 1st service being done at the same time Sent from my iPhone
  9. Our Very Own Yplac Thread..

    Probably like me rather plac than get his car dinked by a proper c*** who doesn’t give a s**t about anyone else’s car Sent from my iPhone
  10. What do you clean your car with?

    They’re iron contamination fall out removers not wheel cleaners you need to use that in conjunction with a wheel cleaning product such as this https://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index.php/wheels-tyres/wheel-cleaners/britegel-safe-wheel-cleaning-gel-by-autobrite-direct.html Sent from my iPhone
  11. What do you clean your car with?

    Try autobrite products they’re excellent and not too expensive Sent from my iPhone
  12. Question. Dipped beam into leds.

    Try ceuk for LEDs Sent from my iPhone
  13. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    So I had a call from Ford customer service today to tell me my new seat was finally ready and delivered to my local dealer. First complained about it back in July so just the 4 months wait. Going tomorrow to book it in and arrange the first service as well Sent from my iPhone
  14. Mk8 Delivery Delays?

    Still waiting for my replacement seat for my RS been over a month now evidently it’s a shortage of parts so probably leather as well Sent from my iPhone
  15. How fast is the ST really?

    Once had 130 out of my ST obviously not on public roads of course [emoji56] Sent from my iPhone
  16. Things I Do Like

    Nice Sent from my iPhone
  17. D13HPD ST-2

    Where did you get the air inlet scoop and how much Dan Sent from my iPhone
  18. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Yes but when I drive, let’s say more spiritedly, it drops to low 20’s but for my normal commuting I’m pretty happy with that. It’s definitely got better than when I first got the car. Sent from my iPhone
  19. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    God I never thought this would cause so much argument. The trip and average fuel were both reset to zero for both tests. I then drove for almost two weeks covering 426 then reset again and drove 427 miles. The fuel consumption was basically the same 29. The amount of fuel left in the tank and therefore miles to empty are not relevant I’m not even sure how much was in the tank when I started each time because that’s not what I was testing. If I’d wanted to test how many miles to a tank of fuel it would have been relevant. However I know that a tank gives in the region of 220 miles on average. Hope this helps to explain Sent from my iPhone
  20. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    The miles travelled is top left so 426 and 427 so both the same distance. That’s why the comparison is valid. The figure in bottom right you refer to is miles to empty. As I never run to empty but fill up anywhere from 1/2 down but never the same this figure is irrelevant in this test. Sent from my iPhone
  21. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Yes actually got slightly better by 0.1 mile with stop start switched off. Sent from my iPhone
  22. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    Thought I’d do a not very scientific comparison of the stop start system on the RS. Two weeks with stop start operating and two weeks with it switched off. Both including a reasonably long journey and both with normal driving to and from work. Results are a little surprising See if you can work out which is which Sent from my iPhone
  23. Ford Fair 2018

    Hey guys I just got an email announcing next years date Get this in your diaries Sent from my iPhone
  24. Parking sensors, Cameras and Insurance

    You’ve got to think like a perverse underwriter so will Probably go up cause the repairs will cost more if you have a bump Sent from my iPhone
  25. Philf1's Nitrous Blue Focus RS

    The head gasket issues were mainly on early models mine was a November build and so far so good at 11k miles not using oil or water. Handling is everything you’ve heard sticks like s h it round corners irrespective of how fast or sharp they are. The ride is firm but far better than the fiesta st unless you use the track mode for suspension which is back breaking on normal roads. Performance is awesome you won’t be disappointed. The only downside is fuel consumption don’t expect anything over 30 even on a long run. Mostly around mid 20’s but lower when in sport mode so get a shell loyalty card and a large credit card balance but let’s be fair your not going to buy one for fuel efficiency are you Sent from my iPhone