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    08 Focus 2.0 TDCI Titum Estate
  1. New Fiesta Test Drive ?

    Hi dja55 Thanks for your comments, very interesting.... It sounds as you say the engine could do with an extra gear - then it may be able to get closer to its claimed mpg figures? Rattles (and the hassle of getting them fixed) really spoil a new car, I hope you get it resolved quickly. Did you manage to test drive the 1.6 TDCI before you bought? Cheers Chris
  2. New Fiesta Test Drive ?

    Thanks for the info guys. Inked - I thought it would be a bit lower than 2000 rpm. It seems top is geared a bit short. Driving carefully I'm getting 52 - 55 mpg average in my Focus (10k on the clock). Not sure if switching would really save that much in fuel?
  3. New Fiesta Test Drive ?

    Hi All, I’m looking to possibly change my 08 Focus Estate - as I’m doing more miles, and don’t need such a big car now - for a new 5 door 1.6 TDCI Titanium Fiesta. I have contacted 4 or 5 main dealers about a test drive - all of whom have been unable to forfil my request. All have said there are no 1.6 diesels available for test drives (“But you can try a 1.25 petrol Sir…..”). Surely Ford must have some at a central location somewhere? Has anybody else had this problem? As I haven’t been able to experience the engine myself I would be grateful if any 1.6 TDCI owners could answer a couple of general questions. Firstly my daily commute (30 miles each way) is 50 - 60 mph on A roads - what rpm does the engine do in top gear at this kind of speed? Secondly I know the fuel tank is approximately 45 litres - what is the most litres you’ve been able to refill, and what sort of range are you getting on a full tank? And just finally - has anybody managed to get a discount? Thanks in advance Chris