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    Focus Zetec MK3 1.6 TDCI
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  1. Wow thanks everyone, going to go out for a bit of 'practice' and I think also contact the dealer re the update. Will keep you posted!
  2. Thanks FOCA, I'll try a quick gear change to second - also coming from an automatic means a bit more adjustment. We hired a new Fiesta diesel over in France last year and this had a bit more shift. Not expecting dramatic acceleration just a to be able to keep up with the flow of traffic! Aside from a remap - kinda makes me nervous re insurance/warranty - is there anything else a little less invasive that may help with standing acceleration? Cheers
  3. Hi Everyone, I've just purchased an 11 plate Focus 1.6 TDCI (14k miles) Really like the car but having now done a full run out in it I'm concerned about just how slow/laggy first gear is. I've come from a 2.0 petrol so wasn't expecting equivilant acceleration but pulling away from junctions/roundabouts feels really dangerous. The car was also bought to teach my other half how to drive, majorly worried that the lag, combined with the response of a learner driver could be a recipe for disaster! I see this is a reasonably common problem but does anyone know a fix - is it worth taking to Ford? Also if this isn't a fault not sure what my legal rights are on returning the car to the dealers? Cheers, Kie
  4. Welcome to the Ford forums Kie120 :)