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My fabia has a 6 speed box. 50mph is 1500rpm and straying below 1500 in 4th, 5th and 6th is rough, even with big torque of the 1.9tdi. I'd expect the 125hp fiesta to be just about ok 4th @ 30mph (with 3rd needed to make it move) but 5th probably needs 45-50mph to keep it happy. Anyone with a 125hp fiesta that can give me these revs? 3rd gear at 30mph, 4th gear at 30mph, 4th gear at 50mph and 5th gear at 50mph?
Hi, I've currently got a Skoda Fabia Vrs Mk1 Diesel and I'm seriously considering a 125 Zetec S Ecoboost. I'm looking for something with a reasonable spread of torque, reasonable power and ok on fuel..... up here in shetland, petrol is something like 142.9! The bhp between the 2 cars is very similar, the fabia has more torque but then the fiesta is 150-200kg less. There's no point me getting another diesel as I don't do the miles. From what I've seen, I find it strange that the 30-60mph times in 4th are slower in the Fiesta than the heavier BMax, even though they have the same engine. After reading another thread and seeing how the fiesta is under 100g co2, I'm thinking the gears are a bit leggy. I know I'll have to change my driving style from the Fabia but can someone tell me what the engine revs are, approx, at: 3rd gear at 30mph, 4th gear at 30mph, 4th gear at 50mph and 5th gear at 50mph. Unfortunatley my only dealer up here hasn't got an ecoboost demo.... and when they do it won't be a zetec s. Many thanks,