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    Fiesta 125 Ecoboost Titanium X
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  1. I'm stuck with the Kia. The entitlement to no congestion charge resides with the car now for 3 years so can't change it without losing the exemption. Not the end of the world but would have much prefered to have a Fiesta!
  2. The delivery date is almost always estimated and was in this case. To be fair to them, I knew and accepted this as a calculated risk - which at four months I thought was reasonable for a mass market car. I was wrong!
  3. I've been lurking on here for a while and picking up lots of useful tips on the Fiesta Ecoboost for which many thanks. On the back of feedback here I ordered a new Fiesta Ecoboost 125 five door at the beginning of March. I needed to get the car by the end of June in order to register it for the 3 year "sunset period" of the London Congestion Zone for sub-100g CO2 cars (free rather than £12 a day). I have a Kia Picanto currently for the school run which is inside the zone - it is functional but not much fun to drive and no fun at all outside London. I went through Drive-the-Deal and got a great price. Despite being told twice by the dealer (in Wales) that it would arrive on or around 8 June, it has been (surprise, surprise!) delayed. Reason given was a problem with sat/nav and reversing camera at the factory. It will now turn up in the next month or so which is useless to me!! Very disappointing as I was really looking forward to what sounds like a cracking car and I now have the additional problem of effectively flogging it brand-new. The only silver lining is that I will be paying the D the D price so hopefully will not lose too much and, to be fair, I'd always realised the risks of delay - next time (if there is one) I'll buy a stock car. Spec is - Fiesta Ecoboost 125 5 door Titanium X in Candy Blue 17 inch alloys Deflation detection system Driver assistance pack Sony nav with DAB/Sync/bluetooth Rear view camera If anyone has any good ideas on how to dispose of it new, I'd be very interested! Current thought is BCA Sure Sell.The dealer will, I'm sure, be looking to snaffle my deposit (£1.5k) for the privilege of not taking delivery and, on principle, I 'm not willing to allow them to profit from me (having let me down in the first place) so will take delivery. Thanks particularly to the forum contributors (I'd hoped to be one going forward) but I'll now be soldiering on with the Picanto.
  4. Very first post here. Been looking at comments on the facelift Fiesta for a couple of weeks and ordered one last week. I need a sub-100g car for school run into central London. Pretty short journey which doesn't suit a diesel and really can't face a Prius or electric car which are, in any event, very expensive for limited capability. Currently have a year old Kia Picanto which does the job but not much more - I avoid taking it out of London at all. Ordered a 5 door 125 Ecoboost Titantium X last week through Drivethedeal with all options bar boot floor and spare wheel. I'm in no rush and have been quoted 10-12 weeks for a factory build which I'm happy with - more interested in discount than delivery! Found this forum very helpful and can hopefully contribute to it as an owner as well as benefit from it in the future.
  5. Welcome to the Ford forums gobiman :)