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    Fiesta Zetec S Red Edition
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    5001 to 10,000

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  1. I have fitted Osram Nightbreaker Plus into mine for both dipped and full beam. They are amazing. the difference between these and the standard OEM fitted ones is like night and day. They are extremely bright and whiter than standard (though not as white as LED or HID). For the £12 or so for each pack of 2 bulbs I'm very happy, I have thought about LED but starting to read into them it seems a bit of a minefield. I have had people in the car comment on how bright they are and how much of the road they light up. As far as insurance goes I have never mentioned to them about these but, I can't see there being any issues as they are road legal.
  2. Yea your right the Zetec S had no I dentifying badging at all. You could by the S badges online to stick to the the rear and a bold on one to go through the bonnet. To my knowlege there is nothing like that for the ST Line. TBH not sure it would look good anyway. The ST has a big ST badge the Zetec S with a Smaller S looked really good but to have ST Line on the front would look wrong IMO. However whatever you do please don't put an ST badge on it that would be so wrong.
  3. While not everyone does I'd suspect the majority do. Obviously manufacturers are going to go with the majority not the very few.
  4. But is this poor Ford customer service or poor dealer customer serice?
  5. There is a separate bulb and bulb holder that you can get from the dealer. Its under a tenner so not too expensive. You insert the long end of the strip through the small hole at the end of the recess in the dash then click it all into place then reach under and attach the plug into the led bulb holder then plug it into the rear of the long but. Hope that makes sense lol.
  6. to be fair my last 2 cars, Zetec s and ST were both fine which makes this one seem worse.
  7. I have quite a few as well. the dash creaks and rattles in a few places, there is a rattle behind me somewhere, not sure where. there was a rattle coming from the A pillar covers which the dealer removed and reseated, this seems to have helped that a bit. The problem is everytime I take it in to get looked at they can never hear them
  8. Not sure about the tyres however if you do hand the car back then in order not to have to pay a settlement figure you'd have to have paid at least half of the loan amount. If not then you can't just hand it back and walk away. If you are over the half way mark and you do hand it back then be aware the finance company will likely put a Voluntary Termination notice on your credit file which could affect your ability to get car finance for a while. I handed a car back a few cars ago and this happened to me. Luckily I had arranged the new finance before handing the car back so it wasn't a problem. Have you found out how much you'd get as a trade in against the new car? Would you not be better to go down that route?
  9. Have an issue with Android auto and not sure what the problem is. It only happens when my Phone (galaxy S7 with latest software) is connected by Bluetooth. Basically I can't use spotify in Android Auto. It just keeps shutting down and loading again then shutting down. It's fine if I do the same thing through any other bluetooth source just the car. Also I can play Spotify fine on its own. If I use tunein radio within Android auto its fine. The fact that it plays fine through any other Bluetooth source leads me to think its something to do with the car. Any ideas?
  10. I have used the Osram Nighbreakers for my past few cars and have to say they are amazing. I think I have only had one blow on me and that is on my current car. I was using the nightbreaker unlimited's but the ones that are in atm have been in for quite a while. You can get them on Ebay for under £15 a pair so there not too expensive and make a huge difference over the standard OEM bulbs. They are perhaps not the crisp blue/white light you get with HID's but they are pretty good.
  11. No idea
  12. Oh ok didn't realise that, though have had the car for over a year and didn't notice this till November when I had the service.
  13. Hi just wondering what your thoughts are on this. So I have the Red Edition and use it to drive to work which is all Dual carriage way (average speed of 65MPH) and also day to day driving. I would generally average around 53-55 MPG. I sometimes drive to my friends in Cumbria which is about 150 Miles and do this on mostly A roads at between 50 and 60 MPH. Previously doing this would average around 55-58 MPG. I have also driven up to friends in Inverness which also got an average of closer to 55-58 MPG. I had my first service in November at my local Ford Dealership and since then I have noticed the fuel consumption seems to have dropped. My commute to work has dropped to an average of 47 MPG and my recent run up to Inverness never got over 47 MPG despite driving like a granny and never getting over 60 MPH though closer to 50 a lot of the way. I have just returned from a drive to my friend's in Cumbria and again never managed to get over 47 MPG, again seldom getting over 60 MPH. I am finding myself driving very cautiously to try to get the MPG up to no avail and though 5 or 6 MPG doesn't seem a lot, its nearly the equivalent to a Gallon of Petrol over a tankful. Any thoughts?
  14. I've suffered this since I got my car and finally they took off the A pillar covers as they thought it might be wires behind this rattling against the covers, I found that the noise went away if I pressed against them, I am now rattle free.
  15. I am looking to use it for Android Auto and Google Maps