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fiestalux

Budding Enthusiast
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About fiestalux

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    Settling In Well

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    Rod

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta 1.0 ecoboost 100CV
  • Ford Year
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Other/NonUK
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000
  • Interests
    Classic Cars
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  1. With it being around 25 degrees here on most days the fan usually does take a while to go off when I have parked.
  2. Thanks for the tips. It seems more whiney now that the temperature here is about 23-26 degrees most days. The car is two years old and has done about 15km so slightly less than 10k miles. It's really used for sort commutes so around 20-30 miles per days kind of thing. Although I do plan to take it on a mini European tour soon, so I'd rather not have any issues.
  3. Here in mainland Europe the weather has suddenly got quite nice so the aircon is on in the car quite a lot. Anyway, I have noticed that again (like last year) there is a high pitched whine that sets in when driving. I went to the dealer last year about this but when they tested it of course there was nothing... Has anyone else had similar problems? I gather it is related to the alternator.
  4. I had a similar sudden loss of power today but with a 2014 Ecoboost (so a different model). It does not happen very often but usually at places where I do need a sudden burst of energy, e.g. while waiting at a roundabout. Basically this morning foot down (senibly), revs, engaged clutch then no power so car went forward about 1 meter into the roundabout then cut out. Even when I put the foot to the floor absolutely nothing. I lifted my foot off and tried again and there was power - thankfully. Has anyone else had similar issues?
  5. The aircon also has an impact, it was adding around 0.3-0.5l/100km when I did an entirely non-scientific test recently which is a sizable chunk of the fuel consumption..
  6. I have had occasional gearbox/clutch issues as well. A hill start (in reverse recently) caused some interesting noises. In the past the gears have often become quite odd when changing from to third, the usual smooth action not being the case and sometimes nearly ending up in 1st. These issues mostly (although not always) seem to occur if I have not used the car for a few weeks due to being away for work.
  7. I found that the brand of tyres seemed to have a major effect on road noise. That said even with my so-called better summer tyres road noise does remain.
  8. I'd stay away from Firestone, I was given them as the last place I was at was out of stock of many other brands. They really lowered the general ride quality and fuel consumption levels plus are noisier.
  9. Yes the 100PS is great fun, I also love it. A few things to note though: - Tyres: these can radically change the fuel consumption, noise and comfort! By law I have to put on winter tyres and these really degraded certain aspects of the car. My summer tyres are going on in the next week or so! I would ask for advice for the best replacements when that time comes. - Fuel consumption is not as good as claimed (no surprise) for anything other than motorway driving. On the motorway though it's great, once I sit on a steady 120/130kph (depending on the country) the economy is pretty impressive. I have been able to do some pretty lengthy trips through France and Switzerland on a relatively tiny fuel budget. - Gears a bit weird, especially if you leave it sitting for a couple of weeks (I often have to). I also had a couple of issues with suddenly losing power whilst setting off in first recently but that could just have been me. In general this is a great value, fun to drive little car. I find myself just wanting to take it out for random spins. Enjoy!
  10. Sorry if my comment is not of much use. I personally have not used the service but I know of others who have. Basically the quality of service varies on the underlying contractor(s) in each country. Ford I gather are pretty responsive but after that well its the lap of the Gods. Here in Luxembourg and in other surrounding countries I have so far not heard anything bad, so that is Southern Belgium, parts of Eastern France and the Western parts of "mid Germany*.
  11. Hi Kateysan,k I've had a 1.0 Ecoboost (100bhp) for just under two years now. In general it has more than enough power, even for over taking on motorways. Although on the German autobahn (without speed limits) it can feel a bit weak in comparison to other cars so I am often more conservative when overtaking there. I really enjoy driving it, the fuel efficiency (as discussed elsewhere) is not as claimed and so far no problems at all. They are great value for money and fun to drive. If you can get a 12t6bhp go for it as the extra kick, but the 100bhp is more than adequate.
  12. I am not sure what the temperature is the UK but here we were about -3 to -8c recently, when you add in windchill I was warned it would often feel like -15c. It's worth keeping in mind that tires also have an impact. I now have winter tires on (it's the law) and not only do they decrease ride quality but also worsen fuel consumption. It may be possible to offset some of the drop by driving in higher gears (so being more eco-friendly) as I read this also is advised when icy - so it has safety benefit as well.
  13. For me in MPG terms it seems to be about 47 in summer and 42-43 now.
  14. I seem to be down by about 0,6L per 100KM, which is the measure here. So around 8-10%, I spend a lot of time in and out of traffic jams so the mpg l/100km is never anywhere near the claims. I will test it on the open road when the weather improves.
  15. Hi Everyone, I have a 100PS Ecoboost and to echo other points here I can highly recommend it, sometimes I do miss the better acceleration of the 125 but 95% of the time it has enough juice even on the German autobahn. I live in central Europe and have driven it through Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland on relatively long trips and was significantly impressed with the fuel economy and performance. However, when it comes to city driving it is not in my view what it is cracked up to be that said I am still happy with it as its nimble around town. In terms of driving experience, it is easy and responsive but above all fun to drive. It handles great and is comfortable on longer trips so say I and my follow passengers. My mileage is very low so I cannot comment on reliability, but so far there are no issues.