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  1. Which automatic Fiesta to buy?

    Don't buy a 1.6 Fiesta with one of the early powershift gearboxes, the seem to be very troublesome. By 2015 they seem to have got the problems sorted along with the ecoboost engine. The older 1.4 Fiesta with the torque converter type gearbox was nice to drive, if you can find one in good condition it will be well within your budget and could be the one to go for.
  2. Projector headlights

    I have the projector headlights in my Fiesta and while main beam is OK dipped beam is abysmal. I don't know why the call them projector headlights because on dip they don't seem to project any light onto the road.
  3. AC only works on high

    Does your blower work on settings 1,2,3 and 4 and the AC only works on position 4? or is your blower not operating on any setting except 4? If its the latter then it most likely is the blower resistor, a common fault.
  4. Windscreen wiper problems

    I would hesitate to scrub the windscreen with wire wool, sounds a bit drastic to me. One thing you haven't tried is Cerium Oxide paste. You can get it on Amazon, read the reviews.
  5. Windscreen wiper problems

    Toothpaste is very slightly abrasive and I saw an improvement in my wiper judder problem after using it, you don't need to use much. Then it was virtually eliminated when I cleaned the whole windscreen with Cerium Oxide that I bought off Amazon. Now I just give the screen an occasional polish with Auto Glym Glass Polish to remove any traffic film and keep it clean..
  6. Windscreen wiper problems

    To remove Rain-X you may need to clean your screen with Cerium Oxide, however try this first: clean the windscreen with toothpaste using a bit of elbow grease and wash off. When the screen is dry apply Auto Glym Glass polish. I am sure this will help to reduce the juddering providing the problem is not with the wiper alignment.
  7. Automatic advice

    Don't bother with manual override. Just put it in 'Drive' and leave gear selection to the car.
  8. Registration date

    I had the same when I bought my fiesta in 2015 from a large dealership in Plymouth. They registered it on 31st March as they had all the details but the vehicle was actually in the pound at Bristol awaiting transportation because, they said, it is a busy time of year for new cars. I finally picked it up at the end of April. When I complained they said it was normal industry practice.
  9. Recirc works when it is used in conjunction with AC. Any dampness is removed by the AC and drains away under car, that's why you sometimes get a puddle under the car when the AC has been used. I never turn my AC off with the fan on the lowest setting and have never had a misting problem even with the heater on the coldest position.
  10. Ford 1.6 Ti-VCT which fuel to use, Super or Normal?

    Any car with a turbo is likely to benefit from using super fuel, although all petrol cars sold here have to be capable of running on standard 95 octane which is the normal fuel in this country. When motor manufacturers do the mandatory fuel test I wonder if they use super fuels to boost their test results.
  11. I forgot to say in my previous post that another area I looked at was the rear shelf. There are two rubber bungs that should be tight against the rear hatch when it is closed. Mine were just not touching, I checked this by leaning over from the rear seat and I could feel they were not making contact. I wrapped a shoe lace round and round the between the bungs and the shelf to make them stand out a bit more from the shelf so they are now tight against the hatch when it is closed. I also put a piece of foam beneath the feet each side of the shelf where they sit on the hard plastic trim. All the measures I have taken have definitely stopped the noise and the car is a joy to drive once again.
  12. I tried wrapping tape around the rear seat latches but the noise was still happening. I gave everything in the area of the seats a good shake and I had suspicions about the rear off side head rest. Normally I leave them in the raised position but I pushed them fully down this morning. I have only been out once since then so it is early days but I think that has cured the problem.
  13. Thanks for your suggestion Russ, I'll give it a go.
  14. I have the same noise, but it is quite muted. I have checked the exhaust is not knocking against anything and taken absolutely everything out of the boot and the noise is still there. Interestingly it does not happen if I have a couple of passengers in the back.
  15. Windscreen Polish

    I have bought some Autoglym Glass Polish and intend to thoroughly clean my windows at the weekend. But I have been wondering about the windscreen and whether I should polish the area in front of the senors for the auto wipers and auto lights. Advice would be appreciated.