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Nightowl

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    Titanium 3-door + full bodykit Squeeze
  1. Jeez - I originally posted this thread over 2 years ago. Where did that go??? Anyway - here you go. Happy to help : http://www.issuu.com/stalker1971/docs/new_fiesta_manual?AID=10752329&PID=3915496&SID=skim2061X563692X43605dc013e54fd380d445689b159654
  2. Pull out the bulb - and turn it around. LED's have to slot in the correct way. Should solve your problem.
  3. Magenta: The SensoDrive five speed semi-automatic transmission is an electronically controlled manual gearbox, with the clutch and gear-change functions electronically managed. As a result, the vehicle has no clutch pedal and the gear lever - which remains present - has no mechanical link with the gearbox. The SensoDrive gearbox is managed by a control unit, which controls two actuators. One actuator changes gears while the other, which is equipped with a facing wear compensation system, opens and closes the clutch. The gearbox control unit also dialogues with the engine control unit. The SensoDrive gearbox has two shifting options of either the fully automated mode, or the paddle-shifted/gear-shifted manual mode. It took some getting used to because the car would "roll" back on a slope (for example) if you didn't have your foot on the brake. In a normal (Fiesta) automatic of course, the car creeps forward on a level surface - or stays still on a slight incline, etc because the gears are constantly engaged. The C2 wasn't a conventional automatic by a long shot. It was great fun though!
  4. My previous car was a 1.6 Citroen VTR with a 5-speed 'Sensotronic' gearbox - in other words - flappy paddles on the steering wheel. Loved it! It was fast for a small car & the petrol consumption was miles better (literally) than my current 1.4 Fiesta with the 'normal' auto box . . . or Durashift as Ford call it. I love the new Citroen DS3 - but for some reason, Citroen have fitted the car with a standard 4-speed auto box on the 1.6. That really is a shame for such a sexy, good looking car! When I change my current Mk7 Fiesta in 18 months time, I would have picked the DS3 without even thinking about it - if it had a different automatic set-up. A sensotronic option would have been great - or some sort of dual clutch box. Such a shame. I am seriously considering the Audi A1 instead - mainly due to it's 7-speed DSG box & turbo-charged fuel consumption way better than a DS3 and indeed the MK7 Fiesta.
  5. DSG stands for Direct Shift Gearbox (or dual-clutch transmission), and is an automated transmission that can change gears faster than any other geared transmission. Twin-clutch transmissions deliver more power and better control than a traditional automatic transmission and faster performance than a manual transmission. Originally marketed by Volkswagen as the DSG and Audi as the S-Tronic, twin-clutch transmissions are now being offered by several automakers, including Nissan, Mitsubishi, BMW and Porsche. They are basically the future of automatic gearboxes. I am looking at owning an Audi A1 sometime next year with a DSG (or S-Tronic, as Audi call it - but same thing) box. It has better mpg than its manual equivalent - and is also quicker 0-60 than its manual equivalent! Being Audi of course, I'm going to have to sell a kidney in order to afford both the A1 and its expensive lsit of options I'd like! ;-)
  6. I've had my automatic mk7 (from new) for 18 months now - and overall, I've been pretty happy. As mentioned above - the fuel consumption is certainly nothing to write home about though! I seem to visit the petrol station far more often in this car than my previous vehicles though - despite them all having 1.6 engines. The gearchange is indeed smooth & acceleration is not too bad for a 1.4 engine. No major problems, faults, issues that I can think of. My two front (optional 7-spoke) alloys both have the most minimal of buckles which Ford want £322 to replace. That's not an issue with the car of course - more an issue with Hampshire County Council last winter! I am keeping the car for another 18 months (until January 2013) when I will change it - hopefully for the new Audi A1. But yeah, generally happy with the car in automatic guise. I chose Squeeze with full bodykit & 7-spoke alloys when I got it. Since the day I took delivery and right up to today even, I get plenty of compliments about the "gorgeous colour" - mainly from females of course! ;-)
  7. That was good going - considering you have Vista! (* spit). ;-)
  8. If this is the "new" Fiesta ST supposedly caught lapping around the Nurburgring racetrack the other day - I'll each my own faeces! Surely not?!?! http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2011/06/scoop-new-hot-ford-fiesta-st-caught.html
  9. The Fiesta gets launched in India this coming September.
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  11. I used this guy. These are the bulbs you require. Be aware however that they are shipped from Hong Kong and NOT the UK - so could take several days. To be fair, mine took about 6 days to arrive. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2pcs-501-W5W-Wide-Angle-12-LED-Red-Dash-Wedge-Bulbs-/200592111501?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2eb438b78d
  12. So says Autocar. Just as well, cos that's when I am changing my current Titanium - as I do - every 3 years! Whether or not it'll be another Fiesta/Ford remains to be seen. I might juuuuust be tempted: http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/256287/
  13. Love that red interior! http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/focus-rs-looks-for-fiesta/256122/pictures/focus-rs-looks-for-fiesta.aspx?im=428920 http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/focus-rs-looks-for-fiesta/256122/pictures/focus-rs-looks-for-fiesta.aspx?im=428920 http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ford-/focus-rs-looks-for-fiesta/256122/pictures/focus-rs-looks-for-fiesta.aspx http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/256122/
  14. Ouch! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blYvzbd_y7I&feature=player_embedded
  15. That's the 6-speed auto box I wish Ford would introduce into Europe. I think they will . . . eventually.