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    Frozen White Fiesta ST-3 2014
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    5001 to 10,000

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  1. Trip computer currently shows 35mpg using Tesco99 fuel which is pretty much bang on what Ford publishes for Urban fuel consumption. Happy with that as I don't do much long distance driving and have a slightly heavy right foot
  2. Looking good Best colour choice too IMHO. White can still look clean from a distance when quite dirty as mentioned above. Black looks amazing when correctly detailed, but quickly shows the dirt and any swirl marks, especially in bright sunlight. A weekly or even fortnightly wash should keep your car looking better than the majority of cars on the road A quick cheeky pic of my ST after a recent detailing session:
  3. The ST Zoo (see pic below) looks good, but I wouldn't pay the full list price for it. Especially as you can get a decent low mileage ST3 plus Mountune MP215 for several thousand pounds less
  4. Just got the MP215 upgrade done at Stoneacre York today (bargain at £599 including fitting less current Mountune £50 cashback ). Updated my insurance with AXA online and it only added £23 to my policy up to the end of September. Can't really say much about the MPG just yet as it was a long trip home back down the M62. Had a bit of hoon on some country roads nearer to home and it felt good with the extra torque and power
  5. They should be able to insure you as there are ABI (Association of British Insurers) codes for all ST versions with an MP215 upgrade. It shouldn't be classed as a modified car as such. I would try all the usual comparisons sites, Google, MoneySupermarket. GoCompare and Confused to get the best quote. You will find that you need to manually select the MP215 upgrade rather than just enter your registration to find the correct model. For helpful info, check the MoneySavingExpert site run by Martin Lewis here: Always worked well for me to get the best deal on insurance. It's a good idea to always do a comparison every year anyway when your renewal is due, as most of the time you can get a better deal.
  6. Just do it! You won't regret it Love my ST, best car I've ever had.
  7. Wow, I posted that comment almost 6 years ago Time flies... Wonder where rocky's car is now it sure looked good back then.
  8. They actually made more than 2000 in the end although originally it was supposed to be limited to 1000. Good luck with the repairs though, looks nasty :o With my untrained eye I would think that would be a write off as an uneconomical repair.
  9. Your best option is probably a K & N panel filter. As long as you get the correct one for a MK7 it just slots into the existing air filter box. I've used the same one on my three Fiestas now, just swapping it out for the original air filter before selling, and only had to clean it once using the K & N Recharger cleaning kit. I couldn't really say it sounds any better as I've never really noticed, it also won't make much if any power difference. However, it is the one that Mountune fit on all their upgrades, so if it's good enough for them it must be good :) Have a look on ebay for the best prices.
  10. Wow! Looking very good, nice & shiny, a job well done :) 2 and a half hours just for one side sounds about right using a DA. It's better to take your time & not rush it for best results. I would've thought you could use the same method to remove the swirls on your roof & bonnet though. As long as you continue to use careful washing methods it shouldn't be necessary to compound again once done. I'm no expert, but I managed to remove all the swirls from my (now previous) car's black paint, and after a year of countless washes was unable to see any newly inflicted marks even in bright sunshine. Gotta love the junkman videos, he's quite funny, but also explains it very well. Without them I doubt I would've taken the plunge into machine polishing. I just picked up a 2nd hand White ST today and although it looks OK from a distance closer inspection in the sunshine revealed swirl marks all over, which I expected to be honest. Can't wait to get my polisher on it to get the shine back B)
  11. Speed 5 to remove the scratches followed by speed 3 for polishing. You can use Autoglym SRP or something similar on a black pad at speed 3 for the final polish before applying wax.
  12. Although the scratches look quite bad in the pics, as long as they haven't penetrated the clear coat and you can't really catch your nails on them they should polish out. I would use my DAS6 Pro and megs 205 with a white hexlogic pad first. If this removes them then happy days :) If not then megs 105 with an orange hexlogic pad should do the trick followed up with 205 on a white pad to refine. Check out the junkman videos on youtube or detailing world. Technique goes a long way when it comes to polishing and these videos helped me out a lot when it came to remove the pesky swirls on my black paint inflicted by the previous owner/dealer :D
  13. Jammy Smegger more like :)
  14. Don't get me started on ebay sellers using your pics on their listings! Cheeky I have reported many to ebay which resulted in some of the listings being taken down, serves them right
  15. I've had Climairs on two Fiestas now and they have scratched the top of the window glass on both.