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GaryPL

True Ford Enthusiast
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About GaryPL

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    Too much time on the boards

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    Gary

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    Male
  • Ford Model
    Non-Ford. Learned my lesson.
  • Ford Year
    2015
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Greater London
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000

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  1. It would have been turbocharged. And diesel power comes in one lump low down. So it'd feel very different to a small normally aspirated petrol. Yes, more revs means more consumption. A high revving small engine can use more than a low revving large one. This is all just physics. Can't really cheat it.
  2. The 82bhp engine is a rev happy one. You need to thrash it to get anything meaningful. I've had many as courtesy cars. You just need to adapt your driving style to suit it. I'm going to guess you learned in a small engined turbo car. The power delivery on turbo cars is very different normally aspirated ones as much of the power is lower down the rev range. Also keep in mind that its top speed is only around 100mph. You're getting comparatively near that on a motorway. Of course a small engine is going to run out of puff.
  3. Looks very tidy! Enjoy
  4. Just an unexpected update... I missed a call from the Ford dealership late this afternoon. So I called them back to find out what they wanted. Went straight through to someone and mentioned just my name. Without even looking me up, he apologised and said they were calling to tell me the new Fiesta was in, inviting me down to look at one, but that he knew I wouldn't be interested as I wasn't happy with the last one. He said he'd have me taken off of the list. All I did was mention my name on the phone - nothing else! Fools for calling me in the first place, I think! Must have a reputation
  5. Just an unexpected update... I missed a call from the Ford dealership late this afternoon. So I called them back to find out what they wanted. Went straight through to someone and mentioned just my name. Without even looking me up, he apologised and said they were calling to tell me the new Fiesta was in, inviting me down to look at one, but that he knew I wouldn't be interested as I wasn't happy with the last one. He said he'd have me taken off of the list. All I did was mention my name on the phone - nothing else! Fools for calling me in the first place, I think! Must have a reputation
  6. Not true. This practice is illegal. You are allowed to get it serviced anywhere as long as you follow the service schedule and use manufacturer quality parts. It may be true however that a manufacturer service history may play a factor in post warranty 'goodwill'.
  7. Congratulations. Service it well and check the coolant very regularly. And as was mentioned - don't regularly red line it.
  8. Both. The dealerships wear the Ford brand by way of having a franchise. Ford corporately should be policing the standards. My experiences of multiple Ford dealerships and corporate Ford have been nothing short of atrocious. Pirates - the lot of them.
  9. White should largely avoid the bleaching effect, but paint like anything else outdoors, suffers from weathering. Your paint could over time become duller due to micro scratches and so on. You whip the vinyl decals off and underneath it's like the paint was the day you wrapped it. If maintaining the ability to return to original appearance is important to you, decals really aren't the modification I'd go for. Obviously weathering takes time, but given that there are so many factors that affect how well your paint lasts (sun, salt/road treatments, how well you look after the bodywork, bird droppings, tree sap, etc) I wouldn't want to say how long the decals should stay on.
  10. The more red in a colour, the more prone it is to fading.
  11. I'd say there's nothing worse than crashing the hire car! I did that once too. Well, it was a courtesy car. Some daft cow reversed into me in a petrol station.
  12. Indeed. I had a similar thing a couple of years ago when someone drove into the side of me because of poor lane discipline. Pushed me into the kerb. I will never be without a dash cam now. Hope the OP gets his car swiftly sorted to his satisfaction.
  13. Very true. Where I live is full of Uber drivers who neither speak English nor drive safely. I'm starting to put together dash cam compilations because bad driving is so frequent around here.
  14. I'm sure it'll come with a healthy dose of Ford reliability and customer service too!
  15. Speed cameras are, in the UK, deployed at sites where there's an increased risk. They are treated as a visible deterrent and this has a significant localised effect on speed. If a camera is hidden, it might be many months or even years before enough drivers work out there's a camera present and until then, the speed vehicles travel at doesn't drop. In this instance, you can't claim a camera is there for safety. It's a money grabbing device because it is not making a site any safer. Take France for example. They adopt the methodology you condone and even hide cameras in litter bins at the side of the road. Yet they have a road death rate almost twice that of the UK's. Stealth cameras, as a tool for cutting people's speed, simply doesn't work in achieving the primary aim. And I'm aware that the government gets the money. I personally think it should go towards local hospitals or even the local plod.