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  1. just taken delivery of a 2010 fiesta 1.6tdci titanium, love the car drives well. just one or two dilemmas. 1, can't find or see a switch for the front foglight/drivers light? theres one for the rear but just can't find it tried all switched but nothing illuminates them, they are fitted just in case someone says. 2, the front heated screen, does it work only with the press of the right button or should climate be on as the screen looks like it not clearing? please help a newbie?
  2. Well after months of planning a route, finding post codes for the sat navs, booking hotels and identifying points of interest photo opportunities our road trip around Scotland is nearly here. Me and my son Tom are leaving Halifax on Sunday morning in our Fiesta ST 180's and have 5 days of driving planned going up the west coast, across the north and back down past Loch Ness and Cairngorms to Edinburgh and home. Approximately 200-300 miles and some 6 hours driving each day. The GoPro, stills camera, two way radios (in case of poor mobile signal), sat navs and various bits and bobs including several charges are all ready. We're now hoping for good weather, not concerned about it being hot but hopefully it will stay dry so the views are not obscured by low clouds and the roads are not wet. I've listed below an overview of our route and will try and post a daily update each evening. The videos will be edited when we get home and I'll post them later, likely to be quite a few hours to view back and edit down to the more interesting and scenic bits. Day 1 - 344 miles From Halifax taking the A65 via Skipton, Ingleton to the M6 and M74 stopping off at Lockerbie to visit the memorial. Back on the M74, M8 and M898 past Glasgow. No more motorways now for 5 days. A82, A83 to Arrochar and onto Inveraray. Then A819, A85, A82 to Glencoe and on to Fort William for our overnight stop. Day 2 - 203 miles A quick viewing of Ben Nevis from the Commando memorial then along the A82 to Invergarry. Pick up the A87 to Dornie and Eilean Donan Castle. Then the A890 to the start of Bealach na Ba (Applecross Pass) 3rd highest road in Scotland some 2054 feet above sea level. Search you-tube there are lots of videos of cars driving this road and it looks awesome. Arriving in Applecross which is on the coast after descending all 2054 feet I suspect the brakes are going to be cooking! We'll then follow the coast road past Cuaig and Sheildaig to pick up the A896, A832 all the way up to Ullapool and the end of day 2. Day 3 - 204 miles From Ullapool we will drive along the A99, A9 and A862 to Dingwall, A837 to Lochinver and Ardvrek Castle. You will all recognise this castle even if you don't know the name. We continue up the coast to Scourie and Durness. Then straight across the north coast on the A836 to Thurso, stop off at Dunnett Head the most northerly point on the UK mainland and onto John O'Groats. Then down the A99 to Wick and our next stop over. Day 4 - 293 miles This is our longest day in the highlands so will be quite a challenge. After following the A99, A9 and A862 to Dingwall a quick sortie inland to come out at Drumnadrochit and Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness. Down the A82 to Fort Augustus. We are then driving back up the other side of the loch on the B862, B851 and minor roads across to Findhorn bridge. Then following the A9, A938, A95 and A939 to Tomintoul and !Removed! Bridge via the second highest road in Scotland at 2133 feet. From !Removed! Bridge via the Cairnwell Pass the highest road at 2198 feet high down to Braemar, the Spittal of Glenshee and across the B950 to Pitlochry and our final nights rest. Day 5 - 321 miles Leaving Pitlochry we take minor roads to Kenmore and pick up the A822 to Crieff and Greenloaning before joining the A9 and M9 to Falkirk were we will visit the Kelpies and Falkirk wheel. Then onto the Forth bridges and bikers grove cafe. Then back to Halifax. Total is over 1350 miles but with a few unplanned detours and re-runs to get photos and videos I expect it to be nearer 1500 miles in total. Probably need new tyres and brakes by the time we get home. If any of you guys up in Scotland see a blue and a white Fiesta ST along this route give us a wave and we'll stop and have a chat with you. I hope this also might inspire some of you guys to plan something similar, perhaps you've already done a road trip. Let me know where you went and how you got on.
  3. Driving Test!

    Hey guys! Test got cancelled today due to bad weather. My next test is up in a couple of weeks, you guys got any test tips? P.S. You'll be glad to know my test will be in a brand new ford fiesta 1.5 TDCI :).
  4. Petrol heads of Norfolk and Suffolk; my friends and I are looking for ideas to find the best roads in the region... any ideas would be awesome, ideally national speed limit, lots of corners, little bit hilly and of course as few cameras as possible! ;) Cheers, Al
  5. Taxi!

    I received this message from a pal this evening: With Xmas upon us I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving. As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session" with friends. Well two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had more than several beers followed by a couple of bottles of some rather nice red wine. Although feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit. That's when I did something that I've never done before - I took a cab. Sure enough on the way home there was a police roadblock but since it was a cab they waved it past and I arrived home safely without incident. This was a real surprise, as I had never driven a cab before, I don't know where I got it and now that it's in my garage I don't know what to do with it. So if you want to borrow it give me a call. :+)
  6. What's your favourite driving road? What's the best one that you've driven or hope to drive? My favourite is the pacific coast highway (US 1) twisting down the California coast. It was a great experience! :)
  7. Hi There!

    Hi all, I am currently driving in a 1.3 Fiesta Finesse which I have had for just over a year and I'm just looking for some advice on things to do to my fiesta to make look a bit cooler and general up keeping of my wee ford. Thanks for reading!
  8. Just read Mike Rutherford's column on improving roads in Auto Express. He says that out of work tradesmen could be employed by councils to help renovate Britain's deteriorating roads. E.g. builders/bricklayers fix potholes and kerbstones. Painters and decorators repaint faded road markings. Gardeners keep embankments and roundabouts mowed (then we might actually be able to see round them). This would speed up the process of revitalising Britain's terrible roads. I personally think it's a great idea as it will save councils time and money, keep the unemployed employed and means we have nicer roads to drive on. What do you think?
  9. What are some of your favourite driving songs? Here are some of mine (in no particular order) Rammstein-Du Hast Eagles- Hotel California Smashing Pumpkins- Bullet With Butterfly Wings Rihanna- Shut up and drive AC/DC- Thunderstruck Limp Bizkit- Rollin' Liquido- Narcotic AWOLNation- Sail Away Bullet for my Valentine- Tears Don't Fall Ellie Goulding- Anything Could Happen Aerosmith- Dream On HIM- Venus Doom Britney Spears- Radar Thom Yorke- Hearing Damage Pendulum- Hold Your Colour U2- Beautiful Day That's all I can think of for now, lets know what yours are :)
  10. Newbie

    hi looking forward to getting along on here could do with the help
  11. how do i change ford galaxy titanium X front head light for driving in Europe for a short 2 day trip,
  12. Hi! Just found this club and had to join I was driving my Focus home last night then all of a sudden no power and ground to a halt :( Had this car three weeks :( It will not start back up, there is plenty of petrol in it! Waiting for the garage to look at it, have been told it might be a fuel pump prob! He too off what I am assuming is a pipe fuel goes through under the bonnet and when he tried to start it nowt came out of it! Soo and suggestions would be much appreciated! Joanne x
  13. only had car few days runs well but strange burnt oil smell when driving im no machanic but checked oil in water etc and nothing as run well just the smell really getting to me a s dont no where to look next