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#1 Gareth Mattey

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:38 AM

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Well after having my car for 3 days, it seems to take a lot of fuel for a 1.25 engine.

I got it thursday about 2pm and ford put 15 of petrol in it. The next day it was getting low so i put 20 in.

I got the car with 6 miles on the clock and i think ive done 120-130 miles now. So say 120 miles ive done thats cost 35.

Ive heard new cars take more petrol till theyve covered a few thousand miles but my old car with same engine size, 25 would last me a week, never 2 1/2 - 3 days.

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#2 Stanhead

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:25 AM

That does seem a bit low. I'd take it back to your dealer and say something.

But as you said, new engines do take time to loosen up and that's what the dealer will tell you.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:50 AM

My opinion fiesta is too heavy , 1130 - 1170 k.g., it is not fuel save for 1.25 engine as it has to load more weight itself .
My car 1.6 engine with power shift transmission has got about 6.5 l/100 k.m., it is reasonable as it is not too much load.

Anyway, you better run 5000 k.m.at least to loosen up engine, see dealer if it not be better..................... :D

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:53 AM

The dealer filled it 3/4, so first full tank gave me 29.95, and second 35.34, I'm just over 600 miles now!

Yes what ever the model/engine, the car is exactly the same, so smaller engine, more weight to shift!

#5 Gareth Mattey

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:06 AM

Well i'll give it a month or 2 till my miles have gone up to a couple of thousand, see if theres any difference.

I'm doing a 220 mile trip there and back in a few weeks, so nearly 450 miles.

That trip cost me 50-60 for the whole 450 miles in my old car, 25-30 each way.

A bit worried incase its going to cost me a fortune in this car.

Since mine is the studio model, it doesnt have the little extras like telling you how many mpg you get so i used a website and it come up with roughly 25mpg i think with the amount of petrol and miles covered in the past few days.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:08 AM

Why on earth did you not buy a diesel for that sort of trip?

Your gonna find economy is pretty poor, the engine is too small for the car. Underpowered.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:23 AM

I would of bought the diesel but they are bigger engines and i got the 1.25 studio for insurance purposes so its not sky high.

The engine seems quite nippy to be fair compared to my old 1.2 vauxhall but with all the extras this car has compared to my old one its bound to add weight.

I do mostly motorway driving to work and when i visit family.

Will just have to see if it gets any better, when the 2 years are up on this i'll either get a bigger engine or a diesel version as my insurance will of gone down a lot.

At the moment the engine seems like its a 1.6l petrol with all the fuel its taking.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:26 AM

I would of bought the diesel but they are bigger engines and i got the 1.25 studio for insurance purposes so its not sky high.

The engine seems quite nippy to be fair compared to my old 1.2 vauxhall but with all the extras this car has compared to my old one its bound to add weight.

I do mostly motorway driving to work and when i visit family.

Will just have to see if it gets any better, when the 2 years are up on this i'll either get a bigger engine or a diesel version as my insurance will of gone down a lot.

At the moment the engine seems like its a 1.6l petrol with all the fuel its taking.


You would probably find the 1.6 petrol more efficient.

As for insurance, the difference between the 1.25 and the 1.4 diesel is marginal in insurance quotes even at 17.

And you could possibly of offsent the increase in insurance against the fuel economy your getting.

#9 Gareth Mattey

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:40 AM

It wasnt just insurance though, the diesel costs 12000 just for basic 1.4 studio tdci and the petrol was 10000.

Worked out 200 a month for the petrol and 262 a month for the diesel and then insurance would of been a bit more.

It doesnt sound much but im not rich and extra 100-150 a month for the diesel would of been out of my price range im afraid.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:51 AM

It wasnt just insurance though, the diesel costs 12000 just for basic 1.4 studio tdci and the petrol was 10000.

Worked out 200 a month for the petrol and 262 a month for the diesel and then insurance would of been a bit more.

It doesnt sound much but im not rich and extra 100-150 a month for the diesel would of been out of my price range im afraid.


Why not buy second hand then?

You get loads for your money and a 59 Plates is as good as a 60...

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:55 AM

Why not buy second hand then?

You get loads for your money and a 59 Plates is as good as a 60...


Because i wanted a new car on finance with affordable monthly payments.

I looked at bigger engines above the 1.25 and insurance wanted 5000 but with the 1.25 studio petrol they offered me insurance for 1800.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:03 AM

Because i wanted a new car on finance with affordable monthly payments.

I looked at bigger engines above the 1.25 and insurance wanted 5000 but with the 1.25 studio petrol they offered me insurance for 1800.


Surely you would of got better finance on a second hand car?

There is only 2 insurance groups between the 1.2 and the diesel, it wouldnt jump 3000.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:28 AM

Because i wanted a new car on finance with affordable monthly payments.

I looked at bigger engines above the 1.25 and insurance wanted 5000 but with the 1.25 studio petrol they offered me insurance for 1800.

you would have gotten a much better deal with a2nd hand 09 car, i got my studio+ which is a higher spec than yours for 7.5, and it was like new with only 11k on the clock. insurance take a better opinion of you if your car is worth less. so you would have had a cheaper car, with cheaper insurance, with higher spec Aircon + heated windscreens, faster engine. for only 10-14k milage. if you wanted a brand new car thats fine. but there isnt much sense in doing that at 17 cos insurance will hammer you.

#14 Gareth Mattey

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:43 AM

Well i admit i didnt really look at second hand cars but when i searched for insurance, the 1.25 studio was the only one i could relistically afford, if i got a zetec or even edge the insurance shot up loads because of the extras they have. Still would of been expensive on a second hand zetec for example. Im nearly 21 not 17 by the way and its my first years insurance, had a car before though but only had that 8 months or so.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:48 AM

Ouch your getting stung...

Im 20, i'm paying 800 for a 1.6tdci titanium with every extra under the sun...

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