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#1 Mark M.K

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:36 AM

Hi all,

Picked up the new car Yesterday, and have had a good drive round and its nothing short of being amazing! MPG aint too good while its running in - only getting 22MPG :blink: from a 1.4!

Apart from the poor MPG, i have nothing bad to say about it :) drives great, looks nice inside and outside. It's just the perfect car. Heres some pics:

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#2 Jay-herridge

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:15 PM

lovely motor, nice one!!!

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 04:04 PM

Looks the business in black doesn't it?

Hope mine looks as good when I eventually pick it up although mine won't be black!

Are you doing a lot of town driving etc because 22 mpg is a far cry from what the brochures say although Janet's Ka didn't really start being super economical until it had done approx 1000 miles.

I don't think it'll be a problem to do that though because you just won't want to leave it anywhere.......you just want to keep driving it!!!!! ;)

#4 Mark M.K

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:54 PM

I've got it upto 25MPG now! :P but the engine only has 70 miles on it....plenty of time to get better

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:15 AM

Have had mine two weeks now(1.6 tdci) 540 miles on the clock and average 42mpg around town(still not what the book says it can do).
Have had various problems with it (see list)
Faults with the vehicle

1, Front windscreen washer has no pressure to clear screen
2, Intermittent rattle from left side of glove box area near air vent
3, Rattle from left hinge of bonnet (the headlamp was very loose which I have secured) but
Requires lining up with the body work
4, Alternator belt squeals loudly at first start up for 10-15 seconds(when cold)
5, Both rear door seals that stick on the leading edge of the door and seal against
The B post keeps coming adrift and has to be restuck frequently
6, The engine (radiator) fan comes on for no reason after just travelling a short distance
And the engine temp is still very cold ( no aircon selected)
7, The engine judders when coming to a stop at junctions and has cut out several times
This can be replicated by travelling at 25-30mph then put the car in neutral and gently
Bring the car the car to a stop
8, N/s/r door paint defects which the body shop are aware of (black dots that look like tar spots)

Has anyone else had any issues??
Even with these problems it is a joy to drive
I would like to be able to read the cars ecu with a hand held diagnostic unit anyone know where i can get one?

#6 Inked

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:48 AM

Has anyone else had any issues??


The only problems I have had so far are the passenger side internal rubber seal had to be replaced as it kept coming unstuck (the door also needs to be re-aligned a little but will get that looked at, at the 1500 mile checkup) and the driver side windscreen strip was also flapping around and so was replaced.

I do have a bit of a rattle from near the glove box but I had the same in my 07 Focus, interior solidity doesn't seem to be as good on newer Fords.

Other than that, I'm loving driving the fiesta. I'm also getting around 45mpg but hopefully this will improve a bit as the engine breaks in. (still better than the 1.8 petrol Focus was - 31 to 32mpg)

For the OP, you may want to reset your MPG indicator as unless you have, its not showing your true MPG as it will have done a few miles before getting to you being loaded and unloaded on transports at low speeds. Mine was showing 28mpg with 19 miles on the clock when I picked it up.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:02 PM

Hi all new Fiesta enthusiasts!

So far, I'm very pleased with my Fiesta 1.6 TDCi Titanium 5d in morello - very stylish. 53 mpg and rising, and still less than 1000 miles on the clock.

My partner has an older Fusion 1.6 TDCi ('07, 14000 miles), which returns an average better than 63 mpg, so I'm hopeful to achieve better from the Fiesta, once run in. I know this takes a while with a diesel.

What's really impressive with the Fiesta is its quiet, firm and purposeful ride. It feels like a much bigger car, and like other respondents I've seen many sideways glances from people.

Happy stylish and economical motoring.

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BTW, does anyone know, what number version of Fiesta is this one? - v4, v5?

#8 Mark M.K

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:30 PM

I belive this shape Fiesta is MK7.

As for problems people have listed above, sounds like you got a friday afternoon job :(

#9 Mark M.K

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 04:33 PM

Got a little update!

The weather finaly got better to allow me to intall the alloy pedals and scuff plates :) The rear spoiler is being fitted this wendsday

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:04 PM

Got a little update!

The weather finaly got better to allow me to intall the alloy pedals and scuff plates :) The rear spoiler is being fitted this wendsday


Look good bud, how much were the scuff plates? Might have to get some of those!

#11 Mark M.K

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:50 PM

They were 45 i think including VAT (at 17.5%) so will be a little cheaper now.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:23 PM

Cheers mate, definitely have to pick some up.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:55 PM

Hey!

Looks good in black!

When I ordered mine, it couldnt wait long enough to have the spec I wanted in the black, so I went for the Avalon blue instead (pic in gallery)! LOL! :lol:

I have the 1.6tdci Titanium, and with over 2000 miles on the clock after getting it a month or so ago, and im getting about 45-50 mpg at the moment.

I have noticed that the fan does kick in even after a short run of only a mile or so. Also had a funny one with the radio where it wouldnt pick up a single station, so pressed the CD button, then the radio again, and it all worked fine again. :huh: Apart from that, no real problems.

I must admit, they are a real head turner, and lost count of the amount of people looking at it. Even had to show it to several strangers, and let them sit in it etc. LOL

Take care!

#14 Mark M.K

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:29 AM

Seems like the fan is ment to kick in early then, as it does it on mine too, but i'd rather have it kick in rather than not at all and overheat the engine :blink:.

Update on the spoiler, dropped the car off at the bodyshop, and is being fitted as i type this! Hope to get some pics later today before it gets too dark :)

Also on the MPG, got it to 30 MPG now so getting better :P

#15 Mark M.K

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 04:32 PM

Sorry for doubble posting, but i have my car back from the bodyshop! The spoiler looks AMAZING!

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