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#1 FIESTA_MAD

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 02:14 PM

hi

i might be getting a focus if i dont go for a fiesta but i thought id post anyways to ask how they drive .

i know there is 2 1.6 petrols the 105bhp and the 125bhp ones .

which would be best ?

is the view over the wheel ok as the wheel looks a little higher than most car ?

thanks :)

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 04:22 PM

the 125 is better because its twin camshaft , so it more economical and torquey lower in the rev range and will 'swap' over to another cam to give u stronger acceleration on full throttle :) feels like a little turbo kicks in :)

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 04:28 PM

also i think you sit lower in the new focus than most hatchbacks, i think there were designed to be more of a sporty than the rivals , if u like something with a higher seating position try a golf of the old shape focus :) but unless you really need the extra space you might aswell save a couple of grand and get an equivilent fiesta and go on a caribbean holiday lol :)

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:29 PM

Also Ford a selling offering more discount on the 125ps making it the same price as a 105ps

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:15 AM

Hi, I've driven the new focus and I found the seating position the same as my Mk4 Mondeo and fully adjutable. I like the seating position to be high, thus I don't agree with it being lower than the Mk2.5 and I've driven one of those as well. Both the petrol engines are the same duratec Ti-VCT units thus both engines have variable valve timing, I don't think it is possible to 'swop' cams, only the timing. Personally I would have thought the diesel 115ps would be better in the Mk3 as it has more 'grunt' or torque to give better mid-range acceleration than the 105 or 125 petrol. Plus they can be tweaked by a remap a lot easier than the petrol versions. However you need to drive all versions before you buy so you get an idea of what is best for you.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:24 PM

have you tried to find anywhere to get a drive in the 2.0 tdci because i have tried 4 dealers with no luck

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:25 PM

I drove the 1.6 Zetec when it was first launched and although the power delivery was smooth, it was not as lively as the Mk2.5. In fact it was pretty slow.

My Brother in Law has just bought a Mk3 Titanium model with the 1.6 diesel engine and that is far better. Much more torque as suggested by Cuke.

If you do go the 1.6 petrol route, then it has to be the Ecoboost variety, which I think only comes in the Titanium at the moment.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:52 PM

have you tried to find anywhere to get a drive in the 2.0 tdci because i have tried 4 dealers with no luck


Hi, rare beasts indeed...
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:13 PM

4 tit x models and about 5 tit models with 2.0tdci in country

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:20 PM

most reviews ive saw the driver is not that much over the wheel can this be raised so you can see loads of the road ?

as im thinking of the 125bhp 1.6 :)

just the view out the windscreen that my main worry is .

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:28 PM

Hi, you mean the seat or the wheel, both are fully adjustable...
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:58 PM

Hi, you mean the seat or the wheel, both are fully adjustable...
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im 5 foot 10 and jsut asking as i see there driving possition is a little lower than the fiesta .

can i raise it so its fine and not really that low

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:59 PM

Hi, I'm shorter than that and I can get the seat in a focus as high up as my Mondeo, plenty high...
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:23 PM

Hi, I'm shorter than that and I can get the seat in a focus as high up as my Mondeo, plenty high...
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enough to see the the nose of the car ?

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:37 PM

Hi, to be honest I've never really looked, I don't see the need. I'm not sure if it's that possible with today's pedestrian friendly cars..
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