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#1 Sam C

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:57 PM

My 2012 model Zetec S TDCi finally arrived (well, three weeks early which I was quite happy about). I ordered the car with leather, bluetooth, interior pack one and keyless start. Today I washed it, clayed it, applied two coats of Dodo Juice Purple Haze, gave the wheels two coats of Poorboys wheel sealer, dressed the tyres, hoovered it and cleaned the interior. Here are a load of pics that I took of it....

Contents of my deliver from I4Detailing....

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So far, I am really happy with the car. It drives nicely and seems to be loosening up nicely and will get a few more miles added this week with another trip to Chester as well as Preston and possibly York. The ride is much better than expected - a lot of people on this site mention how hard the ride is on the Zetec S, but I think its fine and the seats are good, offering more support than those in the Edge that I had previously.

I have been really impressed with the technology on the car; the bluetooth works will with my HTC Desire for both calls and streaming music to the stereo. What I have found really good so far is voice control (for the commands that I can remember) and I find myself using it more than I thought I would. The DAB radio is great as well, especially being able to see what song is playing by pressing the info button.

I have already added some red LED bulbs to the footwells, but it was too light for them to show up in my attempt to take some pictures.

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#2 Sam C

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:01 PM

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And typically, following cleaning my car its raining!

#3 Lenny

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:22 PM

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And typically, following cleaning my car its raining!


I love the above picture mate,
looks like its doing 500Mph its great,
and the cars well spec'ed out inside and out,
have you been on to DMB Graphics for some Gel Overlays Click Here finish it off nicely.
your hands and back must be killing you after all the waxing,
well worth it though it looks beautiful a perfect example mate,
quality thread B)

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:31 PM

Cheers Lenny, I'm pretty pleased with it. Judging by the weather, I'll be posting up some beading pictures tomorrow!

I'm am knackered (and I skipped the polishing and sealing stages), especially after doing a tough 14 mile walk in Wales yesterday with work.

I've got a few little plans for it over the coming months including Philips Blue Vision bulbs, clear indicator bulbs, led number plate bulbs, colour coded washer jets, sub marine lighting, arm rest and brodit holder for my phone. I've thought about the DMB overlays but am not 100% sure. We'll see.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:47 PM

Cheers Lenny, I'm pretty pleased with it. Judging by the weather, I'll be posting up some beading pictures tomorrow!

I'm am knackered (and I skipped the polishing and sealing stages), especially after doing a tough 14 mile walk in Wales yesterday with work.

I've got a few little plans for it over the coming months including Philips Blue Vision bulbs, clear indicator bulbs, led number plate bulbs, colour coded washer jets, sub marine lighting, arm rest and brodit holder for my phone. I've thought about the DMB overlays but am not 100% sure. We'll see.


Wow busy weekend,
just to add when purchasing led's for your car ensur that they are Can-Bus error Free bulbs as regular leds wont work, they need to be Can-Bus leds to work with the car's electrical system.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:01 PM

looks great buddy, nice spec, and loving that interior too

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:49 PM

looks fab mate, best colour ;)

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:06 PM

Looks fantastic mate :) I love the colour! Great choice :)

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:25 AM

Cheers chaps, white is definitely one of the best (if not the best) colours for the Zetec S. The leather lifts the interior nicely and the new darker dash is really nice.

So far, very happy. Have put 600 miles on it in a week! The fuel economy is going up and up all the time which is good.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:10 PM

Hi,
Ive been looking for a suitable place to ask these questions and since a few of you on this thread have the 1.6 TDCi, here goes:

First round a bout I came to with this car I nipped out in front of a lorrie in first, short shifted to 2nd and the unexpected hesitation
must have scared the lorrie driver as much as me, I thought it had cut out and was almost T Boned by the lorrie.
I've never driven anything that hesitates like that, petrol or diesel.

Is this normal with the Fiesta 1.6 TDCi ?

I was thinking is getting a chip box thingy to iron out this flat spot, but thats drastic to have to spend 400 to sort out the power
delivery on a brand new car.

Another thing I notice is that I don't have the metal pedals, its a Zetec S 2012 spec car but should it not still have came with them ?

Fist Post, sory if Ive blabed on a bit!!!

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:18 PM

Thought I'd better post a pic, if it works.
I see my attemp to put my picture in my profile has failed.


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:23 PM

Hi,
Ive been looking for a suitable place to ask these questions and since a few of you on this thread have the 1.6 TDCi, here goes:

First round a bout I came to with this car I nipped out in front of a lorrie in first, short shifted to 2nd and the unexpected hesitation
must have scared the lorrie driver as much as me, I thought it had cut out and was almost T Boned by the lorrie.
I've never driven anything that hesitates like that, petrol or diesel.

Is this normal with the Fiesta 1.6 TDCi ?

I was thinking is getting a chip box thingy to iron out this flat spot, but thats drastic to have to spend 400 to sort out the power
delivery on a brand new car.

Another thing I notice is that I don't have the metal pedals, its a Zetec S 2012 spec car but should it not still have came with them ?

Fist Post, sory if Ive blabed on a bit!!!


First of all welcome to FOC.

Secondly that power loss is to do with the fact that in the 1.6 TDCi the Turbo does not kick in until around 1500 revs, below that it feels like there is no power and you really have give it some welly if you're going to jump out at a roundabout like that..

Don't worry they're all like that..

Thirdly I would have though the Alloy Pedals would be in there as they have always been..they must have missed them off..take it back to the dealer and get them to sort it..

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:31 PM

Cheers for the quick response.
Good to know I haven't bought a duffer.
I did wonder if maybe the pedals were sprited away during PDI.
I'll hassel the dealer about it.

I have learnt how to drive around the lag but my wife hate's it.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:35 PM

No problem.

I suppose that now gives you an excuse to drive it everywhere

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:41 PM

Yup, works in my favour, until she gets used to it at any rate!

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