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#31 Devils advocate

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

I'm picking mine up on the 1st of March 2013, then I take it on a run down to Bournemouth for four days should have some idea how it goes on motorway and town, they tell me the fuel is ssshhhitttteeee. I'm a wheelchair user so all in all a good way to find out if I got myself a Donkey or a stallion, now how's my luck go again.... Oh Sugar!

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

Well I have picked it up and drove down to Bournemouth very nice drive, but just got in four people's luggage and the wheelchair, I have to say we used the small cases and holdalls. Dealer put in £20:00 of diesel fuel light was still on meaning needle was in the red, which to a mennine like me, has now put me in shock, dealer told me the cruise control will not work under fifty mph, but reading the manufacturer vehicles book says nothing of this, so will be still finding out what's what for a few days yet.

Overall review is so far 6 out of ten.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:08 AM

which model did you get Ray? 4x4 or 2 wheel drive? petrol or diesel ? and photos would be nice ;)

cruise usually doesn't work under 20 mph in any car i know every car i've had with it thats been the case..

fuel economy is always relative I've been used to Big V8 petrol engines for the last 30 plus years so anything over 15 mpg is good for me lol my last Truck only did 10mpg but was !Removed! quick ;) and even my daily driver (the car i'll be replacing with my Kuga only does about 24 max on commute to work ) and i've never worked out what the Pajero does when towing but i'm guessing not a lot lol. anyway  i'm off for a test drive tomorrow, then provided i like the drive will be ordering one..

oh and the MPG will improve when you've got a few miles on the clock, my wife gets a new car every 6 months and we've noticed they do much more to the gallon when they are about to be returned, so look on the bright side it will get better, and you must be about my age and can remember when £20.00 would fill your tank unlike today when it's £6.00 a gallon for derv so £20.00 is just over 3 gallons, i can remember when i was 18 had a XJ6 Jaguar and it cost £40 to fill both tanks it was 50p a gallon less than 12p a liter then How times have changed :( ....  Happy Days then  ;)



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

Hi Kuga x, sorry for the delay, I still do not know if the cruise control work below fifty mph as the wifey is always in the driver seat, not complaining love being chauffeured around, she will not do any of the technical side, she just loves it.

For me the front senses not working, they staying on and fortunately their is an on/ off button so it's off now, other then that brought four adults down with four cases powerchair, been out and about for about six miles in all today, so again no real chance to see if the cruise control works under fifty, but that will get sorted.
I thought, the titanium, would have had ambient lighting, but No, disgraceful, still trying to work out the radio, it's all fun really, a Eamon.
Sorry Eamon, you asked what it was, pics to follow. It's a two litre one six three ps powershift diesel this auto box is working a treat, sugar, watch it blow up now. I hope this is what you asked , just ask away. Sugar it's frozen white as well and awd.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:41 AM

almost the car I'll be getting, going for a test drive this morning dealer is letting me have it for a couple of hours just to see what i think, last new car i bought i didn't test drive and regretted it from the moment of delivery (wont be doing that again). good hear feedback on the auto box, as thats about the only thin i''ve not decided on, keep swaying between man and auto.. i was thinking of going for the 19" wheels but am now thinking for ride quality might stick with the 18" and maybe have another option ;) with bells and whistles ;) lol

thanks for the update hope it's ticking more boxes for you as you run it in ;)



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

Well back form the Test Drive, and wow what a lovely motor, luckily the test car was the Titanium X which will be the model i get abit in a different colour (never been a fan of Silver Cars).

but 1st impressions are very good.

My parents can both get in and out with ease (both in their 80s )so a good start.

driving position is limitless and found a really comfortable driving position in minutes,

everything easy to reach (although the stereo looks like it might take a while to get used too )

Leather seats very supportive and decent leather (not on par with my Bentley but different class of car but looks like it will stand the test of time adequately )

Loved the auto tailgate ;) and looks like we'll be going ahead and buying one.. just need to decide on colour ..  white is favorite at the moment, and wheels the test car had 19" which i like the look of in photos but not so sure in the flesh and the sales girl did say that the ride is better with the stock 18" ( and replacement tires will be cheaper ;))

so at the moment it's going to be a

 

Ford Kuga 2.0TDCi Titanium X 5dr AWD Auto  

with                                                                                                                                     
Driver Assistance Pack –Blind Spot Information System, Lane Keeping Aid and Active City Stop        
Keyless entry with hands Free Power Tailgate                                                 
Convenience Pack - Power folding door mirrors, Active Park Asst                  
Detachable Tow Bar                                                                                         
Frozen White Paint                                                                                                   
Appearance Pack Roof Rails and privacy glass

Plus Mats, Mudflaps, rear protection thingy etc       

delivery dates are likely to be Mid May to Mid June       (Ford blame it on the amount of Titanium X models being ordered and leather supply :) Still I'm happy to wait to get the car I want,  and after a good hour and a half test drive with a mix of city streets Dual carriageway and country roads   the only thing i couldn't test was towing the caravan but i can't see that being a problem. 

 

oh and Ray, Cruise control worked at speeds over 22 MPH and at 85 MPH (on Private road of course ;) ) didn't try any faster than that but reckon it will probably work up to the cars Max speed ;)  if needed on Autobahn ;)                                          



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

I've been told the better ride on the smaller wheels, me I'm happy with the wheel size, just the !Removed! roads here In Bournemonth, thinking more like caterpillar tracks might be worth an option.
I think you be very happy with it, you going to be splitting hairs what ever you decide, as on all the models on this range, Ford are going the right way, just recently. Go blue oval.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

Eamon. You will love the toys and gizmos on it, but they are on most cases intuitive so enjoy from an envious Kuga driver lol. Best of all is the enjoyment you get from having it.

Yes Eamon, I have got the wifey to let me play with it as she drove, so yeah, crap what he said, but mind you I think I've been playing with the limiter to be honest, but I get it back tomorrow, to drive back to home so be playing with it all the way back, got to get this silly grin off my face, getting embarrassed. Ray

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

Eamon. You will love the toys and gizmos on it, but they are on most cases intuitive so enjoy from an envious Kuga driver lol. Best of all is the enjoyment you get from having it.

Yes Eamon, I have got the wifey to let me play with it as she drove, so yeah, crap what he said, but mind you I think I've been playing with the limiter to be honest, but I get it back tomorrow, to drive back to home so be playing with it all the way back, got to get this silly grin off my face, getting embarrassed. Ray

lol yea Ray, i love my gizmos lol, I've always  had Black with a couple of Red cars for years and as they don't do the Kuga in red, that's made the choice a bit easier ;) Black or White, Good to hear you're enjoying your new car, when you going to take some photos and  put em up here ;) they only had a silver or black Kuga at the dealership and although it looks good in Black   White is favorite,So post some piccys up please .. oh  and as i live in Norfolk (pot hole capital of the world ) I'm thinking 18" wheels I've had a couple of American trucks on 20" and great on open road but shook the fillings out of my teeth on the roads local to me ;) 



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

Went out and did some without the number plate in view.

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#41 Kuga X

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

Looks Awesome fella I'm really glad we've gone for white now definitely the colour to have (well if you like white  ;) )

whats your marks out of 10 now ?

 

as for the reg number question I think its down to your personal choice (i guess someone could clone/ copy you car from photos on a forum, but then they could do that while you're driving down the road, heard about someone cloning number plates to use in London for the congestion charge, but that could just be urban legend ;) )



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

Was not sure about the site being more or less against . Marks out of ten, well that's pretty subjective, I am hard old sod when it comes to given anything, but the car is new the smell is great, 1st 13 plate and all that you have to factor out, the facts are the front senses don't work, one, the Eag knew this, but did nothing to sort it out, in fact try to hide the fact it was not working, and even tried to say you'll never use them, only the back ones your need, to me that's not good thing to be doing. This is not Ford ,its EAG but they represent them, so that bit is Ford, the car itself is good, but I want what you getting, more toys and gizmos to play with. Dam sorted all mine already, got no ambient lighting. The bonnet took some time to learn to open it, but real easy when you know how.

Your gonna love yours I tell you, that for nothing, tip go somewhere no one else is, cos your end up like me and the neighbours thinking flash git showing off, but it's a great thing to play with. Enjoy it Eamon I know I will, yours that is. Lol.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

if its fitted its got to work i'd take it back and get them to fix it fella, my neighbors already think I'm flash/Crazy, when i brought the Bentley home if only they knew i'd taken it in part ex with the Chevy Truck i'd just sold and got some cash ;) and the Kuga is worth a lot more than the Bentley, i also have a couple of Morris Marinas so they are never surprised with what I bring home, and all get me to hook up my OBDII Reader on their cars when they have problems so all good really

I'm really looking forward to getting ours now, we're on holiday in May and it's looking like it's not going to be here till we get back, hope it arrives before the last week in May as i've got to go down to eastbourne on business after my hols and would be a good first drive, get some miles on the clock and run it in ho

w about a nice side photo next ;)

all the Best

Eamonn



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

Oh yes it will be sorted, you can trust me on that. The colour was never a choice we had to have this one or wait and we needed to have it, as we was a way on the first of March and would have had to hirer a vehicle, at the cost of a £125 a day, I wanted panther black keyless entry and boot opening thingy. Only got this side piccy gives a small idea what your be doing down Eastbourne way when your back of your holibobs.

Are we the only ones on this Kuga site, thought there would be chat on here about this and that, I took this off and te back door fell off, has this happened to anyone else, but no! Not even a bar on this site so we could get some cheap drinks in here.

Put it down to the all new smells of plastic lol. Just keep thinking one day nearer to getting it, then you can put some piccys up too.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

lol must just be us oldies with Kugas on here ;)

I'm a Union rep at work (new word for Shop Steward ;)) and we have our annual conference in Eastbourne,  so get a few days away every year in Eastbourne and a couple of weeks in Esher training every year Get accused of having "jollys" but it's harder than being at work lol but for a good cause



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