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#1 scotthunter

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:46 AM

Hi people!

Can anyone help me with this dilemma. I'm trying to choose between a nearly new Ford Fiesta Zetec S petrol or Metal. I've put a deposit down on a Metal but still haven't made up my mind!

I'm looking at a 2010, 9k,Black Zetec S with leather seats (rare) and push button start, mint condition, £10,700.

The Fiesta Metal is a 2011 (7 months old), 6k, black, push button start, mint condition, £12,300.

The Metal seems like great value, looks great and should hold its value better being a limited edition, however I've heard reports that fuel economy is poor with the gear ratio set up for best acceleration. I commute 400 miles a week (mostly motorway) so I'm concerned about fuel economy and road noise.

I'm coming from a 2003 Zetec 1.6 petrol which isn't very economical at all, no doubt worse than the Metal. Do you think I'm being silly and should go for the ZS TDCI instead?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Scott

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#2 scotthunter

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:07 AM

This is the Metal I've brought (just so you know it's no longer available if you're thinking of buying it yourself!) ;-)

http://www.tradecars...201230480208061

Here's the Zetec S:

http://www.autotrade.../1500?logcode=p

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#3 James Rosier

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:22 AM

Metal all the way dude! So much better looking and equipt! If you where really worried about fuel econ then you would of thought TDCi at the beginning I have seen metals get good fuel con! So good choice :) wish I had one!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

Metal :)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

I've owned both Metal & Zetec S and the Metal is the better car and the better buy. Just clocked up 1500 mls on holiday in Cornwall and fuel economy was great in the Metal. The Metal has heated leather front seats. My Zetec S had leather but not heated. Metal cabin is sexier all in black. And like you say, Limited Edition.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

Imagine a Focus Metal :)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Imagine a Focus Metal :)


Sounds good. Talking about a Focus, what do you think of the MK 3 Focus Zetec S ?.
I think it is a great looking car even with 5 doors which i don't usually go for. Even better with that 180 odd bhp engine in it.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:14 PM

Mike, what kind of mpg were you getting on the motorways and A roads? Does the engine and exhaust note growl at cruise speed?

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

I'm currently averaging around 40mpg, but bear in mind that is from new, so it took time for the engine to bed in. Also, as I've only had it a few months, I'm still driving it "enthusiastically"! I mainly drive on motorways, and occasionally country roads.

The road noise is fine, the exhaust growls at lower speed/higher revs, but it isn't noticeable to motorway speeds (I don't think anyway). All in all I would definitely recommend the Metal! It will hold its value better, handles amazingly, and makes a good noise at the higher revs.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:34 PM

Mike, what kind of mpg were you getting on the motorways and A roads? Does the engine and exhaust note growl at cruise speed?


Did'nt monitor mpg as such, but i only used half a tank all the way from Falmouth to Chester.
My exhaust note differs from standard as i have stainless catback fitted from new.
Sorry not very helpful but it's a great little car and would recommend the Metal.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:49 PM

hi scotthunter i have a metal in black and it is a great car i average 43.2 and i drive a round trip of 74 miles a day mainly a roads with about 3 miles of town roads the car has done 6000 miles now and the climate is always on so i am very pleased with the mpg oh and i dont drive like a granny either lol :D :D :D

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

Sounds good. Talking about a Focus, what do you think of the MK 3 Focus Zetec S ?.
I think it is a great looking car even with 5 doors which i don't usually go for. Even better with that 180 odd bhp engine in it.


I was behind one the other day, looked like a beast! Very very nice in gunmetal grey :)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:56 PM

Sounds good. Talking about a Focus, what do you think of the MK 3 Focus Zetec S ?.
I think it is a great looking car even with 5 doors which i don't usually go for. Even better with that 180 odd bhp engine in it.

this is the wifes zetec s in dark micastone :) Posted Image

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:24 PM

this is the wifes zetec s in dark micastone :) Posted Image


Very nice. Really like that.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

It is very nice! Out of interest, anyone any guesses of how much It would cost me to get a decent Fiesta Metal with a part ex of my Focus Zetec S?

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