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#91 jimrex

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Personally, I think the MyFord Touch system looks really aftermarket, like they've tried to squeeze it in when the dash wasn't designed for it.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

Personally, I think the MyFord Touch system looks really aftermarket, like they've tried to squeeze it in when the dash wasn't designed for it.


Well that's exactly right, an upright flat screen just can't be integrated well on a fiesta-like dash, not anywhere near eye level anyway.

Although I like the new features, options and materials, I think I'll be moving up a segment when I change cars
Maybe to a focus as the actual car body/size looks a bit meatier and has a lot more presence than the fiesta.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

Well that's exactly right, an upright flat screen just can't be integrated well on a fiesta-like dash, not anywhere near eye level anyway.

Although I like the new features, options and materials, I think I'll be moving up a segment when I change cars
Maybe to a focus as the actual car body/size looks a bit meatier and has a lot more presence than the fiesta.


I'm thinking exactly the same, as much as I love my Fiesta, I'll be getting a Focus next time round.

I think the Auto Express preview vid got it right with the 2012/3 Facelift Fiesta, the new aggressive grille looks great on a Mondeo but just doesn't suit a supermini.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

I think I'll be moving up a segment when I change cars
Maybe to a focus as the actual car body/size looks a bit meatier and has a lot more presence than the fiesta.


I'm thinking exactly the same, as much as I love my Fiesta, I'll be getting a Focus next time round.


I do love my Focus, I just feel a bit of an old man in it!

I used to adore my Fiesta (which my mum is now driving), but getting into that after being in the Focus you can tell it's a lower-sector car compared to the Focus. The seats feel really flat, you feel every bump in the road and the engine and road noise are more noticeable. I know you can't compare the two, but it makes you appreciate the extra attention to detail in the Focus, which is like a barge in comparison. Note to those thinking of upgrading - get rear parking sensors! The size difference is massive and the tiny rear windows and long overhangs are a nightmare.

I would certainly give the facelift Fiesta a look though if I changed my car in the next couple of years - ST maybe :P

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

Yeah from the Focus' I've sat in at dealerships straight away you could see and feel it was a different class of car.


And just to back up what we were saying, look how well the MyFord Touch system intergrates in cars from the Focus up, .i.e without supermini/fiesta style dashboards..

Focus:
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Edge:
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Escape (NEW Kuga)
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Explorer:
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Taurus:
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Fusion (NEW Mondeo):
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Fits well on all of the above compared to the Fiesta:
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

I much prefer the Fiesta over the Focus inside and out - probably due to my age :P

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

Guys I'm pretty sure that screen is only for the US spec My Ford Touch system. Our E-Brochure shows the option of a smaller 5 inch widescreen sat nav colour display on certain trims. It sits exactly where our screens do now and intergrates very well. Despite it being in the E brochure I can see no mention of it when playing with the new configurator. Perhaps its bundled in with the SYNC and DAB option?

Also just to add in my two pence worth.. what the hell are those wheel options on the facelifted Zetec S. They are not sporty at all and should be left to the titanium model. Maybe its to make the new ST wheels stand out more when it launches.

Dissapointed to see that the ST in America will get 200hp as standard.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:54 PM

I do like the new fiesta but like others was thinking of upgrading to the focus in about a years time. :)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

Guys I'm pretty sure that screen is only for the US spec My Ford Touch system. Our E-Brochure shows the option of a smaller 5 inch widescreen sat nav colour display on certain trims. It sits exactly where our screens do now and intergrates very well. Despite it being in the E brochure I can see no mention of it when playing with the new configurator. Perhaps its bundled in with the SYNC and DAB option?


I don't think we're getting My Ford Touch here, yet... The 5 inch colour screen shown is the same as the one in the current Focus/C-Max, probably standard on Titanium and above or with DAB option (not had a chance to look at the specs properly yet).

Also just to add in my two pence worth.. what the hell are those wheel options on the facelifted Zetec S. They are not sporty at all and should be left to the titanium model. Maybe its to make the new ST wheels stand out more when it launches.

Dissapointed to see that the ST in America will get 200hp as standard.


Completely agree! Even the standard 16" alloys on the current ZS are way better! I built one earlier on the website and selected the 17" option but they wouldn't appear. Would have to see one in the metal... Given that the UK is hot-hatch mad, whereas American's prefer muscle cars, I'm surprised we don't get 200bhp as well, unless Ford are on a mission to get American's to downsize into smaller cars? I'm sure even a V******l C***a VXR has 200bhp? (But even that's a poor excuse to own one!)

I do like the new fiesta but like others was thinking of upgrading to the focus in about a years time. :)


As great as the Fiesta is, you won't look back ;)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

Reanaultsport Clio has 200bhp, maybe more :P don't mention that heathen bucket of scrap metal :P

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

Reanaultsport Clio has 200bhp, maybe more :P don't mention that heathen bucket of scrap metal :P


If scrap like those can manage to do it, why can't Ford?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

If scrap like those can manage to do it, why can't Ford?


Bearing in mind every VXR that's been tested on Top Gear has monumental torque steer, perhaps Ford understands there is a limit to how much power you can put through a little front wheel drive car.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

Correct, I said we WEREN'T getting MyFord Touch on our new fiesta. Sorry for causing any confusion and getting carried away with MFT.

One thing missing from our new fiesta is the MyFord Touch system, which arrives on North American Fiestas this time round....




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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

Very strange move by ford. We love our hot hatches here so deserve the best! Maybe the extra 20bhp is to take into account the extra weight of our friends stateside :P At least Mountune will be on hand for those that want an official power bump here.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

Would the standard 15 inch Zetec alloy's look lost with the dress up kit

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