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Poll: Ford Fiesta Model (42 member(s) have cast votes)

ECOnetic or Titanium?

  1. ECOnetic (8 votes [19.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.05%

  2. Titanium (1.6 TDi) (31 votes [73.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 73.81%

  3. Other (3 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

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#1 CARTER141

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:13 AM

Ok, at first, I was looking at the ECOnetic Fiesta.

However, reading some stories on this forum, I feel that it isn't as 'Econetic' as it is advertised. SO looking at the 1.6 TDi Titanium

But, what would you recommend?

(please also leave your reason on chosen Model)

Thanks all.

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#2 Nipz

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:15 AM

What are you looking for in the car? Do you want the best car E.G. Trim, wheels, drive, speed etc or do you want a car that gets you to A - B for the cheapest amount of money? I think when you know this it will make it clear :)

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:09 PM

i've choosen for the econetic + pack. The 1.6 Titanium was +/- 2000 euro more expensive (in Belgium we get 15% state reduction)That was the main reason... I made a test drive and I was sold. The weels are a bit ugly but I m going to put 15" Y's on it.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:54 PM

What are you looking for in the car? Do you want the best car E.G. Trim, wheels, drive, speed etc or do you want a car that gets you to A - B for the cheapest amount of money? I think when you know this it will make it clear :)


Well, looking at some posts on here, people are saying that the MPG on the ECOnetic and Titanium 1.6TDi are very similar, so I could just get a better looking car with roughly the same MPG.

#5 Nipz

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:07 PM

Well, looking at some posts on here, people are saying that the MPG on the ECOnetic and Titanium 1.6TDi are very similar, so I could just get a better looking car with roughly the same MPG.


Looks like you have answered your own question :)

I personally would go for the titanium, really nice spec!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:19 PM

ok,


Indeed: You wil just have to ask your self: what price do I want to pay for a better looking car...

what's the diference in price in the UK?

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:21 PM

Personally I would go for the Titanium ( and we did) or possibly the Zetec over the Econectic.

Econectic is nil road tax, Zetec/Titanium are 35 - to be honest not worth worrying about. Also rumoured/due to decrease to 20 in a few yrs time when new tax bands introduced.

Combined mpg of econectic is only about 5 mpg better - again probably not worth worrying about.

Econetic is not the cheapest Fiesta model to buy in th erange either!!!!
It is a stripped out basic model, without even alloys as standard.

Titanium spec, is far better and you can negotiate good deals - probably less so with the Econectic models as well.

Even a Zetec will be better value in my opinion.

Ford and all the other manufacturers should be selling these eco models cheapest in the range - not near the top - doesn't really encorage people to buy them.

When we looked at a Seat Leon last year - the eco model, again was only a few hundred cheaper than the "non-eco" model which was only slight thirstier. TAx was 120 as opposed to 35 for the eco version.

To buy the non -eco version would have given us a decent spec, 3 yrs interest free finance and bigger discount on list price - so even allowing for more road tax was still cheaper to run/purchase over 3 yrs

#8 Jonny87

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:11 PM

Definitely get the titanium - Unless your only requirement from your car is fuel economy

#9 Mark M.K

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:00 PM

I think you just need to look at the list price to make your mind up.

ECOnetic: 13,195
Titanium 1.6 TDCI: 14,495 - Dealers will discount this one alot more.

For just over 1000 more, you get a much better package.

#10 RIIIDAA

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:39 PM

You do get a hell of a lot for the extra 1k ish, 'deal drivers' seem to be flavour of the month.

At the motorshow last year the claim was that ECOnetic put out 105 Co2's per whatsit, that's what drew me to it, sadly it wasn't available in auto, so i went for a 1.4 petrol that had the right gearbox (needed)

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:44 PM

Hey everyone

Thanks for your replies.

By the looks of it, I will go for the Titanium model, might organise a test drive tomorrow :P

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:28 AM

Just another quick question, anyone tried Ford Insurance?

If yes, is it any good?

#13 blodger59

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:22 PM

Ok, at first, I was looking at the ECOnetic Fiesta.

However, reading some stories on this forum, I feel that it isn't as 'Econetic' as it is advertised. SO looking at the 1.6 TDi Titanium

But, what would you recommend?

(please also leave your reason on chosen Model)

Thanks all.

Hi
the titanium may cost you more , but it is a much better looking car, we have one and can't fault the spec

#14 amyjaj

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:14 PM

Titanium has more on it the the Eco. You don't even get AC as standard.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:15 PM

Titanium has more on it then the Eco. You don't even get AC as standard.



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