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Titanium vs Zetec S


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Poll: Zetec S or Titanium (204 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is the better car overall?

  1. Titanium X (105 votes [51.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.22%

  2. Zetec S (100 votes [48.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.78%

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#151 Magenta

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:58 AM

Do you find the ride hard? I have a Titanium on order and asked the dealership to get me smaller wheels for a smoother ride.


I'm not disputing it as I've heard that before but surely large wheels should give you a smoother ride ? Imagine if you were on roller skates ! Potholes are relatively larger to small wheels, I know, I've had cars with eight inch wheels !

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#152 Strutter

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:59 AM

The problem with the larger wheels is the lower profile tires, size of wheel makes little difference to quality of ride if you had a high profile tire on it, but that looks stupid so you get a lower profile tire, little to absob the impact.

Persoanlly I think the ride is very very smooth and quiet.

#153 Tato

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:56 AM

The problem with the larger wheels is the lower profile tires, size of wheel makes little difference to quality of ride if you had a high profile tire on it, but that looks stupid so you get a lower profile tire, little to absob the impact.

Persoanlly I think the ride is very very smooth and quiet.


What is the optimal combination of rims and tires size? (for 17 inch rims)

#154 b1g_dav3

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:57 AM

I'd have said the Titanium if you loose the chrome, only reason I didn't get the Titanium is I'd need to have had one built and I'd have been without a car for 6 weeks maybe more, so went for the ZS.

#155 PumpkinSteve

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

I never used to like the Zetec S, I thought it looked quite chavvy but I really like it now and think I'd seriously consider it once the time comes to choose a new car.

#156 dade12

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

i would have to say the zetec s the chrome does look nice with the black but if i was thinking about that i would just go for the metal has everything

#157 Maleforce

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:56 AM

Depends what toys u like on the car, mine is basic apart from the bluetooth and that was an offer, had mine about a month now and well pleased so for me id rather the extra cost go into the seats and body kit rather than things i would not use

#158 PPKing

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

I'd have to say ZS. I've had mine a little over 6 months now, and it still makes me smile to drive it and to even look at it. I think it has a slight edge over the others, but of course that comes down to personal preference, so it really depends on what you are after :)

#159 b1g_dav3

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

To re-open this can of worms, think the differences now are much larger in the facelift. I think the Zetec S is by far the best looking in the line-up of the non ST cars by a long shot. They just look so much more finished off in my opinion, meaner and sportier. Never had a bad comment yet in person and gets quite a lot of looks :P



#160 Willy

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:36 PM

If there were a 5 door then I'd go for a ZS.
So Titanium with zs body kit for me ;)

#161 Philf1

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

ZS every time. Can't cope with the chrome persoally, it usually ends up coroded. I have 17" with 205x40's fitted and find the ride absolutley fine. Guess it's all about personal choice though, go for what you like, you have to live with it every day.



#162 tilleytech1

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:53 PM

Long time reader but first time poster here. It was this topic that made me take the leap to join. I spent days flicking the pages in the brochure between the Zetec Sport and Titanium X before making my decision. The Titanium x is a more refined car but for the value for money the zetec sport looks great. My last car was a 2.0 Kuga titanium which i loved but the running costs were too high. I now have the Focus 1.6D Zetec Sport that looks super sporty and is so cheap to run its unreal. Its been 18 months now and i still love it. Its also quite quick for a 1.6.



#163 Ainarkar

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:21 AM

I'll just stick with my Zetec thanks - budget doesn't stretch that far http://www.fordowner...MO_DIR#/sad.gif


I'm with Bashful here :-(


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