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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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#76 BigFordFan

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:50 PM

Funny every road test I have read has said that the ZS suspension is too hard and makes the car skip about when going round corners - and it has the same engines as the Titanium's so now power advantage

I know which one I would prefer . . . . :P



Actually all reviews minus one (i think from autocar or CAR) said the Zetec-S is the most fun version of the new Fiesta and that it feels great. Suspension is supposed to be a bit stiff since its tuned for sporty handling. Power is the same, yes

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#77 DanGull

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:52 PM

haha dan you go on about this car that much, yes its your new car your going to be excited but, i have to ask is this car like a extension of your !Removed!? before you get on your high horse its just a question.


You have an interesting way of talking to people you don't know don't you?

I don't need an extension to my !Removed!, nor do I view the car as such.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:42 PM

You have an interesting way of talking to people you don't know don't you?

I don't need an extension to my !Removed!, nor do I view the car as such.


The best bit is Dan that those guys who they reckon have !Removed! issues and used their cars as some sort of textension tend to drive Ferrari, Aston Martin, etc., etc., etc. type of cars. A Fiesta is a small city(ish) tye pf car so if anything it means you are more than happy with what your packing and don;'t need to over-compensate with your car.

Having said that, not sure what that says about BigFordFan who brought it up in the first place . . . and by his very name BigFord - it does make you wonder!?!?! :lol:

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:11 PM

having a zetec s i would say that the titanium is better value for money if you like your goodies,you would think that the zetec s would be at least the same spec as a zetec plus sporty add ons but its not,you dont get the ambient lighting ie footwell lights, submarine lighting, map lights etc,you dont get the silver instrument bezel,quickclear is not standard either,though you get an alarm,sport apearance pack minus diffuser and side skirts a drivers seat that goes lower,stiffer steering,lower springs an stiffer dampers and sportyish seats,so really the zetec s unless you raid the options list is for the money very spartan on kit

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 02:41 PM

having a zetec s i would say that the titanium is better value for money if you like your goodies,you would think that the zetec s would be at least the same spec as a zetec plus sporty add ons but its not,you dont get the ambient lighting ie footwell lights, submarine lighting, map lights etc,you dont get the silver instrument bezel,quickclear is not standard either,though you get an alarm,sport apearance pack minus diffuser and side skirts a drivers seat that goes lower,stiffer steering,lower springs an stiffer dampers and sportyish seats,so really the zetec s unless you raid the options list is for the money very spartan on kit


Have to agree that the ZS is very stingey when it comes to its standard kit - if they want to make a sporty car, and charge te same price increase as with the Titanium, then you would expect to have nicer toys or engine modes than they provide

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:43 PM

Funny every road test I have read has said that the ZS suspension is too hard and makes the car skip about when going round corners - and it has the same engines as the Titanium's so now power advantage

I know which one I would prefer . . . . :P



Could be down to the rolling resistance tyres? I know that when I took the zs for a test drive that it was ALOT firmer, but my cars fine now, very smooth and great round corners. Brsides who cares about ride comfort when your young haha. Your just showing your age now lol.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:40 AM

Now I have got my car I would have to say that the best is a kitted up Titanium . . . in Squeeze Green of course to add to the 'WOW' factor!

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:33 AM

The titanium is obviously higher specced, however I wanted the sportier car so went for te zetec s. It handles better, has better steering and better seats imo. Both nice cars though :)

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 01:23 PM

The steering on the Titanium and the Zetec S is identical. There is an article floating around in at least one magazine that claims that the Zetec S has a different set of settings for its electronic steering - it is incorrect.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 04:19 PM

Ah fair enough, I though I'd read it in the fordcbrochure but I could well be mistaken! Just better seats and handling then :P lol.

To be honest ford have been pretty tight not including the ambient lighting, that would have finished it of nicely IMO.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 04:24 PM

I find the ambient to be a bit of a waste of time tbh - I have it off most of the time anyway.

I also don't fit in the sports seats owing to the fact that I'm too wide :lol:

And as for the handling - the Titanium setup is 'optimal', to quote the project manager of the Mk7 Fiesta project, Darren Palmer, so :P back atcha.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 05:38 PM

I find the ambient to be a bit of a waste of time tbh - I have it off most of the time anyway.

I also don't fit in the sports seats owing to the fact that I'm too wide :lol:

And as for the handling - the Titanium setup is 'optimal', to quote the project manager of the Mk7 Fiesta project, Darren Palmer, so :P back atcha.


I agree Dan--congrats on your "promotion" to super mod though.......well done that man!

Any way my tit handles as well as any zetec s............... ;)

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 05:56 PM

I agree Dan--congrats on your "promotion" to super mod though.......well done that man!

Any way my tit handles as well as any zetec s............... ;)


Two questions

Is the titanium ride and suspension setup any different from the other models apart from Zetec s?

Does the Montune package include lower springs on the titanium so that the ride height and firmness matches the Zetec S?

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 06:03 PM

The Titanium setup is the same as every other models other than Zetec S.

The Mountune package doesn't change the suspension at all - you'd have to add the Eibach spring package, which is also Ford approved.

HP - thanks :)

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 08:10 PM

The Titanium setup is the same as every other models other than Zetec S.

The Mountune package doesn't change the suspension at all - you'd have to add the Eibach spring package, which is also Ford approved.

HP - thanks :)

Had my Tit 1day now and its everything and more than I expected.
The ride is fantastic just the right side of firm and not to soft, after having a Mini with rock hard ride its great, I dont have to avoid every tiny hole or bump in the road anymore.
As for Titanium Vs ZS ,Titanium for me, you can make a Titanium into a ZS but its alot harder the other way round

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