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#16 JAR897

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:55 PM

What car do you have? - Ford Fiesta Titanium X
What size Engine is it? - 1.6TiVCT
Diesel or Petrol? - Petrol
What sort of driving do you do in it? - Commuting 90 miles per way to Nottingham for University & city driving
and What combined MPG are you getting out of it? - Iv'e heard about 37mpg - 47mpg
and how many miles have you done so far? - 0, It's still being built lol.



Hey lucy, welcome to the forums.

IMO, the Titanium is far nicer than the Zetec S. Not only do you get a lot more as standard, but it also have all the lovely retro chrome around the windows etc, finishes the car off lovely I rekon. White, however? Have you looked at Sea Gray (very nice) or the blue? Thats very nice too :)



The 1.4 is far from underpowered. As someone else stated the new fiesta's are 40(g?) lighter than the old ones, and the engine is much smarter too!

If I were you I would go for the 1.4 Titanium with tech pack and body kit in blue?

That would look lush! Of cause, its your choice.

Have a test drive - You will be hooked. As my dealer said... "We don't have to sell the car, the test drive does that for us!". He was sooo right! lol.

Let us know how you get on :)

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#17 hedgepig

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:28 PM

My brain took over and made me start to think about the 1.6 Zetec S as it looks the cats whiskers!

for my 08 plate 207cc with cream leather, heated seats, rear parking sensors & Sports pack they will only give me 8500!

i OWE 5800 still on it.... which doesnt leave me very much of a deposit to get my monthly payments down.

the best my local ford can do it 230 a month over 5 YEARS!!! something i wont take up lightly, not only that they wanted me to buy a car without having even test driving it first..again something else i am not prepared to do.... am i on my own here? or am i being old fashioned?


Lucy :D


Good evening Lucy and welcome aboard!

I would advise you to get the 1.6 Titanium or the Zetec S because:

i) the price difference is negligible.

ii) you already have a 1.6 so if you chose a 1.4 you'd be disappointed.

iii) mpg is also negligable--depending on how you drive of course.

As you can see, I have the 1.6 with all the toys and I get 40--42 mpg at present but I'll get a bit more once the engine's a bit looser.

My mileage is approx 25 per day and it's a mix of urban & country roads.

Some people have suggested Dealdrivers but I would recommend that you research the average prices in your area then get one of your local dealers to supply the car as that way at least you have a comeback should anything go wrong plus you'll get preferential treatment when it comes to servicing etc.

Like you, I part exchanged a cabriolet (mine was an Astra) and like you I took a massive massive hit on it because basically they are just not selling--specialist type of car you see.

Whatever you do, try to get a test drive just to make sure etc.

Good luck and have fun test driving them--after all you might need more than one test drive............ ;) ;) ;)

#18 jma78b

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:46 PM

I've not had a test drive. I just sat in it twice :ph34r:

I'm doing the lease thing where I part exchange my old astra 300, hand over 200 deposit and walk away with a new mota. The monthly cost is 230 per month for 3 years and after that I can refinance or buy it outright or get a new car. Meh, I'll see how I feel!

#19 MichellefromEssex

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:06 AM

Hi welcome to the forum, I have a Frozen white Zetec S and the most ive got mpg is 48, around town its moslty late 30s, full tank of petrol lasts me about 10 days now as I have the mountune engine upgrade, before this I was getting 42/44mpg and the full tank was lasting me 14 days.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:08 AM

Hiya lucy, welcome to FOC. :D

I agree with hedgepig on the fact if you already own a 1.6 and get a 1.4, you will notice the difference an probably be disappointed. The Zetec S will probably drink more fuel too.

I always vote for having more gadgets as you can always get the enigne remapped or tuned later if you want more out of it.

I currently drive a 04 fiesta 1.4 flame but have just bought an 06 focus 1.6 zetec climate 3dr.

Trust you're instincts I always do.

Enjoy your stay at FOC ;)

#21 smudger

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:28 AM

You need to test drive a 1.4 and a 1.6 - on the same route.

Whilst you have a 1.6 in your 207cc that car is a lot heavier ( becauseit is a cc) than a standard hatchback - so the difference in performance between the 1.4 and 1.6 may not be as noticeable.

Also that is part of the reason your economy is affected as the 1.6 engine in your 207cc has to work harder than in a normal hatch to carry all that extra weight.
Because you do short journeys you will not improve your economy much either way, even buying a diesel would not be cost effective.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:00 PM

im afraid to say that i have decided not to buy a new car at the moment... i dont want to have to be paying out for it over the next 5 years... when in 2 years ill have finished paying for the pug...

i was hoping it would be do-able but sadly this is not the case... the garages wont give me anywhere near to what i had thought i would get for my car :(

Thank you all for your help and advice though... you have prevented me from making another mistake in my life.



Kind Regards

Lucy

#23 hedgepig

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:13 PM

Thank you all for your help and advice though... you have prevented me from making another mistake in my life.

Kind Regards

Lucy


Glad to be of assistance Lucy.

I hope everything will be OK for you.

What about the Ford options scheme--is that a possibility? :)

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:29 AM

Sorry to hear that lucy. Hope everything goes well for you!

We're all here to help! ;)

#25 fordman1990

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:23 PM

Ouch!!! Nice car though :)

What car do you have?
fiesta mk4
What size Engine is it?
1.8
Diesel or Petrol?
diesel
What sort of driving do you do in it?
work and mates
and What combined MPG are you getting out of it?
about 40ish
and how many miles have you done so far?
well only had the car a month mayb 200 :P

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