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#1 Aitchess

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:56 PM

I know that new UK Fiestas come from Cologne in Germany and Valencia in Spain (did I miss anywhere else out?) - I just wondered whether it's random or whether certain trim levels or (for example) only 5-doors or 3-doors come out of one factory. Just curious really. Our Zetec 5-door (collected today) is from Valencia, I know.

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#2 RSM123

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:29 PM

I know that new UK Fiestas come from Cologne in Germany and Valencia in Spain (did I miss anywhere else out?) - I just wondered whether it's random or whether certain trim levels or (for example) only 5-doors or 3-doors come out of one factory. Just curious really. Our Zetec 5-door (collected today) is from Valencia, I know.



I got told that the 5 doors are only made in valencia and the 3doors are made in mainly cologne but also valencia, dont know how true this is, just was told by my salesman

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:40 PM

all fiestas were built in cologne until recently when they have expanded production to valencia to try and clear the bk log! cologne is where most new models are built as its the flagship factory

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:03 PM

Just wondering, while waiting for my 5-door Titanium ordered 31 January, if there's anything more to be said on this subject. It can't make sense to assemble every possible variant in both places - surely there must be some rationalisation?

Anyway, how can you tell which plant your Fiesta comes from?

#5 poohbear

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:10 PM

My car was built early Feb and was built in Valencia :)

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:14 PM

Anyway, how can you tell which plant your Fiesta comes from?

My 5 door tdci titanium was built at valencia, if you have your VIN No and register at www.etis.ford.com you can find out info about your vehicle and where it was built and date of build...............

#7 Nipz

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:52 PM

I know that new UK Fiestas come from Cologne in Germany and Valencia in Spain (did I miss anywhere else out?) - I just wondered whether it's random or whether certain trim levels or (for example) only 5-doors or 3-doors come out of one factory. Just curious really. Our Zetec 5-door (collected today) is from Valencia, I know.


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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:03 PM

3 door Titanium, Panther Black built in Cologne.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 07:06 AM

My 5 door tdci titanium was built at valencia, if you have your VIN No and register at www.etis.ford.com you can find out info about your vehicle and where it was built and date of build...............


thanks for the info on the etis site Bryfly

just registered myself (for free) and using the cars Reg No was able to see all the details for my 5dr Titanium, including it being built at the Niehl plant in Cologne/Koln.

I was a bit spooked as it listed it as a Zetec-S but on second look that is the engine type description not the trim level - and anyway Zetec S is only avilable as a 3 door.... Looks like all the options I ordered are present and correct too! Just want to get it now!!! (one week to go)

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:57 PM

As a quick guide, look at the first character of you car's VIN. If it's a W, your Fiesta was built in Germany (and so came from Cologne). Can't remember the letter for Spain, but a UK spec car with a non "W" VIN most probably came out of Valencia.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 03:13 PM

That website tells you wayyyyyy too much info lol

Primary Features
Build Date: 21.11.2008
Vehicle Line: Fiesta 2008-
Body Style: 3 Door Saloon
Version: Series 50
Engine: 1.4L Zetec-S PFI (90PS)
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual - B5/IB5
Drive: RHD FWD
Axle Ratio: 4.06
Emission: Stage IV Emissions
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Territory: (+)"GB"
Paint: Panther Black (Metallic)
Interior Fabric: B1 -B-C -DOTTS/TRUDIE NEW 4

Thats the "main" features of my car :o

Was also built in germany :)

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:08 PM

How do you find the vin number?

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:36 PM

How do you find the vin number?


Going purely on (patchy?!) memory here, but it should be (amongst other places no doubt) crammed in the gap on top of the dash where it meets the base of the windscreen and the little front "quarterlight" on the passenger side. Sort of under where your tax disc goes (inside the passenger compartment).

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:38 PM

I'll look out for it when I get the car!

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:06 PM

As a quick guide, look at the first character of you car's VIN. If it's a W, your Fiesta was built in Germany (and so came from Cologne). Can't remember the letter for Spain, but a UK spec car with a non "W" VIN most probably came out of Valencia.



Not quite corrct mate!

The code is broken down as follows,using an example from my local dealers as mines still on order.


W
F
O......these letters mean ford europe
J........body type (5 door hatch,3 door hatch is E I think)
X
X...these are only used on vans and buses
W.......this is country of manufacture (w=spain,G = Germany)
P......this is the factory within the country(P=valencia,Cologne is A)
J......this is the model type (fiesta)
J......this is the body type (as letter 4)
9.....Year of assembly(2009)
P.......month of assembly (april)
2
3
4
5
6
.......this is the sequential build number of the car.

Hope that helps

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