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#1 centamin

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:41 PM

Have decided to cancel my order for a new fiesta 1.6 tdci diesel titamium with loss of deposit for a number of reasons,
1, have being looking in on this site for a while and have seen a lot of negative comments about fiesta....

mpg figures are wildly optimistic 55/65 miles a gallon as stated on fiesta cataloge lot of comments on this site say 40/50 at the very best driving like an eco warrior.....
2, blue tooth voice control play ups
3, welting screen wipers!!!!!!!!
3, starting to get a bit common sure 6 this morning on an (a road) 4 mile journey.
etc, etc i could go on
but the best one is order placed on saturday 14 march/ phone call yestarday from dealer saying build date (approx) 18 june very popular car--- (mate)!!!!
delivery approx 3 july!!! 16 !Removed! weeks/ 112 days nearly a third of a year to build a ford fiesta.... unbelievable a block of 16 flats near me went up in 15 weeks..
sorry for the rant, but going to vauxhall tomorrow
those of you who have yours enjoy..

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#2 RIIIDAA

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:44 PM

common, a ford - never.....

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:46 PM

Have decided to cancel my order for a new fiesta 1.6 tdci diesel titamium with loss of deposit for a number of reasons,
1, have being looking in on this site for a while and have seen a lot of negative comments about fiesta....

mpg figures are wildly optimistic 55/65 miles a gallon as stated on fiesta cataloge lot of comments on this site say 40/50 at the very best driving like an eco warrior.....
2, blue tooth voice control play ups
3, welting screen wipers!!!!!!!!
3, starting to get a bit common sure 6 this morning on an (a road) 4 mile journey.
etc, etc i could go on
but the best one is order placed on saturday 14 march/ phone call yestarday from dealer saying build date (approx) 18 june very popular car--- (mate)!!!!
delivery approx 3 july!!! 16 !Removed! weeks/ 112 days nearly a third of a year to build a ford fiesta.... unbelievable a block of 16 flats near me went up in 15 weeks..
sorry for the rant, but going to vauxhall tomorrow
those of you who have yours enjoy..


Enjoy your Corsa or Astra. They look great. By the way, I am still enjoying my Fiesta. Yes there are a few around, just like there are a lot of Black Corsa's around.

#4 hedgepig

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:57 PM

Have decided to cancel my order for a new fiesta 1.6 tdci diesel titamium with loss of deposit for a number of reasons,
1, have being looking in on this site for a while and have seen a lot of negative comments about fiesta....

mpg figures are wildly optimistic 55/65 miles a gallon as stated on fiesta cataloge lot of comments on this site say 40/50 at the very best driving like an eco warrior.....
2, blue tooth voice control play ups
3, welting screen wipers!!!!!!!!
3, starting to get a bit common sure 6 this morning on an (a road) 4 mile journey.
etc, etc i could go on
but the best one is order placed on saturday 14 march/ phone call yestarday from dealer saying build date (approx) 18 june very popular car--- (mate)!!!!
delivery approx 3 july!!! 16 !Removed! weeks/ 112 days nearly a third of a year to build a ford fiesta.... unbelievable a block of 16 flats near me went up in 15 weeks..
sorry for the rant, but going to vauxhall tomorrow
those of you who have yours enjoy..


That's a pity Centamin as they are very good indeed hence the long waiting list.

There will always be a number of teething faults with all new cars whether they be Ford; Vauxhall; Mercedes; Mini; BMW etc.

I've had teething problems with both Vauxhall and Mini but so far I've had NO problems at all with my Fiesta.

Obviously, it's your choice but don't think that Vauxhall or any other manufacturer will be any different--check out other car forums and you'll see what I mean.

Don't get me wrong though--Vauxhall are a very good manufacturer and I've had several in the past and been well pleased with them too.

Whatever you choose in the end.......enjoy! ;)

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:00 PM

I thought for a minute you said you cancelled your MK7 Fiesta order in favour of a Vauxhall, oh wait, you did :o

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:12 PM

Have decided to cancel my order for a new fiesta 1.6 tdci diesel titamium with loss of deposit for a number of reasons,
1, have being looking in on this site for a while and have seen a lot of negative comments about fiesta....

mpg figures are wildly optimistic 55/65 miles a gallon as stated on fiesta cataloge lot of comments on this site say 40/50 at the very best driving like an eco warrior.....
2, blue tooth voice control play ups
3, welting screen wipers!!!!!!!!
3, starting to get a bit common sure 6 this morning on an (a road) 4 mile journey.
etc, etc i could go on
but the best one is order placed on saturday 14 march/ phone call yestarday from dealer saying build date (approx) 18 june very popular car--- (mate)!!!!
delivery approx 3 july!!! 16 !Removed! weeks/ 112 days nearly a third of a year to build a ford fiesta.... unbelievable a block of 16 flats near me went up in 15 weeks..
sorry for the rant, but going to vauxhall tomorrow
those of you who have yours enjoy..


I get 45mpg on my 1.4 petrol driving normally.
Never had one problem with my bluetooth or voice control.
Never had a problem with my wipers
Common? It's the best selling car in the UK for months running, any car in this bracket, Ibiza, Golf, Focus, Corsa, Astra, Jazz, Fietsa etc will be common.
I waited 6 weeks for delivery but understand there are long waits now.

Life is about personal choices but if you really are leaving the MK7 behind for a Vauxhall becased on what you said and what you've read here I am amazed.

#7 jma78b

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:19 PM

I myself value everyone's opinion and listen and research and do the maths and everything before I commit and that is how I choose my gadgets. A car is a massive impulse buy and I didnt research anything about it at all. Its a new car, from a reputable dealer. You can't really go wrong and if it does, its under warranty. Wherever you go, whatever you get, there are no guarantees that it will be perfect. But you have to allow and give a bit of leeway for errors.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:27 PM

Thats a shame to hear!

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:54 PM

The reason for the long waiting list is because the car is so good it outsells every other car by far. Over 10,000 per month. It will be very common soon, but that is the price of success. There are more MBW 3 series than Ford Mondeos now.

Regarding fuel consumption read WhatDiesel car mag. They are getting 54mpg in their 1.6 diesel long term test and that includes tough driving. Its the best small car around for now.

#10 greenymk7

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:02 PM

in all honesty apart from the indicator issues which is only stupid, i have had nothing but joy from mine so far.

I don't drive like my house is made out of wood with sum grass on the roof and i get 49.5 MPG this is from a 1.6 tdci btw.

To drive they are amazing, the dash once you get used to it is awesome. I personally don't think there is a better small hatch better than the fiesta!!

Now go and re-order :lol:

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:56 AM

Have decided to cancel my order for a new fiesta 1.6 tdci diesel titamium with loss of deposit for a number of reasons,
1, have being looking in on this site for a while and have seen a lot of negative comments about fiesta....

mpg figures are wildly optimistic 55/65 miles a gallon as stated on fiesta cataloge lot of comments on this site say 40/50 at the very best driving like an eco warrior.....
2, blue tooth voice control play ups
3, welting screen wipers!!!!!!!!
3, starting to get a bit common sure 6 this morning on an (a road) 4 mile journey.
etc, etc i could go on
but the best one is order placed on saturday 14 march/ phone call yestarday from dealer saying build date (approx) 18 june very popular car--- (mate)!!!!
delivery approx 3 july!!! 16 !Removed! weeks/ 112 days nearly a third of a year to build a ford fiesta.... unbelievable a block of 16 flats near me went up in 15 weeks..
sorry for the rant, but going to vauxhall tomorrow
those of you who have yours enjoy..


More fool you.

All cars mpg are optimistic so this could be a regular thing for you, it's gonna cost you a fortune. You also won't see the best mpg's till the car is fully run in and everythings freed up, so now isnot the time to get true readings of mpg as there aren't many on here who have done loads of miles yet.

EVERY make of car has problems, the Fiesta isn't unique, but some of the reasons you give are laughable. Windscreen wipers? Jesus wept!! :rolleyes: Guess what, find me a forum where people sign up and start a thread, "I'm so made up up, my wipers work a treat". It doesn't happen, people only start threads to find fixes for faults, to complain, that's the way of the world. For everyone who has had a problem, there are thousands who haven't, you do realise this don't you?

Commom? Course it's !Removed! common, it's a Fiesta but it also happens to be the BEST hatch in it's class. You're a fool if you buy an inferior product just because you can't wait.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:19 AM

More fool you.

All cars mpg are optimistic so this could be a regular thing for you, it's gonna cost you a fortune. You also won't see the best mpg's till the car is fully run in and everythings freed up, so now isnot the time to get true readings of mpg as there aren't many on here who have done loads of miles yet.

EVERY make of car has problems, the Fiesta isn't unique, but some of the reasons you give are laughable. Windscreen wipers? Jesus wept!! :rolleyes: Guess what, find me a forum where people sign up and start a thread, "I'm so made up up, my wipers work a treat". It doesn't happen, people only start threads to find fixes for faults, to complain, that's the way of the world. For everyone who has had a problem, there are thousands who haven't, you do realise this don't you?

Commom? Course it's !Removed! common, it's a Fiesta but it also happens to be the BEST hatch in it's class. You're a fool if you buy an inferior product just because you can't wait.


On the bright side, at least somebody else on the waiting list who wanted a Fiesta with this exact spec will get it sooner than they expected...

Going back to the original poster's last comment, because we had an Astra before, we went along to Vauxhall first, expecting to buy a Corsa (which we'd always liked the look of) but we weren't that impressed with it, to our surprise. Luckily we then tried the Fiesta, and really liked it. The local Vauxhall garage was quoting the same delay to get a Corsa as Ford quoted for the Fiesta (8 weeks at that time, early March) and the Fiesta took exactly the time quoted. Of course, they may have different delays at Vauxhall now to the current wait for Fiestas, for all I know.

Funnily enough, in my area, Fiestas are still a pretty rare sight.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:42 AM

They are rare around where I live too!

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:13 AM

I love me baby an shes given me absoloutly no problems at all <3

#15 MichellefromEssex

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:20 PM

even though I have had some problems if I knew then what I know now I still would do it all over again.

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