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#1 Fordmainman

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:03 PM

Well, after 4 months of waiting, I finally picked up a brand new Fiesta Titainium last week. It's white and its got lost of extras - parking sensors, full dress up, tech pack etc.

I've driven nothing but focus ST's for the last 7 years - ST170, ST2 and ST3 so I was a bit sceptical about this purchase for months. However , after driving this car for the last few days I must say that this car has the best overall driving feel yet. It's so precise, nimble and it sticks to the road and handles like a dream. Its not as fast as my previous cars in a straight line - but its better through extreme twisty roads.

I do have some very minor gripes; one of which is the lack of interior lights at the rear of the car. I really thought there would be a roof light round there. Same thing in the glove box and boot. I also miss some of the compartments such as a roof glasses holder and centre console draws. Would be great to hear if anyone has found any useful accessories to address these small gripes.

Overall, I'm totally thrilled to have such a fantastic car! B)

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:14 PM

Well, after 4 months of waiting, I finally picked up a brand new Fiesta Titainium last week. It's white and its got lost of extras - parking sensors, full dress up, tech pack etc.

I've driven nothing but focus ST's for the last 7 years - ST170, ST2 and ST3 so I was a bit sceptical about this purchase for months. However , after driving this car for the last few days I must say that this car has the best overall driving feel yet. It's so precise, nimble and it sticks to the road and handles like a dream. Its not as fast as my previous cars in a straight line - but its better through extreme twisty roads.

I do have some very minor gripes; one of which is the lack of interior lights at the rear of the car. I really thought there would be a roof light round there. Same thing in the glove box and boot. I also miss some of the compartments such as a roof glasses holder and centre console draws. Would be great to hear if anyone has found any useful accessories to address these small gripes.

Overall, I'm totally thrilled to have such a fantastic car! B)



Excellent news. You must be over the moon. Piccies pleeeeease! :)

#3 DanGull

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:53 PM

Welcome to FOC - we have the same car by the sounds of it if you went for the X pack and Tech pack.

Glad to here you like the car - re the sunglasses, I have a sunglasses holder clipped to my sunvisor. 3.99 from sunglasses hut years ago!

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:55 PM

Oh, and I've got glovebox and boot lights...

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:24 PM

Oh, and I've got glovebox and boot lights...


Did your glovebox and boot lights come as standard? Can they be fitted at Ford?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:29 PM

Did your glovebox and boot lights come as standard? Can they be fitted at Ford?

i got a boot light on my zetec s but no glovebox or footwell lights

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:38 PM

Welcome to FOC - we have the same car by the sounds of it if you went for the X pack and Tech pack.

Glad to here you like the car - re the sunglasses, I have a sunglasses holder clipped to my sunvisor. 3.99 from sunglasses hut years ago!


Forgot about the sunglasses sun visor trick! Will have a look at that.
Sorry, I do have the boot interior light, but no glove box light. Where exactly is your glove box light fitted? It's not too bad as the front roof light helps you see whats in the glove box when your parked up, but the rear seats are in complete darkness! Can't find anything round there at night! Will have to get a cheap led torch I think.

Sarc, will get some pics up by the weekend as long as the weather holds up! Very similar to DanGull's car indeed!

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:42 PM

Also, one thing I forgot to ask, where is the engine temp gauge??? Does it not matter how hard you rev a cold engine anymore?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:54 PM

Page 82 of the manual (here: Link) shows a glasses holder.

Does the real car not have this?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:07 PM

Page 82 of the manual (here: Link) shows a glasses holder.

Does the real car not have this?


I dont see a glasses holder there - just a sun visor. And page 80 shows a heated seat switch. Ive got full leather but there's no switch on mine........

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:23 AM

I dont see a glasses holder there - just a sun visor. And page 80 shows a heated seat switch. Ive got full leather but there's no switch on mine........


Turn the page :P . The numbers the site gives don't quite match the page numbers printed on the page itself.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:39 PM

Also, one thing I forgot to ask, where is the engine temp gauge??? Does it not matter how hard you rev a cold engine anymore?


It doesn't have one I'm afraid matey. Welcome to modern cost cutting!

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 01:43 PM

It doesn't have one I'm afraid matey. Welcome to modern cost cutting!

Chris...


Neither does the Jaguar XFS!

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 01:59 PM

My only complaints are that it does not self clean and that I am not allowed to knock the front wall out of the house so I can park it in the lounge!

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 10:48 PM

Neither does the Jaguar XFS!


Sure it does - it's just integrated into the Info Centre, rather than being on a seperate dial.

Well, the thinking is (aside from the cost cutting aspect) that a temperature gauge is less important on a modern, reliable engine. There's still a warning bulb for 'overheat', but the gauge is gone. Not really relevant on the Fiesta, but I gather it's handy to have on a bigger car if you are towing something like a caravan; it's a 'better than nothing' indication of engine stress when towing heavy loads.

I'd like to see it back, as the OP points out - it's nice to know when you are at safe 'kick the !Removed! out it' temperature*! :lol:

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*Actually I'd like to see the redline move back on the tachometer as the engine warms up, like it does on some BMW's and Mercs! :P

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