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#31 ford focus edge

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:59 PM

My brakes are poo currently mostly due to the snow and ice here and the fact due to college being closed its been standing for a while dosent help i dont think but that will just wear off as the temp heats up and the car gets used more. Fair does though your sounds like an absoutle pig lol no offence but thats badd! hope they were replaced under a warrenty. on hills because the focus is admitadly a heavy beast it struggles in 5th on hills etc i always go down to 4th and feather it up rather than foot hard down in 5th. On normal roads i change up into 5th at 40 n just let it gain speed in its own time unles theres a need to gain speed more quickley like a citroen saxo trying to overtake me for example..

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:22 AM

My brakes are poo currently mostly due to the snow and ice here and the fact due to college being closed its been standing for a while dosent help i dont think but that will just wear off as the temp heats up and the car gets used more. Fair does though your sounds like an absoutle pig lol no offence but thats badd! hope they were replaced under a warrenty. on hills because the focus is admitadly a heavy beast it struggles in 5th on hills etc i always go down to 4th and feather it up rather than foot hard down in 5th. On normal roads i change up into 5th at 40 n just let it gain speed in its own time unles theres a need to gain speed more quickley like a citroen saxo trying to overtake me for example..

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:lol: Fair enough no it is a pig and I suspect its ex AA and being so honest I would feel obliged to tell the propective buyers so it looks like I'm stuck with it. My wife said the brakes were better yesterday but because of the ice today I've given her my car as I have put winter tyres on the front of it.

Ahh Citroen Saxo's no I would let them past its safer that way for me, a Toyota Yaris or Smart car on the other hand is a diff matter.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:40 AM

How much are winter tyres, mines currently on sports (pirelli p6000's) and there crap in the rain and cold but brilliant on dry sunny days stick like bird crap to a windowscreen. We need more people like you telling us about the car's history! all i no about mine is that is was owned by women all its life even still though it looks like one of them tried to remove the stero with a knife :( not happy about that but it was the car's only fault at the time.

Why not!!! i love harassing the boy racer's in there 1.1's by far and away the best though is the buissnesman in there bmw's carving them up, not letting them out of junctions and overtaking them and seing the length's they'l go through to overtake you back etc gives me such a warm feeling inside it really shuldant but i agree with you on the smart car's and why just the yaris all toyota's are dangers mostly due to the fact nearly everyone driving one is older than time its self! getting cloce to a rant here lol

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:48 AM

How much are winter tyres, mines currently on sports (pirelli p6000's) and there crap in the rain and cold but brilliant on dry sunny days stick like bird crap to a windowscreen. We need more people like you telling us about the car's history! all i no about mine is that is was owned by women all its life even still though it looks like one of them tried to remove the stero with a knife :( not happy about that but it was the car's only fault at the time.

Why not!!! i love harassing the boy racer's in there 1.1's by far and away the best though is the buissnesman in there bmw's carving them up, not letting them out of junctions and overtaking them and seing the length's they'l go through to overtake you back etc gives me such a warm feeling inside it really shuldant but i agree with you on the smart car's and why just the yaris all toyota's are dangers mostly due to the fact nearly everyone driving one is older than time its self! getting cloce to a rant here lol

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Winter tyres are the same price as summer tyres I got 2x Toyo Snow Proxes on the Megane they are mud and snow rated and were 46 each. I got an extra steel wheel from a scrap yard 25 and used my full size spare so that I have six wheels so between nov and march I can have the winters on, then in march put the wheels in the shed and bring out a summer pair for the rest of the year. Winter tyres are a more softer rubber and will wear out very quickly in the summer. The optimum temperatures for winter tyres is below 7 degrees hence nov to march works quite well and in snow they are great last year the megane wheel span at the slighest opportunity in the winter months despite haveing new continentals on it. this winter nothing not even on the ice although I am being careful.

For the Focus I followed the Which? best tyre advice and got a local place to order in Bridgestone ER300's (summer tyres) 66 each usually 75 a piece to replace the worn out Michelin's on the front. They have only been on a month and I have driven it in the snow once and it is okay I only felt them slip once braking on my drive, but they aren't a patch on the grip I get from the winters on the Megane. Trouble is its alloys on the Focus and the tyres are much more expensive generally so I'm reluctant to get winters for that.

Best feeling I ever had was beating an nearly new Audi RS4 away from the traffic lights in my then 8 yr old 1.4 16v Megane its was a beautiful moment. the middle aged businessman almost ditched the Audi trying to undertake me after the lights. I think that was purey down to faster reaction speeds and knowing my car, I haven't tried it again since.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:25 PM

I'm just goin to stick with my p6000's for now on the day to day they suit my driving style ie your avrage 18yr old student who's late for a lecture. If my car was on steelies id get a set of winter tyres or just a massive set of rs wheels with on pz zero's muaha i think thats what there called at least.

Out of curiouisty have you seen the new renaultsport megane? just being a megane driver what do you reckon of it to me it just looks like a vxr astra with a worse badge on :P

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