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Dave-2912

Member Since 03 Nov 2009
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In Topic: Power Mirrors In Winter ?

15 September 2014 - 06:53 AM

 

I don't think the UK winters ever get cold enough to cause us these kind of problems. I've noticed the doors stick a bit before but never to the point where they won't open. Same for the folding mirrors. Considering it's under warranty I wouldn't worry about them (except for cars not under warranty of course).

 

Maybe it doesn't get cold enough in Yorkshire but up here in Scotland I've had doors frozen shut on my last 3 cars. Doesnt happen often enough to make me take preventative measures but during the colder days of winter it does happen. I've always got into the car though as either the passenger door or boot hatch has still opened...

 

As for folding mirrors, I think you would struggle to put in a warranty claim for operating the folding mirrors when they are frozen solid. It would be like using wipers when they are frozen to the screen then complaining that the rubber being ripped off or the motor burning out was a design/manufacturing fault. OP should definitely turn off the auto-mirrors (and make sure the stalk isnt set to auto-wipers [if fitted]) if concerned about very cold temps and especially heavy snow.


In Topic: St Ride And Fuel

19 August 2014 - 07:11 AM

BMW 1 series with a 3.5 Bi-Turbo engine, rwd and 360BHP!

 

3.0l, single turbo, 320PS. Its a great car as is, so no need to make it sound better...


In Topic: Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

18 August 2014 - 06:26 AM

Just done a Eco drive in my Zetec S and managed 65.6mpg on a 30 mile run home from Liverpool on a full tank :) attachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1408301107.584364.jpg


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Not to rubbish your achievement but I could get this kind of MPG every day on my 15 mile journey to work. It's the trip back home that spoils my average.

 

The fact you say it was "on a run home" indicates that this wasn't a 'there-and-back' figure, so it's hard to know if it's impressive or not. For all we know this could be a 30mile downhill run.


In Topic: St Deals

06 August 2014 - 10:14 AM

The link won't work but at that price it will be a business lease and probably limited to 5000miles per year

 

It's a personal lease at 8000 miles per year. As always on lease schemes there's an up front charge. £900+VAT in this case.

 

http://www.gateway2l...366_leasing.php


In Topic: St.. Buying Second Hand Or Buying New?

01 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

I'm not sure if dealers widely advertise this but you should check if your employer is on the 'Ford Advantage authorised company list'.

 

Loads of larger companies are on the list (NHS/ASDA/Debenhams/RBS/DHL/John Lewis/etc) and it gets you 2 years free servicing and 2 years extra breakdown cover. My employer (SELEX) is on the list and I know quite a few people who have benefited from it.

 

Unfortunately I cant find a working link to the full company list but here's the other details:

http://www.ford.co.u...ntage/Programme