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#478834 Subtle Hint

Posted by alexp999 on 22 April 2015 - 04:27 PM

The magnetic paint on my car would have been a much better option than stealth on the ST imo.

#478714 Ford Fair 2015 - Who's Going?

Posted by alexp999 on 22 April 2015 - 08:23 AM

Wasn't thinking about going but with the new nail being collected on Friday I'll finally have a show-worthy wagon so may come (work willing).


It would be good to meet you :)


Then you can make me jealous with the exact Focus ST I'd have spec'd if I was buying one, lol.

#478444 Whats Anti-Stall

Posted by alexp999 on 21 April 2015 - 10:48 AM

Clutch isn't controlled by anti-stall.


The car simply helps keep the revs up, so if you don't quite give it enough gas when crawling it will not stall. You can still stall the car though, if you lift the clutch too fast.


The idea is that when you are sat in traffic and keep dipping the clutch and moving forward it helps maintain revs.


It was a bit rev happy in my old Focus though and it made it sound like I was incapable of driving, haha.


If you have stop start, the car will also automatically restart if you stall it, after dipping the clutch again.


Also Matt, you know there is a difference between a fluid dynamics stall (i.e. on a plane) and the stalling of an engine, right? Two totally different things.

#478251 Driverless Cars

Posted by alexp999 on 20 April 2015 - 06:36 PM

Problem is, you still have room for human error.

Who programs the computer?

#477465 Driverless Cars

Posted by alexp999 on 18 April 2015 - 08:14 AM

It is only the infotainment that Ford have used M$ for.

But I agree, think it is a bad idea and I wouldn't feel safe on the road with cars being controlled entirely by computers.

I read an article the other day that made a really good point, which is that many people would suffer from motion sickness in a driverless car, myself included - not sure how they would overcome that one.

#477069 Your Realistic Next Car?

Posted by alexp999 on 16 April 2015 - 09:56 PM

What I don't like about stealth is that it is not metallic.

I love the magnetic "colour" on my car, but that's because it is metallic. If it wasn't for this paint being available on the zetec s, id have gone for deep impact blue.

#476533 Just Had To Phone Ford Uk !!

Posted by alexp999 on 15 April 2015 - 11:20 AM

I would take it back and demand the original factory fit bars be fitted, the proper privacy glass (yes they will have to replace all the glass), and the tow bar should have been fitted by the Ford dealer with official parts as they need to use IDS to tell the car it has a tow bar fitted.


If they won't fix it, I would ask to reject the car, and have a new one built to the correct spec.

#475924 Your Realistic Next Car?

Posted by alexp999 on 13 April 2015 - 02:49 PM


I'd love a Mustang V8, that's pretty much my dream car (emphasis on dream).


Even if I could sort out the finances I know I would be scare to take it anywhere.


I am bad enough with my Focus, but I wouldn't ever want to let a Mustang out of my sight, lol.

#475904 Your Realistic Next Car?

Posted by alexp999 on 13 April 2015 - 02:14 PM

£25k ? My fully specced 2015 Focus ST3 was £22,150 - less the Fiesta ST 2 as part ex - it may be worth shopping around / haggling.


Shhh, Stoney might just be saying 25k as he has been cleared to spend that amount but will keep the change for mods :D

#475886 Mk 3.5 Toll Tag On Inside Of Windscreen?

Posted by alexp999 on 13 April 2015 - 01:37 PM

You can attach it anywhere on the inside of the screen. (That doesn't obscure your view obviously).


The sensors have a shroud around them on the inside, so you can't block them

#475878 Body Kit Starting To Separate

Posted by alexp999 on 13 April 2015 - 01:23 PM

It should be fine once repaired.


If you think how many thousand components make up a car, even a 99.9% success/non-failure rate is going to produce some issues.


My car arrived from the factory with a rattly exhaust and missing passenger compartment fuse box cover. Both being sorted under warranty - I imagine most factory faults will present themselves within the first year or so, so it will all be under warranty.


That is the idea of giving you a 3yr warranty, within that time, everything that could go wrong from a fault should have gone wrong, then it is just wear and tear. Obviously the odd thing might slip through, but if it is a safety problem then they are sorted for free with a recall, and there is always the extended warranty for people (like me) who want a no hassle approach to just being able to take the car back for up to 5 yrs :)

#474724 Spot The Poor German Car!

Posted by alexp999 on 09 April 2015 - 03:41 PM

BMW X5 Test Drive Turns Into Test Crash

#474525 Fiesta Zetec S Black 'dump Valve' Sound?

Posted by alexp999 on 08 April 2015 - 09:41 PM

3 vs 5 door

#472888 FOC Age group Poll!

Posted by alexp999 on 03 April 2015 - 10:03 PM

Balls, just realised I have now gone up a category since I voted :(

#472152 My Car Was Broken Into But No Damage

Posted by alexp999 on 01 April 2015 - 06:31 PM

That only works if you unlock it then don't open a door. It relocks after about 1min.