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#499327 Electric Handbrakes: Good Idea?

Posted by alexp999 on Yesterday, 08:22 AM

I wouldn't buy a car with an electronic handbrake.


Mechanical for me....


Impossible to use clutch control to pick up the car as you can't ease the handbrake off... All you can do is catch the car before it rolls too far, which is bad practice anyway and probably will wear the clutch out... And if you sit on the clutch it will burn the clutch out even more, lol.


Never understood electronic handbrakes on a manual car.

#497997 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix At Silverstone

Posted by alexp999 on 24 June 2015 - 03:05 PM

I'll be watching it on TV if it counts? lol.


We are going to Spa this year, it worked out cheaper and a lot less hassle than going to Silverstone at the time we booked...

#497882 Am I Being Too Pedantic ?

Posted by alexp999 on 24 June 2015 - 08:15 AM

I have seen worse.


But it is not unreasonable to take it to the dealer and ask if there is any adjustment to the doors they can make...

#497631 My Mk3.5 Titaniumx Focus ☺

Posted by alexp999 on 23 June 2015 - 09:30 AM

Very nice blue that.


I saw it on the Mondeo and liked it, saw it on a Fiesta Titanium and thought it looked it a bit gaudy.


But having seen it on the Foci, I like it again, lol.


I think the chrome to size of car ratio of the Fiestas just doesn't look right with that colour...

#497625 Choosing A New Ford

Posted by alexp999 on 23 June 2015 - 09:08 AM

I assume you are looking at the Mk2.5 Focus?


From everything I have read, the 1.6 is pretty gutless.


Have you considered the Mk3, so you can get an ecoboost?

#496053 Chris Evans.... Really?

Posted by alexp999 on 17 June 2015 - 07:00 AM

I'll watch the last ever episode with the three proper hosts that should be airing soon. But I am not watching Evans and an "all new lineup" host top gear.

BBC has lost the plot imo.

I can only hope that wherever Clarkson, Hammond and May end up is not behind a paywall.

#495554 My Focus Seems Slower Than A Mondeo With The Same Engine

Posted by alexp999 on 15 June 2015 - 08:30 AM

If you are concerned your car isn't right, the best thing is to try driving another Focus with the same engine.

#494616 New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

Posted by alexp999 on 12 June 2015 - 07:47 AM

Yeah there is nothing wrong with my mums 1.0. Fantastic little engine. The omg, this is only a 1.0 never gets old, lol.

My dealer is coming back to me today, so will see what they say. The only reason I would even consider another Ford is because of my dealer.

You never know though, I might be getting ahead of myself and they'll actually be able to fix it.

#494505 Ford Focus Titanium 2015 Extra Options

Posted by alexp999 on 11 June 2015 - 07:43 PM

Powerfolding mirrors are part of either the convenience pack, or BLIS.


Appearance pack is just privacy glass, alloys and LED DRLs.

#494504 My Mk3.5 Titaniumx Focus ☺

Posted by alexp999 on 11 June 2015 - 07:40 PM

Looking good.


Wheels MUCH cleaner than mine are at the moment, haha.

#494382 What's Your Ecoboost 125 Top Speed So Far?

Posted by alexp999 on 11 June 2015 - 10:06 AM

Ford's sound symposer doesn't use speakers, it is an air pipe, which carries engine noise in to the cabin, past all the insultation.

#493692 New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

Posted by alexp999 on 08 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

That's what my dealer has advised me to demand from the manager when I speak with them tomorrow.

#493262 Gaming, Xbox, Ps4, Pc Etc

Posted by alexp999 on 07 June 2015 - 08:02 AM

I have more games than I have time to play, lol. Always seem to be trying to catch up then another one I want comes out.

Looking forward to the new batman in the next few weeks :D

#489961 Car Conundrums!

Posted by alexp999 on 27 May 2015 - 08:55 AM

Nope to all.


It is inside.


There is making it not easy and then leaving people to guess what on earth you are talking about dude lol


Are we talking a specific part of an engine?


It has only been just over 12 hrs since I posted the conundrum and have already given 2 more clues.


Where were you during Mark's month long one? lol.

#489539 Curious Keyfree Question

Posted by alexp999 on 26 May 2015 - 10:09 AM

All I mean is that in theory, if the battery in the fob went flat while driving, then the car would no longer detect it and start bonging to say no key.


Another instance where it would be dangerous for the car to just cut out.