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Nokia Here Maps Business Sold To Audi, Bmw And Mercedes

03 August 2015 - 10:14 AM



Hopefully this won't mess up Ford's deal...?


They use HERE maps for Sync 2...

Amazon Signs Clarkson, Hammond & May With Andy Wilman

30 July 2015 - 10:42 AM

It's official!

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are reuniting to create an all-new car show, exclusively for Amazon Prime. The show will be produced by the trio’s long time executive producer Andy Wilman. On working with Amazon, Jeremy Clarkson said “I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.” The first show will go into production shortly and arrive exclusively on Amazon Prime in 2016.

Press Release:

London  - 30 July 2015 – Amazon today announced that Jeremy  Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will reunite to make a new car show  available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. The show will be produced by the  trio’s long time executive producer Andy Wilman.
The award-winning team have committed to  three seasons as part of this landmark global TV deal. The first season will go  into production soon and is scheduled to premiere for Prime members in 2016.
On working with Amazon, Jeremy Clarkson said:  “I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.”
Richard Hammond added: “Amazon? Oh yes. I  have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant.”
James May said: “We have become part of the new age of  smart TV. Ironic, isn't it?”
“Customers told us they wanted to see the  team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen,” said Jay Marine,  Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU. “Millions of Prime members are already  enjoying our ground-breaking original shows. We can’t wait to see what Jeremy,  Richard, James and the team will create in what is sure to be one of the most  globally anticipated shows of 2016.”
Customers  can sign up to receive the latest news on this new show by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/GuessWhosBack.
Clarkson,  Hammond and May will join top talent making Amazon Original Series that will  premiere on Prime Video in 2015 and early 2016. These  include Hand of Godstarring  Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) and Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Red  Oaks starring Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Paul Reiser (Mad  About You), The Man in the High Castle from Executive Producer of The  X-Files Frank Spotnitz and Executive Producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner),  the company’s first docu-series, The New  Yorker Presents, as well as second seasons of the multi-Golden  Globe-winning comedy TransparentMozart in the Jungle starring Gael  Garcia Bernal (Rosewater) and  Bernadette Peters (Smash), and Bosch, from Michael Connelly and  starring Titus Welliver (Lost).
Amazon also resurrected hit British drama Ripper  Street, starring Matthew Macfadyen (Spooks), Jerome Flynn (Game  of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (The Divide) and MyAnna Buring (The  Twilight Saga). Amazon produced third series of the Victorian crime drama  launched in November 2014 to critical and customer acclaim; a fourth season of  the show is now in production.
“This is a golden age of television, a great  time for TV makers and storytellers,” added Jay Marine. “Our approach is to  give programme makers creative freedom to be innovative and make the shows they  want to make. This is just the start, you should expect to see more world-leading  talent and the biggest shows on Prime Video.”
Prime  members can enjoy Amazon Original Series and other Prime Video movies  and TV shows using the Amazon Video app. The Amazon Video app is available on  hundreds of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Roku, smart  TVs and Blu-ray players from Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic, the Xbox,  PlayStation, and Wii game consoles, as well as on mobile devices like Fire  tablets, Fire phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android tablets and phones. Customers  can also watch online at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo.


Alexp999's Mk3.5 Focus St-3 Ecoboost

23 July 2015 - 02:32 PM

Pleased to say that in the coming months I should officially be able to join Stoney's so called jammy beggars club! :P


I have ordered a new 2015 Mk3.5 Focus ST-3 2.0 EcoBoost in Deep Impact Blue, with:

  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Premium Nav with Sony speakers & Sub.
  • Rear View Camera
  • Driver Assistance Pack


It is a factory order, so I do have a bit of a wait, the car is currently scheduled for an unspecified September build, but reading about the delays with the ST (particularly ST-3), hopefully I will get it before my car is 1 yr old and needs taxing and servicing, at least before Christmas!


As some of you will know, I was incredibly frustrated with the apparent "design-intent" of the 1.5 EcoBoost I bought last year, so much so I have dubbed it the EcoRattle. After months of trying to get the issue resolved, I have managed to come to an agreeable resolution for changing the car, as I just cannot live with the turbo rattle.


I'm still going to loose out a bit financially, but at least I am getting an upgrade out of it. Test drove one a few weeks ago, and now I can't wait to get my own :D


Should look like this:





Arrived at dealers:



Collection day:


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

13 May 2015 - 09:14 AM

I thought it was about time I started a new thread to discuss this, as it is part of my plan to make this topic noticed across various social media.


There is a known vibration/rattle/resonating fault with the design of the turbo and exhaust system of the new 1.5 Ecoboost Focus, however Ford are standing by it being design "intent" and trying to Fob us off that it is as designed.


I'm driving around this time of year with my window open and all I'm hearing on lift off and when changing down gears is an awful noise that sounds like my car is going to fall apart.


It is not a background noise, like tapety injectors, but a loud pronounced rattle that sounds like the exhaust system is being held together with safety pins.


If you have this issue, please reply so we can build up the number of people experiencing it. If you have this engine, but don't think you are experiencing the issue, try listening to the car on cold start up with the window or door open, or trying revving the engine over 3k revs and letting it drop back.


Anyone else reading this with experience of getting this sort of thing sorted with Ford, I would really appreciate your feedback. I have been given the number for customer relations by the service department at my garage and have asked the salesman at my dealer to pressure Ford. I see no reason why I cannot pursue this under the Sale Of Goods Act, this car is not of satisfactory quality.




Here is a video of it:



Initially I just start the engine and let it idle for the first 30s or so, but the clearest recording of it is around 1:10.





Another video, this time with the engine fully warmed up after a run out on some national speed limit roads, see below:


Ford Fair 2015 - Who's Going?

18 March 2015 - 10:48 PM

As per Phil87's suggestion, it seems a good idea to get a list together of people who will be attending Ford Fair 2015 this year.

You don't have to be on the club stand to post (as much as we'd like you to be), just let us know what car you are bringing and what stand you are going to be on, so we can compile a list of all members attending the show.

Of course if you haven't booked yet but want to go, you can find more info about joining the FOC stand here:
(Remember all Fords, new, old, stock and modified are welcome).

FOC Stand:

Jamesm182 - Focus ST3 2015
Alexp999 - Focus Mk3.5 Zetec S
Philf1 - Fiesta ST2
Tomo89 - Fiesta ST3
Nathan54771 - Fiesta ST3
Bennellick - Fiesta 1.25 Zetec
Vito787 - Fiesta Zetec S EcoBoost
Phil 87 - Fiesta ST3 MP215
Martin22 - Fiesta ST2
Danthorpe1983 - Escort
laumk7 - Fiesta TX
GlynnST - Focus ST170
RSGav - Focus RS
jinjoh_ninjoh - Focus?
STmitch - Fiesta st150
Anthonybanni - 1.4 Fiesta
Ryanstanley4 - Fiesta
Tomsava - Mustang
B13 - Fiesta Van
Paramanic - Fiesta Titanium Ecoboost
GingerFlame - Fiesta Mk6
HarryL1994 - Focus Zetec S Mk2.5 
ukcal - Fiesta MK7 Zetec S
Willy - Fiesta Titanium X MR165
Preee - Focus Mk3 or Mk3.5 Titanium X
Stoney871 - Focus ST3 2015

midssheriffphil - Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor

B49adam - Focus Mk3

Charles2014 - Fiesta Titanium Mk7.5

theoriginallavita - Fiesta




Other Stands:
Rogue2 - Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Titanium (ffoc stand)

yunii - Focus TITANIUM-S (ffoc stand)



Attending (not on stand):