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MartynS

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Ford Protect Premium Plan

30 August 2014 - 10:15 PM

I've been looking at the ford protect premium plan on ford's website, and the prices for 2 and 3 year cover (servicing and breakdown) for the fiesta are only £330 and £550 respectively.  This is includes brake fluid at 2 years and is much cheaper than the fixed price servicing from my local dealer (come 3 years it's over £200 cheaper!).  I haven't had a recent quote for a plan from the dealer but when I bought the car I was offered a £600 3 year plan.

 

I'm sure a few years back these ford plans cost a lot more than dealer servicing so what's changed?  I'm very tempted by this now but I can't help wondering if there's a catch or something to it.  I thought maybe the services wouldn't cover as much but seeing as they all cover the same items this can't be the case.

 

Anyone got one of these plans or any experience of them?


Someone Has Time To Kill!

13 August 2014 - 08:02 PM

I'm talking to you jeebowhite!


Couple Of Sync Media Questions

03 August 2014 - 07:09 PM

1. With the voice commands what's the difference between 'track' and 'song'?  When you say either it always confirms the instruction with 'play track ...' so I'm guessing they're the same, but it seems odd that both are listed.  I wondered if track meant the filename rather than song title but it doesn't seem to be!

 

2. When a file is playing from usb and you press info and then down to go to the second page of details, what is the last item in that list with a symbol that looks like 3 bullet points with lines next to them?  Mine always shows 'N/A'.  All I can think is it's meant to be the playlist, but it still doesn't show anything when playing a song from a playlist.

 

If anyone can shed any light on this it would be good!


Labouring The St Engine?

02 August 2014 - 05:50 PM

I know labouring an engine is bad for it, but how does this work with the extra torque available low down in the ST?  Say you're going quite slowly in 4th or 5th then floor it, does having the extra power there simply put a lot more load on the engine making it even worse than labouring a NA car, or does the extra power mean it isn't actually labouring?  I find myself not bothering to change down sometimes as the car handles it without, but I can't help wondering if it's not a good thing to do as the revs have to build a bit before the acceleration kicks in.


How Can Washing A Car Be So Hard?!

13 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

I must have my method all wrong!  Just spent the past 2 hours cleaning my car, finished result looks good from a distance but I'm not that satisfied with my efforts lol.  Only took about 40 mins to wash the bodywork using the 2 bucket method but in that time it kept drying and needing re-hosing down (though apparently I'm doing it too late as the dirt dries back on there and needs another wipe to get it off as the hose alone isn't enough).  It then took another 40 mins to do the wheels and due to using brushes my entire right arm, front of shirt and paving in front garden are now filty from all the muck sprayed off the bristles.  I can't even seem to use a brush properly as it leaves loads of mess on the inside of the wheels and brake calipers which I ended up wiping off with my fingers lol.  I then spent the next 20 mins rinsing it all again (because after doing the wheels it was mostly dry) and drying it off with a towel.  It ended up all hazy though as the towel leaves a film of wet on the surface, so the finished result up close is a right mess in places.  Worst bit seems to be the roof where the dirt I washed off dried back on there and didn't get rinsed off at all :angry:.  Still, I only got tangled up in the hose a few times today so it isn't all bad.

 

Rant over, just wanted to express my severe inability to wash a car!  Might just go back to the one bucket and sponge method, my dad manages with that on his old car in about half an hour!