Ya know the Trip Computer that say's what MPG you're getting? That changes literally every 1-2 seconds with random readings from 99.9mpg to 76.2 or say 41.6 etc etc. Totally random numbers but keeps changing. Could there be a fault do you think??? Or did yours do anything like that??
You have it on 'live mpg readout' - hence the figure jumping up and down. When coasting or going down hill etc you use very little, if any fuel, so it will say 99.9mpg, as thats the highest figure the 3 digit mpg part of the screen can display.
If you press the button to scroll through your trip computer's display you can take it off 'live' readout if thats distracting you, and maybe leave it on average mpg instead.
Yes but yours isn't automatic!!
True, but the new Powershift should get a fairly decent figure for being an auto once broke in, as its an automated manual with 6 gears, so it doesn't have to work as hard as mine and 'Magenta's' old type 4 speed traditional auto. Plus obviously having more gears the car keep shifting higher: ...higher gear = less revs = better fuel economy
Excuse me asking but I am guessing that the Ford Powershift auto is a different type to mine which is a 1.4 auto (epicyclic type, sometimes called 'conventional' auto). Is the Powershift one of the 'automated manual' types of box where the box is of manualconstruction but operated automatically ? The reason I ask is that I once had a Vauxhall (wash my mouth out) Astra 'auto' of this latter type which actually gave better mpg than the manual although it was awful to drive.
Correct, auto face lift fiestas are equiped with Fords Powershift 'Automated Manual' twin clutch 6 speed gearbox. Giving fast smooth gear changes as the second clutch prepares the next gear you need, it apparently has the benfits of a manual (mpg - in theory lol), but with the ease of a driving like a normal automatic.
Didn't you know taxi drivers and bus drivers own the roads, well at least they think they do, and the highway code is only advisory as far as their concerned
We had a (private hire) taxi driver in the other week not happy that his appeal against a parking fine hadn't been accepted. He'd got the ticket because one of our mobile camera fiesta vans had drove past him 3 times within a 15 minute period and automatically took photos of him as he was parked in a bus stop.
After much huffing and puffing he said well how am I meant to know you can't stop or park in a bus stop, where does it say that?
I (who despises illegal parkers and bad drivers generally) had to bite my tough from saying, ermmm.... the highway code maybe, you moron?
Sitting at traffic lights at night, and the car in front sitting with their foot on the brake pedal blinding me with bright red light, drives me daft!
Oh and getting undertaken annoys me too.
I sit with my brake lights lit on purpose if some nugget is behind me with fogs on or they are sitting right up my jacksie.
Only in my own car of course.
In my work car I have many more lights at my disposal and they're far more annoying.
What about us auto drivers? We have to sit with our brake lights on. I'm not putting it in park each time I stop - plus the quick flash of the reverse lights as the shifter passes through 'R' would surely confuse or even panic some drivers.
A new pet peeve I have is people with damaged, missing or even folded in wing mirrors! How unsafe - I bet a load of money they don't do a full shoulder check every time they should of checked their mirror if was there to check.
A taxi (in service!) tonight pulled away from the kerbside and nearly straight into me as I passed as he had no drivers side wing mirror and didn't shoulder check his blind spots or what was behind/alongside him.
Cars that have the fog light on when they are turning corners. What is the point?? What is it meant to light up?? why do car manufactures feel that we need this. Glad ford have not jumped on the band wagon.
When I first sat in one I did think the armrest was short, but this'll be so no one complains that it blocks access to the handbrake.
I think it's good the fiesta now gets a built in armrest/central storage but being an auto driver Im glad I have my longer aftermarket armrest so my elbow can rest on it.
A more premium touch would have been to move the power outlet/USB/Aux ports on titanium models into the armrest so iPods etc could be left in the car/connected but hidden from view, and there'd be more no messy cables lying around - then again it's just a fiesta at the end of the day.
Looks great Allan. I just bought a Groupon deal for a local company to do mine with Autoglym too. As soon as the weathers better and the roads are cleaner I'll be booking it. Can't wait after seeing yours!
Posted by 2011fiesta
on 02 January 2012 - 09:55 PM
I have been looking at the FOC website for a while now, but since I'm now on my second Ford, I thought I would join.
Had a 59 plate MK7 Fiesta from new, and have recently upgraded to a Mk3 Focus (though the Fez is still in the family so I do get a cheeky spin in it every now and then ), so will chip in either forum where I can.
So yeh, hello!
Welcome to FOC James.
I've got a fiesta at the minute and would love to upgrade to a black mk 3 focus too. Got any more pics of your car?