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#281892 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by 2011fiesta on 12 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

:o why couldn't there have been a crown vic at Ford Fair Silverstone!! :(

#281684 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by 2011fiesta on 11 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

Looks Really good there some great pictures.


I am going to have to be there next year.... at least i now have a year to get my car finished and ready :P


I only decided to go on Friday night, so quickly booked a hotel and set off on Saturday afternoon. I've never been and regretted not going last year - plus this may have been the first and last time my fiesta goes, (not that it was on show - too dirty to show its face haha).

#281677 Ford Fair, Think Of Us When You Are There!!!! Pics Please :)

Posted by 2011fiesta on 11 August 2013 - 08:37 PM

Just posted my pics on Mark's thread in the General Chat area: http://www.fordowner...re-video-topic/













>>Edit, as Marks just said :D

#281665 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by 2011fiesta on 11 August 2013 - 08:13 PM












































I had to get a shot of this American Ford Edge in a service station I stopped at on the way home...






And heres a snap of mine on the final leg of the journey home...



#281662 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by 2011fiesta on 11 August 2013 - 08:08 PM














#281656 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by 2011fiesta on 11 August 2013 - 07:53 PM










































#281009 Foc Computer Workshop

Posted by 2011fiesta on 09 August 2013 - 05:51 AM

Or a Windows operating system :P

Lol. Well I do have an iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and soon a MacBook, but I'm still Windows through and through - however well I hide it - honest

#278678 2013 1.6 Powershift Mpg??

Posted by 2011fiesta on 30 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

The WRONG choice, but a choice all the same ;)


lol I knew YOU'D have something to say on the matter, despite being in Holland! :P

#278591 2013 1.6 Powershift Mpg??

Posted by 2011fiesta on 30 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

...Not "having" to drive an automatic...

Excuse me, some of us drive autos through choice, not because we have to
:P ;)

#278508 2013 1.6 Powershift Mpg??

Posted by 2011fiesta on 29 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

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.





Paul :)

#269522 Love My New Car!

Posted by 2011fiesta on 21 June 2013 - 07:31 PM

Nice looking car! I like the ink blue colour

#264425 Random Acts Of Kindness...

Posted by 2011fiesta on 31 May 2013 - 10:10 PM

...as captured by Russian dash-cams :)


An antidote to the usual crashes and stoopid people ;)


Good video. Does make a nice change from the many usual type dash cammers I watch.



Not me -.- don't even mention lambs.


We helped this little fella yesterday...







#255784 New Car Tomorrow!

Posted by 2011fiesta on 27 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

It looks the dogs bo.....


Its sure to turn heads. You must be thrilled  


Paul :)

#254115 Pet Peeves

Posted by 2011fiesta on 21 April 2013 - 06:42 PM

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?

#253882 Pet Peeves

Posted by 2011fiesta on 20 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

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. :angry: