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Chris 65

Member Since 05 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active May 04 2012 05:00 PM
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In Topic: Fiesta Mk 7 MPG

04 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

I've actually hit the US EPA highway estimate of 38 MPG in my 2011 1.6L Manual. Around town, I'm getting between 30 and 32, and combined comes out at 35MPG. Important note: I'm not in the UK, so my fuel economy figures use US Gallons, not Imperial Gallons. In metric terms, I'm pulling down about 7.1L/100km. So I'm pretty pleased with the results. And I love my Fiesta.

Another interesting side note: Americans favor automatic transmissions so much, that when I was shopping for my car I found only one with a manual transmission to test drive. Sadly, it wasn't the top trim level and it was a sedan, so I ordered mine from the factory.

In Topic: New Ford Fiesta - How Many Faults Does Yours Have?

10 October 2011 - 07:21 PM

Very common. I've had it on many cars in the past of various makes and it's caused by what MartynS says. I shouldn't worry about it. My drive has a slight slope so I could always let the car roll momentarily to engage reverse! Also declutching in neutral again usually cures it. I haven't got the problem on my current Mk 7 Fiesta as it's an auto !


I haven't driven a car yet where I don't grind the gears half the time getting into reverse. Back-up gear is never sychromeshed, so I just throw it into first, then reverse. And I don't have to roll the car forward to do it, either. Works like a charm.

In Topic: New Ford Fiesta - How Many Faults Does Yours Have?

10 October 2011 - 07:20 PM

Since buying it new in June of this year, I haven't had a single fault. I've racked up about 6200 miles on the clock (US miles), and I'm due for my first service at 7,500. I love this little car, it's been a peach of a ride!

In Topic: Fiesta Mk 7 MPG

10 October 2011 - 07:17 PM

Had my Mk VII since June, and I've been pretty consistently turning in 30-31 MPG...but US gallons, not imperial.

In Topic: THE Fiesta Detailing Thread

10 October 2011 - 07:15 PM

Mother's car care products must not be available in the UK, but here in the States, I swear by their cleaner/polish/carnuba was trio. They also have something call Showtime Instant Detailer that's great for sprucing up the slickness of a recent wax job.