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#473761 Farewell Focus!

Posted by jimrex on 06 April 2015 - 08:14 PM

Not been on in a while but I'm sorry to say that me and my MK3 Focus have parted company! I traded it in for a Mercedes A180 Sport a couple of weeks ago...

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I loved the Focus to bits and got it looking how I wanted it but at 4 years old and with doing 75 miles a day it was starting to get a bit rough round the edges.

Got a good deal on the new one so it only came to £10/month more than the Focus and over 3 years instead of 4

I'll still lurk around the forum as we have two Fiestas in the family, and I'd love to see my Focus on here again with its new owner enjoying it as much as I did!

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#425781 New Car Ordered, Goodbye Focus... Hello New Mk3.5 Focus!

Posted by jimrex on 05 November 2014 - 10:09 PM

My dealer said once it is in the country he can pick the reg ready for registration on pickup.

The dealer will have an allocation of registration numbers, he'll partially register the car against one of them on the Automated First Registration and Licensing system (AFRL) so that you can obtain insurance etc.

#409535 2015 Focus Facelift (Mk 3.5) Unveiled

Posted by jimrex on 14 September 2014 - 01:23 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess, everyone's opinions will differ but hey, that's why there is a wide choice in the car market :)

#408112 New Car Ordered, Goodbye Focus... Hello New Mk3.5 Focus!

Posted by jimrex on 10 September 2014 - 02:00 PM

Sounds good, will be very interested to see the pics once you have it!

What options have you put on it?

In the process of selling mine at the moment... and it'll need to be replaced with something ;)

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#394453 #fordfair 2014 Silverstone Photos

Posted by jimrex on 05 August 2014 - 07:27 PM

Here's mine!

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#380193 Mk3.5 Focus St

Posted by jimrex on 29 June 2014 - 10:10 PM

Really liking the look of it, especially that grey!

What do you guys think of the introduction of a diesel? I know it's a controversial choice by Ford, but for someone like me with a daily 75 mile round trip commute, it makes ST ownership possible ;)

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#368512 Black Panther Or Deep Impact Blue

Posted by jimrex on 27 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

I'm a big fan of Ford's Panther Black, it's got a nice gold fleck in the paint which sets it off on a sunny day. I've had two Fords in this colour so far and yes, it is a pain to keep clean, but worth the effort!

Having said that, I have noticed a few Deep Impact Blue cars about recently and if I did purchase a new Ford now, I might be tempted to stray over to blue!

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#363590 Ford Focus Rs 2016 Exclusive Pics

Posted by jimrex on 12 May 2014 - 06:29 PM

Looks good but can't help thinking this is Auto Express up to their old tricks on Photoshop!

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#335841 2015 Focus Facelift (Mk 3.5) Unveiled

Posted by jimrex on 24 February 2014 - 07:58 PM

It certainly looks a lot tidier at the front and back, it's grown on me quite a bit over the course of today! I also like the look of the upgraded interior, plus the availability of a big touch screen now. Can't wait to see if they unveil a Zetec S version, I think that front end would look pretty mean with some well placed skirts. That Deep Impact Blue is a brilliant colour as well.


I work in the automotive press & PR business, and have read an official industry release this morning. Summarised as follows:


  • Design: Sleek, emotional new design with bold new face of Ford and a beautifully crafted cockpit-like interior. Slimmer, more chiselled front headlamps and more rectangular fog lamps add to the bolder front end. subtle chrome details add to the feeling of elegance while the rrear of the car also is sleeker with a new fascia and tailgate arrangment, as well as thinner tail lamps. The interior will feature a more intuitive layout, complemented by a steering wheel and centre stack with fewer buttons. The new centre console offers more space as well as a new, sliding intergrated armrest. The new adjustable console accomodates a variety of bottles and cups. New Focus also enjoys a quieter ride, achieved by thicker carpets, thicker window glass and improved engine bay insulation.
  • Touch screen control with SYNC 2: The new Focus will be the first vehicle in Europe to offer SYNC 2. This features a high-resolution, 8-inch colour touch screen and advanced voice control for easier access to audio, navigation, climate control and compatible mobile phones.  It will offer a split screen display with 3D highway juntion and landmark views and a Michelin guide. Simply pushing the voice control button and saying "I'm hungry" will bring up a list of local restaurants, which you can then get directions to.
  • Advanced driving technology: Engineers have developed a more solid, responsive and connected to the road feel by increasing structural stiffness at the front, retuning shock-absorbers and incorporating a new ESP system. The Electronic Power Assisted Steering has also been retuned to make the driver feel even more connected. The new Focus is the first Ford to offer Perpendicular Parking, a new hands-free parking technology that helps drivers reverse into spaces alongside other cars. Cross Traffic Alert warns drivers reversing out of a parking space of approaching vehicles, while Park-Out Assist helps drivers by operating the steering wheel when pulling out of a parallel parking space. Active City Stop has also been enhanced to operate at speeds up to 50 km/h. A Pre-Collision Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control system also help drivers to remain safe at motorway speeds, while Ford's MyKey Technology will feature on the Focus for the first time.
  • Lighting the way: Improved Adaptive Front Lighting now adjusts the beams of the new Bi-Xenon HID headlamps to best suit the road layout. The system assesses the ambient light surrounding the vehicle, as well as objects in the road ahead anf adjusts the beam angle and intensity depending on speed, steering angle and distance to objects. Door edge protectors will also remain.
  • Fuel efficient engines: The new Focus offers significantly improved fuel efficiency thanks to new powertrain options. The Focus debut the new fuel efficient 1.5 litre Ecoboost (150PS and 180PS) petrol engine and also the new 1.5 TDCi (95PS and 120PS). The Focus will continue to be offered with the current 1.0 Ecoboost in both 100PS and 125PS variants. There will also be a new 99g/km CO2 1.0 litre Ecoboost, the first non-hybrid petrol car in Europe to offer sub-100g/km CO2 emissions.

    ** New Ford Focus provisional powertrain line-up in the UK:

    1.0L EcoBoost petrol 100 PS five-speed manual

    1.0L EcoBoost petrol 125 PS six-speed manual

    1.0L EcoBoost petrol 125 PS six-speed automatic (2015)

    1.5L EcoBoost petrol 150 PS six-speed manual

    1.5L EcoBoost petrol 150 PS six-speed automatic (2015)

    1.5L EcoBoost petrol 180 PS six-speed manual

    1.5L EcoBoost petrol 180 PS six-speed automatic (2015)

    1.6L TI-VCT petrol 85 PS five-speed manual

    1.6L TI-VCT petrol 105 PS five-speed manual

    1.6L TI-VCT petrol 125 PS six-speed PowerShift automatic 

    1.5L ECOnetic diesel 105 PS six-speed manual

    1.5L TDCi diesel 120 PS six-speed PowerShift automatic  (2015)

    1.6L TDCi diesel 95 PS six-speed manual

    1.6L TDCi diesel 115 PS six-speed manual

    2.0L TDCi diesel 150 PS six-speed manual

    2.0L TDCi diesel 150 PS six-speed PowerShift automatic 

    Electric 145 PS single-speed automatic


While specs haven't been released, I have seen speculation that Edge, Zetec and Titanium will remain.


Hope that provides a bit of useful info, was certainly interesting reading this morning :P

#330845 2012 Ford Focus Parking Sensors

Posted by jimrex on 09 February 2014 - 02:22 PM

Best thing would be to phone up a couple of dealers in your area and get some quotes. I know that TC Harrison had a promotion on a while back for parking sensors, and they will all charge different rates for labour etc

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#328625 Does My Car Have An Alarm?

Posted by jimrex on 02 February 2014 - 11:44 PM

You can also leave a window open, lock the car and stick your arm in after a few seconds, provided of course that it has the interior scan function. ETIS might be a good place to check too.

I had a Ford alarm installed on my old fiesta with interior scan by the dealer for about 200, was worth it for peace of mind!

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#295606 Range Rover Driver Fears For His Life

Posted by jimrex on 09 October 2013 - 07:36 PM

How it all started appears largely in question, and I won't comment on that without knowing the full story - but what struck me is the solidarity of the bikers! You don't see such a thing with car drivers as we all plod along in our own metal boxes!

#282666 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by jimrex on 15 August 2013 - 10:06 PM

fordfair entrance pics


found mine
http://www.photograp... ... screen.ava





I bought mine!!



#282203 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by jimrex on 13 August 2013 - 07:37 PM

start of by pic of some poor guy with RS,which looked like blown headgasket blown,on the A43





You'll be pleased to know that when we passed him, a fellow Fordie in a Transit had pulled over to help. Later, we were alongside him queing to get in ;)

#282174 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by jimrex on 13 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

BTW, arrival pics can be found here: http://www.photograp...m/fordfair.aspx


Don't know if anyone bought theirs? I did, very pleased with it :)