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Member Since 17 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 24 2012 05:47 PM

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In Topic: Fiesta 1.25 Or 1.4?

04 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

Hi Andy. I had to get rid of my car because it was slowly dying and the only thing I could afford was a not so new Fiesta 1.25. Was really worried about going from a 1.6 to a 1.25 but I was pleasantly surprised. I live out in a very rural area and have to travel to town each day for work. My little 1.25 does me proud! She has an amazing 'zip' and whilst I don't have the speed to overtake anything other than the numerous tractors I meet on my journey I can honestly say that I don't miss my 1.6 at all. She's cheaper to run and I absolutely love her! I don't remember when I last drove anything lower than a 1.4 but am completely satisfied with my 1.25. She has a Zetac engine and I have complete confidence in her. I don't think a 1.25 would be a bad choice if you're doing town driving.


In Topic: Why Does My Ford Fiesta 1.4 Ztec Tdci Keep Flattening Its Battery

19 March 2012 - 05:44 PM

Hi, my Fiesta's battery was totally flat this morning. I've only had it two weeks and it was fine on Saturday. I have this unusual switch on the dash. The garage where I bought it from said the heater wouldn't work unless it was on - also found out the indicators wouldn't work either, so kept it permantly on. Found out this morning from the mechanic that looked at if for me that there was something slowly draining the battery when the switch was off - even if the car was turned off and nothing left on. Advised they could try to trace the drain but considering the previous owner had this switch fitted seems that they also had this problem. They fully charged the battery and there is no drain so long as I keep the switch off. Never heard of this before - neither had the mechanic, they'd never seen anything like it! So, will have to learn to turn the switch off when leaving the car! Don't know whether this will help you, but seems to be a similar problem to mine.

In Topic: Fiesta

20 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

Dan, thanks for that. Have booked a test drive on a 2002 1.25 Fiesta for Wednesday. Outwardly it looks stunning! Not a speck of rust outside and no hint of any leaks inside. Its very reassuring that there are no mechanical issues known. Hopefully the test drive will go well, and very much look forward to being able to join in the discussions on this list.

Thanks again