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Servicing Opinions Please

16 May 2013 - 09:51 PM

Hi all,
I have a 2009 1.6 petrol, titanium spec,
Ive had the car nearly a year and it is still under its 1 year warranty and its just ticked 18100 miles only and is due for an Mot and service.
The selling dealer said theyd done a big service when I got it though it doesnt state that in the history book-just states its had a service.
My 2 questions are.
Do I have a small or big service???.
Also and more importantly do I use main dealer or my usual small garage??
At small garage I could get a big service for price of small servuce at dealer and my garage wouldnt charge for loan car either but would it effect value of my car by using only small garage???.

One more issue is on gentle accelleration I still get this slight missing sort of sensation like very gentle jerking or hesitation,
My father in law thinks its the drive by wire throttle???,
Different fuels make no deifference though, advice appreciated as I dont want to have to pay out for car to go on their computer..
Advice would be very much appreciated.


28 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hi all, had my focus 1.6 petrol 2009 titanium for about a month now and wife and i have noticed very slight like hesitation or missing feeling when accellerating.
Not always and i think its got slighly better when i stopped using supermarket petrol, i usually use shell and feel its better though maybe i am imagining it lol.
However its still sometimes there but we bought it a long way from home but do have a one year warranty.
Any ideas would be very greatfully recieved.
We totally love the car and bicker over whos gonna use it to take to work, which we never did with our old zafira lol.
Regards andy.

Newbie (Hi All ) Needs Focus Advice Pls

24 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

Hi Everyone, Hope I'm in the right place,
Wifey and I are wanting a Focus as our 2002 1.8 Zafira is "getting on" and we want to downsize a little.
Wanted a 1.6 tdci however due to reading about so so many problems with diesels like the DMF and DPF that I just dont dare get one,
So instead we are considering either a 1.6 or 1.8 petrol but must be a Titanium spec.
Was thinking about the 1.6 100bhp though 115bhp would have been nicer lol,
we used to have a 2002 Audi A4 1.6 and though not a rocket was perfectly nippy enough for us and always us at least 35mpg (we always regreted selling it) and we are hoping the 1.6 would be the same,
We have two little girls who are growing fast but thankfully dont require too much stuff to carry about so hopefull the engine wouldnt have to work too hard lol.
What I really need is advice about these two engines good and bad points, i'd rather a 1.6 if it were a better reliable/economical engine, .
Have seen a lovely 2009 Panther Black one at Lookers Braintree for £8500 and it seems to have most of the spec I want apart from sports suspension and 18" alloys lol, Thats the only visual problem I have with the Titanium, I hate the alloys but hey ho.

Sorry enough waffle, hope your a friendly fun bunch,
advice pointers and experiences very much appreciated.

Regards Andy

Hi All, Yet Another Newbie,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

24 July 2012 - 01:02 PM

Hi all, I'm Andy,

Just joined however I dont have a Ford at the moment,
Wife and I want a Focus to replace our 2002 Zafira 1.8 which has been a good reliable car.

Not sure if I should post this here or elsewhere but advice is sought pretty please.

I like the 2009 Zetec S 1.6 or a 2009 Titanium1.6.
Wanted a 1.6tdci but am too scared of the associated issues ie DPF and DMF to name but two hence going for a 1600 petrol,
Not after a rocket (our previous car was a 1600 Audi A4 2002 which was the best car we have ever had-shouldnt have sold it!!).
Just was something that is nippy enough to keep up with traffic and carry us and our two little girls and associated junk lol,
Whilst giving at least 35 mpg.
Seen a decent black titanium on Autotrader at Lookers Ford in Braintree for £8495, seems to have all the spec I want and surely should come with a good warrenty??.
Father in law recently sold his 1.8 Zetec S which I thought looked fab but didnt have much spe, not even rear electric windows which are a "must" for me.
Anyway sorry for waffling on, advice and opinions would really be appreciated.
We live in Ipswich and can only travel around 50/60miles, thoughts please.

Regards Andy.