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stuartr26

Member Since 12 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 24 2014 11:28 AM
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In Topic: 1.0 Ecoboost

24 June 2014 - 11:29 AM

I agree Don but speaking to my dealership they say my m.p.g. might not be bettered by their service department. They offered to show me how to drive my car to improve consumption, take the p or what. If I drove my car like I used to drive my Vauxhall Astra I'm sure consumption would drop even lower. Still like the car though.

 

I agree they are taking the mick... something must be wrong if the best it will ever acheive is 38mpg


In Topic: 1.0 Ecoboost

23 June 2014 - 08:56 AM

This is a post of mine from a couple of months ago in this forum. Searching this and other forums some owners are getting a better mpg than myself.
I bought this car, Focus Titanium 125 Mk3, 1L ecoboost expecting good mpg but the best that can be achieved is about 35.
There's about 11.5k on the clock and a lot of owners say it gets better with time, not mine sadly. Wouldn't mind if I drove the car as I would like but drive it with a light right foot to try to improve the mpg. Had an 1.6 Astra, drove like bat out of hell and still got 35mpg, would improve if right foot was a bit lighter. Have spoken to dealer a couple of time who said 35 was pretty average and probably might not be bettered. With the type of driving I do "Ford intimate I should get 55mpg" Apart from this the car is cracking to drive with lots of goodies including sat nav park and hill assist, sync works well. Car is very comfortable for 4 adults and the boot is ample in size. This car would only come with a recommendation so long as mpg was not a priority.

 

What sort of driving are you doing? I have the same model and have also done 11k now. I'm getting back 43mpg from mine though so that's a big difference from you


In Topic: 2015 Focus Facelift (Mk 3.5) Unveiled

25 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

Does anyone know if there are any current Ford's available in the UK in that colour? I want to see it in person if possible!


In Topic: Diamondbrite

19 February 2014 - 11:45 AM

the dealer threw this in as an incentive to buy my fiesta..at the time i thought well at least it will mean the cars had a proper clean, .in my own opinion its not what they say it is and i'm glad i never paid for it - a decent polish is just as good

 

Yeah absolutely. Can't complain! If I was to speak to anyone buying a new car now I'd say your better off paying the money to get the GAP insurance than getting Diamondbrite.


In Topic: Diamondbrite

19 February 2014 - 11:33 AM

It's just a fancy term for waxing/polishing your car. Something dealers try and sell you to boost their profit/commision when you buy a car. Save your money and do it yourself  :)

 

 

Yeah I agree. I planned on keeping the car for a good few years so I thought I would get the cover in case. I have a little scratch on the car at the moment so I'm going to ring Diamondbrite soon to see if they can do anything (doubt they will!!)