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Light Bulbs And Overall Front End.

05 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

If you've read any of my posts up until now, you'll know I am in love with my new car. Only problem is, I had HIDs in my Audi A3, and I miss the white light from it when driving the focus at night.

Without buying an HID kit, what bulbs can you guys recommend to give me a similar effect? If I were to buy a kit, I would prefer to go down the route of fitting whole new headlights with the lenses in as well - I wish to avoid this for the time being as it is still under warranty and want to avoid as many possible arguments with the dealer as possible!

Also, I'd be very tempted to change the grills for the Titanium trim grills with the chrome surrounds - would just make it look a bit prettier. If anyone can advise on that, please do so!

Will be interesting to read your thoughts.

Fx Satnav Questions.

05 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

Hi guys,

Been driving my car for 6 days and I am absolutely, positively over the moon with it. Far more fun than the BMW 3 Series was, missing a bit of top end grunt that the A3 1.8T had, but all round this car is far better, couldn't be happier. :) Averaging high 30s MPG wise in a 1.6 petrol which considering how cold it is outside and the fact that I have to negotiate 40MPH lorries and roundabouts every few miles, I am very pleased with that.

I have the FX Sat Nav system in my car and I have to be honest, I am very impressed with this as well. Having a USB socket next do the handbrake is just the most clever thing I have encountered in an OEM system. Does anyone know if ford hides a subwoofer in these cars anywhere, by the way!? The amount of bass I am getting (accurate without distortion) is amazing - I really was getting ready to read up on how to gut the interior to do my usual work of installing an aftermarket 4 channel amplifier to power the door speakers and get a second amplifier for a subwoofer, but I don't need to!

Apologies for waffling, the actual question is about maps. It appears to be a bit of a difficult thing to do from my recent travels on Google - is there anywhere to easily buy an up to date SD card with 2012 maps on? Or are there any software updates available from the ford website? I hope I have just overlooked them somewhere, but you guys will know the answer.

Cheers guys.

Evening All.

28 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

Hello guys,

Have already submitted a couple of posts, but thought I should post here as well to get my name exposed a bit more.

Joined as I pick up the car specified to the left on Saturday - I feel like a kid at Christmas!

It has been a terrible year of motoring for me, I replaced my first ever car which was a Mk1 Ford Focus LX 1.8 which I owned for 4 years with a BMW 3 series. It was unfortunately a lemon and I had to pay 3 times what it was worth on repairs. I did a straight swap with some friends who needed a 4 door car for an Audi A3 1.8 T Sport but this then had similar issues with the cooling system which I experienced on the Beemer.

I visited my local Boston Taylors Ford dealership on Monday and signed the paperwork yesterday. Already been reading up on a few modification guides - the Cruise Control retro fit and mist windscreen jets to name but 2!

I am impressed by the knowledge of the members so far on this website and I hope in time I can make a few contributions myself! :)

Edited to attach the image of my new car.

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