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Road Tax From Dealer

31 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

I know this isn't specifically a Fiesta question, however I could really go for some guidance!

Bought my second Fiesta on Saturday from a named dealer (you may have seen my rant previously ;) ) and they offered to tax the car for me.

Slight snag was that the person who part ex'd the car didn't bring the V5 or service book. Dealer says not a problem as he's got the lady coming on Monday with both, and he'll send them to me with the tax and a cheque for £50 for the inconvenience.

it's now Thursday night, dealer says not expecting to get the V5 and service book until Saturday. meaning he'll tax it then.

Tax runs out today. Can I still drive the car tomorrow?

Changing From Petrol 1.4 To Diesel 1.6

11 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

Good evening ladies and gents!

Hope you're all well and had a good Christmas?

I've had a 58 Petrol 1.4 Titanium for 6 months, which I bought as I thought I'd only be doing shorter drives over the weekend.

Life being what it is, means I'm now driving 250 miles a week to work on the motorway and looking to switch to a diesel.

My dealer has offered to do a swap for a the Titanium & £700 for a 10 plate Fiesta 1.6 tdci Zetec (with 16” upgraded alloy wheels, power folding mirrors, rear parking sensors, b-tooth + USB & privacy glass)

My question is, are diesels really that more economical than petrols? I get 40 mpg (so the trip says!) at present, and with diesel costing around 8p a more a litre, is it worth it?

Also, whats the Zetec like?

Many thanks for your opinions =)

Advice For A Car Novice :)

01 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well?

I've been all over the forum looking for an answer but have turned up nothing, so I've resorted to making a new thread!

I've been lucky enough to have a Fiesta Titanium Mk7 2008 for the last 6 months. However, the power folding mirrors have stopped working.

After traveling to work on Friday, I left the car unlocked in the garage and came back a few hours later, started to drive home, stalled (the shame!!) and the mirrors folded in for some reason.

Since then I've manually moved them back into place, and made sure that I've set them back the "link to lock" via the vehicle menu, but they still don't work.

Any idea what could have caused this and what can be done to fix it?

Many thanks for any help you can give!