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Phil 87

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
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#403687 New To The Forum :)

Posted by Phil 87 on 31 August 2014 - 11:11 AM

Welcome and good choice of car :). What colour did you go for?


As Chris says the illuminated scuff plates seem to break a lot, but luckily mine are ok so far. As for the boot floor, is that the adjustable boot floor? I have that but no problems so far, seems pretty sturdy.

#403425 Nearly There

Posted by Phil 87 on 30 August 2014 - 06:42 PM

Exact spec I wanted in spirit 'phil' blue


Haha they might as well change it to "Phil Blue" at this rate, I think half the people on this forum are called Phil and have a blue ST  :lol: 

#401780 Insurance For A New Car

Posted by Phil 87 on 26 August 2014 - 02:04 PM

It might be easier to buy it seperately because it's hard to tell which insurance companies offer it and what they will do if the car needs replacing. I'll need to get it after I've had the car for a year anyway, maybe sooner if I find out they would replace it with a 2nd hand car, so I'll be looking into it too.

#400653 Mountune Booked :)

Posted by Phil 87 on 22 August 2014 - 05:53 PM

First impressions are very good :). It's hard to tell just how much faster it is, but I think it's definitely noticeable in 4th and 5th.


I was expecting the engine sound to be drastically different for some reason, but I'd say subtly different describes it better. With the windows up I can easily hear the wine of the turbo in 4th which is great, and I'm almost certain I heard the recirc valve which before I could only hear with the windows down. With the windows down the recirc valve is much more noticeable, but I don't leave the windows down long enough to hear much else haha. The deeper engine note is noticeable at lower revs, but when flooring it through 2nd and 3rd it's hard to tell the difference in acceleration and sound, without being able to compare side by side with the standard car.


I'll do a longer review in a new thread when I've had a few days to get used to it.

#399157 Photography The Day Job

Posted by Phil 87 on 18 August 2014 - 08:19 PM

Very nice, the photo of the Focus from the side looks like it came straight from a magazine :)

#397755 Zetec S Or Titanium 1.0 Ecoboost 125?? (Mk7.5)

Posted by Phil 87 on 15 August 2014 - 11:37 AM

Congrats, it looks gorgeous :). Make sure you get some pics when the body kit is done, I'm sure it'll look even better.

#396770 2015 Fiesta

Posted by Phil 87 on 12 August 2014 - 05:45 PM

Heard that the new 1.0 litre 138Bp Fiesta is now available, as well as the limited Fiesta black, and Fiesta Red models.  I can't see them changing the Fiesta as soon as, next year!!!!!  The mark 7.5 hasn't evolved enough, it was 5 years until the 7.5 was released!


Aren't the Red and Black editions the only Fiestas that come with the 140PS engine? And I agree the MK7.5 hasn't been around long enough to be replaced. When something is as successful as the current Fiesta, don't companies usually try to make it last as long as possible before replacing it? I hope they take their time, our STs will be worth more when we come to sell them, especially if it takes them 5 years to release the MK8 ST as was the case with the MK7 :)

#396476 Argh! My St Leaking Oil :(

Posted by Phil 87 on 11 August 2014 - 04:09 PM

Good to hear that it's fixed, well more than fixed by the sound of it :)

#395493 Ford Finance Advice

Posted by Phil 87 on 08 August 2014 - 02:28 PM

I swear I had read every bit of info I can find on it and seen every picture. Never been like this over a car before, no doubt I'll end up paying more as a result but if I get a car I REALLY like, I might actually keep it for 5 years and it will then be cheaper in the long run (at least that is what I keep telling myself).


That's exactly how I was with the Fiesta ST, and now I have it, it lives up to every expectation I had. I know I'm losing a hell of a lot of money on depreciation but I don't regret it for a second :)

#395373 Ford Finance Advice

Posted by Phil 87 on 08 August 2014 - 09:29 AM

So a focus 1.6 ZS is effectively a focus st 170 :)

Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC


More like an ST200 haha, with overboost. And it looks like that comparison has the incorrect torque for the Focus, it's the same engine as the ST so torque is the same, maybe that's the torque without overboost.


I'd recommend looking on carwow.co.uk for quotes, that's how I got about £2,600 off the cost of my ST3 :)

#394820 Steering Saga

Posted by Phil 87 on 06 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

Maybe the steering got so bad that the car steers in random directions, and he's still trying to get home from work.

#394588 Another Converted Zs'er

Posted by Phil 87 on 06 August 2014 - 07:53 AM

It was a bit different for me, I test drove one nearly a year before I bought it, because there was the small inconvenience of buying a flat which took priority. It was actually quite hard to get a test drive back then cos the cars were selling before they got to the showroom, but I luckily found one to test drive, and managed to escape from a very pushy salesman without buying it. Instead bought it at the right time at the right price, although the prices seem to keep falling. It makes the retail price seem meaningless these days.

#394246 Just Ordered An St3

Posted by Phil 87 on 05 August 2014 - 09:36 AM

Welcome to the club, and by that I mean the "Blue ST owners called Phil" club, there's 3 of us now  B)

#393696 Ford Fair 2014 - Who's Going?

Posted by Phil 87 on 04 August 2014 - 07:36 AM

Yeah it was a great day, I'll definitely be there next year. Also sun burnt here, but it's even worse cos I brought sun cream but didn't use it, thought a cap would be enough. And yes the new Mondeo and Mustang looked awesome, I think we'll be seeing a lot of those Mondeos around, best looking saloon around.

#393128 Picking Up My New St On Friday :d

Posted by Phil 87 on 02 August 2014 - 04:33 PM

It's amazing isn't it, I couldn't stop smiling for like a week after I got mine :). It still brings a smile to my face whenever I go and get in it.