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Phil 87

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
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#392912 Want To Join The Yorkshire / M1 South Ford Fair Convoy?

Posted by Phil 87 on Yesterday, 09:35 PM

It better make a difference after all the effort but I guess with new cars it's too noticeable.


Yeah with new cars there shouldn't be much in it. I bet if the 2 cars were much older it would be really easy to tell which ones have been properly cleaned. It's pretty hard to make a 3 month old car look bad anyway, that's what I'm counting on, I'm a bit lazy when it comes to cleaning :)


And yeah I would think 2 layers of wax / polish would be good. Think of how people get really shiny shoes, it's just layer after layer of polish.

#392247 Any Suggestions For Modifications To A White Fiesta?

Posted by Phil 87 on 31 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

If it doesn't have alloys that's the first thing I'd get, but I'd go for Ford ones that were designed for the Fiesta, just my opinion there.

#392245 Fiesta St Boost Gauges

Posted by Phil 87 on 31 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

I'd love a boost gauge but not if I have to destroy part of the dash like that. You'd think with the whole infotainment thing there would be some way to get it to display things like boost level on the screen. It would also be interesting to be able to see when overboost is on/off, especially for people who will be taking the car on a track (not me).

#390974 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

Posted by Phil 87 on 28 July 2014 - 03:10 PM


Thanks mate. Does cruise control help if you just set it at 70-80? I've heard anything over that drinks juice?


I'm not sure how much fuel it saves but it should at least save a little, just because you're not constantly slowing down and speeding up again. It's definitely worth having though, makes long journeys so much more relaxing. I'm not sure about the speed, I usually stick to 70 but you're always going to use a lot more fuel going 80 or 90, regardless of what car you're in.

#390972 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

Posted by Phil 87 on 28 July 2014 - 03:06 PM

I think I've posted here before but might as well give an update.


I'm getting around 35-37 mpg mostly from commuting, only 15 miles a day on a mix of different types of roads. That's the true mpg checked each fill up, the trip computer says about 4 or 5 more. Also did a long trip to Cumbria and back at the weekend and got 40.5 mpg, that was about half motorway and half A roads, but lots of traffic at times, air con on most of the time, 3 people plus luggage and a heavy right foot. So it could probably do a fair bit more than that if you try to save fuel. This is with Shell V-power.


Will have to see what I can get on the trip down to Ford Fair at the weekend, I'm hoping for at least 45 mpg.

#389453 Fiesta Now Best Selling Uk Car Ever.

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 July 2014 - 09:55 AM

For once the reason for something selling the most is that it's the best :)

#386928 Ford Fair 2014 - Who's Going?

Posted by Phil 87 on 17 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

Got tickets and pass :)




2 stand passes and all sorts of goodies haha. My extra pass is for the Fiesta OC stand which I don't need and they don't need it either, so if anyone wants it PM me your address :)

#386643 Want To Join The Yorkshire / M1 South Ford Fair Convoy?

Posted by Phil 87 on 16 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

That's not even that bad as far as modded Vauxhalls go, at least the bumper is the same colour as the body and the exhaust isn't touching the ground :P

#385831 Want To Join The Yorkshire / M1 South Ford Fair Convoy?

Posted by Phil 87 on 14 July 2014 - 01:55 PM

I just had a look back through the thread and it looks like these are all the people who want to join us so far:


Philf1 - Fiesta ST2
Phil 87 - Fiesta ST3
nath.mk7.st - Fiesta ST2
paul_focus - Focus MK1
Ikoyian - Fiesta ZS
Nathan54771 - Fiesta ZS
Nerve - Focus S
So by all means invite anyone else along so we can have a nice long convoy :). We might also be joining up with a convoy from Fiesta OC.
Phil maybe you should edit your first post with a list of everyone joining the convoy.

#370417 My New St3 :d :d :d

Posted by Phil 87 on 02 June 2014 - 07:26 AM

Very nice, I like the blue ST badge to match the spirit blue. And I know the feeling, had mine just over a month and it still makes me smile every time I walk up to it :)

#366194 Nifty Little Feature

Posted by Phil 87 on 20 May 2014 - 03:51 PM

I'll have to have another play with it then, at least the windows go down that's the main thing.

#365734 Nifty Little Feature

Posted by Phil 87 on 19 May 2014 - 03:07 PM

Everyone who has this feature should put it in their sig  B)


But what to call it? Window opening thingy?

#365655 Nifty Little Feature

Posted by Phil 87 on 19 May 2014 - 12:34 PM

I'll have to try this on mine, will be very useful. I often open both windows before sitting in the car in this weather, so it'll save a few seconds, but mainly it's good for showing off :). Or maybe for scaring people standing next to the car lol.

#360682 Another New St Thread :)

Posted by Phil 87 on 05 May 2014 - 08:19 PM

I finally have my ST3, pics below :)


I picked it up last Wednesday but only got round to taking photos this weekend after cleaning it. As you all probably expect, I absolutely love the car. I've had a lot of fun with it already, even though I'm taking it easy for the first thousand miles or so. Already done nearly 500 miles which was mostly driving it back from the dealer, but also had some fun up in North Yorkshire this weekend. I can't wait to really put my foot down and see what it can do, just trying to restrain myself for a while longer :)




#354097 Knocking Noise

Posted by Phil 87 on 15 April 2014 - 09:11 PM

I agree, try another dealer. Remember all Ford dealers can do work which is covered by the warranty, not just the one you bought it from. The warranty is between you and Ford, the dealers are like middle men.