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Phil 87

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
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#461490 St-2 First Service

Posted by Phil 87 on Yesterday, 03:20 PM

Take the car elsewhere, it doesn't have to go to Fraud to maintain the warranty, as long as they stamp the book it's valid.


I wouldn't worry about resale value either, it will make no difference to desirability, plus most of the time the dealer get the apprentices to do it anyway which is more worrying having them round the sump plug off.


I was thinking of taking it to the independant Ford garage that did the wiring for my dash cam, they seemed to be pretty good even though they didn't know how a fuse piggyback works lol. I'll get a quote from them anyway to compare.


My local dealer is also the one that did my Mountune upgrade, so they have at least one mechanic who knows what he's doing.

#461345 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Phil 87 on Yesterday, 09:51 AM

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Found this on a car this morning.

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Lol, and all those extra holes in the boot means it'll rust quickly, even for a Vauxhall :P

#460949 A Couple Of Questions From An Old Newbie

Posted by Phil 87 on 04 March 2015 - 09:07 AM

I don't know about the wheels but the frost warning is correct, I think they always come on if the temp is 4 degrees C or below.

#460542 Fiesta Zetec S 1.0 Ecoboost 0-60

Posted by Phil 87 on 03 March 2015 - 09:03 AM

If people believe those times, it means my ST (with mountune kit) is only half a second quicker 0 - 60 than my old Zetec S.


Exactly, and the ST has to be changed into 3rd to get to 60, so we can probably take another half second off for that :). Also being front wheel drive cars the 0-60 doesn't really do them justice in my opinion, because there is such a lack of grip off the line compared so RWD or AWD cars. Something like a 20-80 time would be better :)

#460534 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 03 March 2015 - 08:25 AM

This is certainly a happy thread (:


It's better to vent our anger here than to take it out on the people who cause it, however tempting that might be :)

#460178 What Would You Do?

Posted by Phil 87 on 02 March 2015 - 09:34 AM

Sounds like they're trying to wriggle out of it. No matter what they say, the fact remains that the car didn't work after the service, and as you told them they gave you back a car that couldn't be driven. I think you should stand your ground and hopefully they will see sense.

#459437 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 27 February 2015 - 09:39 PM

Temporary road works where if I follow the lane I'm supposed to I risk other cars driving into me, due to their lane being coned off...

#459414 Best Insurance For St-2

Posted by Phil 87 on 27 February 2015 - 08:51 PM

Good point in theory Phil but my bank balance has even bigger limitations than my knowledge should I need to bring a claim lol


Lol, I've been watching too much of Suits, I forget the real world is a bit different :)

#459165 St3 Headlamp Adjustment Screws ?

Posted by Phil 87 on 27 February 2015 - 08:55 AM

Take it back to dealer and get them properly aligned


I'd agree with that, and tell them you want the dipped beams angled as high as they are legally allowed. That's what I had done and now I can actually see a reasonable distance at night. Not a problem for you though Phil with your HIDs :)

#459158 Dash Cam (Which One)

Posted by Phil 87 on 27 February 2015 - 08:40 AM

I'd recommend a Mobius if it's your first dashcam, cheap with very good video quality, and smaller than other good dahscams as far as I know. I don't see the need for a screen really, it just makes the camera more bulky and expensive.


Edit: It does struggle a bit on unlit roads, but that being the only flaw I can think of on a ~£40 camera, can't really complain about that.

#458890 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Phil 87 on 26 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

oh look, its in its second favoured posture - bonnet up - something is wrong!


Yeah it's a bit different for us Ford owners. A Ford with the bonnet up means the owner is showing off their modified engine, whereas a Vauxhall with the bonnet up means the owner is trying to fix their broken engine :P

#458825 Turning The Wheel When Not Moving

Posted by Phil 87 on 26 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

its better to do it with the engine running than not :P at least the PAS helps!


Yes that helps lol, and I was quite impressed with how light the steering was, it didn't take much effort at all.

#458779 Who Do I Complain To / How Long Did You Wait?

Posted by Phil 87 on 26 February 2015 - 09:10 AM

The thing is dealers will say anything to shift the blame onto someone else. They should at least be able to tell you where the car is. Although I found when I was waiting for my car nearly a year ago they can't accurately tell you when the car will be delivered until a few days before.

#458121 Poll : What Remaps Would You Choose? 1.0 Ecoboost

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

0 to 60 times are almost irrelevant in the U.K. - impressive 30 to 60 times & '' driveability '' factors would be more relevant i.m.o.


I agree, and it would be good to see something like quarter mile times, which is probably a more relevant representation of how fast a car is. The only problem is it would encourage people to try and do drag races Fast & Furious style on public roads.


I voted Mountune because I have it on the ST, and it looks like a similar small upgrade, but worth it when you keep the warranty. Although if I had a ZS I'd rather trade it in for a Red Edition instead.

#458092 Roundabouts - Straight On Or Right Turn?

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 February 2015 - 11:16 AM

I almost started advanced driving lessons last year but never got round to it, but I think this thread proves that I need to do that lol.