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In Topic: St Questions

22 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

Maybe Ford is missing a trick? Perhaps the definition between ST1 and ST2 should be clearer marked as I would like to see an RS model but can't believe one is coming?


Maybe have the ST1 as a barebones track-hatch. Ditch the DAB audio, SYNC, Quickclear, A/C, Fog-lamps and MyKey (but make the style pack mandatory) and knock a £1000 off the list price.

Then possibly make the ST2 as the performance commuter cruiser where you simply add everything back on, give EATC and Sat-Nav as standard and then add £500 to the standard list price.

In Topic: St Questions

22 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

I thought the ST2 seats were full leather and heated too?  May be wrong though...  Surely the ST models should have the luxuries of the titanium, seems if you want nice things you can't buy the most expensive car, you have to buy a cheaper less powerful one.  Madness!


Not really IMHO. The ST is the performance oriented model and therefore should opt to forego luxuries in exchange for motorsport influenced items like Recaro seats and harder suspension.

In-fact I think they should be braver and strip out some non-essentials like front fog lamps and A/C to save weight, maybe like a Renaultsport "Cup" version.

In Topic: Hi

15 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

I used to run a 1.6 titanium and an S1600 and those figures are probably about the same from what i was achieving. My driving is heavily town influenced (12 miles round trip per day, no motorways and very little above even 40mph).

I eventually worked out that if I filled up when the fuel warning light came on, it should cost me about £45 and i would see somewhere between 280-300 miles range on the trip depending on current driving conditions which was fair for Ford's recommendations.


If you want to work out what your real mpg or cost per mile is then, when you next fill up, top the tank right off. From your fuel receipt, note down the total amount of fuel purchased and the price you paid and make sure you reset the trip.

Next time you fill up, note down the trip mileage, divide this by the total number of liters you put in your car originally and you should come up with a number something like 8 (this is miles/liter). To get mpg, just multiply your answer by 4.55 and you'll get your real mpg!

In Topic: Is This A Good Deal?

02 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

If it was me I think i'd half the deposit and think about pushing those monthly payments up toward the £200 mark (or more if you can afford it) otherwise you might find yourself in all sorts of problems with negative equity in 24 months time.


Think of it this way the 100PS Zetec is a £13000 car. Even if they knock £1000 off the list price that will still be £12000. If you put in £1K and then pay £126 x24 you'll still have at least £8000 (when not even thinking about interest) left to pay on a car that might struggle to fetch that value if you wanted to sell it.

By putting the monthly payment up to £200 it will potentially take £1800 off at the end of the deal. Plus if you consider that the more you contribute now, if you wanted a new car in 24 months you might even have some equity to put towards it.

In Topic: Ecoboost 1.0T Mpg & Ecomode Owner Results

08 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

Hey guys I was just wondering what kind of theoretical range the 1.0 litre Zetec S engine was giving you from brimming the tank to full?


our ones always come in at around the 320miles number although you'd have to be a pretty good gambler on the petrol tank roulette to achieve that.


Our 100PS after 1500 miles is now hovering around the 39.8mpg and has just done 175miles out of fractionally less than 1/2 tank, but the range reports there is 199m remaining.

Our 125PS after 250 miles is averaging 37.5mpg and has just done 163miles out of fractionally less than 1/2 tank but the range reports 202m remaining.


EDIT: when I say "mpg" i mean the trip computers mpg. Not sure what the "true mpg" is yet but I can imagine its going to be slightly less. Mind you saying that if the computer read back in miles/litre like it should it would save some confusion.