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Member Since 27 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 13 2013 09:53 PM

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In Topic: Focus 2012 Isofix - Does It Have It?

19 June 2013 - 02:38 PM

Many thanks! The focus was basically my man pram.

Looked it up and isofix is listed alright. Not a bad little tool. I can now look up my friends New Fords and see if they've lied about the spec!

In Topic: Drum Brake Paint/rust Prevention

13 May 2013 - 11:07 AM

What would be the best way to clean them? Do I need to run then down with an abrasive first or some brake cleaner?

In Topic: Iphone Connection Cable - Do I Actually Need It?

10 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

Thanks for the info :-) could've saved a few pennies but for £5 I'm not too fussed (maybe a little). I am also assuming that calls are still handled by the car through the single USB cable connection? I haven't tried it.

In Topic: Focus Titanium X

09 May 2013 - 06:22 PM

Alexp999, we basically have the same car, sMe colour and trim, even down to the options (exactly the same), just a different engine!

The 1.0 Ecoboost really is a fantastic engine for its size pulls well(and maintains it), good uphill (a weird criteria I have) and sounds great (this ranges from whisper quiet to the distinctive growl of the 3-pot when you open her up). It does require some specific gear changing around town and, due to my driving style I have been left without the power I've wanted but that's really my fault. It isnt overly rev hungry and I'm seeing about 37mpg at the moment after 1 day of ownership with some heavy throttle testing.

I bought it as a family car for my upcoming child in October and wanted something quicker, better and moderner (it is a word) to last me for a while. I toyed with a 1.6 ecoboost and I toyed with the diesel, but I don't do the miles to justify the diesel and the 25bhp boost in BHP the 1.6 gives over the 1l doesn't warrant nearly £90 a year more for me, or the additional fuel which I am almost sure will be more. I've got the performance I need, and its pretty damn chuckable when I need it to be.

I haven't taken many pics yet, attached is an artsy version I took yesterday. I was apprehensive about the colour as I was dead set on Black or dark grey but pleasantly surprised. I also haven't seen many of this colour in or around Weymouth (with the possible exception of alexp999 who at least lives in the same county) so it's good to be a little different :-)

Overall, it's easily the most glorious car I have owned, taking the crown from my beloved GTi-6, and p***ing all over my part-exes 307 1.4.

In Topic: Focus Mk3 Boot Liner

06 May 2013 - 09:33 PM

I didn't see that, just purchased though, Quite the bargain really, can never be without a sponge or 3 either.

Must get back into Autoglym, used it religiously on my GTi-6 years back when I cared about my cars, the departing 307 was relegated to Turtlewax.