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Rich T

Member Since 05 Jun 2013
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In Topic: Help! Zetec S Problem

Yesterday, 06:28 AM

Had you just done some heavy reversing? When I first got mine to coolant used to get seriously hot when reversing up my drive. 

In Topic: Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

10 January 2014 - 08:28 PM

Driving sensibly (65-70mph) & mainly motorway I get consistently around 430 miles, so you should be fine!

In Topic: Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

20 October 2013 - 05:12 PM



Thanks for the response.  I have read good feedback on the ZS and my only concern was durability of the engine and mpg but begining to realise I'm looking into it too much!


Well I have done something I'm not used to which is 'impluse buying' (well not used to when it comes to large sum of cash that is)!


I have secured a 5 month old Zetec S 1.0 125 with Leather styling pack, Privacy glass and City Pack for 13k .

I'm well pleased :-)

You've made a great impulse purchase there then, excellent value! 

When do you pick it up? I bet your excited. 

In Topic: Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

19 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

Im looking at Zetec S or Titanium X 1.0 123bhp with some options thus bringing the cost close to ST.
What sort of MPG should I be expecting driving sensible and hammering the 1.0 ecoboost 123bhp?

According to the below links the average is 46.6



I've got a Zetec S, had it around 2 monhts, and have done 1800 miles. 


When I first picked it up I got around 47mpg with mixed driving. 50/50 town & motorway.

Now that I'm using it to go to work, which is 90% motorway at 75mph with a bit of stop/start due to traffic conditions, I'm getting 51mpg per trip computer. (I still open it up for overtakes/slip roads)

I did 460 miles on a full tank then it took 41 litres (9 gallons) to fill it so about bang on 51mpg real world as well.


I fully expect that 55+ would be achievable with less traffic/70mph.

In Topic: Scratched Underside Of Front Bumper/spoiler

16 September 2013 - 09:43 PM

Did the same thing to my car today while parking up in a town center. Reversed in to one of the spaces perpendicular to the road and as I did I heard the front grind as the front wheels dipped in to the drainage gully at the side of the road. Got out to inspect the damage; one side was fine but the other had ground down to the plastic, about 5cm long by 2cm wide. 


Obviously this isn't visible unless you look underneath but will have to get it sorted at some point. 

It's quite annoying though as this is a standard car, reversing into a council parking space and they were no signs or warnings to indicate the potential for the front end of a car to hit the ground - seems a bit negligent on the part of the council.