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New Fiesta, Underpowered?

15 October 2013 - 07:57 AM

Two weeks ago I bought a new Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec petrol,toreplace my old Mazda3 1.6.

I don't know if it's just me coming down from a 1.6, but I find that it's not nippy like I thought it would be and when going up a hill I am having to come right down the gears to sometimes 2nd, if I don't go down the gears even with the accelerator to the floor it doesnt pick up, so the only way to get more speed is to go to a lower gear.

I tried it on the motorway and was travelling at 70mph with no problems but then when I tried to overtake an old micra who was also travelling at about 70mph I came alongside to overtake but even with my foot to the floor the accelleration was so slow and I eventually had to slip behind him again. I would have overtaken eventually but I'm a bit concerned that my car is a bit under powered.

I know it needs running in, but has anyone else had problems with this car being underpowered?

Hello To All Members

15 October 2013 - 07:32 AM

Hi to all memebers of the club.

I've just bought a new Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec