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MattDRX

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#390978 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by MattDRX on Yesterday, 03:33 PM

VXR's were well priced, they came out at £15,995 and all you could add to them was leather and Sat Nav which was around 1K extra for lot and paint of course. Now you have the Burg editions etc which are around 19K and other crap.

 

Great cars in a straight line but the cornering ability is pretty poor on a track, UK roads you won't notice the difference between any of these cars unless you go law breaking. but they were plagued with a problem with Piston 4 and the rod kept bending and scoring the block which took GM years to fix and admit there was a problem, hence why Pre-58 plates are so much cheaper regardless of mileage, just undesirable is all.




#390957 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by MattDRX on Yesterday, 02:32 PM

And you got a lot of truthful replies to it.

 

If the A3 and 1 Series was the same price for a similarly powerful model we'd all jump on them, I'd rather something like a 125i or 2.0TFSI over the ST but they are stupid money.

 

Fact is they are not and makes them so unappealing to people who want to own their car and not finance it over a few years and have nothing to show for it at the end.




#390897 Smell When Using Washers

Posted by MattDRX on Yesterday, 12:35 PM

So basically no one has done a lab analysis of this they've just done a 2+2 Man in car for a long time caught the disease and that's what we ended up with? Nothing to do with the fact they visited more different places that could be the source of infection rather than someone who visited a single place of work ( travellers are always a higher risk )

 

Unless anyone goes testing samples and produces some figures on this it's a load of !Removed!, which I cannot find any online.




#390820 Smell When Using Washers

Posted by MattDRX on Yesterday, 08:06 AM

Link to Proof / research? investigating Legionnaires is part of my job and I have never seen a case associated with a car in the 7 years I've been doing this.

 

If it was the case and this research was proven then manufacturers would have to implement something in the EU for sure, just as all AC and Cooling tower factories do and all public buildings have to have their water systems and tanks chlorinated quarterly. 




#390743 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by MattDRX on 27 July 2014 - 08:16 PM

135m only a touch more than the focus but 360bhp and rwd it's an absolute monster, going to get one in a few years when they hit the 15k mark. Also another thing about Audi, anyone notice how the a1, a3 and a4 are so cramped inside? The fiesta has way more leg room than an a3 and the focus / mondeo could probably fit an a4 inside the cabin.

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#390588 Ford Fiesta - Audio System Problem

Posted by MattDRX on 27 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

Also the format, it doesn't pick up anything you've bought from playstore etc, you need to pull it into windows media and convert to mp3 I think, every time I download something I have to do this otherwise the entire album just isn't there.

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#390559 Newbie Driver With Several Questions

Posted by MattDRX on 27 July 2014 - 09:41 AM

Could drive 2 of the same model and find one or both has a dead clutch and stretched cable. Avoid clios, they have the heaviest clutches and stupidly high bites, although it's a good workout for the quads.

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#390471 St.. Buying Second Hand Or Buying New?

Posted by MattDRX on 26 July 2014 - 09:45 PM

Join us! You won't be cool without one! ST Fwweeeends!

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#390387 Smell When Using Washers

Posted by MattDRX on 26 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

Lol at legionnaires, it takes a long time to develop and needs a constant temperature, plus once the engine is up to 90 the water in that bottle will be over 50 which is effectively it's killing point, not heard that one before. Plus you need to breathe in the water droplets directly to catch it.

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#390385 Jerky Acceleration

Posted by MattDRX on 26 July 2014 - 06:23 PM

Sounds more like one or more of, plugs, leads or coil pack corroded. Will cause it not to run smoothly and effectively lag on power, once under heavy load it will pick up better.

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#390309 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by MattDRX on 26 July 2014 - 02:45 PM

^ this tbh. Enough said unless your spending well over 25k you can't get better blasts and corner chucking ability for your money (new prices I'm talking about ) as for build quality moans above srs? I think the fiesta is quite well built, but then everyone goes batshit for a VW cuz it got dem blu lightz inside on da dashboard innit bruv, and everyone loves a blue light which seems to warrant 10k these days and automatically win car of the century. Bmw, vag and merc also rattle their !Removed! off after a few years, plus the fiST is more part price friendly, call up audi and ask how much a shock is for an s3 or a set of brakes. It'll frighten you.

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#389941 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by MattDRX on 25 July 2014 - 01:26 PM

Also remember all the new Golfs and A3's are on PCP deals and they'll never own them at all with at least 12K being wanted at the end of the term, so it's not their car anyway and the statement, My car is better than yours doesn't stand,




#389924 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by MattDRX on 25 July 2014 - 12:43 PM

Of course dude, half the time it's just because they are !Removed! at paying so much, Look at the 0-60 of an Audi TT 2.0 Turbo petrol, it's slower than the Fiesta and costs 10K more, Golfs of any kind and bland, fat flabby things and look the same as an A3 these days anyway, only now the Golf costs the same as the A3 when a decade ago the A3 was more expensive and considered upmarket to the Golf.

 

Golf R's are a different world and the 1series is a different kind of car altogether to any of them and should be excluded from it, mainly as it costs so much more it's not comparable.

 

Someone had me off the lights the other day, in an Audi Q7 4.0TDI and my mate tried to troll me over it, why on earth people think a 16K Ford should beat a 50K+ Audi is beyond me, but thats the opposite point, a car that costs a substantial amount more should be better than the Ford as it's all about expectation and quality of materials etc, people just think because it costs more it should be a better car.

 

Generally I think if Fords are that bad than a RS500 should be worth nothing but scrap and the same for Cossie RS's, effectively they are rusty and tatty old things now but offer something that no Golf / A3 does, just BOSSness and the fact it will always be cool, even the RS500's are actually quite slow and laggy but still what would you rather have.

 

Think of it like that, in 20 years time these "pony little turbo fords" will be very sought after cars and probably worth a fortune once all the hoodrats have "modified" them and bent them round lampposts and you'll be happy knowing you still have one or did own one and have some memories and photos of it.

 

What will they have.......... A Golf? One of several hundred thousand and never ever stood out and changed shape 6 months later and never really satisfies the owner or warranted the 25K price tag....... Quite happy with the ST imo.

 

( Until the 135M drops in price )




#389221 Snow Foam!

Posted by MattDRX on 23 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Demon shine ftw! If I approve it, it must be good right?

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#389220 Is The Aircon In Fiesta Ecoboost Just Poor ?

Posted by MattDRX on 23 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

My old civic had a refrigerated glove box that kept my snacks and drinks cool in the summer, it's now 8 years old and I thought Ford would have made it standard now, at least for us ST owners (because we are so cool)

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