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Member Since 15 Jul 2014
Offline Last Active Feb 25 2015 10:53 PM

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In Topic: Fuel Consumption Again

06 February 2015 - 11:16 PM

I opted for the full leather and find the seats quite comfortable and supportive. I had some reservations about the gear changing around the 30-35 mph mark but now use the `S` setting rather than `D` when driving in town. This holds the lower gears for longer and makes it easier to keep to a 30mph speed limit. Engine braking is almost non existent when going down steep hills and using Manual mode is a better alternative to excessive use of brakes.
I was obliged for medical reasons to buy an automatic after 50 years of manual transmissions. I hanker for the control which a manual gives one.
Many drivers of automatics I have come across (my daughter included) never use anything other than `D` and fail to take advantage of the other modes available on most car makes. Powershift on the Fiesta pays dividends if all it`s features are explored when it becomes almost as enjoyable to drive as a manual.

In Topic: Fuel Consumption Again

05 February 2015 - 10:59 PM

I purchased my Titanium X Powershift in September 2014 and also got 42-46 mpg. This was achieved on a mix of long (50 mile) and short journeys (under 5 miles). Since November I have done only short runs and with morning temperatures of <5°. This is reflected in mpg which is 32-35 mpg. I am sure this is down to the winter temperatures as well as greater use of electrical equipment which the Titanium X is lavishly endowed. I have not experienced any lack of smoothness once engine is warm. At the 1500 mile check (carried out in November) I had an oil/filter change but the engine was not flushed.

In Topic: Engine Flush/oil Change.

31 January 2015 - 11:21 AM

My own view is that if oil/filter changes are carried out in accordance with service schedule then there is no need for a flushing agent to be used. I might use flushing oil if purchasing a used car if I was uncertain of its history when a service was carried out.
My dealer offered a free check over of my Tit X at 1500 miles and I opted to have the oil and filter changed to get rid of any metal shards & nasties associated with a new engine. This was done to give the best start possible and hopefully increase longevity. My car`s first service will be September and mileage will only be around 5000.

In Topic: *** Fiesta - Possible Issue With Integral Camera / Satnav Option

26 January 2015 - 10:49 PM

I took delivery of my Titanium X which has the satnav option as well as the rear camera in September 2014.
I have experienced no battery problems despite mostly short runs during recent cold mornings.

In Topic: Driving A Friend's Vehicle Using My Insurance

25 January 2015 - 10:53 PM

Thanks for that. One has to check that the other vehicle is separately insured even though that insurance would not be invoked in the event of an incident involving a driver utilising their own policy.
Tks again