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AllenP

Member Since 15 Jul 2014
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In Topic: Advice On Which Model

19 May 2015 - 09:56 PM

Karen,

I bought my Fiesta Titanium X automatic in September 2014.  It has the Powershift box and 100 Ecoboost engine.  I was under the impression that the 125 ps was not available with the Powershift box.

I had to give up driving manual vehicles when I developed weakness in my left leg.

The Tit X is quite well Alex's but I included full leather, satnav, city safe and front parking sensors. The rear parking sensors and camera were fitted as were retracting mirrors.

The car drives brilliantly and accessibility to rear seats with the 5 door is good.  The car has keyless entry which is brilliant but I am considering purchasing a visible steering lock should I have to leave the car in a dodgy area.  The automatic transmission allows D(dive), S(holds lower gears for longer) and Manual.  Supplemented by cruise control the car can be driven to get good response.  Auto lights and wipers make the driving experience relaxed with as much or little driver input that you want.

 

Niggles which are probably common to all other Fiestas include lack of grab handles by doors to assist in getting out and the absence of automatic locking when car is in motion.

 

Hope these impressions help.


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.