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Cheeky Daz
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Hello all.

I have recently ordered a new 5 door 1.6 TDCI Titanium in squeeze. I currently drive a Hyundai Coupe S111 which I love to death so I am hoping and preying that the Fiesta will be as good as it looks.

My car is supplied through the Motability scheme and I took delivery of my Coupe just over a year ago. The car has been faultless, but my mileage has crept up to around 18/19k a year and although my coupe is averaging around 30mpg this still means that i put £40 a week minimum in the fuel tank. This has lead to me approaching Motability and asking them if I can change my car early. I was amazed how easily and quickly they said yes no problem (my heart was hoping they would say no, but my head was pleased with the decision).

Anyway, it has taken me 4 months to make the decision to close the coupe contract early and i'm still convinced that I will regret it once it has gone. So I'll share with you a little bit about the coupe and then explain my feelings towards the Fiesta.

My Coupe is a 2L petrol and performance whilst not amazing is still swift and is really in it's place on the motorway. It has cruise control, climate control, heated red leather seats, ipod connection, 17inch alloys, tilt and slide sunroof and loads of fancy blue dials that serve no purpose at all (but it looks awesome at night). It is very cramped inside which has a few people moaning but I love it. It is a real head turner. And heres the pics to prove it

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As I said it has taken me 4 months to reach the decision to opt for a Fiesta and my first reason for looking at it was the book mpg figures. Now i know that they are unlikely to be reached but even if it achieves 50mgp i will save £1000 a year on fuel. I have to say that I liked the mk6 fiesta and was very close to having an ST rather than my coupe, but the new Fiesta is such a vast step forward that I just couldn't ignore it. I had a test drive and love it. It is obviously a very different drive to what I have now but not in a bad way. It is certainly a lot smoother (sports suspension on the coupe is rock hard) and the titanium model is slightly better equiped than the coupe (i have also opted for the bluetooth, usb stereo). As for the colour I wanted hot magenta until the dealer pointed one out in the car park and I have to say I was very dissappointed at just how different to the broucher this was (don't get me wrong it's still a nice colour but it's not worth paying an extra £200 for). I'm sick of having black and grey cars and I had a Megane cc before the coupe in blue so I was only really left with squeeze (although i think i will scream if another person tells me that green cars are the most unlucky on the road).

So I'll stop going on now and just say hello to all and I look forward to sharing fiesta tales with you all.

Daz

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Hi Daz! :)

Welcome to the forum!! I'm sure you won't be disappointed with your Fiesta when you get it. I absolutely LOVE it!!! Lol.

I think you've chosen a nice colour too! I like all the colours, really, I enjoy Fiesta spotting! Seeing all the colours in the flesh!! Lovely!! :D

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I'm sure you are all right and I will enjoy many many happy miles in the Fiesta. It has to be said that I am getting more and more excited about it and I know that once I have taken delivery I will be off showing off my new uncle festa to all and sundry.

A couple of my friends have commented on the colour i've choosen and said it looks amazing. One friend said it looks like a bogey and I said well i can't wait to pick it......................................up then :P

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  • 1 month later...

Update :- was on holiday in Newquay last week, returned yesterday (Sunday) and as I drove past my dealers there were 5 new fiestas which had been delivered. 2 of them were in squeeze and 1 of them was a titanium and as my dealer had said my car was due for delivery to them by 4th July I immediately started thinking it might be mine. Rung dealer this morning and he confirmed that it is indeed my car. He is going to do his best to get everything ready for me for a Friday pickup so will keep you all updated on progress.

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That was quick! I'm hoping that mine will be ready for collection by the end of the week, depend on when they can get the people in to do the adaption.

Perhaps we'll both take delivery of our Motability cars on the same day lol

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Congratulations on joining our little Fiesta family! I'm very surprised at how quickly yours has come, having read some real horror stories on here about delays of up to 20 weeks!

Mine was delayed by about a month and a half but most of that was to do with paperwork getting my old plate put onto the new Fiesta.

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The drvie to work is murder now cause I have to drive past the dealer and my Fiesta is sitting as proud as punch right at the front of the dealership.

You wanna stop off and get some pictures of it sitting in pride of place at the dealers . .

. . .oh and post them on here as I am waiting on a Squeeze Titanium too and its killing me already and it has only been 4 weeks and 1 day so far . . .

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How long you been waiting for yours then?

Ordered on 14th May so quite a short time compared to a lot of folk on here. When I ordered mine though the dealer said that they had quite a few pre-ordered production slots so I had jumped the queue quite a bit.

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As for the colour I wanted hot magenta until the dealer pointed one out in the car park and I have to say I was very dissappointed at just how different to the broucher this was (don't get me wrong it's still a nice colour but it's not worth paying an extra £200 for). I'm sick of having black and grey cars and I had a Megane cc before the coupe in blue so I was only really left with squeeze (although i think i will scream if another person tells me that green cars are the most unlucky on the road).

Daz

Did you know that Squeeze is notw the same price as Hot Magenta as it is calssed as a specialist colour?

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Oh I bet you are SOO excited - I know I will be when mine is sitting in the showroom (as it will because it is going to look the dogs dangly bits!)

I am excited about getting the car but amazingly am hoping the dealer will tell me Monday pickup. The reason for this is that I am going to Silverstone at the weekend and as I have said earlier in my post I love my Hyundai Coupe and would like one last long blast in the Coupe before I hand it over. On the other hand going to Silverstone in the Fiesta will also be good fun.

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Well I am sure that if he says it is ready before hand you can always blag it and say that he has not given you enough notice to sort things out and you will not be able to get in and pick it up until Monday anyway.

It'll give you the chance to have one last 'blast' in the Coupe and it'll give him a nice top of the range Squeeze Green one sitting on his forcourt for a weekend pulling in the crowds.

The flip side is it would be a nice long drive in the Fiesta to start the running in and get the feel of it

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