Kental

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  • First Name
    Alan
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta Trend
  • Ford Year
    2019
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Kent

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  1. Kental

    poor mpg?

    1.1 Tend. 43.3mpg average on Fuely mainly local running. Best tank 48.9mpg on a return run to Nottinghamshire from Kent. Trip computer is within 1 mpg. Only got 1000 miles on clock so will hopefully improve as the car loosens up and the weather wams up.
  2. Sorry I meant online playlists, the ones that are in your apple music collection but not downloaded to the phone. Having all the music on the phone helps as not only does it reduce data use while in use, but it reduces the need to buffer so songs start faster and you can also listen to music if you are in an area of weak signal. The Fiesta doesn't help signal as the heated windscreen does a bit of a job shielding the signal. As our car is a non Nav one, CarPlay is great as it also beings live navigation apps. If you prefer the Ford system, you can plug your phone into the USB slot, turn off CarPlay and still have access to all the Playlists, Albums etc through the browse function. I think the Ford media system has larger album art than CarPlay.
  3. The flip side is, they are covered by warranty then.
  4. I fairness I mainly use CarPlay, and that allows the offline playlists. By using Siri (works over Bluetooth) can you force the phone to play the other playlists?
  5. I didn’t think album artwork works over Bluetooth. Ford Sync is one of the few systems that allow you to select playlists or albums when on Bluetooth. If you have the song within your Apple lists you can stream it even if you haven’t got it physically downloaded to your phone.
  6. The LED panel will be the same used in higher trim levels and the way to toggle it is a button on the end of the wiper control (I think) on mk 7 Fiestas. If you dont have that control you can't access the trip computer.
  7. Michelin do state that their tyres are specifically designed to perform well all the way to the wear limiters. Especially with winter & all season tyres they are far better in tests compared to rival manufacturers when less than 3mm
  8. The volumes the manufacturer are buying makes it viable for them to have more specific tyres for each car. A tyre wholesaler has to have available tyres for a myriad of different cars it is easier for them to stock the highest rating as it fits more cars. To my knowledge the tyre pressure sticker in the door shut shows what speed rating for each tyre size is acceptable. Any speed rating above that is allowed. If you have winter tyres fitted, if you have a sticker or an electronic limiter you can sometimes fit one grade below the manufacturers specified tyres.
  9. WLTP has meant nearly all variations need testing, so by making either a standard car or an lux pack (for instance) you have 2 versions. If the lux pack includes 4 items, then that is at least 20 different combinations if the options are sold separately. It also makes stock & manufacturing easier to manage. Oh they can charge more too, but surely that isn't the reason.
  10. Is that a new 95ps Ecoboost? According to the price list even the basic headlights are now LED dipped beam, is there any noticeable difference?
  11. Agreed, when we ordered our 2020.00 car that was in Ford's holding pen (Oct 19 build) it was later than the online brochure (still 2019.75), but not showing in the then current pricelist, so it was a bit of a question what the spec would be. Unfortunately it looks to match the 2019.75 spec so does not have the LED rear lights & embedded modem of the Jan 2020 pricelist car. However it had free metallic (now chargable on the Trend) and 85ps rather than the current 75ps for the 1.1 normally aspirated car so not all bad.
  12. EATC was on the 2019.75 brochure as standard on a Titanium (as an extra above the Trend), and you are correct (I appologise) it is now only on a Titanium X, Active X, ST Line X, Vignale, ST3 or ST Performance as standard now. The online configurator interior picture confirms this. However the OP states he has a 2018 car so that should still have it standard.
  13. Not sure he understands how no reserve auctions work. It starts with: FOR SALE WITH NO RESERVE IS A FORD FIESTA 1.4 TDCI 5 DOOR ZETEC.5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION,1.4 DIESEL ENGINE,2008,08 REG,99,000 MILES.ONLY £30 PER YEAR ROAD TAX.H.P.I CLEAR,NOT RECORDED AS A INSURANCE COMPANY ACCIDENT DAMAGED WRITE OFF,NO OUTSTANDING FINANCE. and then ends with: PLEASE READ ALL OF THE ABOVE BEFORE BIDDING.ONLY BID IF YOU INTEND TO BUY THE CAR,PAY FOR IT AND TAKE IT AWAY.IT'S A 12 YEAR OLD CAR WITH 100,000 MILES ON,PLEASE BE REALISTIC ABOUT YOUR EXPECTATIONS.THIS CAR IS NOT GOING TO BE GIVE AWAY AND I KNOW IT'S RETAIL VALUE SO NO SILLY OFFERS YOU WON'T GET A REPLY
  14. That's pretty brisk. This morning it was about 2 miles before the stop start activated on ours.
  15. Is that in Eco mode or normal? Perhaps it just needs a certain amount of heat in the heater matrix.