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  1. i visited my local ford dealer and i came across a 2009 fiesta zetec s 1.6 petrol 3dr in white and it looks sweet but the dillema is i have a 2008 focus 2 (face lift model) 1.8 3d rand was thinking of buying a diesel to save some money, ive had the focus for 3 years now and fancy a change but not sure if its a step in the right direction. ive checked tax, insurance and fuel cosumption and i am happy with these and i dont want to find out i made the wrong decision. any help will be greatly appreciated chris
  2. Thinking Of Trading In My Focus For A Fiesta

    sorry its been ages since ive been on here, the latest is i am now the proud owner of a fiesta zetec s. i had to wait a few weeks to collect as it had private plates on it from new. so far ive had lots of fun and definately made the right decision, the only thing is ive realised white cars need washed a lot lol thanks for all the help everyone :D and keep on
  3. Thinking Of Trading In My Focus For A Fiesta

    it's an option and i will see if they have one but my gut says petrol all the way. decisions...
  4. Thinking Of Trading In My Focus For A Fiesta

    i think i do, i think its time for a change pending the test drive i'll be on at the weekend to see what my decision will be thanks for all the help :D
  5. Thinking Of Trading In My Focus For A Fiesta

    thanks willy, i thought about a diesel but i do prefere petrol and i am looking at a 2009/10 model tho. I do want to have some fun so don't want to got to far into the economy side but this seems to be the happy medium. i think a test drive is needed to help me make up my mind
  6. Thinking Of Trading In My Focus For A Fiesta

    thats pretty good as its only a 42 ltr tank and the mondeo is probably the same as my focus which is 55 litres, when the tank is full the computer says 360 but usually can squeze out a few more. still better than my pld rs2000 i was lucky to see 260 out a tank
  7. Thinking Of Trading In My Focus For A Fiesta

    thanks philf1 (got it right this time :s) i am heading back on saturday so will definately give the beans and hope i make the right decision, just a quick question how many miles do you get out a tank?
  8. Thinking Of Trading In My Focus For A Fiesta

    thanks philf, thanks for you post, luckily my focus is a 3dr so that wont be an issue it just the focus is a bit more refined and it was a big change from my previous car which was a slammed mk6 rs 2000. i want something that can be fun (same problem with the right foot ) and be cheaper to run and reliable. im not completly sold on the center console as i personally dont think it is as nice but could overlook if meets the other criteria.
  9. Esp Light Stays On?

    hi all, i have a 2008 1.8 Focus and wondered if anyone has any idea what could be causing the esp to disable? I have been into the dash menu and it wont let me re-activaere it. any suggestions?? thanks
  10. Esp Light Stays On?

    Still wouldn't of helped I got stuck too and knew how to switch it off lol
  11. Esp Light Stays On?

    it is fun lenny just might need some new tyres soon!! :D but just worried that it could be a major pain later if it turns out to be sensors etc but im a novice on these thing so not sure where to start
  12. Hi im chris and i have a problem that i hope someone could help me with! i am having with my stereo in my 2008 focus zetec i have a message appears on screen intermittently saying "phone" and the stereo mutes, i trided to connect my phone to it 18 months ago when i first got the car and found it did not have the bluetooth connector. its getting rather frustrating not so i would be gratefull for any suggestions i am unsure the stereo model as i lost my audio book but i think it is the 6000 cd many thanks chris
  13. Stereo Mutes And "phone" Appears On Screen

    hi im just waiting on my code now, it does seem to be a wiring problem so hope it will be up and running by next weekend i will let you know how i get on thanks :)
  14. Stereo Mutes And "phone" Appears On Screen

    hi im back home again i managed to get the facia off and had a look but havent found anything obvious but i havent pulled the multi plug out im waiting for my code as typical i forgot my friend needed the serial no. i did notice that when i had the unit out it seemed to be ok and after i reseated the stereo it was fine for about 10 mins then whent into overdrive i will let you know how i get on when i get my code thanks :)
  15. Stereo Mutes And "phone" Appears On Screen

    thanks fernsie and Lenny Im from stonehaven just outside aberdeen, i will happily remove the stereo but in not confident with wiring and also without having a manual which contains my code as i stupidly put in a bag and sent to the bin when my car went to the paint shop after some idot scraped my rear quarter agh! do you both think its the connector itself or a bad join at the connector is more likely the problem? I had a look at the stereo you found on ebay (thanks) if all else fails i was concidering maybe upgrading to the 6 cd sony that you get in the focus st but i may have to wait till next year but i imagine it would be a straight swap? i would really prefere to keep the original tho i will pull the stereo out and see if there anything obvious and ill let you both know what i find but prob wont be till tomorrow thanks
  16. Stereo Mutes And "phone" Appears On Screen

    thanks for the reply tomtom70 do you think its fixable or just better off replacing the whole unit as i was quoted £91 for ford to look at it? cheers
  17. Radio Problem

    Hi everyone, i have a problem which I hope someone can help me with! when my stereo is on, every few mins the sound mutes and phone appears on screen and after a few second it usually comes back on. Its getting rather annoying and to make matters worse I stupidly lost my audio manual (dips##t!!!) so im not sure what model it is and what my radio code is but it is the standard item in the 2008 focus zetec 1.8 I paid a visit to my local ford dealer and was quoted £91 just to look into the problem so any help will be really appreciated thanks for reading!!! chris
  18. Radio Problems

    Hi johnq88 i have the same problem with my 08 focus 1.8 zetec, im not sure what radio mines is as I stupidly lost the radio hand book. I do not have an adapter to connect my phone to the system so im stumped as to why phone apears on the screen. Please help!!! cheers chris
  19. Fuel Economy

    I own a 08 plate focus zetec 1.8 petrol 3dr with facelift which has the 125bhp duratec engine and currently I average at approx 30mpg due to short diststance running and living in Scotland its full of hills. I have tried to look into remapping but have had no luck, ive tried people like bluefin but had no success. Can anyone help me to lower my fuel costs appart from the usual comments such as leave the car at home i have in the past managed to reach 52mpg but the roads where straight empty and flat with no traffic. Any help will be greatfully appreciated cheers chris
  20. Fuel Economy

    I will need to work out to see how different it really is so just need to top up :) Isnt it amazing how much we rely on computers and alarms to give us even the simples of information... Thanks for your coments
  21. Fuel Economy

    Not good at all greggp... Just makes you think as my car is due a service. It has only covered 20k and when I bought the car last year and it just had its first service having only covered 5.5k at 2 years old. Usually my friend who is a forklift service engineer does all the work on my cars but I have been in two minds wither to put to Ford or get my friend to carry out the work. Im not too bothered about having a full Ford service history as I have a folder which contains everything that has been spent on the car. I hope everything runs the way it should!!!
  22. Fuel Economy

    Thanks it all makes sense now :) I will need to make a few call and see what ford say about the update. I dont mean to be nosey but what happed to your engine that it needed replace? I think deisel is the way to go but i had one as my first car and vowed never to go back but they have come on a long way since then, maybe next time. tThanks for the reply
  23. Fuel Economy

    Hi artscot79 I think the older focus gets better milage as the new style focus weighs in at 1824kg not exactly a light weight as the old version weighs in at 1333kg and there is only about 10hp more to lug it along the road. Not that im complaining as its very comfortable and has greater ncap saftey rating :) Thanks for your comments
  24. Fuel Economy

    Thanks greggp for your post :) Sorry if I sound a bit thick but I don't understand what you mean by the PCM update?? What does this modify? My ford warranty has expired so do you know if Ford will carry out the update free or would it be expensive to get this procedure done? Thanks for you input, its greatly appreciated !!!
  25. Other drivers who dont say thanks

    It really annoys me too!!! and it only takes a second so why not?