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  1. Micro "chipping"

    I've had my face-lift Fiesta Zetec 1.25 now since the beginning of February and am still loving it. It's a moondust silver. I work hard to keep it clean and don't find that to be a chore, I rather like cleaning it. Being particular though, I can't help but notice that on the bonnet there are a few little chips in the paintwork, likewise near the spots and what I call the "ramscoop" areas, the sculpted points underneath the lower front grille. When I say chips, I mean tiny tiny chips. Like you can't see them really unless you're close up and cleaning it, but because I know that they're there, I can't help be disheartened by it. I've never owned a car from brand new before and I suspect this is just one of those things you have to learn to accept, but I've counted about 5 in all. Is that normal or should I be worried?
  2. Fiesta 1.25 Zetec - Poor Mpg

    Yours should have it, I think. The manual is pretty useless as its instruction on how to use the system menu to access eco-mode refers you to a page with the menu topography but no mention of eco mode. On my new fiesta when you press the menu button on the centre console eco mode is the first option. Yours will probably be difference as the system has been changed with the facelift but cycle through your options and it should be there somewhere. My understanding is that your 3 indicators will be represented by flower petals (x petals out of 5) instead of just a straight number.
  3. Fiesta 1.25 Zetec - Poor Mpg

    I've recently taken ownership of a 62 plate Fiesta 1.25 Zetec and was wondering the same thing. I assumed because of it being new, the cold weather and - like you - the town driving were all combining to give me my static MPG of 29. I shall be interested to see if this improves with time. The eco mode rates me 5 out of 5 for shifting and anticipation, and 4 out of 5 for speed. So it can't be that I'm driving it horribly.
  4. Mk7 Facelift Drls

    That's a bit disappointing isn't it? I don't quite understand though, as the eBrochure spec only lists DRL from Zetec up. I was also under the impression that the Euro legislation re "vehicles must have DRLs" only applied to 'new models' and not strictly to facelift variants of the same model. Hence why for e.g. Citroen C1, Toyota Aygo et all have top spec versions with LED running lights, whereas the other don't have any form of DRL. Mind you, not that it really matters just wondered what they looked like. You're probably right on about Ford making them non user serviceable - they're tightwads!
  5. Mk7 Facelift Drls

    Hiya, new member here. I shall be taking delivery of a facelift Fiesta in February as my company car. The model I'm getting is a basic spec Zetec 1.25 - I have test driven a 1.4 and also played in a friend's 1.4 current look Mk7 and really enjoyed driving both. I am wondering what the headlight design with non-LED DRLs looks like - does anybody have any pics? All the promotional materials show the LEDs which are reserved for the Titanium models but it seems that Zetecs get DRLs which I assume are incandescent? I'm assuming it's not just a case of the sidelights being on, since the base Studio & Edge facelifts don't appear to employ DRLs at all. Anybody know? Steve
  6. Welcome to the Ford forums Mobius1 :)