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Rich T

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  1. Real Mpg Of Ecoboost Engines

    I get about 430 miles out of a tank so that's about 47mpg. I can get in the 50's if I drive a bit steadier I'd say I do 80% motorway, 20% town. On a steady run across EU I'd expect you to get around 50mpg.
  2. Help! Zetec S Problem

    Had you just done some heavy reversing? When I first got mine to coolant used to get seriously hot when reversing up my drive.
  3. Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

    Driving sensibly (65-70mph) & mainly motorway I get consistently around 430 miles, so you should be fine!
  4. Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

    You've made a great impulse purchase there then, excellent value! When do you pick it up? I bet your excited.
  5. Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

    I've got a Zetec S, had it around 2 monhts, and have done 1800 miles. When I first picked it up I got around 47mpg with mixed driving. 50/50 town & motorway. Now that I'm using it to go to work, which is 90% motorway at 75mph with a bit of stop/start due to traffic conditions, I'm getting 51mpg per trip computer. (I still open it up for overtakes/slip roads) I did 460 miles on a full tank then it took 41 litres (9 gallons) to fill it so about bang on 51mpg real world as well. I fully expect that 55+ would be achievable with less traffic/70mph.
  6. Scratched Underside Of Front Bumper/spoiler

    Did the same thing to my car today while parking up in a town center. Reversed in to one of the spaces perpendicular to the road and as I did I heard the front grind as the front wheels dipped in to the drainage gully at the side of the road. Got out to inspect the damage; one side was fine but the other had ground down to the plastic, about 5cm long by 2cm wide. Obviously this isn't visible unless you look underneath but will have to get it sorted at some point. It's quite annoying though as this is a standard car, reversing into a council parking space and they were no signs or warnings to indicate the potential for the front end of a car to hit the ground - seems a bit negligent on the part of the council.
  7. Quote "AppLink 2.0 coming to Europe! Ford earlier this year announced that the next generation of AppLink – AppLink 2.0 – will expand the platform by allowing greater communication between smartphone apps and AppLink-equipped vehicles. AppLink 2.0 will give developers new and unprecedented capabilities like in-vehicle notifications, voice pass-through and vehicle data access." End Quote See https://developer.ford.com/ What do you all make to this news? Will cars with sync currently installed be able to be updated?
  8. Took the new ZS for a quiet drive in the north pennines yesterday, it's just about got 400 miles on the clock and is averaging 46.5 mpg per the trip computer
  9. Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

    Picked up my ZS today, loving it. More pics to follow.
  10. Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

    "Ford plots faster Fiesta Zetec S warm hatch for 2014" http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/Ford-plots-hotter-Fiesta-Zetec-S-warm-hatch-for-2014/ Not sure if this has be mentioned before, I saw this article a few months back and wondered if it's got any truth to it? An extra 15bhp and a six speed box should make it quite nippy.
  11. New Zetec S

    Sounds great, still got a 2 month wait for mine :( Would be good if you could take some pics of the sat nav and let me know if it's any good, I've ordered it but the dealer didn't know much about it!
  12. Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

    Great, that MPG does sound good. I'll be looking at doing about 15k a year mileage, 10k motorway so that sort of MPG will seriously help my bills. People would say Diesel would be the better option for the mileage I do but I wanted the power - so went for the 1.0!
  13. Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

    Hi all - I've been watching this thread for a few months now so thought I'd drop a message to say I ordered my Zs a few weeks ago and to also thank every one who's contributed to this thread, it's been really helpful when deciding what to order! The car should be getting built at the end of July & I've asked for a 1st September delivery. Spec 1.0 Ecoboost 125ps Nautical Blue 17" Alloys Privacy Glass EATC Automatic Headlights & Wipers Sat Nav & DAB Can't wait!
  14. Welcome to the Ford forums Rich T :)