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Zico last won the day on May 10 2017

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  1. I mostly fill the tank the day after the fuel warning light comes on (easier for me to get to the Shell garage on the way into work than on the way home). If I'm close to empty I will put in £5 at the nearest garage to get home and then fill up the next day at Shell.
  2. Speaking with the few dealers I have been in touch with, there isn't much in stock for the Focus ST3. If I was to go with the few options that I had looked at, most of the time it's got to be a factory build or a compromise on stock that is working its way through the system and is a closet match. Used DTD for my Fiesta Zetec in 2014. Using the same spec as the quote attached in my original post, DTD come back as £24,302.14. There is a part of me that is tempted by the upgrade in power and size that the current Focus ST has (5 door and more internal space etc.). On the face of it, yes the Focus ST would involve spending more, but I'm also stuck with not know how much the new Fiesta ST is going to cost either. Regarding paying off the OFP for the Fiesta, I have the money to do this but I'm also trying to save this for other things. I've enquired with Ford Finance about extending the PCP but apparently I can only do this if I get an order number for my next vehicle, something that I can't do with the new Fiesta ST as it's not even available to order. I guess I could just hand back the Fiesta and borrow my fathers Audi before his lease expires in May .
  3. Things I Don't Like

    I renewed through Aviva the day after I notified them (the operator I spoke with during the notification said that I didn't need to do anything - she even checked before confirming this). Last night, a few hours after I had renewed my policy, I logged back in to get the documents and it's now listing a 'at fault' claim !! I can't speak with them now until Monday. It was more the flat battery warning happening all on the same day rather than the free replacement that the dealer gave me.
  4. My current PCP on my Fiesta ST3 runs out on the 23rd April. I've been waiting for the new Fiesta ST to be available to spec and order but time is running out on me fast and still nothing is available. I've enquired about the outgoing Focus ST3 (want to upgrade to 5 door be it on the new Fiesta or Focus) and have had the attached quote. Interested to hear peoples thoughts on what they might do in a similar situation. Example_Quote.pdf
  5. Things I Don't Like

    Check the footage, it will eat you up otherwise
  6. Tyre recommendations

    Just had three Hankook K120 Ventus Evo2 fitted on my ST this morning. Obviously very early days but they feel better than the original Bridgestone Potenza's that were fitted from new.
  7. Things I Don't Like

    Three I don't likes today: 1) a planned trip to the garage for 2 new tyres turns into 3 new tyres as I picked up a screw in the drivers rear tyre . Additional £80 gone in a flash. 2) after getting the new tyres fitted and driving to the local Ford dealership (to discuss options after my PCP runs out in April), my drivers side wing mirror was knocked off by a flatbed refuse lorry who pulled out to pass two parked vehicles (on their side of the road) and ended up overrunning the centre white lines . Although the out casing was knocked off, the internal motor, clips/fittings and bulb were undamaged. Got to the Ford dealer (2 minutes up the road) who put everything back together. Slight scuff mark on the outer casing but several cracks and minor damage to the plastic fitting housing the bulb. All recorded on dash cam and claim logged with the other parties insurance company. Notified my own insurance but explicitly stated that I am not making any claim through my own policy. My own policy is up for renewal 12th March so also made sure that I didn't need to declare anything for renewal. 3) after I had finished talking with the Ford dealer, I get back in the car and get a low key battery warning. As I was at the dealership, I popped back in and they replaced the battery for free.
  8. Ford Sync Updates

    Any ideas on what 5.11 does? I've downloaded it but will probably resist updating my Sony unit as I'm coming up to the end of my PCP and looking to P/X it. Don't really want to risk ***** things up (not that I did flashing it from the India Ford download before).
  9. Forum Content Unavailable

    It's not causing a problem as such, just strange to have happened for whatever reason. If it's of any help, I get the same using Firefox Quantum 58.0. Tried clearing cache, cookies etc. and it's not made any difference in either browser.
  10. Glovebox bulb??

    I'm sure there is a post on this forum somewhere that I used as a guide to change mine. The closest I can find at the moment is the one below (though it's about fitting the socket back in rather than taking it out). Once you get the unit unclipped, be careful as there is a spring within the unit. I managed to get some long nose plyers and carefully plucked the bulb out of the holder to fit my LED.
  11. Fiesta Mk7.5 USB

    This: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01F7AU62E/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=port0e-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01F7AU62E&linkId=88fa13a6788f154a608c825901fc95db Bought many of the Micro USB cables for use for several work colleagues as our ICT dept. originally blacklisted our Android tablets connecting to work PCs. Also allowed faster charging (pending the USB output) via the cables.
  12. Is it just me or does anybody else get 'Forum Content Unavailable' when viewing from the FordOwnersClub.com page? Started displaying this a few days ago. Hasn't made any difference logging out and back in. No issues once I am in the forum.
  13. Pothole Damage

    Safety inspections should be carried out within a certain frequency, the busier the road, the more frequent the inspection. The Well-maintained Highways - Code of Practice sets guidance on frequencies of inspection based on the network (http://www.ukroadsliaisongroup.org/download.cfm/docid/C7214A5B-66E1-4994-AA7FBAC360DC5CC7). If an inspection isn't carried out within the frequency, then it doesn't help in the defence of a claim BUT doesn't necessarily mean a highway authority is at fault.