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RAIDER32 last won the day on May 1 2016

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  • Birthday 04/05/1976

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  1. Is that the one carrying his booster shots?
  2. Yeh it shifted over to www.ebay.co.uk/str/officialfordstore
  3. Oh the next round will be even worse, At the same time they want everyone to switch to electric cars, they are switching to less efficient Green Energy production, If we'd built more Nuclear Power Stations a decade ago we could easily change, but they 'Green Tax' us to build wind farms which aren't enough. If there isn't a plentiful supply of Electric, there will be shortages and other issues where they can charge whatever they want, Haven't they just said recently, with the energy price hikes it's barely cheaper to charge electric cars than to buy petrol. Welcome to the future https://www.energylivenews.com/2022/09/01/days-after-banning-petrol-cars-californians-urged-not-to-charge-evs/
  4. Biggest problem with those cars are just 5 gears, at 70mph it sits at 3200rpm and it's noisy and inefficient, Now I have a 2.0 litre ST and at 70mph it sits around 2500rpm in 6th gear (can't remember exactly but it's much lower). I honestly don't think I fill up the ST anymore than I did in the 1.6 Zetec, maybe because I had to rev harder in the 1.6.
  5. I cracked 40mpg in my 2009 1.6 Petrol........once 🤣 Cornwall to Leeds (350+ miles) 70-80mph with a couple of stops.
  6. yeh, mine deffo feels quicker when it's just been cleaned 😁 (maybe it's the dehydration after hours of work 🤣)
  7. Like this? Yeh it's very common, a bit strange that it's mainly on the rear doors. I bought some double sided VHB tape in 10mm and it's been fine for 6 months. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324258549854 I first tried some carpet tape but that didn't last long, so get some good stuff and clean it good first.
  8. My Mk3.5 was blowing colder from passenger side too (not for the first time) I thought there was a mechanical problem, I'd only had the gas recharged 2 years ago so I thought that was fine, Got the Aircon Recharged at the garage again and it was all good again, apparently low levels do make them play up. It was down to 130 where full was about 600 (ml?), according to my garage guy, not using aircon leads to it evaporating, I'm sure with past lockdowns there are plenty of cars Aircons playing up, now that people want to use it in warm weather.
  9. Glad you don't have to take a test to prove you read and learned all that before you can drive it
  10. Both a friend and work colleague had a Mk2.5 Focus like me at the time, I didn't know about the sliding arm rest until my friend used his, My work colleague had not idea the rear seats pull up to fold the backs flat until I helped him load something, full of his grandkids crap under there 🤣
  11. All 3 cars I've owned were Ford 1996 Escort LX 1.4 (Green) 2009 Focus Zetec S 1.6 (Blue) 2015 Focus ST 2.0 Estate (Black)
  12. I definitely like the face more it looks a bit meaner now, I really don't like the current face it looks too happy, Everyone is doing the big screen thing so no surprise there, but I don't like losing physical buttons. I can see ST owners removing that front Ford badge, aftermarket grills will be popular if the badge doesn't come of cleanly.
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    Well if you have a 2015 car like me, then you'll have SYNC2, There are no 'free updates' for SYNC2, you have to buy a new SD card with the latest map (what SD Map do you have under the arm rest?) I thought they ended SD Map's for SYNC2 with F8 over 2 years ago, but it seems there is an new F9 Map out there, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ford-2021-Sync-NAVIGATION-Europe/dp/B092JDHFQN You will find them on eBAY for half that price, but that risk is yours. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-F9-SD-Card-Navigation-Sync-2-SD-Sat-Nav-Latest-Maps-UK-Europe-2022-MAPS-/294324623973 I bought my F8 Maps on eBay no issues. If you've got the money and the ability you can upgrade the whole unit to SYNC3 with these kits from China, then maps will update for free. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000909731806.html Unfortunately we have to buy the 64GB Europe Map version for the UK which is £450+, I would have bought one already if we could use the cheaper 32GB version (cyanlabs.net do offer 'chopped' UK maps for this though)
  14. Magnetic is my favourite Ford colour, and I must have the only model that it doesn't come in 😥 Strange how the MK3 ST didn't come in Magnetic but it did on the ST-Line and RS. I had my eye on the ST-Line X Estate in Magnetic before I went mad and got an ST Estate, but finding one in 1.5 Petrol (182PS) engine was near impossible at the time. The US got Magnetic ST's though, this would look so good in Estate form.
  15. I don't like my Car Insurance Renewal offer with the usual 20% price hike, Already seeing other quotes for £130 less and I know when I tell them I'm leaving I'll get a price match, Last year I got it £12 cheaper than the year before because they matched another quote, So they would have got more out of me if it was the same as previous because I wouldn't have been bothered.
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