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  1. Squeaking Ecoboost (2014)

    I have done about 28,000 km in my car so not much really, however over the last month I have started to notice a lot of squeaking from the left hand side (the car is LH drive as I live in the EU). This tends to occur at lower speeds on the motorway so 4-5th gear and around 60-80kmh, usually when speeding up after having to slow down. It disappears once I reach about 110kmh or higher and cruise at a constant speed. I suspect its something to do with the interior plastics, but am not entirely sure. Has anyone else experienced similar issues and is a repair covered under the extended warranty programme? Cheers, rod
  2. Minimum litre engine for motorways

    Hello Dan_C, I live in mainland Europe, so regularly take the Fiesta (Ecoboost 1l/100HP) out on the autobahn (no speed limits sometimes) and in other countries such as Switzerland, France and Belgium. Indeed I just did a 1000km road trip this weekend through the Alps, France and German in it. During the trip the highest speed limits were mostly 120 or 130kph, It can handle this without any problem what so ever. Outside of these more exotic trips, I use it for a daily commute which is a mix of city and motorway driving without any problems. In general as others have said you need to adapt your driving style to the car, in general this is only an issue when you need more sudden rapid acceleration which may require dropping a gear, at higher speeds this can effect the car's composure. However, cruising in 5th at either of the speeds above is fine. I gather the new Fiesta has a 6th gear which should make the experience even better (I hope). If I were to buy it again I would go for the 125, just as it has a little more oomph. That said the 100HP is perfectly good for what I use it for. Cheers, Rod
  3. Aftermarket parking sensors Mk7

    I am thinking of buying a similar system, one I did see which had good reviews is the Garmin BC30... You can see my other post on this topic. Assuming you have a Garmin GPS you are ok otherwise it's a bit useless.
  4. Hi fellow Fiesta fans, I have a an Ecoboost 2014 model without any reversing cameras, in my quest to save money I didn't buy many options. Anyway. I wondered if anyone else here has had experience of adding or fitting the Garmin reverse parking camera on the link below? Also is it actually any good? The reviews seem generally positive. Garmin Reverse Parking Camera My car is still under warranty, therefore if I asked a dealer to add this would it still void the car warranty? Assuming they would actually do it and not want to sell me the Ford stuff instead. Cheers, Rod
  5. What a car ❤️

    Nice car, I feel inferior now as I only have the same one but as 100HP (ooh the shame....) Great little car, handles like a charm.
  6. Glasgow to Oxford in my Ecoboost - am I mad?

    The most I have done is about 500km across Europe in a day, so not heavy and it was fine although a little tiring. That said it was comfortable. In general just make sure you stop, about every 90 minutes (approx, and is what is usually recommended for safety), even if just for 10 minutes to stretch the legs and get out. I know it sounds extreme but you will feel better for it and also safer. The issue is more likely to be fatigue rather than the car itself. The Fiesta is a nice little car even for long trips and is pretty fuel efficient - I have the same one as you.
  7. Yes, I would echo that the gears can seem a bit weird but they do loosen up after a while although mine at around 15k miles has now started slipping sometimes when going in reverse. If it does it again I will take it to the garage. Overall these are really nice cars for the cash, I have had mine for a while and still enjoy driving it. Also they are pretty fuel efficient if you find the sweet spot speed wise. Plus a little eco-driving goes a long way... That said it is nice to give it a good spin sometimes :)
  8. Thanks Jezza54, ok well it is better than nothing I guess. Atleast they did not charge you which is a good thing as it seems that for certain things you may even receive a bill afterwards (e.g. keys locked in car). I also still have the equivalent of AA membership, which I may keep for a while.. just in case but will probably get cancelled if Ford Assistance can replace most of the same services.
  9. My car (Fiesta 2014) is still under warranty provided that each year I take it in for the Ford Service (which gets ever more expensive). However, I am curious to know what Ford Assistance actually covers (I live in Luxembourg). I can see that it covers mechanical faults etc and perhaps even accidents. However, what about punctures? If I ever call them out for that do I have to pay a fee? I assume they will not bring any replacement tyre either or am I wrong? Also what about other "small items"? I can see that locking my keys in the car is not covered. So far I have never had to use it but I do plan to do some rather long trips in Europe over the coming months so would like to know if I can rely on them to provide a service, even in the case of small issues which are not my fault. Fingers crossed that I will never need to use it.
  10. Buying an Ecoboost soon

    I cannot comment on the interiors as those specs are different here than in the UK. However, the 100 Ecoboost Engine is generally fine for most driving experiences provided you work the gears a little. I drive regularly in different countries across mainland Europe (as I live here) including on the famous German autobahns without speed limits. It has more than enough grunt to overtake and cruises fine. Provided you are not planning to sit on 140Kph or more for long trips the engine is fine and is perfectly smooth, it can feel a little less pleasant after that speed though. When driving in other countries with limits of 120 or 130kph it is more than adequate and remains fun. Just don't be fooled by the fuel economy which is at best 53mpg in my case. There are rarely times when I would say the engine isn't up to it. I have also driven a hired Polo with a similar engine on a long trip through Spain and it felt like driving a mobility scooter in comparison and had no power.
  11. New Fiesta - front brakes grinding

    I have similar problems with a 2014 Ecoboost. Normally this occurs as when others say, the weather is cold (probably also some dampness) or of the car has been sitting for a while and has not been used. For me I travel for work a lot so normally this is around after 1 week. As it is being used almost everyday right now the problem has largely gone.
  12. Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

    That is consistently what I am getting as well, if I am lucky about 53mpg. My trip is about 20km each way and about 1/3 is probably spent in some form of slow or stopped traffic.
  13. Strange High Pitch Whistle/whine When Accelerating

    I have a similar whine in my 2014 Ecoboost Fiesta, mainly in hotter weather and when accelerating. According to others on here it could be an alternator issue, the fault is so intermittent that when I took it to the garage they found nothing. However, on longer trips it can sometimes be heard especially with the aircon on. As for gears Itend to find if the car has not been used for a while then 3rd gear is a little stiffer to get into, but that could just be me.
  14. fan still going after engine turn off

    With it being around 25 degrees here on most days the fan usually does take a while to go off when I have parked.
  15. High Pitched Whine Ecoboost 1.0l

    Thanks for the tips. It seems more whiney now that the temperature here is about 23-26 degrees most days. The car is two years old and has done about 15km so slightly less than 10k miles. It's really used for sort commutes so around 20-30 miles per days kind of thing. Although I do plan to take it on a mini European tour soon, so I'd rather not have any issues.