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  1. Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish...

    Yeah, but you step up into a Captur, and very much go down into a Focus...
  2. Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish...

    Slightly embarrassed to say I'm going French... 0.9 Renault Captur Dynamique S Nav. A good long road test dispelled the Motoring press thing that it's very slow... doesn't feel that different from the Focus.
  3. Well, after a very happy year, I'm off... Nothing wrong with the Focus, it's been one of the best cars I've ever had, and I still love driving it. But, with a back /knee problem I've had to go for something taller, and am moving marques. I've thoroughly enjoyed being active(ish) here, and all the advice on loads of things has been brilliant. Anyone want a used once set of roof bars for a 3.5 hatch?
  4. Disable automatic air con and recycle air?

    It's a VERY bad idea to leave your ventilation on recirculate for more than a few minutes at a time. This stops off the intake of fresh air from outside, and you as a human being will be producing significant amounts of CO2 as you breathe. This accumulates and will reduce your alertness significantly.
  5. Do I have an issue starting?

    I don't believe the issue can be associated with power consumption as the starter spins very quickly... It's just firing that is delayed.
  6. Do I have an issue starting?

    Ecoboost 1.0 doesn't have a choice... unlock car, sit in seat, clutch in, press button...
  7. Do I have an issue starting?

    It cranks like mad and just takes a while to fire, the dealer tested the battery on Monday as I'd reported last week's incident. I'll keep an eye on it
  8. Do I have an issue starting?

    Hi all, My lovely Focus has behaved "outside normal" twice in the last 5 days. Car hadn't been used Wednesday-Friday, and when I got in first thing it seemed to crank for probably 3 times the normal length of time. I paid it no attention, other than filing it away, and since the car was in for annual service yesterday I mentioned it then, and was told basically no fault found. I was happy with that, but surprised when it was the same this morning. It seems to crank for about 3-4 seconds (very lively cranking), long enough to make you think it isn't going to start... Nothing in the info display on the dash...
  9. New Battery - improvements!

    How do you know? have you measured your standing battery voltage (before starting in the morning), followed by measuring the voltage when the engine is running? My lights barely dim when Start/Stop restarts the engine. There's no effect when the electric screen is on either...
  10. Sync - Pulling My Hair Out!

    The only missing step I can see is either a soft or hard reset on the phone (soft first, if that doesn't work, hard - i.e. factory reset)... Don't be in a rush to blame the Sync side of it...
  11. Ford Focus Sync 2 Update

    If you think Sync 2 is bad, don't even bother with the latest Renault / TomTom thing. Had a Captur hire car on holiday and it took a good half mile for it to sort itself out - Bluetooth pairing and Sat Nav connecting to satellites
  12. Steering assist malfunction - Service required

    Don't make that assumption. Batteries can fail rather than just "wear out". You can only eliminate the battery by measuring the voltage at the battery terminals after the car has had a long run and has sat for a couple of hours. If it's a lot less than 12.8V you have either a battery issue and/or a charging issue
  13. Glovebox socket

    OTOH... I like the chilled glovebox, particularly in summer if you want a cool drink... Had one in both an Octavia and Exeo... As for "most people don't go around with the AC on"... also disagree, the aircon dries the air and prevents interior fogging dramatically. I just dial up the temp I want!
  14. USB audio problem

    USB sticks /SD cards /micro SD cards aren't "reliable" in my IT experience...
  15. Mk2 headlight bulbs

    There are usually adjustment screws for horizontal and vertical alignment, BUT..... PLEASE!!!! do not do it without having access to a proper beam checker ( as opposed to measuring marks on a wall). The bane of driving in winter is people who have adjusted their own lights and proceed to dazzle everyone driving in the opposite direction..