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Old 11-11-2013   #16
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AA Driving School are using the 1.0 123 bhp Fiesta. Horrid thing. Highly strung, very sensitive on the throttle, makes it hard work to drive. Goes like stink when you want it to, but small compensation. Will make you grin, never make you smile.
With learners, its getting 42mpg. Exactly the same as the 1.4 4cyl NA before it. Without learners should be better.

I've also driven a 100hp Focus, heavier car and lower state of tune, very nice package.

Hopefully you'll like it, but it is easy to live with if not enjoyable.

(You may have guessed I don't like it much.)
I spend so little time driving now I want to be entertained.
Im sure I'll cope with any twitchyness, but I have to say on our test drives the car was flawless in that respect.

As you say, it goes like stink when asked and is very surprising with a very nice exhaust note to boot!

Im happy with my choice, Mrs Ffoxy's "Metal" 1.6 feels really heavy by comparison.
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dont forget some say some dealers get them demos remapped
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I'm safe in that respect Dave, my eldest Son in Law is the Business Manager and my new Son in Law is the 2nd best Salesman! There's been no skulduggery!
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I'm safe in that respect Dave, my eldest Son in Law is the Business Manager and my new Son in Law is the 2nd best Salesman! There's been no skulduggery!
Mates rates as well then
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Mates rates as well then
Absolutely MEP! It's the reason I got such an awesome deal and went to Ford lol!
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Absolutely MEP! It's the reason I got such an awesome deal and went to Ford lol!

How is the Fiesta treating you ffoxy?? I had a Zetec 1.0 Eco boost as a courtesy car when mine was in for a service. Was impressed with it, and it proved more economical than the 1.25's I have had before as courtesy cars.
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Very good car Jimbob, so good we now have 4!
I'd not hesitate to recommend a test drive for anyone moving on.
Build quality is excellent, way better than Fords I had before.
Nothing has stopped working, broken or fallen off any of them to date.
I still polish it with Demon Shine every week and the paint is still immaculate despite not washing it first!
Real fun drive, great sounding engine and returning 42 MPG even though I admit to driving "enthusiastically" lol!
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ah i thought you had got stuck in it
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ah i thought you had got stuck in it
Nah... From memory at 15 stone I'm lighter than you Dave
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Very good car Jimbob, so good we now have 4!
I'd not hesitate to recommend a test drive for anyone moving on.
Build quality is excellent, way better than Fords I had before.
Nothing has stopped working, broken or fallen off any of them to date.
I still polish it with Demon Shine every week and the paint is still immaculate despite not washing it first!
Real fun drive, great sounding engine and returning 42 MPG even though I admit to driving "enthusiastically" lol!

It is a fun car to drive and sounds good. Likewise for me nothing's broke or fallen off my Focus
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This sort of report is good to see @Ffoxy, I'm considering making the jump to either a ZS or a ST-2 (can't decide which!) from my Punto JTD...
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Update

Now in a Black Edition... Funz!

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ford/fi...edition-review
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Update

Now in a Black Edition... Funz!

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ford/fi...edition-review
I recently went on a date with a girl who had just picked up a black edition.
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Now in a Black Edition... Funz!



http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ford/fi...edition-review

They do look nice the black edition. My mother is in the process at present of getting rid of her Audi A1 1.6 tdi S-Line for a new Fiesta 1.0 125 titanium.

I think she only got the Audi for the badge and it's actually turned out to be a disappointing car.

I drove the Audi recently and was really shocked at how noisy and full of vibrations the engine was, on a par with my old GP 1.9, the rattles as well.

It's also got faulty stop start where it's stranding her and not restarting for her.
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Very impressive figures from a small engine and looks like a really nice car foxy though it does look like it;s got lippy on

I had a focus for two weeks last year whilst driving up and down Florida coast, and i was really impressed with it
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