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Old 29-04-2011   #1
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its a ford !!

hey people. couldnt really say no to having this car really. it came to me from my brother for the grand total of 0 so i hope you undertand the reasons why well its a ford fiesta mk5 zetec 5 door. what else can i say really. oh yeah and HIS name is freddy . dont go too hard on him mind
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and now here is my dismal progress
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Need a bumper insert lol, and I used to have a silver one as my first car, loved it the 1.25 engine is pretty good actually!
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The three most entertaining small cars I've driven over the years were the Lancia Y10 Turbo, the Rover 114 and the Fiesta 1.25 Zetec.

The Y10 was a real scream, with a ride that convinced me the springs had been replaced by bits of scrapped Chieftain tanks and acceleration that would leave you trailing in the wake of a Transit diesel.....until.....your face distorted and your eyes ended up round the back of your skull.

What the Rover and Fiesta had in common was that they were both so incredibly chuckable and where possible, as a Driving Instructor, advised pupils to try and buy one when they's passed their test.

Unlike earlier Metros, the 114 held the road really well, had great handling that really could adjusted on the throttle and had really accurate turn-in.

The Fiesta had even higher levels of grip although the turn-in wasn't as good as the Rover. What I did notice though was that the model was progressively up-tired from 165s to 175s and finally 185s, the best being the 175s as the larger tyres didn't offer a significant increase in the level of grip but they did tend to tramline quite a lot.

In terms of driving pleasure your Fiesta was far better than the one that replaced it.
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your right from what ive seen it is pretty chuckable. i havent had it on the road yet but i will do soon. she's got a lot of power for a 1.25. and i can't really tell the difference in tyres atm but he has 185/55 R14 alloys on
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Hey wow, it's a Mazda 121
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What always gets me with these cars and other fords of a similar age.. their badges go blank?

Looks clean though apart from the bumper. Headlights are a big improvement
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What always gets me with these cars and other fords of a similar age.. their badges go blank?
well its basically a transfer that sticks onto the silver part. i'm gonna get onto a place called DMB graphics for a new one http://www.dmb.uk.com/Category/FORD-...EL-OVERLAYS/39
they also do stickers for the 100hp panda if anyones interested
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update time
brought a new grill with badge intact

and i also bought a tow cover. this is the only picture i got of it on
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i've driven one of these, its not a bad car at all.
What plans have you for it?
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its gonna be an OEM style car. so basically the best car ford never made
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I have to admit i actually like these! Thta a 3 door?

There are loads of them just clean and low! And it looks tidy like that!

Not usually a fan of ford either lol!

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its a five door. more practical and your right. if you stick with simple mods and little bit of lowering itll look spanking
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its a five door. more practical and your right. if you stick with simple mods and little bit of lowering itll look spanking
Recently i have a new found love for small 5 doors car lol!

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its gotta be tiny or estate/van for me atm, call me crazy but estates are epic, stilo looks best in estate, as does a alfa 159, most volvo's but perhaps i'm just going senile
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