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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    Revamped Ford Escape drops hybrid and V-6, adds turbos :thumbs:
  2. General Motoring Discussion
    Ford spins pop-out anti-prang door shield ? reghardware Simple, elegant, nice one. :thumbs:
  3. 4C & 4C Spider
    Frankfurt Preview: Ford Evos Concept Reveals Brand’s New Design Language [73 Photos] - Carscoop Quite like it actually... but does look very similar to 4C
  4. General Motoring Discussion
  5. General Motoring Discussion
    Anyone interested in a cheap Ford Escort runabout? :eek:
  6. General Motoring Discussion
    We've done Alfa, Audi and BMW so how about Ford? I'm limiting it to European models so you can't have the Mustang or the GT, and the GT40 is also excluded as it isn't really a proper road car.
  7. Republic of Ireland
    check this out seriously good driving
  8. General Motoring Discussion
    I bought one of these babies for my 18th birthday in May 1988:wow: Crystal Blue metallic with all the extras. I loved it:inlove: Got hit by a taxi and it was written off in the December and I never really came to terms with that:cry: Anyway, I've been scouting Autotrader & eBay and have seen...
  9. General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all, long time since i have posted something, the GFs fiesta has and idle hunting issue, only happens at tickover, its been to ford 8 times, now, is there anything I can do about this? all they seem to do is reset the ecu, which i could do myself, they seem to be useless, the car is 2 years...
  10. General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all ,bought a Mondeo estate end of August as a stopgap to get me through the first six weeks or so after redundancy and going back SE ,well got through Mot for just 50 quid slightly worn pin or bush on an arm. Not bad for an N reg that cost me £260 and i knocked him down :lol: Not quite as...
  11. General Motoring Discussion
    I have just finished changing the cambelt and waterpump on my Puma. It was an absolute *&%@$%!!! of a job. There is a serious lack of room, you have to move things like the PAS pump, and engine mounting to get the cam cover off and no matter which bit you are trying to remove there is always...
  12. General Motoring Discussion
    Guys, Is the autobox on the Focus known to be problematic, or has my dad got unlucky? He has a 2007 Focus 1.6 petrol bought from new. It now has 64,000km on it (where on earth has he been going? He's retired, lol, not a rep!). When i was in it a few weeks back, a couple of times, when pulling...
  13. General Motoring Discussion
    Now that I have had my Puma a couple of weeks I will attempt to draw my comparisons between it and my previous car, an Alfa 156 2.0 Veloce. Overall they are quite different beasts. Performance: Not a lot of difference to be honest, the Puma is a bit quicker off the mark, and doesn't need at...
  14. General Motoring Discussion
    One for Keithyboy? Ex DTM driver Roland Asch takes this huge 500hp beast and throws it around a wet Nordshleife in the ADAC 1000km classic this year. You'd put money on a racing Elan being quicker on a wet Nordschleife? Think again. Amazing driving.:thumbs:
  15. General Motoring Discussion
    New Shape... Common as much, slightly over priced, but is it a good car? The diesel certainly seems to have good figures 65mpg... Looks alright if a bit Fem. What you think people?
  16. Car Detailing
    I know Ford is swearing in here, but if anyone else in the UK has a cleaner, and shinier 13 yr old Mondeo, I'd like to meet them :D Maud was clean when I got her a month ago, but she needed just a little TLC. A good shampoo, TFR coating and finally a good polish, and she's looking the...
  17. General Motoring Discussion
    Im looking at changing my family hack (saab 9-3) as its getting a lil bit tired.Its done 116000 miles but actually seems more.Ive had it quite some time and am getting bored with it so was looking at the mondeo. Im after the 2.0 auto 2001-2003 in lx spec preferably as its not to expensive on...
  18. General Motoring Discussion
    The IT tech at work pulled up in his new one today. Well, 06 plate, but new to him. Looks mean, 3 door in black, full leather. Lovely. Had a sit in it, listened to the rumble of the engine/exhaust note. Made me wish for a petrol car again. Then i saw his current average mpg.........18.2mpg...
  19. General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all Just about to tackle the rear beam bushes on the missus's Puma, for which there is a special tool which costs about £60. Has anyone ever done the job without the tool? Or even better, does anyone have a tool which I can borrow? Cheers, Dan
  20. North West
    I've organised a visit to Ford's WRC team (M Sport) M-Sport for the evening of Tuesday 22nd June. The cost is £23.50 pp and we have to be there for 5 P.M., the tour lasts around 2.5 hours. Well be seeing the majority of the factory which includes engine, transmission, suspension manufacture...