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Old 5th June 2016, 22:29   #121
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With the car approaching its second birthday, can we expect an update please?
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Old 8th June 2016, 15:22   #122
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Sorry for not keeping this thread active, the usual lazy me to blame.

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With the car approaching its second birthday, can we expect an update please?
The Fiesta is currently at 43,500 on the ODO. Quite a bit of running these days. His birthday is due next month and apart from the usual anniversary gift of buying him an insurance, I am also planning to get the extended warranty for the 3rd year quoted at 13K from Ford.

The gearbox bed was busted in my car at 41K, replaced at a cost of 5100. Weirdly enough, all the Fords that I had earlier had their gearbox bed busted at around the same amount of mileage. The regular SA at Ford who knows me says its more to do with my driving style. I do engine brake and milk out all the power in every gear. May be its that

Bought a new set of Brembo Max grooved rotors for the Fiesta, I am yet to receive the Brembo pads for it and running on the stock pads that I bought new. The performance is average as there is quite a bit of fade using the stock pads. The performance pads should arrive anytime this month and the brakes should be all set.

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I really wish Ford has given the Fiesta at least the 100PS spec of its current cousins. Would have really helped

Some random pictures of my car that I used to post on my Instagram.

My daughter doing the weekly routine of checking the tire pressure.

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I will do my best to keep this thread alive.
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The gearbox bed was busted in my car at 41K, replaced at a cost of 5100. Weirdly
Bought a new
You have really clocked those miles quickly, but it is hard to resist long drives with this car. Congrats on completing 43k kms, mine has done 29k kms and still drives like day 1 with a few squeaks inside.

Can you elaborate on this gearbox bed part? Was it the shifting mechanism or the gearbox mounts and why was it not covered under standard warranty?

Glad to know that Brembo has the max rotors and pads for our Fiesta, i had low hopes about it . I also need pads soon for my car since they have worn out quite a lot, using brembo normal rotors + red pads with my Vento and the bite is much better than stock, no complaints so far.
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Its the transmission mount, with a rubber boot in it. Its not covered under warranty as its a wear and tear part.


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Can you elaborate on this gearbox bed part? Was it the shifting mechanism or the gearbox mounts and why was it not covered under standard warranty?
The Brembo's are really good, the tires rarely run out of grip on braking with the stock pads, but with the brembo the tires feel really pushed to the limit they slowly start to squeal. I am very happy with this upgrade!

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Glad to know that Brembo has the max rotors and pads for our Fiesta, i had low hopes about it . I also need pads soon for my car since they have worn out quite a lot, using brembo normal rotors + red pads with my Vento and the bite is much better than stock, no complaints so far.
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Congratulations on the upgrade and many thanks for keeping the thread live, my fiesta clocked 47K kms (2014 Dec) changed the break pads,Disc and calipers at 39k kms, with a pair of Michelines the vehicle is as smooth as Day 1. Apart from tyres and brakes changed the battery of remote key.
Once a biker bumped into the rear reverse sensor and it came out, when checked with the dealer they quoted 5k for one sensor and 8k for the whole set, planning to fix a rear cam instead of sensor.
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Once a biker bumped into the rear reverse sensor and it came out, when checked with the dealer they quoted 5k for one sensor and 8k for the whole set, planning to fix a rear cam instead of sensor.
I would suggest that a rear sensor and rear cam make an ideal combination.
My WagonR has rear sensor only. My Jazz came with rear camera only. I added a rear sensor to my Jazz. The experience is good.
In my (sold) Honda City, I had fitted only sensors.

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I would suggest that a rear sensor and rear cam make an ideal combination.
My WagonR has rear sensor only. My Jazz came with rear camera only. I added a rear sensor to my Jazz. The experience is good.
In my (sold) Honda City, I had fitted only sensors.

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Thanks for the info. OEM reverse sensor in ford is quite good but I'm kind of in a dilemma whether I should pay 5k for one sensor whereas you can get a reverse camera for that price which is actually better than a sensor.
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Thanks for the info. OEM reverse sensor in ford is quite good but I'm kind of in a dilemma whether I should pay 5k for one sensor whereas you can get a reverse camera for that price which is actually better than a sensor.
Dear quakerme,

My 2 bits: best to have combination of camera and sensors. The camera gives good visual aid and the sensors give good audio/visual aid. Better be over prepared. Better safe than sorry!

Just as an example, if there is a fog or rain or mud on the camera, the sensors become saviors! I have personal experience!

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Dear quakerme,

My 2 bits: best to have combination of camera and sensors. The camera gives good visual aid and the sensors give good audio/visual aid. Better be over prepared. Better safe than sorry!

Just as an example, if there is a fog or rain or mud on the camera, the sensors become saviors! I have personal experience!

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Very true, sensors are needed indeed, changed my mind planning to mend the OEM sensor and will fix a Reverse Camera also, any brands in mind?
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Very true, sensors are needed indeed, changed my mind planning to mend the OEM sensor and will fix a Reverse Camera also, any brands in mind?
Dear quakerme,

I am not at all clear about the brands. Most of the time I got it done at the dealer and used the brand they recommended.

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