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Old 26th November 2020, 14:56   #1126
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Only use the Fiesta provided lug wrench - the normal lug wrenches will damage the thread on the lug nuts. This happened to me and I think each lug nut was 850+tax or something of the sort, sourced from a Ford dealer.
Well the provided wrench just doesn’t fit anymore. This is so weird because I myself previously changed my tire during a puncture few years back. A google search revealed class action lawsuits against Ford for providing inferior quality lug nuts which swells over time.
I had to attend a wedding and I went to an fng who themselves struggled to loosen the lug nuts and is now damaged. 850 for each lug nut does sound expensive. Will visit the service centre tomorrow owing to today’s hartal. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Congratulations mate. Where was the below pic taken?

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When 3 Fiestas went for a joy ride!

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Old 26th November 2020, 18:46   #1128
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Congratulations mate. Where was the below pic taken?
Thank You. That was somewhere in ECR, looked like a helicopter landing pad as there was a prominent 'H'.
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Well the provided wrench just doesn’t fit anymore. This is so weird because I myself previously changed my tire during a puncture few years back. A google search revealed class action lawsuits against Ford for providing inferior quality lug nuts which swells over time.
I had to attend a wedding and I went to an fng who themselves struggled to loosen the lug nuts and is now damaged. 850 for each lug nut does sound expensive. Will visit the service centre tomorrow owing to today’s hartal. Thanks for the quick reply.
It's a known issue for both EcoSport and Fiesta. One got to be careful while loosening those lug nuts, especially while using power wrenches.

A new one costs about INR 250 as I recall, certainly not 850. I have replaced a few worn out ones during routine service. The other option is to get the top cap removed by a lathe shop. It will look a bit odd and you will have to use an adaptor, but that will solve the issue once and for all.
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Old 27th November 2020, 16:00   #1130
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I had to change all 16 lug nuts. Cost me per piece 290/- including tax. I have to say I’m rather disappointed with this incident. Ford really need to look into this. I read about many lawsuits filed against Ford in the US for exactly this quality issue. The lug nuts definitely seem to swell up over time making it impossible to remove with the provided wrench.
I spoke with the SA and he too acknowledged it with a sheepish smile. I compared and the Ecosport also come with similar looking lug nuts. I did saw the Fiesta classic sporting lug nuts of a different design, wonder if it’s any different.
On a positive note, the fact that I’m rambling on about lug nuts should give a hint about the reliability. This is the first quality related issue I’ve faced in my 6 year ownership. Hoping for more trouble free performance for years to come..
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Took the Fiesta for the first longish ride (after I bought it in Feb'20). Chennai - Bangalore - Chennai.

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And I feel so happy about the car. Used cruise control and loved it (& was scared too). With the cruise control, my average & consistent speed was more than usual - otherwise, I usually reduce the speeds on curves and bridges. This also made me understand how much more capable the car is than I may ever push.

Just loved how the ACC also kept me so comfortable without having to fiddle around with the cooling. These two features were on top of my list when I was scouting for a car and am happy that I am happy with these features.

The stock speakers amaze me, I find those much more than adequate, along with my AudioFrog subwoofer.

Hardly any engine noise on cruising, but prominent tyre noise. The Momo tyres are due for a replacement and it still cornered hard without a drama.

The FE on the display is 23.2 kmpl for about 200 kms after a fill up at Essar pump, Arcot. The seat is comfy and the ride too, considering we had bad patches all the way till Ranipet, and I did detour through some bad patches too.

Thats a freakin good range! This is the DTE (Distance To Empty) display right after topping up with 40L of diesel.

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PS: Since it mostly rained throughout, found the wiper sensitivity a bit tad less than I'd prefer. A friend tagged along and was sitting at the rear for backward journey. He mentioned the ride was so comfy, but a little bouncy. I attribute the bounce to the hard tyres. The plan is to replace these with MRF Perfinza. But after today's ride, am thinking should I give momo another look.

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With the cruise control, my average & consistent speed was more than usual - otherwise, I usually reduce the speeds on curves and bridges.
Corners is where that chassis shines. Next time, try hitting that A pedal instead of the brake and sense the car pivot along the corner. The Fiesta can take an even sharper line with throttle.

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The stock speakers amaze me, I find those much more than adequate, along with my AudioFrog subwoofer.
Yes, the sound quality is quite good, reason why I have left it stock. Where is the subwoofer located? And have you gotten a AMP as well? Will be great if you can share some pictures.

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PS: Since it mostly rained throughout, found the wiper sensitivity a bit tad less than I'd prefer.
You do know that you can change the sensitivity of the auto wiper by using the roller on the wiper stalk, right? And the intensity of the wiping increases with the speed or acceleration of the car too. At the highest setting on highway speeds, if the rain is relatively heavy, the wiper goes really bonkers fast. One reason why Ford has used frameless blades for the Fiesta.

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I attribute the bounce to the hard tyres. The plan is to replace these with MRF Perfinza. But after today's ride, am thinking should I give momo another look.
I just got a new set of Conti UC6 and I am very happy with it. Very silent, rides and handles well too.
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Old 17th December 2020, 23:46   #1133
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Corners is where that chassis shines. Next time, try hitting that A pedal instead of the brake and sense the car pivot along the corner. The Fiesta can take an even sharper line with throttle.
Well I think I'll need some more time and kms with the car to push that much. Somehow I feel less confident on roads compared to 10 years back knowing the number of morons have grown exponentially in this period.

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...Where is the subwoofer located? And have you gotten a AMP as well? Will be great if you can share some pictures.
Pics below. Yes I have a JBL mono amp also.

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...You do know that you can change the sensitivity of the auto wiper by using the roller on the wiper stalk, right? And the intensity of the wiping increases with the speed or acceleration of the car too. At the highest setting on highway speeds, if the rain is relatively heavy, the wiper goes really bonkers fast. One reason why Ford has used frameless blades for the Fiesta.
Yes, I did notice. Probably my expectation is a little higher - even at full sensitivity, I found it lacking for light drizzles on the move.

I have some streaks while wiping and thinking of replacing the blade. Any suggestions or Ford A$$ is the best option?

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...I just got a new set of Conti UC6 and I am very happy with it. Very silent, rides and handles well too.
Great - few friends also suggested Conti. What prices do those retail for?

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I say just get it. I have a 2015 Fiesta diesel and it is stage 1 remapped as well. Absolutely gem of a car. The chassis begs for more power. 90ps just doesn't cut it, so a remap was planned while deciding on buying this car.
Reviving this thread . I have a 2015 global fiesta which I absolutely love. Folks are usually surprised when I say it is 6 years old and I can never stop giving it second glances after I park my car. So I want to pamper it a bit and need some suggestions. I intend to keep it for a few more years and am based in Bangalore..

1. Am interested in the remap. As long as it won't affect the cars reliability. I certainly can see the chassis effortlessly handling the extra bhp. Would love to know where you got yours / approx costs and any feedback on reliability / performance.

2. Tires. I have done 45K odd and the last service I did in 2020 the SA adviced to continue for one more year so if I have to change this year would like to have some recommendations on what tires would be good for a remapped fiesta. Ride, handling and reliability are the 3 main considerations.

3. The front "Aston Martin" grill has a crack thanks to an idiot biker. I was wondering it i can get a blacked out / matte honeycomb mesh. (I have a dark grey Fiesta).

4.. anything else that one can do to make it subtle and sporty? Seats? Flat bottomed steering? Suggestions welcome.

Thanks in advance

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Fiesta is undergoing a little bit of transformation as of now. Sneak Peak below.

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Problem : Driver side window one touch up disabled.

The battery was disconnected during the work and when I was trying to operate the driver side window, I noticed one-touch up wasn't working (one touch down was working fine) and bhpian Mr Boss was along when I discussed. He was quick to point out the feature would have been reset due to battery disconnect. And he was right, he was able to enable it rather soon.

Solution :

1. Switch on ignition (hit the power on switch
without pressing clutch)
2. Keep pressing the window switch towards up for 2 seconds
3. Feature activates
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1. Switch on ignition (hit the power on switch
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2. Keep pressing the window switch towards up for 2 seconds
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Handy little tip! Do share pics of the final outcome, eager to see..!
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