I thought yeeh right, but on delivery new discs and pads had been fitted also three new tyres and a new airflow meter as the engine management light had intermitently lit, not that i had seen it also the car was fully valeted and 6 months waranty was thrown in for free .
My faith in car dealers ,well this one any way has been restored.
what i like
the car is quiet for a ford ,the handling is good for a car of this bulk and height ,the engine rocks what a flier quiet and composed when slow and steady is the order of the day but if you want to overtake the engine delivers incredible power and the power band is wide .
The cabin is great lots of space for a car that shares the focus floopan
The stereo is good delivering plenty of punch,it has a CD changer button but no changer i hope to fit a lead to make use of the button for my MP3 player.
Thing that im unsure about
The tyres that were fitted at the dealer take away some of the sharpness that the origional bridgestone tyres would have provided having firmer sidewalls when higher speed cornering is a priority (80+mph) at legal speeds they are fine though.
Fuel consumption is very good if you drive like you have the last drop of fuel left in the world an amazing 65mpg over a 30 mile A road trip.
But in normal driving on mainly A roads 40 mpg is the norm and this doesnt drop much when you pick up the pace.
The rear seating is very flexible but can you be bothered as they are fairly fidly.
Things i dont like
The boot is actually narrower then our last fiesta and a standard buggy will not fit accross the rear of the boot and has to be angled to fit in this is due to lazy design around the suspension turrets ,a flat plastic panel was used rather than spending time wrapping trim around the arches, but the upright rear hatch and high roof gives plenty of volume.
The rear spoiler has deformed in the sun and there is a 4mm gap across the center leading edge bringing a whole new meaning to the word spoiler.
When the engine is cold it hunts for the first five mins typical ford engine management/sensors this can be eliminated by switching on the a/c raising the revs a bit
The wipers are £40 a pair
The stories are true the clock works on the timeof another planet
But overall i love it