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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:25 pm 
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Here's one for you.

If there was anything that you could of changed with your car, as it came out of the factory, what would it be? (being realistic of course!)

I have a few small ones with mine. Ideally an Oil temp gauge, a 6 speed gearbox and some bloody proper sealing on the rear arches to stop them from rusting... :x :lol:

What about you guys?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:30 pm 
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Water Temp Gauge, Some more sound deadening, longer ratio or 6 speed box so motorways aren't so shit, oil temp gauge, rear speakers :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:52 pm 
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Oil Temp (Like the Saxo VTS before it)

Cruise control as standard.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:19 pm 
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On the si would of made superior models obsolete but 2.0 engine option knowing how easily they could of done it
sorted the silly drainage system for the sun roof
Central locking as standard
Shorter gear stick. Feels like a van lol.

On the focus would be nice to cruise control, sun roof as standard. Longer 6th gear.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:42 pm 
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The only thing I would change on the mk3 is for it to have a galvanized chassis :)

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Millenium puma interior. so its all black with leather recaros!

Gloss/satin bump strips.

blue leds instead of the horrible green especially for speedo

And for it to be galvanised!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:24 pm 
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Another one for the si, have the spare wheel compartment in the boot instead of underneath. Avoids rotting threads and manky wheels.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Percy wrote:
Oil Temp (Like the Saxo VTS before it)

Cruise control as standard.



That thing is ace. I used to rag a car when the water temp gauge went up, not knowing the oil took longer to warm.

I'd like better build, AC, A better fan for the blowers and the front fogs to be wired to the high beam. why do car manufacturers never do this?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:21 pm 
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op - glovebox? :P :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Because fog lights are for whwn its foggy? :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:31 pm 
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Adam - oh yeah. Forgot they exist!

Chris - but the fronts are great for night time b-road driving. I use them but turn them off if other cars are coming or are in front. They help light the sides of the road up. Don't see why the aren't wired up to the main beam as you don't use that in the presence of others either....

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Yeah but you tend to flash people to let them out and stuff I guess.

it isn't something i'd want :P Plus its only another button its not that much effort :lol:

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For ford to have made an engine that actually had a decent power output as standard.

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st170 lump isnt bad

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Yeah so they should put it in a small fiesta!

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Yeah so they should put it in a small fiesta!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:44 pm 
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st170 lump is shit for the time they released it. plus its more like 150-160

that should have been the original zetec

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i agree with chris it should have been the fiesta st engine

can't knock potential on a cvh turbo either

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:48 pm 
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meilack wrote:
st170 lump isnt bad


I used to think that about my 2.0 Gti-6 engine putting out 167BHP, but then you compare it to a 1.6 182bhp vtec engine and it does make you think again.

No need to worry anymore though, everyone's going to be doing these 1.4 or 1.6 litre 180bhp+ high compression economic turbo engines now.

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