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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Been thinking alot today about maybe getting rid of the fes. I really do like it but sometimes its too impractical and the feeling it will constantly need repairs. Ive put it away now for the winter so cant use it for the next 4-6 months. Maybe i would be better with a TDI that looks good, gets good MPG and can use all year round. I already have a 2nd car but just seems abit much having a 2nd car to cover when the fes is in hibernation or being repaired. 2 cars = more space, insurance, tax, mot, petrol X2 :doh:

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I concur. Sadly not with the derv bit, get something that goes well, looks good and is something you really want. Diesels are highly uninspiring to drive and you'll miss the Fiesta even more with one dull, DULL option. I'd say something like a Puma Racing would be up your alley as it's got the looks, the parts aren't massive money, it's not really economical, what Zetec is, but it's more of a package.

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scotty_boy BSc wrote:
I concur. Sadly not with the derv bit, get something that goes well, looks good and is something you really want. Diesels are highly uninspiring to drive and you'll miss the Fiesta even more with one dull, DULL option. I'd say something like a Puma Racing would be up your alley as it's got the looks, the parts aren't massive money, it's not really economical, what Zetec is, but it's more of a package.

I do alot of driving for work so really wanted a TDI for the MPG so that i could do away with the 2.0 fes and the 1.0 micra really. Was looking at a Leon Cupra TDI 150 or even something like the volkswagen scirocco GT 2.0 TDI 170BHP (really like the look of them)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:13 pm 
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OPTION 1
The VW will mean getting rid of the Micra & the Fes cause of the £20+K price tag

OPTION 2
Get the Leon TDI, get rid of the Micra and keep the Fes. Leon will cost about £7k but nowhere near as nice as the VW, but i get to keep 2 cars.

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Nah mate, you deffo should keep the fez, she is such a nice car and you have put so much time and money into her. You would deffo regret selling her. The best bet would be to replace the micra with something a bit more up to the job and keep the fez for special occasions. When my si is off the road, I claim the money back off the tax disc which helps alot and obviously there isnt the fuel cost or insurance for two cars then either.

If I was you, instead of having both cars on the road all the time, have the si as your full time car over the summer and a better second car as your full time car over the winter so at any one time you only have the cost of one car on the road. 8-)

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scotty_boy BSc wrote:
I concur. Sadly not with the derv bit, get something that goes well, looks good and is something you really want. Diesels are highly uninspiring to drive and you'll miss the Fiesta even more with one dull, DULL option. I'd say something like a Puma Racing would be up your alley as it's got the looks, the parts aren't massive money, it's not really economical, what Zetec is, but it's more of a package.

i duno where you've been looking but racing puma parts are stupidly expensive £1000 2nd hand for an inlet manifold :shock: there not practical cars in the slightest, and i wouldnt use 1 thru winter, there a limited no car mainly owned by enthusiasts no 1 is selling good 1s and the bad 1s are been bought for parts.

id keep the fez and get something for winter, what would you spend the money on if you were saving it by not having 2 cars? it would probably get waisted????????
myself and the wife have 2 cars we dont need 2 as in a house husband :lolz: but its our hobby my car is just a toy its hardly ever used but i wouldnt sell it.
you will only regret selling it once its gone.

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Nowt up with a good VAG TDi they go like shiiit

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:17 am 
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Just been going over the finances for the VW and its silly. If i borrow £25K which gets me the VW GT 2.0 TDI with all the trimmings the payback would be £541.32 per month for 5 years :shock: , total paid back £32K. I love my fes enough not to be doing this. Its a real shame cause i really do like it. Looks like i'll go with option 2, keep the fes and replace the micra with a Leon Cupra TDI 150 and get a revo remap for it (190BHP). I really do need to control myself, been on about getting new cars for the last 6 months, started with the leon, then i wanted the FRS to replace the fes, now the VW. I just need to stick to one plan thats affordable and forget about anything thats going to cost more then £7K as thats an amount i'd be happy to pay back at a reasonable rate. Maybe get a VW in a few years when they have dropped in price (2nd hand) but by then i guess youll see loads of them everywhere and it will lose some of its appeal.

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Nowt up with a good VAG TDi they go like shiiit

Agree with this and my next 2nd car is defo going to be a VAG TDI. Perfomance and MPG specs look to good to resist given i do upto 600 miles a week.

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Good choice. I hate the sound of deisels, but it will be practical
as for getting rid of the fez, you would have regretted that, save getting rid of it for about 3 years and I'll have it off you :D
seriously though, time effort money, on a car that you love, just to get rid of it so quickly? You'll never make your money back on everything you've bought, and you'd just have an empty space, you'd really want it back.

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Diesels are better than most petrols IMO
Its only the older diesels which are poop.
They sound different, but the torque and economy you have from them is awesome :thumbsup:
And with a turbo and straight through pipe, they sound awesome... no smoke no poke :lolz:

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Ever heard a 5 pot diesel? Strange they actually sound a bit like the petrol :D

My 1.4 tdci isnt as bad as i thought it was gonna be, the poke (torque) you get from diesels is the most fun part IMO

Ask the southern crew in convoy for sixfields, they were surprised how quick my 1.4 diesel fiesta was on the motorway cause of the torque y0! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:51 am 
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Them 1.4's arent too bad, not much there like but the torque from the turbo does give it abit of bollocks :lol:

I drove a 2.0HDI pug van the otherday... and that suprised me, the torque was awesome!

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I'd have a tuned VAG as a daily but if it was only car I'd cry oily tears every night. I'd long for 7500rpm and some sexual induction noise. The torque wave gets boring after a while, especially as it eats into your economy. :hsugh:

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scotty_boy BSc wrote:
I'd have a tuned VAG as a daily

Thats gonna be the plan. A Leon TDI 150 with a revo remap to 190bhp. That should be good for a daily, good performance and MPG

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I'd have a tuned VAG as a daily but if it was only car I'd cry oily tears every night. I'd long for 7500rpm and some sexual induction noise. The torque wave gets boring after a while, especially as it eats into your economy. :hsugh:


Well thats the whole point... daily's arent meant to be perfect in every way ;)

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He was on about having the Golf diesel as his only car, thats all i was referring to. He'd be OK with the Si and the Leon I guess.

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Well should be picking this up next week and pass on the Micra to my wife whos currently learning to drive.

Its a 2004 Seat Leon FR TDI 150
Comes with front\back electric windows, remote central locking, electric heated folding mirrors, traction control, climate control, PAS, ABS, Trip computer, Height adjustable steering wheel, rear headrests, alarm & Immobiliser, 17" Alloys and Front fog lights

Also with rare factory options such as full black leather interior electric adjustable with Lumbar support, the RARE power sunroof, Seat Double-Din Sat-Nav and 6 -Disc CD changer in Glovebox.

Cost me £6500 with 103,000 on the clock and still driving like new.

A Few Facts
1.9 TDI 8V 4-Cylinder
6-speed manual
148 BHP
320 Nm \ 236 Lb-Ft Torque
4000 RPM
0-60 = 8.6
Top Speed = 134
MPG Combined = 52.3
MPG Extra Urban = 64.2
MPG Urban = 39.2
Weight = 1333 KG
Insurance Group = 25


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MODS FOR FAR:

INTERIOR
VW Golf MK4 R32 Konig heated Black Leather seats, heater switches & Kufatec loom - £780
LCR\Golf R32 Black Interior Trim Upgrade (Pillars, center console, Sunroof switch, lights, grab handles, door seals, mirror) - £300
Black leather look custom roof lining - £12
Audi A3\S3 Black Leather Armrest - £100
Audi A3\S3 Red Illuminated Vents - £50
VW Golf MK5 black electric sunvisors & Vanity Lights - £50
VW Golf MK4 3rd Middle Sunvisor - £7
VW Golf MK5\6 black leather & brushed aluminium Gearknob - £15
VW Black Sunglasses Holder (replaces drivers grab handle) - £30
Ambient red LED in front roof lining - £5
Nomad black Pillar pod & glow shift 30 PSI boost gauge - £85
Race Diagnostics Liquid Leon Gauge in drivers air vent - £220
Retro Fit Cruise Control - £120
Revised Rear window\mirrors heater timer switch - £10
Remote windows on keyfob (VDc pro mod thanks to AshFR)
Tailor fit Black car mats - £20
LCR pedal set - £50
Aluminium Drilled Foot Rest Cover - £18
Black Leather Tax Disc Holder - £15
Ultrawhite LED interior conversion - £35
LED Blade Fuse kit - £20
Genuine Seat Upper Boot Tray - £40
Carbon fire extinguisher mounted in boot - £10
Gliptone liquid leather air freshener - £3
Custom made Interior Electric Air Freshener through vent System (Insta Finish Cherry) - £30

ICE
Pioneer AVH-8400BT Double Din 7" Touchscreen DVD Headunit - £429
Pioneer CD-R33 Remote, CD-IW201V & CD-IW201S iPhone\iPod Leads - £95
Apple Ipod Classic 160GB (used as harddrive for headunit for Video\Audio) - £190
10" JL Audio 10W3V2-D4 sub & Audiobahn A2002V Amp - £175
Reverse camera in Numberplate - £30
Veba AVRS1A Reverse sensor kit - £35
Custom K.I.T.T. LED Voice Module (Reacts to sound) - £30
iPad Mini, Magnet dash mount - £10
Clifford G5 alarm blue led upgrade - £10

BODY
LCR Front Bumper & Splitter - £300
Heko Smoked Wind deflectors - £25
VW Golf MK4 R32 Modified Aero wiper arms and Bosch blades - £50
Skoda Fabia Rear Wiper Arm conversion - £20
Tinted rear windows & sunstrip - £200
Fly Eyes Black Headlight Kit - £15
Smoked side indicator lens - £15
Half Tinted rear lights - £10
Ultrawhite LED Numberplate lights - £10
Xeon White 6500K 501 sidelights - £16
Hid Conversion: 6000K H7R 50W - £60
Xeon White 6000k LED Fog Lights - £18
Chrome indicator bulbs all round - £5
VW De-lock\Deadlock drivers door - £10
Debadged Boot and front wings
Black\carbon vinyl wrapped front & rear "Seat" badges
Painted silver FR Mirrors in Black Magic
Private Plate & Plates Made - £300

WHEELS, TYRES, SUSPENSION
18" LCR Alloys - £350
Toyo Proxy T1-R 225\40\R18 Front Tyres - £180
Vredestein Ultra Sessanta 225\40\R18 Rear Tyres - £215
H&R 30mm rear, Custom 20mm Front Hubcentric spacers (Per Axel) - £150
5th LCR Alloy with new 225\40\R18 Falken ZE912 Non-Rotational Tyre as spare - £200
Weitec GT Coilovers - £500

BRAKES
LCR Front Brembo 4-Pot Calipers & LCR Rear Calipers (fully refurbished and painted red) - £650 (Fronts not fitted yet)
LCR Front & Rear Brake Splash Guards - £95
EBC Ultimax 323mm Vented Front & 256mm Vented Rear Discs - £330
Ferodo DS2500 Front & Rear Pads - £260
Goodridge Red brake hose kit - £60

ENGINE DECORATIVE\UPGRADE & REPLACEMENT MODS
Bosch HSB096 780A Car Battery - £125
Jcaps polished oil, screenwash, powersteering, strut top caps - £200
Whanab polished dipstick - £35
Stainless mirror polished wing bolts and washers - £14
Stainless mirror Polished mist jet washers - £7
Allard polished header tank & cap - £100
SFS Red silicone 3" TIP (AH33) - £150
SFS Red silicone coolant hoses (CHS212) - £150
New fuel filter and braided fuel hoses with red finishers - £100
Painted engine plastics semi gloss black

PERFORMANCE MODS
New Cam, cambelt, cam bearings, tappets and shells - £665
Red 75mm Jetex cone (Rated 270BHP) - £57
Jabbasport polished heatshield - £95
Allard EGR Delete Kit - £50
Milltek turbo back (de-cat) non-res exhaust - £580

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That looks fooking awesome mate, love it! :chill: :chill:

Pleased yout keeping the fez too 8-)

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you wont keep the si mate once you have been driving the leon, something tells me it will be up for sale within the next couple of months!! :cry:

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