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Fiesta Zetec S to Ibiza FR Sport

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk6 (2017-present)' started by Pocket_buddy, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Pocket_buddy

    Pocket_buddy Active Member

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    Currently driving a 1.5l Diesel Ford Fiesta Zetec S. It’s come to the time to review my PCP deal and I’ve got looking at the offers on an Ibiza FR Sport.

    Is this a good move then? Think I’m looking at the 95 version with Digital Cockpit.
     
  2. chris2209

    chris2209 Active Member

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    I think the FR Sport trim is worth it just for the nicer alloys and interior, personally I could do without the digital dash as I only leave it on the classic view anyway.

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
     
  3. Pocket_buddy

    Pocket_buddy Active Member

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    I think from what I’ve seen, either dash is far nicer than the new fiesta dash... that just looks really boring. Seem to have gone back over at Ford. The infotainment screen sticking up really disappointed me too!
     
  4. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

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    Have you driven a 1.0 TSI yet?

    Its going to feel completely alien after a diesel.
     
  5. Pocket_buddy

    Pocket_buddy Active Member

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    Haven’t had a chance to go and test drive one yet. Even if I’m looking at replacing with another fiesta, they all seem to be pushing the 1.0 turbo engines now.
    Getting about 53mpg at the moment and the road tax was Zero. But the advantage of having a diesel just isn’t there anymore.
     
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    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

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    It depends which advantage you mean. The advantage of having torque when you want it for instance is very nice to have.
     
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    Mainly looking at the financial advantages being lost, now the tax is the same (after first year).
    As I say, even looking through a lot of the fiesta options, they’re all pushing the 1.0 ecoboost engines. Finding a diesel a few years ago was a lot easier.
     
  8. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

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    Drive it. It is pretty feeble TBH. I find overtaking quite dangerous with the 1.0, even compared with the previous 1.2.
     
  9. Pocket_buddy

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    Does that go for either the 95ps or 115ps?
     
  10. chris2209

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    I went from a Cupra 280 to the 115 and it's fine if you remember there's almost no power below about 2k revs. Also the engine mode seems to make quite a difference as the eco mode really kills throttle response.

    Like others have said, you really should test drive the model you're considering as everyone has different opinions. I've got used to it and it's perfectly drivable.

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  11. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

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    Mines a 110 - 6 speed manual

    There is so little power below 2000 that if you're in the rev range above that it actually seems OK, until you see the overtaking gaps closing in front of you and realise the acceleration is still negligible.

    Shame. Its a very refined cruiser for a triple but they really should give the Mk6 a bigger engine again.
     
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  12. Pocket_buddy

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    Really appreciate the advice. Definitely agree that i really need to go and try one.
     
  13. Pocket_buddy

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    Just had a drive of both the 95 and 115. Was quite impressed to be fair.

    One thing I wasn’t sure on, on the features mind. Can you get the wing mirrors to fold automatically when locking the car?
     
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    Yeah, it’s in the car’s infotainment system settings, under vehicle settings. Not sure if all trims have it, but I know FR Sport upwards do.
     
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    Great! I tried an FR Sport 95ps and they did t fold in, but I thought I’d read somewhere that it does do it.
     
  16. Pocket_buddy

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    Well!! Get to pick my new FR Sport up on
    Monday!! Can’t wait!
     
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    Wow! That's quick delivery - presume it was in stock!
     
  18. Pocket_buddy

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    Yep! After I was reading about all the waiting times on here, I really wasn’t expecting to hit that lucky. Exactly what I would have asked for sitting there. Went with the 115 TSI FR Sport in Nevada White.
     
  19. Gargi

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    I have the same. It is an amazing car with an amazing colour. The digital instruments are something else!
     
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    Digital instruments really do look so good!
    To be fair, even the standard disks on the FR were a class above what they’ve put on the new fiesta.
     

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