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Hi Dave,


I'm due to pick up a new fully-loaded Titanium on Friday, including premium USB/BT Sat-Nav.



I was wonderingabout the video playbay capability, if any. For instance can it play DV via the USB, also can it play DVDs? - I currently own a kenwood which has twin DVD drives, one for the sat nav disc and one video playback.



I also wondered about buying a USB drive rather than a stick. I know that some HUs can take serveral minutes to read the directory list if there's lots of files on the USB device.



I'm planning to use my iphone with the HU. If I use the USB connection to playback & chargedo I need to connect up tovia BT for calls?



BTW: Did you get a new build with the design tweaks & increased fule tank capacity? I orderd mine in early May and wondered whether it would come in the revised spec.



Any info you have might save me time playing around this weekend.



thanks,

S
 

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Cheers Dave.
I figured DV would be limited. I'll report back on the fuel tank and test my USB drives. As I recall the new size is 66 ltrs. Just heard that ford has messed up with my order. I ordered 2wd and they have built a AWD. They offered a rebuild for 12wks time or £700 extra for the car , I've got them down to £400. Dealer pretty p'd off as their margin is now bust. Mrs is not too happy, even though resale value should be slightly better. I figure that the awd option for £400 seems good value, although my rav4 only experienced snow twice in 3 years.

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thanks graham,

Considered that approach but I'd already pushed them hard on the original deal. They matched the "drive the deal" price and gave me 10k on a 06 st2 px. The st2 pads & tyres are now shot and it's developed creaking rear springs. Based on renegoniating a new(lower) trade in price & keeping the st legal in the interim, my view was that they'd try to sell the K on the forcourt as they've lost all of the margin on my deal and don't even have a new k in the showroom to sell ! Ford themselve took the hit as the dealer had no margin left to move on.I even factored in the delay in reclaiming the road tax on the st. 20.5k for the top spec awd titanimum without a ford priv voucher seems good to me.
 

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I know where your coming from guys, it's a fine line on how far to push really, there's a point where it makes sense for them to keep the K the showroom. Fuel shouldn't be much of a problem as I'm coming from a 20.5 mpg Focus ST2 and the company will be footing the fuel cost anyhow....


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I've just scribbled down some numbers which indicates that the extra cost of the AWD over3 years @12.5k miles per year(road tax, company car tax & mpg difference) is approx £1400, which I'll be pointing out to Ford tomorrow. The extra residual value of the AWD after 3 years is bound to be less than £1.4k!
 

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Anyway, the K's arrived with premium sat nav. Pluged the iPhone 3g into the USB.Track info and controls work fine but no audio :(. Any ideas?

P.S The Kuga's looking mighty fine!!!
 
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