I lied. Nytwing finally arrived about 2 Pm EDT Tuesday with 2 miles on the odometer. Since then I've put 308 miles on him (MPG shows as 41.1 on the screen), spent quality time with the manual and the screens, cleaned the MFT screen at least twice, did some "what does THIS do?" tests and generally experimented a lot.
As recommended I do have the Empower screen display on. I would like to configure a MyView but I think I bolluxed it up and have no clue how to delete something out of it. Gotta look over the manual and screens again to find where to reset the trip meter(s) ... gonna need that in another 190 miles or so. <chuckle>
Adaptive cruise is interesting ... it really puts on the brake pressure if needed. Impressive. This was one of the "what's this do" things - with a friend in their car. This is the largest car I've had since 2002 when a Neon was added to the Dodge Dynasty LE that was in the drive. When the Dynasty finally died, it was Neon to Fiestas ... until now. So it's Fiesta and FFH in the drive.
Coming up this Saturday ... since I have no appropriate work area to do all this, my local Goodyear shop and I are having some bonding time! When we get done there should be:
1. a donut spare (following the 16" donut 'recipe' thead!!)
2. some Summer rims running the OEM tread ... go to TireRack and look up the Verde Regency. Black with machined lip.
3. installation of strut tower brace, hood struts and rear sway bar from Steeda. Although the fitment data on their pages may not specify MY 15 (or Hybrid), the sales person assured me they will fit.
4. Some rattle-can metallic black Duplicolor and judicious masking should do the trick on blacking out the grille bars. The rim will remain chrome ... sorta like the machine lip on the wheels. This may have to wait for slightly warmer temperatures. We're to be mid-50s ... just a tad cool for spray painting.
The factory rims will be used as Winter items and I'll put snow tread on them as Winter approaches. So that's the last 48 hours or so in the life of a new FFH owner and his car. I am certain there will be more interesting times ahead!
Edited by Cobra348, 16 April 2015 - 02:54 PM.