Fiesta ST – should we?
Is your wife nineteen?
Proper joy-boy car, although unashamedly. At least it’s not one of these understated Audis with massive alloys that all the middle aged chav dads drive. It’s true, you can’t buy class.
I reckon they look pretty mint, obviously sh’ed have to race everyone off the lights though. They sound like they’ve got a bad cold aswell.Posted 7 months ago
she wants to, er, drive it.
Occasional commute for 10 miles, but that’s mostly bike these days.
She is 45 but seems to favour the, ahem, chavy side of things having owned an Ibiza FR and a Cooper S in the past.
I’m think skinned so give not one shit about whatever anyone thinks or doesn’t think of it or us, especially boring old folk 😉Posted 7 months agoCountZeroMember
It’s her choice, the ST’s generally are relatively understated, except for the badge and rear spoiler, Fiestas are great handling little cars, sadly I’ve yet to drive an ST Fiesta or Focus, but I’ve enjoyed all the Fiestas I’ve driven, and they’re very well equipped, just having the heated screen is an advantage over similar cars, and all Fords have them, to my knowledge.Posted 7 months ago
Pretty sure she’ll have a grin on her face every time she gets into it.santacruzsiSubscriber
They’re great little cars. I had an ST2 and for going to and from work and around town it was good fun , well specced, nippy and good MPG. Motorway journey for up to an hour was ok , would get 48mpg out of it but anymore than that the Noise got a bit ‘ boomy’ for the exhaust note. Cheap to run and insure. Great fun.
I got rid as needed something bigger and got a bargain lease deal on a boring Passat alltrack!Posted 7 months ago
Wifey needs a new car as frankly hers is a POS and won’t be passing another MOT due to several issues.
Went looking today originally after an Audi A1 but She saw a rather nice 2015 plate Fiesta ST3 with 17k miles on clock in panther black. Price is just about acceptable, clearly I’d like cheaper but it’s ok looking around at what else is around. It’s at a Ford main dealer.
Reviews look good, any reason not too? Any owners on here with insight?Posted 7 months ago
I’d say go for it. Just to annoy the s/nobs on here.
….like what does posting someone losing it in a 10 year older MK5 ST have to do with anything?
New ones are quite subtle and not massively different on the exterior than the regular 100/125bhp Ecoboost models. If anything, a bit less lairy looking than the 140bhp Red/Black variants.Posted 7 months agobailsSubscriber
Ok, so it looks like STW don’t approve
Bunch of miserable sods above!
If she likes it and it’s affordable then get it. The new Fiestas are great, and the ST is obviously going to be a bit quicker than the normal ones, but it’s not anything daft.
They’re not OTT on the styling front really.Posted 7 months ago
A Polo GTI is the slightly more grown up answer to a Fiesta ST.
And really expensive!
I can hear the hysterical laughing down the fibre optic but your good lady might like it. Can I have the last laugh if she does? The French equivalent is more fun but it’s French so that leaves the leaf (no pun intended).
Hell would freeze over before she’d drive a Nissan Leaf!Posted 7 months agosimmySubscriber
Regarding the price of the ST, bear in mind an all new Fiesta is out in September and there are some big savings on the current model to be had.
I’ve seen £5k off list price on a forecourt full of ST Line Fiesta’s Today so you may find a new, lower milage car for the same price as the one you have test drove.Posted 7 months ago
Ecoboost 140 St-Line.
Yes, looked at and liked those, but the ST3 is better specced and the same price for the one we’ve seen.
I’ve seen £5k off list price on a forecourt full of ST Line Fiesta’s Today so you may find a new, lower milage car for the same price as the one you have test drove.
The best price carwow offered is still 3k more than the ST3 we’ve seen.Posted 7 months ago
No it’s what happens when you hit the brakes and steer at the same time ti avoid an oncoming car It would be as likely to happen in my berlingo as my iveco daily as my land rover as it was In that st.
Weight travels forward unweights the back and the you have kicked it out by over turning at the front. Only natural for the rear to overtake the front.
Drive like a knob get what’s coming to you shocker.Posted 7 months ago
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