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  1. ArabianOak

    ArabianOak Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ok Gang,

    As some of you have noticed/followed I bought my son a v6 performance package mustang back in March. Car is exceptionally clean with great options and low miles (PP, MCA, Recaros).

    His biggest gripe now is he wants something that handles better and he wants stick shift. He also wants more power (big surprise). Our initial thoughts were to get him headers/tb and tune when he comes home on leave in 2 weeks but then....

    BUT THEN his good friend let him drive his new Fiesta ST and now my son is in love with a Fiesta ST! HAHAHAHA! I told him that seems like a downgrade to me BUT to each their own and as long as we could get whatever he owes on is v6 I could care less what he is driving as long as HE is paying for it.

    So yesterday he sends me a link to one that is literally a block away from where I live. At the same dealer I have bought many of my mustangs from over the years. It's a 2019 that has only 2000 miles on it and was just traded in. Warranty started in May so he has the rest of the 3/36 and 5/60 from ford.

    I told him I would go over there and drive it and see what I thought...

    Drumroll....and now I even like the Fiesta ST! WTF!!!! I'm literally laughing as I type this.

    This dam midget car was a real hoot to drive....super light weight, great power and yes it had decent room considering it looked like I couldn't initially get inside the car. Decent interior albeit a little chinsy but it is a fiesta!

    So now we are moments away from striking a deal on this car. The dealer will take 17K, give us exactly what he owes on his (11500) and he can finance this thing for 84 months. So his payment will actually go down slightly. I am assuming his insurance will go down as well.

    Can anyone give me their thoughts on the Fiesta ST? How are they? Reliable? Do the transmissions hold up? Clutch?

    I'll be honest, I would have killed for a car like that when I was his age. Manual trans,4 doors, good power and handles great!

    Mod potential??? Looks like Cobb offers a stage 1 tune that comes with BOV and filter...adds about 30-40hp?

    Here is a link to the car.

    2019 Ford Fiesta for sale in Joliet - 3FADP4GX2KM115714 - Hawk Chevrolet of Joliet
     
  2. _Snake_

    _Snake_ Well-Known Member Established Member

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    lol

    He’s inherited your car gene.
     
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  3. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    The FiST is one of the best cars Ford has made. I bought a 2015 new, with the intention to keep it for about 6-months. I still have it. It's a great little car and ridiculously fun.
     
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    einehund Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I was actually looking for a FiST but ended up with a FoST. I still want a FiST!
     
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    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    Your son will love the ST for all there reasons already stated. The only thing that makes me cringe a bit is the 7 year note! I hope he's getting a really low interest rate.
     
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    Sn95Snake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have heard nothing but good things about the Fiesta ST. It is a great bang for your buck with a warranty!
     
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    blk02edge Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Does it even matter? He obviously has your tendencies so im sure itll get traded in too within the year.

    That said, the ST twins are probably the best DD cars ever made
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    The Fist is a great little car. I had my 14 for 4 years and put almost 100k on the car. Never gave me any issue's. Mpg were good avg 32/33. Lots of mods for those cars. Doing a intercooler and tune with a drop in filter give you the best gains.
     
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  9. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Blend door actuators haven't taken a shit yet?

    @jojomofo21
     
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    72SBC Doesn’t care Established Member

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    Any car known as the “FIST”, is forever legend.
     
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    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My thoughts as well.

    Good luck.
     
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    DAVESVT2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My girl drove one, fell in love with it, got back to the dealer, and a sad look came over her.

    I said what’s the matter, I thought you loved it ? Said it was a little go cart ?

    She said yes, it is, and I can see myself getting into a lot of trouble with it.

    We ended up getting her an escape, and now a Lincoln MKC.
     
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    Crimson2v Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Those are a pain in the butt to do. The front doors have to be removed in order to take the dash out. I would love to have one as a DD, whenever the Camry craps out on me.
     
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    Drive one and it will change your mind.....just get past it being a fiesta! lol
    Great handling little car, i'd rather have a maxed out turbo 4banger that handles awesome than a base mustang, just my .02
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't think you need to pull the dash to do them.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Tires convinced me. I can buy a full set of tires on a FiST for the cost of one good Mustang tire.
     
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    Crimson2v Well-Known Member Established Member

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    You do, the mode door actuator is on the left side of the box and is a pretty good size that controls different modes with one actuator.
     
  18. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Um, no. Pretty easy to replace without much disassembly at all. The idiots at Ford told me that they would have to remove the dash, which I knew was crap. Visit Ford Fiesta ST forums - a wealth of info awaits.
     
  19. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    You don’t.

     
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  20. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Good to know. Mine are shot.
     
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