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brbaritone
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:42:19 AM

Meet the King of the Upsell: the 2014 Ford F +1.06% Fiesta ST, a hot-hatch version of the company’s megaselling global subcompact, now in its seventh generation.

Sure, you walked into the dealership figuring on spending about $15,000 on the base five-door hatchback, but now the sales guy drops the ST on you. Boom! You love it. Because: fun.

The ST scampers around town like a randy squirrel. Its 1.6-liter, four cylinder is turbo-boosted to the stars (21 psi) and redlines at over 6,000 rpm. It is shod with overachieving 17-inch Bridgestone Potenzas and—OMG!—it’s got an old-school six-speed manual transmission.

The Fiesta is one of the world’s best-selling cars. Engineered by Ford of Europe, it is basically the official car of every public servant, barmaid and shopkeep in the United ...
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Shaduu
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:56:33 AM

more cheap junk from ford.
I saw a brand new Ford Fusion that didnt even have plates yet and the Bumper was falling off it didnt look like it had been in a crash either. So watch them Fords and Toyotas they are working togather.
lyanMI
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:12:05 AM

too small
livedream
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:04:45 AM

Too small to be safe.
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 7:26:43 AM

Another ad.
truvoice1
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:55:08 AM

My 26 year old daughter and I test drove the Fiesta base model. Terrible! It felt and drove like a cheap rental car! And we had to listen to the dumb salesman blabbing away in the back seat. Pure torture. I hope the Fiesta ST is better but for that kind of money you can get a bigger Focus or even a decent Fusion!
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:05:39 AM

Not bad
millerin
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:50:35 PM

nice
skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:27:29 PM

making things people want. Not what Obama thinks you should want.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:36:33 PM


     ok
rosa403
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:07:32 AM

looks nice but way too small for me
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:34:17 AM

Nice
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:54:20 AM

Were going to be forced into these small cars if we like them or not.
AVKZ
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:42:00 AM

You need to excite the customer.
sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:40:58 AM

GO FORD
SfC1289
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:40:49 AM

Every time I see a Ford Fiesta, I cringe just a little bit. It just doesn't look like a car that would survive a big impact...all the more reason to be careful I guess.
00MrSlate00
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:21:25 AM

FORD TOUGH!
cashpile
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:17:55 AM

Go Ford!
gypsymom3
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:08:37 AM

ok
No1ConMan
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:00:09 AM

VERY interesting, wouldn't mind trying one on for a while.
Anty57
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:49:46 AM

ok
EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:48:32 AM

Good for Ford, sounds like a fun car to drive.
kyjlh
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:41:10 AM

go Ford
Winatgas
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:34:24 AM

At least dealers have a vehicle they can sell to those that want some kind of performance over the "normal" Focus.
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:34:12 AM

More good news from Ford.
wrunner
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:32:17 AM

If it is as good as gets, it is as good as it goes.

If it is worth it, it is worth to getting it.

Ltdc
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:23:05 AM

If it works for you then great.
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:22:44 AM

Actually... old Fiesta great for regular size people.... not oompa loompas.... fit family of four
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:20:26 AM

I got 49.9mpg with the old 1978 model. So new Fiesta has a ways to go to attract me....
lisenclose
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:19:08 AM

Have only used one ford vehicle in my life and I didn't like it at all. This could be a good economy saver
madison8359
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:18:43 AM

If it sells it must have value.

Go Ford.
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:17:41 AM

Still waiting for a larger array of engine choices...... like in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s....
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:15:49 AM

Ford should have also remembered simpler touches.... like a blacked out hood (as it was done in the late 70s).
pilotmass
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:14:45 AM

Sounds fun. If you fit inside an oompa lompa sized car
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:13:33 AM

Big problem by lowering it... now you can scrape bottom all the time going in and out of driveways... AND crumple the front skirt if you park too far forward in a parking lot with a concrete bumper
Radar1992
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:10:24 AM

It is too small for me...but the performance is impressive...
Bou
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:57:54 AM

Nice, but small.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:55:40 AM

if I ever bought one, this would be it
grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:53:26 AM

Ok.
1GhettoWhipper
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:47:03 AM

don't think it's suited for a family............
brbaritone
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:43:59 AM

The article continues:

... Kingdom.

Fiesta vacated the U.S. market in 1980 and returned in 2010. Ford moved the tin to the tune of 57,000 sales in 2012.

So there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Fiesta in its less highly contented form: seven air bags, heated outside mirrors, Bluetooth and plug-and-play media with voice recognition, power windows and doors with keyless entry.

But if you want to stave off long-term ownership ennui, the ST is the way to go.

The ST package lowers the ride height a half-inch, stuffs the wheel wells with the big hex-motif alloy rims, and wraps special aero bodywork around the rocker panels, front and rear lower fascia. The blacked out, flush-fit grille and thick eyeliner around the headlamp assemblies actually give the ST a touch of the exotic. The Fiesta ST’s taut modernist bod, bandy proportions and unsmiling, on-task visage help it avoid the box-office poison of cuteness. Think of it as a hot-hatch Aston Martin.

But the abacus beads have moved, alas: The Fiesta of your dreams costs nearly $25,000, and that’s without the sunroof.

The optional Recaro partial-leather seat package takes a huge bite ($1,995) but the deep, bolstered buckets are so slaggingly futuristic and supportive, you can’t give them up. It’s nice that the Recaro package also includes heated front seats.

The navigation system adds $795. The painted gray 17-inch rims with the thrombo red brake calipers, that’s an additional $375.
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