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Old 05-21-2018, 10:08 PM   #26
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Man, the more the reviews come out, the more I detest Ford. I know I'm going butthurt level fanboi, but I do believe I've purchased my last Ford. I'd previously considered buying a new Ranger or a Mustang as a 2nd car, but not anymore. I won't support Ford anymore and non of the work I get done on my ST will ever be at a dealership. Such a bitch move to not offer the new Focus and the Fiesta ST here.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:54 AM   #27
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they don't operate a charity and they have basically had to give away STs for the last 2 years. I paid 19k for my new fost well before the announcement they were discontinuing them.

Its the same unfortunate story as it has been for decades, americas don't get cool cars because Americans dont buy cool cars.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:02 AM   #28
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they don't operate a charity and they have basically had to give away STs for the last 2 years. I paid 19k for my new fost well before the announcement they were discontinuing them.

Its the same unfortunate story as it has been for decades, americas don't get cool cars because Americans dont buy cool cars.
I agree. People are happily paying the ADM on Civic Type R's, while the Focus RS rots away on dealer lots. At the same time, Ford should have updated the interior of the RS/ST to separate it from the regular line up....and I am not talking about just seats. Dealers do not help themelves when dealing with customers either.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:00 PM   #29
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I agree. People are happily paying the ADM on Civic Type R's, while the Focus RS rots away on dealer lots. At the same time, Ford should have updated the interior of the RS/ST to separate it from the regular line up....and I am not talking about just seats. Dealers do not help themelves when dealing with customers either.
There are CTR's on lots unsold and Honda isn't building a lot of the cars so they are more scarce. It seems dealers are a problem when it comes to these kinds of cars as there's only so many people willing to pay ADM and once they get their cars the rest will collect dust until dealers come to grips with the fact they aren't sitting on a pot of gold. So unfortunate that most people that don't care about cars get the best deals while the enthusiasts are held hostage by greed.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:41 AM   #30
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There are CTR's on lots unsold and Honda isn't building a lot of the cars so they are more scarce. It seems dealers are a problem when it comes to these kinds of cars as there's only so many people willing to pay ADM and once they get their cars the rest will collect dust until dealers come to grips with the fact they aren't sitting on a pot of gold. So unfortunate that most people that don't care about cars get the best deals while the enthusiasts are held hostage by greed.
This is how I ended up in a WRX back in the day. I went to Honda to test drive the Si, they said not without talking finances first, claiming to Si was too special. Subaru was literally across the street. Guess who had no problem with test drives?

Dealerships can be their own worst enemies sometimes.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:19 AM   #31
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There are CTR's on lots unsold and Honda isn't building a lot of the cars so they are more scarce. It seems dealers are a problem when it comes to these kinds of cars as there's only so many people willing to pay ADM and once they get their cars the rest will collect dust until dealers come to grips with the fact they aren't sitting on a pot of gold. So unfortunate that most people that don't care about cars get the best deals while the enthusiasts are held hostage by greed.

Exactly. As I've mentioned before, I tried to buy a TypeR for a month, even talked directly with the sales manager twice. He claimed the owners didn't want to sell it at MSRP, they wanted their $7k ADM. I paid another $2k and bought a fabulous F-150.
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:18 PM   #32
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Default New Ford Fiesta ST review: tested with and without Performance Pack

The Ford Fiesta ST Sticks Around For 2019, As Does A Cheaper One That Loses The Speed

https://jalopnik.com/the-ford-fiesta...-ch-1827258435
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:50 AM   #33
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Ford reveals limited-run Fiesta ST Performance Edition

Limited to just 600 units, the special edition gets a striking orange paint scheme amongst other tweaks

Fiesta ST Performance Edition
Ford is no stranger to outlandish colours on its Performance models, with the famous ‘nitrous blue’ shade on the Focus RS and various bold special editions making an appearance over the model’s lifetime. The Fiesta ST has received the same treatment, with the addition of the Performance Edition.

Limited to just 600 units and set exclusively for the UK, the model is based on the range-topping ST-3 and features a new ‘Deep Orange’ paint colour alongside a whole host of other performance-oriented tweaks. New 18-inch, ten-spoke lightweight wheels make an appearance, shaving an impressive 7kg from the standard ST-3 wheel set. As they’re ‘flow-formed’ as opposed to cast, they’re also stronger and more durable according to the marque. All wheels are finished in a winter-resistant, triple-layer ‘Magnetite’ shade... or grey, to you and me.

> Ford Fiesta ST review – simple, honest fun

Alongside the marginal reduction in weight from the addition of new wheels, the Performance Edition also comes with a new coilover suspension pack, honed at the Nürburgring by Ford engineers. It lowers ride height by 15mm at the front, 10mm at the rear and gives drivers the ability to adjust bump and rebound settings manually. Springs are also finished in Ford Performance Blue for some subtle flare.

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Fiesta ST Performance Edition
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Being an ST-3, the Performance Edition also comes with plenty of extras as standard, including LED headlights, an upgraded B&O sound system and the Fiesta ST Performance Pack. The latter includes a Quaife limited-slip differential, launch control and performance shift light indicators.

Andy Barratt, managing director of Ford of Britain, said: ‘This ST is for customers who are performance-oriented drivers and tuning enthusiasts who demand maximum fun on the road combined with a sporty appearance – the ultimate Fiesta ST.’

Pricing for the Performance Edition is set to be announced next month, but will set you back at least £3000 over the £22,450 of a standard ST-3. Order books will open in June, with the first cars due to hit roads in September.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:23 PM   #34
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Those wheels look nice for OEM.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:39 PM   #35
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I really should just grab a used Fiesta ST.
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:02 AM   #36
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What's 3K lbs and RWD anymore? Nothing cheap.
A lightly used BMW i3.
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