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View Poll Results: Do you want a Fiesta ST
No AWD No Care 104 38.95%
Yes, with Recaros 80 29.96%
Yes 44 16.48%
No thanks I would rather be caught driving a Prius 24 8.99%
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:52 AM   #251
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yeah....lotsa older frauds had 4 bolt hubs..even the mushtang.....wasnt a problem until the 5.0 actually made some power
Yea, at 200hp or even 250hp(Cobb) I don't see 4 bolts as a problem.
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Yea, at 200hp or even 250hp(Cobb) I don't see 4 bolts as a problem.
Stock wheels probably put force on the hub, so the bolts won't see much strain as long as they are torqued properly. When people start throwing spacers on there...then just maybe you will see an issue.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #253
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Stock wheels probably put force on the hub, so the bolts won't see much strain as long as they are torqued properly. When people start throwing spacers on there...then just maybe you will see an issue.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #254
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The rear seat cushion does not flip up in the Fiesta ST so that the seats can fold flat. However, it is pretty easy to remove. You can't fit even medium sized adults back there anyway, so...
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #255
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You can't fit even medium sized adults back there anyway, so...

Sorta cramped. I am 5'11.5 and I sat in the back of a base model that my GF was test driving and I thought it was fine. Not fantastic, but it was not torture either. Good thing we don't buy cars like these cars for our rear passengers
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #256
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Overreact? LOL. You're very quick to jump to conclusions. My only gripe with 4 lug wheels has nothing to do with engineering, it's simply availability. There are more options in 5 lug world than 4.

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Did Ford's engineering team get back to you about your resume yet? I'm sure they'll be glad to have you on their team telling them what's best for their cars.

See? I can overreact and blow opinions out of proportion too.

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Old 09-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #257
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Good thing we don't buy cars like these cars for our rear passengers
I do. But my rear passengers ride in carseats...
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:24 PM   #258
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yeah....lotsa older frauds had 4 bolt hubs..even the mushtang.....wasnt a problem until the 5.0 actually made some power
Even then. The Mustang had 4-lug wheels all the way through 1993 (Cobra excluded), and that was as powerful as the old 5.0 ever got in production trim. Half again as much torque as the FiST and hundreds of pounds heavier, so I don't think it'll be a problem. Just for wheel selection, maybe, as someone else mentioned. Though if I get a FiST it's going to be partly due to price and I won't want to blow money on wheels anyway .
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #259
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Overreact? LOL. You're very quick to jump to conclusions. My only gripe with 4 lug wheels has nothing to do with engineering, it's simply availability. There are more options in 5 lug world than 4.
Ah, gotcha.
I looked up the pattern, it appears that Ford went with a 4x108, bummer, not exactly the most common lug.
If these were 4x100 there would be a lot more options for sure. I read the Mazder2 is a 4x100, I guess you could swap the hubs if it was a huge issue. I really don't care, I'm just thrilled we actually got this car in the US. Chances are, I won't even buy aftermarket wheels for it, the OEM look fine.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #261
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Yea, at 200hp or even 250hp(Cobb) I don't see 4 bolts as a problem.
Not a problem yet.

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Old 09-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #262
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I'm happy to see Cobb getting involved in the FiST. I wish a local dealer would get one in so I can test drive it!!!!
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:12 PM   #263
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Dat torque!
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:44 PM   #264
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Are people really calling this thing the FiST?
because it's really not that much trouble to add a few tiny letters.



Either way, I'm liking that Cobb is doing something with the Fi...(damnit)ST
I contacted them about the 50 Abrt and they said that they have no plans on doing anything for it.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #265
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the 50 Abrt

I see what ye did thar.



So I test drove a Fiesta ST today; not-friggin-bad. I was very impressed, good job Ford. It was more solid feeling than I expected. The torque was unreal. I couldn't believe that little econobox could rip like that. It cornered better than the MS3 I test drove last week and more fun than the MCS I test drove. I didn't even notice the sound amplifier, the turbo sound was very present and welcomed. I will be buying one the next few months once the hype dies down a bit. I think these will do well.

Also, you can least one That's nuts, can you lease a MCS? (Per my quick research, you can only lease the base Mini).

I don't know if I would want to lease one. Thoughts anyone?
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:27 PM   #266
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[...] I will be buying one the next few months once the hype dies down a bit. I think these will do well.[...]
Ford isn't waiting for anything. They were already offering up to $1,000 in incentives for Labor Day week-end. Right now, it seems like the $1,000 incentive is here to stay for a while. These cars just made it to dealership lots !
At this rate, by December, people will be able to pick these up for significantly cheaper than the MSRP would suggest. Very tempting .
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:28 PM   #267
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I see "Fist" and think of the holster mfr. in NY.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #268
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Are people really calling this thing the FiST?
because it's really not that much trouble to add a few tiny letters.



Either way, I'm liking that Cobb is doing something with the Fi...(damnit)ST
I contacted them about the 50 Abrt and they said that they have no plans on doing anything for it.
How about FieSTa?
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:51 PM   #269
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New review on YouTube.


Seriously thinking about trading in my TR for one of these. Especially since the rumors going around of no hatch for the MY15 WRX.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:52 PM   #270
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Picked up my Fiesta ST on Saturday. This little car is pretty damn cool. And dollar for feature wise it spanked the **** outta the Abarth.

(my WRX eyeing the new interloper with suspicion)

My heart still lusts for the little Italian, but my brain and wallet won out. And frankly, I'm very okay with that.

If I ever call this car a FiST, I want you to punch a baby.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:27 AM   #271
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Nice! I'm hoping to have a white one with Recaros and nav soon...
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:46 AM   #272
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(my WRX eyeing the new interloper with suspicion)

If I ever call this car a FiST, I want you to punch a baby.
Both these sentences made me lol.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:43 AM   #273
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nice car Onederer

Very nice choice indeed. IF it is as much fun as the Focus, you have one heck of a cool runabout!
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:52 AM   #275
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If I had any faith, any faith at all, in Ford's ability to produce a quality (not talking about fun factor or performance) vehicle, I would be all over this or the Focus ST. Sadly though, from personal experience and all the chatter on every Ford forum I have been on around all the problems and the totally, completely unacceptable quality control issues that some people are experiencing, I don't see how I can get one of these. If I was younger and did not have a family, maybe I would look at things differently.

Oh, and nice car .......
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