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Fiesta ST 2.0 thoughts

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Kraven, 5 Jun 2010.

  1. Kraven

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Nov 2007

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    Hey guys,

    Looking at getting a new car and have been eyeing up the Fiesta ST 2.0, its got a 11000 miles and its 2 years old, I've inspected the car and it looks good as new but its going for £8795, its also black and hasn't got the huge stripes going down the front of it which is a bonus.

    Just want some thoughts about the car whether its worth it or if there's something better I should be looking at.
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    For that sort of money I would be looking at a Mercedes CL600 instead. Way faster than the Fiesta. Alternatively, what about a really old Audi S3?
     
  3. Chives

    Mobster

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    lol fox
    197 clio? http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1760384.htm
     
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  4. peterattheboro

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    Save a few grand and put it towards insurance, fuel, brakes/tyres etc and look at a mint 182 :)
     
  5. Kraven

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    Lots of Clio love! I like the look of the 197 but its a slighter higher insurance group than the fiesta and i'm already pushing it cost wise. If I can find a decent price one near me will definitely have a look cheers. Seems no one has anything bad to say about the Fiesta ST?
     
  6. jellybeard999

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    The fact that it's not fast enough is the main complaint. If you're happy with the performance, it's not a bad choice, but there are better if you want a hot hatch.
     
  7. peterattheboro

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    This.

    The Corsa VXR pretty much destroys it if all you want is a small, fast hot hatch.

    The Clios are much better handling cars than both aswell.
     
  8. dean_ham

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    I have had my fiesta st for 3 years and can't fault it one bit. Yeah ok it's not as fast as a Clio 182 but it wasn't built to be as fast as it. It's still 7.9 sec to 60 but it only has an insurance group of 13 and I can manage 40mpg if I drive sensibly. My st has been a very realiable car with amazing handling and good performance. Servicing costs from ford only cost around £120 and due to the engine being chain driven I haven't got to worry about replacing thebelt any time soon. I woulddef recommend onebut I'm sureyou could pick up a two or three year old one with 20-30k miles for around the 6-7k mark. I would go for something like that.

    Dean
     
  9. Relentless81

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    Its not powerfull enough compared to the competition
     
  10. Settleddown

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    I would pick a Clio over an ST any day :) Much better cars.

    182/192

    182 Would be my choice get it with the full spec, you have the money to spend so you can get the best.
     
  11. Relentless81

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    I wouldnt say a Renault Clio is "the best" I also wouldnt say they are better just because they are more powerful there are much better choices out there
     
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  12. therubble

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    Id sell you mine for 9300 and its 9000 on the clock registered black, full leather , blue tooth kit and it's a JAN 09 model.
     
  13. Eliot

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    I like them but if I had one I would get one that has had some form of mountune attention as they improve them no end power wise

    also I would get the handling improved somewhat

    a st 186 does 0-60 in 7 seconds dead which is like .1 seconds off a Clio and .2 of a vxr they also do a coilover upgrad. Which some of them must have
     
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  14. West

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    My standard Cooper S destroys em'

    I really don't know why Ford didn't TC them!

    Clip 182... or a Cooper S maybe if you don't mind the 'so called' look thing.
     
  15. [TW]Fox

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    Whilst on your way to Maccy D's?
     
  16. peterattheboro

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    Sorry, forgot about the Cooper S.. probably cos I can't stand the looks :p
     
  17. BEN_UK

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    Was wondering how the Cooper S stands up to them
     
  18. Eliot

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  19. West

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    :p
     
  20. Will

    Mobster

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    Try and get one with the Mountune suspension and engine upgrades if you can :) makes a heck of a difference! See this review...

    http://viewer.zmags.com/showmag.php?mid=gwhpg&preview=1&_x=1#/page12/

    If you buy a stock one at the very least buy a bigger bore flexi pipe and a K&N, will set you back ~£200, but the ST responds pretty well to breathing mods, it drives a lot better with these done. The difference when I changed from the stock induction setup was quite marked, and not just a case of it being louder.