Buying a FiST, have a question about the Recaros

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by C-bass, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. C-bass

    C-bass New Member

    Hey guys, I'm Sebastian, ill be buying a FiST very soon, hopefully by the end of the month, however I do have a question about the Recaros.

    If I opt to not get the Recaros, would I be able to buy the ST Recaros from Ford? and than either install them myself or pay Ford to install them? or is this not an option at this time?

    I did look around to see if I can find an answer for this, but couldn't seem to find one.

    On another note, I drove the FiST and loved it. It's an awesome car and seems to be worth every penny. I'm also coming from previously only owning VW's so I'm also looking forward to learning a little about not Euro cars haha.
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  3. landwombl

    landwombl New Member

    There no way that'll be economically viable I don't think... You'd need to get a quite from a dealer but I think it's going to be significantly more expensive than ordering with the car...

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  4. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    I think another member with a regular fiesta put recaros in it. Bluebomber maybe?
  5. C-bass

    C-bass New Member

    alright I'm just wondering. Especially if it comes to just buying the seats from Ford and installing the myself. I'm sure that can't be to hard.
    I'd just call the Ford dealer and ask, but its Sunday so I'm gunna wait till tomorrow, I'll let you know what they say.
  6. landwombl

    landwombl New Member

    I reckon the fit would be easy but paying for it maybe less so

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  7. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    There is so much talk about these seats...should I shouldn't I. Coming from a Fiesta se to a st with Recaro seats, these seats are one of the top 5 things that I love about this car.. everyone that has gotten in my car loves them. Get them now, cheaper and you won't be disappointed
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  8. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    I came from a '11 SES with cloth seats to the '14 FiST with the Recaros. I personally would not want to be without them.:)
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  9. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    I don't believe you can buy the FiST Recaros separate. I think Ford Racing sells Recaros for Mustangs but I don't think they sell the FiST's. As far as money goes, $2000 for the oem seats is a bargain. If you were to buy them aftermarket, they would probably be double that.

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  10. C-bass

    C-bass New Member

    alright guys thanks for the help/advice. I'm going to give the Ford dealer i"m buying the car from a call later today. I'll let you guys know what they say.
  11. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    I think that the seats are listed at about $2000ea from Ford.

    Aftermarket market seats will be $500-700ea.
  12. C-bass

    C-bass New Member

    Alright cool thanks

    I'll give em call later today anyway see what they say
  13. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    Ford Racing sells Recaros for the FoST and Mustang, but I don't believe that they do for the FiST. You can buy the FiST Recaros only in components as far as I know, and you'd end up spending way more than the $2,000 extra you pay for them now. Aftermarket seats won't have side airbags and will liekly disable your airbags.
  14. C-bass

    C-bass New Member

    So, during my lunch break I actually had to call 4 different dealerships to get an answer from them.

    The first two dealerships I called were relatively useless said they didnt even wanna waste their time looking into it.

    The second two I called gave me a little more information. The first as Chuckable said they said the sell the parts and pieces for the seats however they couldnt sell me the full seat. Finally, the last place I called, they said they would defiantly be able to get me the recaros, however again as Chuckable said, buying them would cost about 6 grand for a full set. So if anyone else was curious depending on the dealer they can get them but they will run about 3 times more expensive for a full set.

    Big thanks to all you guys who commented and helped me out!
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  15. EcoBeast

    EcoBeast Member

    The other option is to buy it from someone who wants to trade "down" for whatever reason. But logistically you would need to meet up at the same place to conduct the trade and installation. It would be odd to strip the car of the seats and wait a few days until the other guy shipped you the seats.
  16. boost rooster

    boost rooster New Member

    I'd be willing to bet eventually a set would turn up in the parts for sale thread for some reason or another but you would have to wait for them.
  17. C-bass

    C-bass New Member

    Yeah, also the dealers i did speak to said its safe to assume the Ford/Ford Racing will be releasing them at some point as you can buy the Focus seats from the Ford/Ford Racing. The Fiesta is just too new of a car for them to be sold yet, at least according to several dealers.
  18. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    This is the absolutely dumbest thread...
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  19. Dyn085

    Dyn085 Active Member

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    timboslice Active Member

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  21. landwombl

    landwombl New Member

    The thread about 300 bucks to fill your tyres with nitrogen was quite amusing, too...

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