/DRIVE - 2014 Ford Fiesta ST Review

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST News and Reviews' started by frismanis, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. frismanis

    frismanis Member

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  3. rweidman

    rweidman New Member

    So why didn't he give it a 5 and a 100% rating Some people just can't recognize perfection when they see it.
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  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Pretty fair review he seemed to be giggling the whole time too :) I can relate to that !!
  5. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Ya, good video. Fair too. Think of it this way -- spend those few thousand you saved and the FiST is a 95+ I can say my car is already notably better with the mods I've done. It's a fine canvas, and the picture is pretty damned good, too. :)

    Edit: typo -- I blame tapatalk!
  6. johnnyquest

    johnnyquest Member

    I don't understand his scoring methodology though. They make it sound like it isn't in the top 10% in its class, but there's nothing else at this size or price point that can touch it.

  7. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    If it helps bring it into perspective, they gave a Porsche 911 Carrera S a 79%. The Panamera GTS scored an 85%.

    Rarefied company.
  8. Kap

    Kap Member

    I just came across this video and hopped on here to post it, and... it's already here. :)

    After a few (long) months of waiting, my ST finally arrived at the dealership and I should be bringing her home by Thursday, and I have to say... the joy in this clip friggin' made my night! :cool:
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  9. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Congrats, in advance! Welcome.
  10. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    Pretty fair review. I think the seats are tighter than he admits, though since I'm not a big man, it's not a bother to me. His scoring is pretty fair, all things considered. On few of the points does the FiST out-do the competition by a wide margin--but it does well in just about all areas. The only downgrade I'd give it would be for the overall level of technology--and that only because they could've included a rear-view camera at reasonable cost, I believe. With the Recaro package--which, don't forget, includes heat in the front seats as well as wonderfully comfy seats (in the front, anyway), and heated side mirrors, both of which are nice touches in areas where it gets cold--like outside my door, where it's about 12 degrees F right now. I would love to see the thing juiced up just a little more, but a mountune MP 215 package, which is allegedly on its way to the States, will take care of that. With that mod, some stickier summer tires, and some practice, a good driver will be enjoyin' the heck out of the Fiesta ST. It really is a fun, fun car to drive.

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