Fiesta ST Interior Review

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Photos and Media' started by BRGT350, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Take them for a test drive too cam on !!!
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  3. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Yes, they do have Recaros.

    The ETA has been updated to the 12th.

  4. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    yes, but proper seats are part of having a performance car. Just the same as having performance tires, the seats are an important part of the package. The only connection between you and the car come from the seat, steering wheel, and pedals. The seat is the biggest factor in being able to read what the car is doing under you.

    Something I noticed with the Recaro seats on my 8-state, 5-day non-stop driving adventure, is that I was less tired and had way less aches in my legs and back. I took my 2011 Fiesta on a 6-hour road trip this spring, and as usual, my right knee and lower back was sore when we got to our destination. The reason for my knee is that there isn't enough side bolstering to keep it from falling towards the center of the car. I am contstantly keeping pressure on my knee to hold it in place. With the Recaro seats, the bolsters held my leg in place, which kept pressure off of my knee. I have autocrossed, been on a few different road courses, drive the car daily, and took it on a long road trip. The seats were great in all of those conditions. If anything, I could have used the seats to be more narrow and a harness to really help hold me in when on the track.

    Yes, the cost is expensive, but well worth it. The entire Recaro package costs less than the driver's seat in my Mustang, so I would say it is a good deal. Plus, it is more comfortable.
  5. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    September 12th? I am sure you are getting very excited!
  6. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    It is almost unbearable.
    I have NEVER waited this long to buy a car.
    What is worse is that I have ALL the money.
    I need to go back to the dealer today to drop off a part to my service writer for his Ford Th!nk.
    I MUST leave my check book at home or that blue one might be mine.

  7. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Haha, yeah, waiting sucks. I waited 6 months for my ZX3, 6 months for my Fiesta, and 13 years for Ford to bring a proper European hot hatch to the US market. :p

    I am not looking forward to returning my ST and then trying to figure out when I can buy one. I had a buyer setup for my 2011 Fiesta for next spring, but that fell through.
  8. brian

    brian Member

    What dealer are these at?
  9. brian

    brian Member

    Are the heated mirrors and heated seats controlled through the same switch?
  10. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Me thinks somewhere in a past life BRGT350 was a Recaro salesman .. LOL just kidding as He sold me even before He had first hand experience with the seats... I'm glad I listened as once you get the car im sure its a pain and just as costly to add a good recaro seat package to the car )not that I buy a car for resale it might help hold its value though maybe not 2k worth) for my the heat is a plus too cuz we only get a Florida type summer one of two weeks at most a year the rest is moderate to flippen COLD lol
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  11. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    No. My understanding is that heated seats have their own switch, and the heated side mirrors are trigger by the rear window defrost button.
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  12. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Ha, I do really like my seats! I grew up with Recaro seats, had them in my Mustang (until I replaced one with a RaceTech Kevlar racing seat), had them in my SVT Focus, and will have them again in my ST. It is amazing how much a good sets of seats will change the way you drive and enjoy your car. Plus, they look sexy too. The ST produces enough lateral grip that you will want something vastly more supportive than the regular Fiesta seats. I would also bet that the Recaro seats from the dealership (if you wanted them later) would be vastly more expensive than the option package price. I would almost bet one seat costs the same as the entire package.

    TapTapPull is correct, the heated seats each have their own button and the mirrors are connected to the defrost button.

    Another nice thing about the heated seats is that if you pick up some tacos (I say tacos since I buy them all the time and have done this) and they are nice and warm. Oh, you need to run errands, but don't want cold tacos. Simply turn on the passenger side seat warmer, place bag-o-tacos on seat, and they will be warm when you get home.
  13. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    I'm sure you will be able to confirm thatin a couple of weeks TTP, when both your car and winter arrive in PG ;)
  14. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    I can't really argue that this won't happen...

    Mid-September arrival for the car (hopefully), and then first snowfall probably a month and a half after that...:( Frost on my windows earlier than that, still! Trust me when I say that the heated seats are a huge plus!
  15. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    Do you have your winter tires/ wheels sorted out ? ( asuming you will keep it on the road ) Also have you looked into car insurance ?
    I asked my Autoplan dealer for a quote a couple of weeks ago, and they said..Fiesta ST ? listing for that model.. o_O
  16. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    I, too, went to my insurance broker for a quote two weeks ago as well! I told them ST, they confirmed "Hatchback?" I said yeah, and we went through it. When I got home, I see that the trims this quote covered did not have the ST on it. Which is too bad, because I thought the quote was reasonable, and I was excited about the price. Now I don't know how many hundreds more the ST quote will be...

    As for winters, I'm probably going to wind up spending ~$1000 on new steel wheels and tires, from Costco or Canadian Tire.

    Neither website has much for winter tires when I search by model, so I'm probably just going to take my car in and see what they come up with. First preference is to Costco.
  17. Removed

    Removed Guest

    StateFarm quoted me the same price as for a Titanium, but they said they had 'no data' on the ST. My guess is, even if I'm lucky, once a few idiots wrap them around poles my rates will go up. Auto insurance rates are certainly a mystery to most people, but it's always the cheap, fast cars that have the highest rates.
  18. amathophobia

    amathophobia Member

    Once those cats wrap their ST around a pole then I can afford to buy their recaros from the junkyard. :good:
  19. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    Galpin Ford, just north of Los Angeles.
  20. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    Is it too late to trade in the Titanium? :-D
  21. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    For those of you that still don't believe the production STs don't come with the auto-dimming mirrors, there's an ST I just saw today at my local dealer and it has a manual mirror (note the manual flip switch on the picture). Auto-dimming mirrors don't come with the Recaro package because this car has the Recaro package. Sorry the picture sucks because I had to take it through the window on my phone, the dealer was closed and I didn't have my real camera.


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