Fiesta ST Vs. Lancer Evolution

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by pewwwp, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Ya all is forgiven once you get a FiST LOL j/k
    no worries Come back when ever you feel the need to get a motorhead fix :)
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  3. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    Here is the difference between my Evo and Fiesta! image.jpg
  4. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    That's a lot of meat. What is that, a 305?
  5. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    Actually it's a 265 bfg r1. They run very wide!
  6. geoff

    geoff New Member

    Sorry for bumping an old thread. I recently went through this exact same situation. I sold my 04 BMW M3 which was a hoot to drive but every time a check engine light came on it was $1000-$2000. Thank god I didn't have the SMG trans. I wanted something new with a warranty to fill that void left by the Bimmer. I narrowed it down to Mazda Speed 3, Focus ST, Fiesta ST, and Evo X. I drove the Mazda first. I was greatly disappointed with how the car drove and the amount of torque steer. It was also my least favorite so I crossed that one off the list. I then went and drove the Focus and Fiesta at the same dealer. The Focus was decently quick but you couldn't tell that it was. I know it was fast but I just didn't feel it. It reminded me of my old Caliber SRT4. It did handle great for a FWD but I had to walk away. The Fiesta felt like a cheaper smaller version of the Focus. The shifting didn't feel great and the interior was definitely on the economy side. I am ok with a cheap interior as long as the seats are nice. The Recaros were fantastic. The car pulled but I didn't really feel it until high rpms. I took it on some back roads and it out-performed the Focus, or so it felt like. I then went to a dealer about 45 mins away to drive an Evo. It had a cheap interior much like the Fiesta but the seats were on par with the Recaros in the Fiesta. As far as driving goes its on a whole different level. Ofcourse we are talking about a car $10k more than the Fiesta. I felt very connected in turns and you could tell there was 100 hp more. When it came down to it I chose the Evo. I know maintenance costs will be higher on consumables but you gotta pay to play. Every now and again I found myself thinking about the Fiesta though and how fun it was. Its almost comparing apples to oranges. The Evo has poor mpg and thin paint. Upgrades out out of the question due to voiding warranty. I may keep the Evo for a couple years and then go to a Fiesta. Time will tell.
  7. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Welcome. Many of us went through the same range of feelings about those cars, including the FiST!

    The big thing for me was simplicity and light weight (along with the great steering and engine). I knew I'd modify the car right away, and unlike every other car I've owned, this one didn't make me worry. You also need to see this car for its potential. I wouldn't have been happy, long-term, with the car in stock form -- my modest mods have transformed the car. Track days with it are big fun! It's easy on tires and running costs are low. Come to one of our upcoming track days and see for yourself. This is my new track and weekend fun car! :)
  8. geoff

    geoff New Member

    I'm going to stick around on the forum and see how I feel about the Fiesta as time goes on. I think what narrowed my choice down to the Fista and the Evo was feeling the power. Both cars provided the feeling. The Focus just did not deliver. Its fast and and I knew it was when driving by looking at the speedo. I just did not feel anything though.

    Once I get out of the Illinois area and out to Tucson here in a few months I am going to look at some tracks in that area, if there are any. I haven't driven anything on a track since my STI which was about 4 years ago.
  9. ohskigod

    ohskigod Member

    The lancer was on my list of possible cars, but my parameters were unusual. I had a pick up as a daily driver and the mustang gt as my fun weekend car /weekend warrior. I found myself wanting to get rid of the truck because I don't use it for work and the only thing I was ever hauling was other peoples crap. I knew I wanted a practical smaller car with better mileage than the truck but it had to be enjoyable to drive. Didn't even have to be a performance car but it had to be a 6 speed and fun as well as practical. The fiesta popped up on my radar as filling all those gaps in a very interesting way

    I test drove it and just fell in love with it. Molten orange wasn't my first color choice, and I didn't want a sunroof either but I fell in love with the car so fast and hard I couldn't pass it up (no other fiesta st's around me). It also didn't have the recaros which was important as I have a large back that didn't get along with the recaros

    The funny thing is, the fiesta has a fun handling characteristic from the word go....whereas my mustang I had to swap nearly every suspension component to make it handle the way I wanted.
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  10. ohskigod

    ohskigod Member

    I'll also say I test drove the focus st, and though I certainly didn't experience a feeling of lack of speed (to the contrary, in a straight line it felt fast as hell to me), but it just wasn't as balanced and light on its feet as the fiesta was. The fiesta just melted my heart and felt so right......In a way I never experienced in any car I ever test drove.

    As a bonus. The molten orange is really growing on me....makes me feel like a teenager. Lol

    And any loss of structural rigidity from the sunroof will not be a concern when I have it open on a beautiful day
  11. ohskigod

    ohskigod Member

    So long story short, as a hard core performance car I'd give the nod to the Evo.....but as an all a rounder that's fun as balls to drive? The fist walks away with it....period....especially a s a daily driver. Just my .02
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  12. Lovemesomespeed

    Lovemesomespeed New Member

    Ok guys I've been shopping for a good used fist for a few months now. And I found a 2008 evo x within my price range. Now I'm on the fence they both look awesome im not shopping for a daily just a toy. So it boils down to which one is more fun to drive. Anyone have any opinions? Thanks guys!

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