Greetings from Downunder!

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by MasterPooBaa, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    Hi guys!

    I hale from Brisbane, Australia.

    Currently own a 'True Red' 2011 (WT) Fiesta Zetec.

    (Zetec being the top spec model at the time with chrome trim, fog lights, big spoiler, slightly sportier seats and suspension, 16" alloys and 1.6 Petrol with 5 speed manual)

    Me and the Missus have decided to take the jump and order a Fiesta ST!

    Took one for a test drive a week ago and was truly deeply impressed on how it handled.

    I have driven many a fleet car, and was always impressed how the standard Fiesta handled in comparison.

    Not a wallowy, soft, mushy, uncertain autoslushbox powered "Whitegood".

    Standard Fiesta was good, ST a huge step up again!

    Now all we have to do is wait *boing boing boing* - This will be difficult!

    Oh yes, and it will be red, of course :)
     
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  3. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Welcome and Congrats
     
  4. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    Im curious, what are the wait times like for ST's in other countries?

    Australian ones are built in Germany, and there are essentially zero spare. 2-3 month wait for it to be ordered, built and shipped.
     
  5. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Here in the States, I ordered mine on July 6 and it was delivered October 24.
     
  6. bigshotdan

    bigshotdan Active Member

  7. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    Its so red n cute!
    Did you get any optional extras on yours?
    Me n the Missus were thinking of a window tint + a rubber non slip boot mat for shopping.
    The ST will be our daily driver.

    Also hearing differing accounts of delivery times. Everything from 6 weeks to 4 months.
     
  8. bigshotdan

    bigshotdan Active Member

    What is this 'options' word you speak? I've never heard of such a thing on Euro-sourced Fords. :D

    I got the dealer protection pack (at half price - no way was I paying a fortune for it) because it guarantees for life against paint fade. Yes, on a red car, I'll take that, thank you very much!

    Tinting I got done by one Byron at Tint a Car Milton. He's of the SEQ group 'originals' having had an XR5 for years. He'd do a better job than a dealership.
     
  9. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    I'll bear that in mind.
    Don't really know much about tinting.
    All that I ask of a tint is to not too dark and normal-ish light transmission properties.
    Was in another car recently and the headlights of all the cars behind were a weird alien green colour. :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  10. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    Just heard news. Delivery slated for late June, early July.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  11. bigshotdan

    bigshotdan Active Member

    Good stuff! At least you have some sort of timeline now. And, the way time seems to fly by, it'll be here before you know it...
     

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