I'm buying an ST. Fiesta or Focus ???

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Sales and Service' started by x-wrx, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    I drove both, though not same day. The Focus was/is a great car, but was softer, less sporty with regards handling, but clearly a bit faster. But for fun driving about town, the Fiesta won me over in a heartbeat. Fun and "tossable", fast though not ridiculously so, reasonably economical, and great in traffic. The FiST is cute; the FoST was trying to be cute. My sister-in-law called the FiST sexy. She thought the FoST looked "cool". I don't think there was a bad choice, but the Fiesta consistently punched the right buttons for me.
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  3. bigshotdan

    bigshotdan Active Member

    I've ridden in a Focus but haven't driven one. While their superior equipment levels (in Oz-spec cars at least, where there are no available options) probably make them a better everyday proposition, I prefer the look of the Fiesta. And, from all the reviews I've read, it's about the best little car the world has seen...

    Let me put it this way: it makes me not miss my old Focus RS too much...
  4. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

    Say what? Gen 1 or 2?

    Don't mind me, but that statement made me jealous...
  5. bigshotdan

    bigshotdan Active Member

    Hehe... I had the Mk II. The Mk I was never sold in Oz, and there are a total of three in the country. I came close to buying one of them late last year, but the owner wanted more than I could spend - almost Mk II territory.

    I originally sold mine so I could buy an Escort Cossie, but the exchange rate plummeted almost immediately, Ford came out with a great deal on the FiST, and -- well -- let's just say the EsCos is on the backburner for (quite) a while...

    Here are the past and present. The good thing about having sold it to a friend is that I still get to play with it sometimes. :cool:

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  6. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

    Drool... X2!

    Sent via poles, wires and telegraph 2.
  7. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    Aesthetically and ergonomically, I prefer the Fiesta, but the Focus is more composed, has a more settled ride, and has the power and space advantage. Depends on your day-to-day driving.
  8. LotusZX3

    LotusZX3 Member

    Hense why my car has been dubbed the catatafish! lol for you!
  9. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    What revisions?
  10. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

    I read it's getting a bit more power, and a revised look.

    Sent via poles, wires and telegraph 2.
  11. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    Interesting. I also have heard rumors of a focus rs. Sadly, I don't think they will make a fiesta RS.
  12. bigshotdan

    bigshotdan Active Member

    I'm believing nothing about the next RS either way until I see something official...

    Anyway, back on topic, BUY A FIESTA. :D
  13. djdennehy

    djdennehy Active Member

    I wish they would have brought the coupe to the states...
  14. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

    If they had, there would be zero debate in my head.
  15. Monochrome

    Monochrome Member

  16. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    Two things: I'm always trying to improve my focus. And I'm always up for a fiesta.
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  17. x-wrx

    x-wrx New Member

    Ok boys and girls - I pulled the trigger tonight on a loaded Fiesta ST (black). Pick it up Monday.

  18. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    Good choice
  19. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

  20. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Best color choice...;)
  21. djdennehy

    djdennehy Active Member

    Well picked

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