Let the Mayhem begin.

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Photos and Media' started by Mayhem, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member


    Picked up my first ding or rock dimple... I don't know what caused it tbh. I couldn't really say whether it happened in the parking lot or on the highway.. Bummed me out. First injury and not even at 2,000km yet. It's not too severe, but it's there and noticeable. Bugs me none the less. But eh, that stuff is bound to happen eventually.

    Tweaked a crappy cell phone shot in PSHOP to cheer myself up a little.
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  3. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Feel your pain man
  4. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    Don't sweat the small stuff. A thief smashed my passenger side front window, damaged the door moulding with a flat-head screwdriver, scratched the paint, and stole my wife's purse on Friday. :)
  5. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    God damn SOB.. Sorry to hear
  6. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    Got the window replaced, but there's still some glass rattling around in the door. Will have to figure that out later.

    Anyway, all that goes to say: it could always be worse. :)
  7. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    That's a really healthy outlook. I aspire to that and sometimes even pull it off. Usually I'm filled with a strong need for vindication, but what can you do, short of catching them in the act?

    My home was burglarized, and it really changed how I saw the world (if you need home alarm, video, etc. I'm happy to talk details). I'm also very careful to never leave stuff visible in the car.
  8. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    It was certainly frustrating, but what can you do other than move on with life? It sucks, but statistically it was bound to happen at some point. The feeling of violation really does stick with you, though.

    Still, as you say, it teaches us not to leave things in the car. I had the seats folded in order to hold my just-swapped Potenzas, else she'd have put the purse in the covered trunk compartment. Just an unfortunate confluence of events, I guess.
  9. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    I feel your pain. I had the same thing happen to my brand new Raptor. Had to repair the leather which was damaged from the glass and them rummaging around, replace the window obviously, the trim around the window... But they stole something that was a gift from my lady which was engraved with some sentiments.

    Honestly to this day the only thing that ever bugged me about it was the gift which was irreplaceable. (And not cheap either.)

    I was parked in a secure parking lot with camera's AND security constantly walking around... Learned real quick that they are useless. And very uncooperative.

    Anyway, I got over the truck.. Although I was absolutely gutted that night.

    I did find glass bits up until the day I sold the damn thing.. Pretty much every time I cleaned that truck, lol

    I have yet to have a new vehicle, that didn't get damaged though. It comes with the territory for sure. Both my previous new vehicles encountered much more serious damage.

    But to be honest, having almost died in a severe car accident (as a passenger). Buddies truck got crushed in half by a car doing 130 with me in it.. Going through spinal surgery and years of recovery... amnesia... And being told you'll never do anything again... (Proved that wrong.) You learn pretty quick that life is fragile, and in the bigger picture the material things don't matter even a fraction as much.

    Soooo, I'm not THAT bent over the little ding... lol I know all too well that it could be worse.

    I just need to get behind the wheel and go for a drive and life is good.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  10. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    Pretty amazing story, Mayhem. And yes, I agree that it's the sentimental items that are the worst. My wife had a few items in that purse that she can't replace, and knowing that they're probably blowing around in the woods somewhere hurts.

    It's true, though, that driving the car helps. I felt a lot better about things once I got back on the road, even zooming around with no window in sub-20 degree weather. The car itself is still the car it was. It's just the aesthetics that have changed.
  11. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Yeah, I'm sorry to hear you guys had to go through that. A little window replacement doesn't change anything about the car though, you'll never notice the difference. Unfortunate about the purse though.

    Anyway, glad to hear everyone is in one piece and the car just needed a bandage. I'm positive none of us will notice any difference if you share some photo's of that paint in the sunlight.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  12. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member


    -So, last fuel up was 11.3 L/100km.. Which I think is tied for my worst tank, a bit worse than the previous 9.8L/100km which was my best tank. Broke the trend of every tank being better than the previous. This is my 8th tank.

    According to fuelly, my total average is 11.4L / 100km (20.6 mpg).
    According to the car odometer, it reads 10.8 L/100km (21.8 mpg).
    My math on paper works out to be 11.05L/100km. (21.3 mpg)

    -Car is filthy and needs a bath. But that didn't stop me from altering some cell phone snaps and having a little fun.

    -Am at 1882 KM on the odometer now, thoughts on winter tires. As before, I still prefer the look and comfort of 16's. Still prefer the steering feel of the 17's. I am still leaning towards returning to 17's when it's time for summers again.
    Winter set is holding out great in the low temps, but we really aren't getting any snow right now.
  13. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Well, just filled up.... I cut it close getting to the gas station.. about 1.5-2km to empty. (that's like 1 mile'ish) Never been so happy to see a gas pump in my life.
    It was my most efficient tank of gas, but not by as much as I expected. I ended up getting 9.6L/100km (Roughly 24.5 MPG). Which is not bad for rush hour traffic daily driving. Would like to see it improve yet, but we'll see. Other than that, nothing too exciting to share... I need some free time, because my car needs a wash in a bad way.
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  14. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Well, last tank was slightly better than the last one I posted. 9.5L/100km vs the previous 9.6... And the current tank seems to be doing even better... So things are looking good in that regard.

    And that's with all this snow we're getting too. Haven't reset the fuel on the car's readout so it's not quite that low, but it's down to 10.2L/100km on the display.. So anyway, still improving. Unfortunately no goodies getting put on the car right now, soooo my updates are limited to photo's and MPG. lol

    Now that I've had more time on the winter set in actual snow conditions... I have to say I'm pretty impressed with both the FiST and the tires in the snow. Not too shabby for a little fwd. The tires are much better in snow than they were on ice. But I guess that's to be expected. Seem to be fairing much better than a lot of other vehicles out there that should be in better shape than I, but I guess a lot of people just don't bother with proper tires. They are all paying for it now though. Roads are a mess with unprepared people. And by mess, I mean ridiculous amounts of cars are either off the road or getting well acquainted with other cars.

    I don't have much issue with traction, but ground clearance on the other hand.... The ST is pretty much a shovel with how low it sits.
    And, it likes to hang on to a lot of snow... So a word of caution, if you're coming in from the snow, you may wanna wipe the car off a little before putting it away in the garage. I don't know why, but it seems to hang onto more snow than previous vehicles did. I had a floor covered in water. Caught it early enough that it didn't cause any issues but was still surprised at how much there was.

    Anyway, hopefully get to upgrading some stuff in a couple months. Focusing on other things atm. Will be enjoying this Green Envy every day though.
    Loving this car.

    I have to say, with all the concerns I had about coming from a 426 HP rwd Camaro, and a 411HP Raptor... to the FiST... I am not in the slightest disappointed. This car delivers smiles. I am loving the blend of fun/sporty/practical/efficient. It's exactly what I needed.

    As far as quality goes, I'm quite satisfied. No issues with the car to date *knock on wood.* Here's a few photo's of mine. All 3 are cell phone snaps, edited a little bit in Photoshop.

    Night shot from last night, and a daytime shot from earlier today.

  15. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member


    Way Cool Pic....
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  16. Mayhem

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  17. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    So, I've been running 91 Octane up until my last fuel up, I switched to 94 Octane.
    I'm not quite finished the tank yet, but based on the current numbers/rate... I am seeing a pretty significant improvement in fuel efficiency, at only 2 bucks more per tank. The overall gain in distance travelled (if it continues at this rate.) should more than make up for the added cost... So, good news is it will likely actually be cheaper for me to continue running 94 instead of 91.

    As for the feel of the car/performance etc... I haven't tracked, but even in regular driving I noticed a bit more pull. And it just seems to sound/feel a little better. Maybe I'm imagining that? But I feel like I'm rowing through the gears faster/getting up to speed a little quicker. Car seems happier on 94.

    I have noted that, when passing certain "landmarks" during my drive... I've been at a gear higher than I normally was when reaching certain points.... Anyway, my opinion is that it seems to run better on 94, so I will be continuing to run on 94. Especially seems a no brainer if it saves me money too. I kind of regret not switching it up sooner.
  18. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Well, that first tank on 94 Octane was the best tank to date as far as MPG. (9.4L/100km or 25 mpg) Costs a little more than the 91 octane I was running.. But ultimately, I'm paying pretty close to the same based on the extra distance I get out of it... I didn't get as far as it initially looked like I was going to on it, but the car seems to like it better. Feels/sounds better.

    Filled up with 94 again and going to stick with it looks like. If it is more consistent than the 91 was, I'll end up saving overall.. And even if it's not I should break even at which point I just don't see the value in running 91 anymore either way.
  19. TWDM

    TWDM Member

    Your gas mileage seems a bit crazy. I'm on the 91 cobb tune with 92 gas and I've never gone over 8.2L/100km
  20. marc89gti

    marc89gti Active Member

    What's your average speed per tank of fuel? I've been averaging about 50km/hr over the tank of gas and my milage has been about 7.3l/100km with about 60/40 highway/city driving. Been using Costco 91, will try Chevron 94 in the summer and see if it improves fuel economy enough to warrant the extra cost.

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  21. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    Your numbers and highway /city use are almost identical to mine ,and I'm using Chevron 94.

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