My brief 100-mile review

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST News and Reviews' started by Kap, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Kap

    Kap Member

    So, I picked up my Fiesta ST after work last night, and the first word that comes to mind is... WOW. This car is just so friggin' fun! :woot:

    Even just leaving the dealership, my pulse was racing a bit, and while we don't have any canyons to carve here on Long Island, taking it through some of the back roads out east had me literally laughing out loud (and even talking to myself in amazement). None of the dealers here had the car on hand when I ordered mine a few months back, so I bought it sight-unseen and hadn't even test driven it. I was wary about how "stiff" the suspension might be, but this doesn't feel harsh at all, and it's so much more controlled than I could have imagined. Sure, the quick rebound rate bumps it a bit on rougher roads, but the car stays right where you point it and is so unbelievably stable. Coming from a '99 Chevy Prizm that's served me faithfully for the past 13 years, this Fiesta simply blows me away with its steering response and cornering. It's just made to go fast, but keeps you planted and in control the whole time and even had me second-guessing the speedometer because inside the cabin, I felt like I was just casually cruising along. It's utterly sublime.

    I didn't push the car too hard yet, but even at RPMs under 4k, this car can pull. Damn! It was too much fun being on the open road by myself, letting the car coast down a bit, and then giving it a downshift and some gas. Rinse and repeat, do the same in some corners, and you start to get cramps in your cheeks from smiling too hard. I can't wait to see what it's like to venture near the redline once it's broken in.

    I'm well aware that part of this euphoria might be due to the novelty of "newness", so feel free to take my first impressions with a grain of salt. Personally though, I've been extremely excited about this car, because on paper, it was the perfect blend of what I've been wanting in a car. I've devoured so many reviews and watched every video review I could find countless time over, and now that I have one of my own sitting in the driveway, I'm ecstatic, because it lives up to the hype. It's an affordable, economical performance car that inspires so much driver confidence, and the fun factor is through the roof. Granted, I've only owned it for half a day, but so far, I'm not impressed... I'm amazed.

    In his CarBuyer video review, Mat Watson said, "The Ford Fiesta ST is the kind of car that you take for a drive just for the sheer hell of it, even if you've got nowhere to go." I'm about to heed those wise words on this sunny Saturday morning and see what the next 100 miles bring. :cool:
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
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  3. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Welcome to club. You can read the reviews of others, but it just doesn't sink in till you get behind the wheel yourself. No doubt, this car has extreme bang-for-the-buck value!
    Smokin and Firesail like this.
  4. Papi4baby

    Papi4baby Member

    Good to hear OP I enjoy it every time I drive it. Funest car I have own right next to my dodge neon srt4.
  5. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Congrats my fellow new yorker....stay away from the city and your golden lol

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  6. Ronbo

    Ronbo Member

    The fun really happens with your foot in it over 4K RPM. You're going to love it!
  7. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Yup it is a fun way to get to know the car and it will make you giggle the more you drive it and explore its limits :)
  8. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

  9. Gpfarrell

    Gpfarrell Member

    Great perspective. With 350 miles on my car, I'm obviously much more experienced than you (ha!) and my cheeks are still achin'!
  10. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    Those were my thoughts exactly! I'm now at 750 miles and the fun never ends....

    Props to FORD!
  11. Kap

    Kap Member

    Thanks for the comments, everyone. It looks like I'm in good company! :cool:
    (Actually, I've known that all along, because this forum has been an awesome resource and pool of knowledge, and you're really a great bunch of guys (and gals)!)

    We got a decent amount of snow yesterday, so I've been driving my "beater" car since it's still registered and insured at the moment, but driving the Fiesta over the weekend was an absolute blast, and I can't wait to hop behind the wheel again! :)
  12. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    I have 10000kms on mine and afraid to go pass 4500rpms
  13. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    The turbulence you may have noticed early in the flight has ceased, and you are now at cruising altitude. It's now safe to move about the cabin. You may now use electronic devices. And it is now okay to press the pedal to the floor occasionally. But when doing so, please be sure to have your seatbelt securely fastened. Thank you for flying Fiesta ST Airways.

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