ST vs. SFE on Jalopnik

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST News and Reviews' started by lill2012, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. lill2012

    lill2012 Member

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  3. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    Cool concept for an article - fun read!

    Bugged by the author's inability to use "your" and "you're" correctly. You're a writer, for goodness' sake.
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  4. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Product of the internet age, kind of like how people interchange sale and sell, break and brake. It goes on and on.

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  5. Ronbo

    Ronbo Member

    It's still no excuse for a journalist to make such a basic grammatical error.

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  6. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Not an excuse at all, just a sad bit of commentary on the direction things are headed. My wife reads a lot and is always finding errors like that in modern books, apparently spell check has taken the place of proof readers. Lots of correctly spelled but misused words.

  7. lill2012

    lill2012 Member

    it's sad
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  8. jasyatz

    jasyatz Member

    Hmmmm.. 1.0 ZTec S? all the handling goodies AND the fuel economy? Sounds like a win win, do we need this in the states?
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  9. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Your supposably correct!
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  11. Ben

    Ben Member

    I actually ordered an SFE originally, but I canceled the order just in time, and ordered the ST. I really wanted a car I could take on the highway and decent speeds, as well as good good mileage. There are a few trade offs, but the ST offers much more power, better handling, and more fun. The gas mileage is not to shabby. The SFE works great for someone who needs a city car, but I need to enjoy the open road!
  12. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    Although I typically read Jalopnik a few times a week, it's hardly a source of great automotive journalism. Articles are barely proofread and the writing is pretty poor. I do like how the gawker media sites have an almost forum-like discussion and comment area. Though, it typically turns into an automotive circle jerk around miatas, wagons and cars with manual transmissions (all of which the arm chair, interweb auto execs will never actually buy).

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  13. XR650R

    XR650R Member

    I like the idea, but I think it wouldn't fly in the states. I'll bet that car handles even better than the ST, since it's lighter. People wanting mileage will go for the 1.0, or a Prius, but the performance freaks would be all about the ST. A sporty-handling economy car doesn't makes sense to Americans. We like big cars for our big asses. I hope hot hatches do catch on this time, since those are the cars I like most, but I'm admittedly a minority. One of my favorite cars I ever had was an '84 Colt turbo. It was zippy, flickable, and got good mileage.
  14. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

    Pumaspeed has a hybrid turbo setup for the 1.0 eb, it's putting out 200hp! So I do see the appeal of the 1.0 warm hatch, too bad the market doesn't exist here.

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