Thinking of switching from MS3 to FIST

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by Biblite, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Biblite

    Biblite New Member

    Hey guy 1st post! Was wondering if anybody else had made the transition from the MS3 to the ST. I don't care for the looks of the focus but I love the FIST, another thing that appeals to me is the huge bump in MPG's I'd be getting. Any thoughts on the switch? Thanks in advance and I appreciate any thoughts given!
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  3. wash

    wash Active Member

    The MS3 looks great on paper but I keep hearing things about torque steer and not being as refined as a Focus ST.

    I also hear they respond well to tuning.

    The Fiesta ST is very easy to drive fast, it is eager and generally without bad habits. Handling is excellent and the tighter the track, the better it does.

    The tuning potential looks bright but the stock turbo is a bottleneck, if you want a giant killer, budget in a turbo upgrade, downpipe, intercooler and pipes.

    Handling and braking are impressive straight out of the box. It can be a bit bouncy on rough streets but not too bad and a good track setup isn't that far from stock. If you like long sessions on a road course, a brake upgrade might be in order but there isn't a true track ready kit out there for 15-16" wheels which seem like the way to go for tire selection.

    I like mine a lot and with just a few bolt-ons its even more eager with just a hint of torque steer.

    It is small but that brings light weight. If you can live with that trade off, you will like it.
  4. Fiat slayer

    Fiat slayer Member

    Besides MS3's are cars that brahs's drive
  5. Biblite

    Biblite New Member

    Well I do love the ms3 (a lot) and the community I have to say is one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of being a part of. What has me leaning towards the FiST is it's new so no worry for maintenance and it's still a decently quick hatch (I would not call it fast) with a much better MPG. I have also owned a Fit and loved the look of it but it was far to anemic on the highway and when in need of power. The FiST fits the bill to a tee and is what I would have been in already had it been around at that time.

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