Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by Jeramiah, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Jeramiah

    Jeramiah Member

    Hi everyone. We very recently bought my wife a 2015 fist and I wrecked it with only 1600 miles on it :( Insurance decided to total it and I'm thinking about buying it back. It took the hit in the front driver's side. Suspension is pushed back, frame is slightly bent, bags deployed, bent wheel, hood headlight fender and bumper cover are goners, intercooler has a slight bend etc. I walked away without a scratch so despite being heartbroken about the car I'm thankful for the engineered safety. The st was supposed to be my wife's dd but she likes her r53 better anyways:wtf: so she's going to drive that for the time being.

    I'm looking to rebuild it. I have a few questions.

    Which parts are shared with the base fiesta? I would assume hood, airbags, fender are the same. What about suspension wise? It needs a headlight as well as some ac components. Since I don't think the warranty is valid anymore, are there things I should upgrade rather than go with oem? Any info is much appreciated.
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  3. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Glad you are ok and good luck with that project.. Sorry for your loss though :(
  4. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    You must really enjoy working on cars. I would take the insurance money and walk away. Nice to know the airbags do their job and you're safe.
  5. Jeramiah

    Jeramiah Member

    The buyback price is $4k which I think is a great price for a 1600 mile car. Front passenger frame needs to be repaired but the rest of the car is straight. Even if I were to turn it into a track car I'd still be ahead for the price. I'm just unsure of which parts are interchangeable with the base fiesta and for which years.
  6. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Check Ford Parts and start writing down part numbers of both models. Then you'll see what matches up. Bam!
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  7. ryst

    ryst Active Member

    Man, for $4k I would seriously consider it as well. Good luck with the repairs. Hoping to see an awesome track car build in the future :)

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  8. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    Heck, the engine alone is worth that. Gotta be something to put it in, like an Ariel Atom!?
  9. BlackBird

    BlackBird Active Member Staff Member

    Walk away.
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  10. Jeramiah

    Jeramiah Member

    You don't think it's worth $4k?
  11. XR650R

    XR650R Member

    Probably, parts-wise. How much time and money do you want to spend? I'd just replace it and start over.
  12. Jeramiah

    Jeramiah Member

    Well I'm a car guy so working on cars is a hobby. For $4k I could strip and cage it and have a cheap track toy. To get it back to a street driven car I figure I'll have another $4k into it. The damage is localized to just that passenger front, which is easier than driver's side since it's the long axle shaft side.

    The fist was just a cheap spare car for us and a way for my wife to learn to drive manual. We can afford to replace it as well as repair the one we've got. Insurance actually gave us more than we paid otd since we got an extra $1500 rebate for not financing it. Free st octane academy academy too.
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  13. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    keep those SVT wheels
  14. Gpfarrell

    Gpfarrell Member

    Must be cold there.
  15. Pedro

    Pedro Active Member

    If you do decide to buy it back, buy a base model fiesta and just put the ST parts in. Otherwise I would walk away.
  16. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Track/rally car...that is a bunch of work, but if you aren't worried about putting an interior with airbags back in you can probably come out okay...if you do make a sticky rebuild thread
  17. Jeramiah

    Jeramiah Member

    Hmm maybe I'm just used to a more wrench friendly crowd? It really doesn't seem like it's going to be a bad fix. I'll start a rebuild thread when I take posession.

    I'd love to have it as a second track car but my wife has made it very clear that one is enough lol
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  18. Ben

    Ben Member

    4,000 is a cheap by-back price. The problem is that any frame damage can usually weaken the rest of the car's frame with "hidden damage." If you plan to make it a project car, and buy another daily driver, I don't see a problem with that (I work on cars for fun, so I can understand why the project would be a good investment). Perhaps buy another car (Fiesta SFE maybe?) and use the ST for fun.
    Jeramiah likes this.
  19. djdennehy

    djdennehy Active Member

    I would do the same as you, I would even entertain the idea of buying an older Fiesta sedan and swapping everything over the the sedan base (because how rare/cool would that be)... for $4000 you get a 200 horse engine? good trans? and mostly good suspension and body parts??? WHY NOT! Pull off the things you don't need and sell it, throw everything onto a new shell! MAKE IT HAPPEN
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  20. Jeramiah

    Jeramiah Member

    I bought the car back today. The damage to the frame is isolated to the part on the top rail that holds the fender on.

    Plan is to bend the frame back, get the aftermarket fender braces as well as the 4pt subframe tie in. Need to replace the control arm, axle, tierod, strut and wheel. That'll finish the mechanical issues.

    Airbags, airbag computer, airbag sensor and seat belt will be replaced.

    Hood, fender, bumper cover, bumper support, headlight and foglight will complete the body work.

    The body shop owner told me I'd be crazy not to buy it back. I'm picking the car up tomorrow and will start a project thread with plentybof pictures showing the damage.
  21. wow! lucky you! that's a great price
    Firesail likes this.

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