What car did you trade in for your FiST?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by stuntdoogie, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. RaNDoM

    RaNDoM New Member

    13 FRS on a 13 Tacoma to a 14 FiST
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  3. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Heh, rwd sports coupe, pickup truck, FiST. Reminds me of my route.. '10 Camaro 2SS/RS --> '10.5 SVT Raptor ---> 14 FiST

    Not quite the same vehicles, or as close together as your last swap, but yeah.
  4. Paul

    Paul Member

    Ultimately it was the mpg. Back in the day, I was looking for a small hatch that got decent mileage but some performance. I found myself in a Honda Fit. It was a good car but a bit underpowered, especially when I took it up to the mountains. I eventually ended up in the WRX. When the Fiesta ST was released, it fit the bill that I was looking for initially. Small hatch with decent mpgs, performance and adequate power. I really enjoyed the rex, but I found myself commuting more than auto x-ing, and didn't reap the benefits of AWD, especially living in Southern California. The WRX are ST are two different animals (both great animals though, I must say), and when I first sat in the ST for the test drive I knew it was the perfect fit (great DD with periodic spirited driving). I'll just need to eventually get a roof rack to stack my boards. Still, I'm excited to see the 2015 WRX unveiled at the LA auto show.
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  5. covert1

    covert1 New Member

    I traded in a 2013 Fiesta Titanium (which I had acquired in August 2012). The mileage was nice, but the lack of power was not suited for driving in the Baltimore / Washington DC corridor. The ST was what I wanted back then, but it's hard to be optimistic about Ford when it comes to things I want. It's sort of like the following the Detroit Lions - when you think they are gonna start doing good, you have to temper expectations or you'll be really disappointed and frustrated. Now, since I have my 2014 FiST and have concluded it's legitimately fun, does that mean my Lions will become champions?!? I'll have to consult with Philosoraptor.

    Oh, and I love how my insurance agent had to call me the next day and be like, "Are you suuurrrrre you didn't trade in the 2002 Focus???".
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  6. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Lions might have a chance now that the NFC's best QB is out for a bit with a broken collarbone ... LoL gotta love it when you get a car you really enjoy ....
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  7. davidp

    davidp Member

    i had many cars in the past but my last 3 cars .. Genesis coupe 2.0T then got the BRZ which i got tired of real quick .. had a lot of issues with it.. i ended up trading it for the FiST
  8. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    '08 Mustang GT/CS. Too heavy, too expensive (gas), too pretty, but was a great car otherwise. Didn't trade it. Sold it a year ago. Don't miss it :)

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  9. badmoonkid24

    badmoonkid24 Member

    2012 focus

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  10. rweidman

    rweidman New Member

    A 2011 SES Fiesta with a 5 Speed manual. Anybody in Northeastern WI want a nice fully equipped 2011??? It is still at the dealer.
  11. jariten

    jariten Member

    04 Mazda 6s wagon. Great car for about ten years, but it was crossing the threshold where repairs were beginning to cost more than maintenance therefore it was time to go.
  12. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    I like the one in the background. Kind of like my other "ride".
  13. badmoonkid24

    badmoonkid24 Member

    Ya cool

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  14. 2008 Dodge Avenger to FiST! The FiST has made driving fun again!
  15. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I just had an Avenger for a rental. I was not impressed LOL. Same for a Dodge Journey I had before.
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  16. dmondi12

    dmondi12 Active Member

    02 Cooper N/A. Loved this car more than anything but the capabilities of the FiST are just not comparable.


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  17. b17drvr

    b17drvr New Member

    I'm going to trade in my Bugatti Veyron.
  18. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    While I didn't trade a car in for my new FiST, I've had a lot of the cars mentioned in this thread. It's fun and weird to see that the ST can supplant so many "superior" cars. For instance, I recently had a 2013 Audi S5 (with Stasis ECU) that was fun, but only managed to log 3K miles on it over a year. It's gone and I really don't miss it (but really not connected events). I suppose I just needed a fun car after that.

    Another member, "bubbyaz" said it best -- this thing really does sweep you off your feet. The enthusiasm is contagious, and I agree that this car is special in a way that I can't recall with others. I had a first year US market WRX in 2001, and even after some significant mods, I wasn't nearly as excited. Later, my newer 265HP WRX was fun, but it was missing something too.

    I went from awareness that this thing existed to buying one in less than a week. I'm happy to be here! :)
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  19. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    NSX>Evo Mr>Evo Gsr>Fist

    Wow this car is slow but so dang fun to drive! My brother has a Focus St and I fell in love with the concept.
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  20. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    NSX huh? Still have it?

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  21. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    I sold it a few years ago. It had a comptech supercharger and put down 375 to the wheels. It was my daily and it saw about ten track days and lots of autox nsx with evo.jpg . When we had our first child I needed the 4 doors which led to the Evo.
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