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Old 10-07-2018, 05:35 PM   #1
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Just seen a new Fiesta ST - DULL

If it was not for the ST badge on the back it would not look any different to any other model in the range - theres subtle and then there is this - so horribly deathly dull to look at
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:48 PM   #2
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Totally agree. Saw one on the motorway at the weekend and its very bland
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:26 PM   #3
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If it was not for the ST badge on the back it would not look any different to any other model in the range - theres subtle and then there is this - so horribly deathly dull to look at
Shame you couldn't post a pic, but yeah I agree, the new ST looks uninspiring, I do wonder how the 3 cilinder engine will fair after 40 odd thousand miles.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:23 PM   #4
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Can’t vouch for the st but after having the first ecoboost fiesta (64 plate) & absolutely loved it as my folks motability car. I’m a mad mini nut with a r56 Jcw so takes a lot for me to say I loved it nearly as much as my mini. I knew when we swapped it for the new shape fiesta I was gunna miss that one but ow boy. They gone like all brands now despite upgrading to the titanium & the sat nav/touch screen & radio. The rest is just cheap & nasty. One of our window switches the springs gone & it’s not even 6months old! Plus don’t even start me on the drive ability it’s gutless heavy & guzzles fuel in comparison They’ve gone to far trying to improve it like the mini. Glad It’s not my car. Old one is happily borrow if I had the chance but this one not

These car manufactures need to know when they’ve made a good one & stick to it with minor imprivents. Supposedly same ecobost enguine but it’s not as there both luke for luke minus the old & new models

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Old 12-07-2018, 03:14 PM   #5
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I have not seen one yet , but its how it drives would my preference , although I needs to look half decent as well, what's so bad about it Andy?
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I have not seen one yet , but its how it drives would my preference , although I needs to look half decent as well, what's so bad about it Andy?
It's not that it's bad, more than it simply looks like a bog standard Fiesta. The standard alloy wheels are pretty dire looking too
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Then there is the price, this isn't the range topping ST-3 and my Previous shape ST-3 with options was £4k less. I think The ST-Line is very similar looking and even prefer that one with the smaller 17" wheels

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A Fiesta in the ST3 spec in performance blue with no additional options comes in at £19,268 on drive the deal, or £18,575 in red. Or for a base ST1, you're looking at £16,500 in red.

Personally, whilst it doesn't shout out performance in the looks department, I suppose it isn't a bad looking car in the right spec/colour but I do much prefer the look of my old mk7 ST. Seem like the ST1 & 2 have different, less-appealing alloys. I'd prefer to find out how it drove as maybe that would make up for it a bit. I've haven't looked in any great detail but I thought that there have been some good reviews to date. I wouldn't be overly keen on some of the engine tech such as the cyl. deactivation as I think that it could go a bit wrong in the future but engines will inevitably change as time goes on to have more of this type of tech.

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A Fiesta in the ST3 spec in performance blue with no additional options comes in at £19,268 on drive the deal, or £18,575 in red. Or for a base ST1, you're looking at £16,500 in red.

Personally, whilst it doesn't shout out performance in the looks department, I suppose it isn't a bad looking car in the right spec/colour but I do much prefer the look of my old mk7 ST. Seem like the ST1 & 2 have different, less-appealing alloys. I'd prefer to find out how it drove as maybe that would make up for it a bit. I've haven't looked in any great detail but I thought that there have been some good reviews to date. I wouldn't be overly keen on some of the engine tech such as the cyl. deactivation as I think that it could go a bit wrong in the future but engines will inevitably change as time goes on to have more of this type of tech.
ST-3 cost me £17,078 (Options - metallic paint, spare wheel and centre headrest) and that was before they started production of the ST-3 and was £3k off list without trying at the dealer. The 3 cylinder does put me off a bit, but its supposed to be slightly comfier in the suspension department, im sure you know what the Mk7 was like round town at low speed. jiggly springs to mind
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I got my ST2 in spirit blue with the spare for £16900, that was before the ST3 had come out. Before test-driving I imagined it would be sprung a bit like a zetec s, but I soon knew that it wasn’t the case. I personally liked it firmer and it was only ever jiggly at 30 but never crashy or rattly. Tbh I never drove it at 30 for any length of time as my commute consists of back B roads.
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