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Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST #4706963
03/25/18 09:05 PM
03/25/18 09:05 PM
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New Mexico, USA
jimbrewer Offline OP
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New Mexico, USA

Saw a Fiesta ST at the ski area today. Splashed with mud and Michelin Ice-x tires with steelies. Three young guys with snow boards. I'm sure they bombed it all the way up the mountain. ( Don't worry. It's bone-dry this year)

Impressed (and truth be told, a little envious). It's just great to see a car like that used as intended; driven hard but as an all-purpose vehicle.

Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4706981
03/25/18 09:16 PM
03/25/18 09:16 PM
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Michigan
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Michigan
Good to see it being enjoyed!


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Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4706985
03/25/18 09:20 PM
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NY, USA, etc.
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Itís still a Fiesta. I used to take my Cobalt SS skiing all the time. Regularly parked next to a Porsche 911 with a ski rack on it.

Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4707005
03/25/18 09:34 PM
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New Jersey
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Front engine, FWD, 0-60 in 7s, 200-ish HP.

Hot? What am I missing?

Do we know the owner didnt just buy the one with the most bling?

Seems its available with MT, so assuming that's the only option, the owner must know something about what theyre doing...

Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: oilpsi2high] #4707041
03/25/18 10:04 PM
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Michigan
daves87rs Offline
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Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Itís still a Fiesta. I used to take my Cobalt SS skiing all the time. Regularly parked next to a Porsche 911 with a ski rack on it.


People will slap a rack on anything... cool


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Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: JHZR2] #4707064
03/25/18 11:07 PM
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South Carolina
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South Carolina
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Front engine, FWD, 0-60 in 7s, 200-ish HP.

Hot? What am I missing?

Do we know the owner didnt just buy the one with the most bling?

Seems its available with MT, so assuming that's the only option, the owner must know something about what theyre doing...


Stop looking at numbers and drive one?


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Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4707104
03/26/18 03:20 AM
03/26/18 03:20 AM
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The Midwest
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I imagine the Fiesta ST defines the definition of "it's funner to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow".
Yes, the Fiesta ST is not slow, but compared to say an Accord 2.0T, WRX, GTI.. it's not as fast.


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Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4707153
03/26/18 05:38 AM
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WI
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WI
Cool to see! I know I'm pretty proud of seeing my Liberty with snow/mud on it and a loaded ski rack on the roof. Means you're in for a good time!


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Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4707192
03/26/18 06:36 AM
03/26/18 06:36 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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I once saw a Plymouth Super Bird on New York's Long Island Expressway ("World's Largest Parking Lot") with pigeons sitting on the air spoiler.

Wish I had it to post. I'd call it "The Opposite".

Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4707224
03/26/18 07:12 AM
03/26/18 07:12 AM
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KY
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KY
I'd call the Fiesta ST a warm hatch as opposed to a hot hatch, but it's still a lot of fun. If I was looking for a FWD work beater it would definitely be on my list.
And don't forget that a Mountune ECU flash is dead cheap($500) and adds 20 hp and 51 ft-lbs of torque. No rocket ship, but quicker than you might think.


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2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4707291
03/26/18 08:14 AM
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New England
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Was reading a while ago that a lot of the cars headed back from NH to MA, RI, and CT on Sundays are covered with mud from private properties that the drivers had no business entering. Many of the offroad drivers bring bolt cutters and such tools with them to cut chains and other barriers that desperate owners would put up in attempts to protect their property, and even people who would leave open access points with signs begging drivers to not cause outrageous damage would almost always be disappointed. One NH farmer described how out of state offroaders would leave his private roads so rutted and muddy that he sometimes couldn't drive his tractors and ATVs through to get his work done.

Every time I am headed back home on 93 in NH (I have a condo up there in the mountains) and see a MA plate jacked up pickup with mud all over it, I wonder whose mud that is and what the driver did to access it.


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Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4707351
03/26/18 09:10 AM
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Canyon County Idaho
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In the 1970s people used to buy Porsches to drive to the snow.


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Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4707442
03/26/18 10:33 AM
03/26/18 10:33 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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I had a Fiesta Rental. I was prepared for the worst, but was very delighted by it. And it had the doppekepplung which worked VERY well and didn't have the converter sucking up 20% of your torque feel.

I just bumped my knee on the centre console. Hate those centre stacks!

Was much nicer than a Mazda 2 I had the year before.


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Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: jimbrewer] #4707657
03/26/18 03:05 PM
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Texas (south)
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The Fiestas are fun cars and since they are Europeans their sporty versions are actually sporty. Good cars to keep for a couple of years before they go bad.


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Re: Hot car used as intended--Fiesta ST [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4707856
03/26/18 07:08 PM
03/26/18 07:08 PM
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South Carolina
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South Carolina
Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
The Fiestas are fun cars and since they are Europeans their sporty versions are actually sporty. Good cars to keep for a couple of years before they go bad.


I'm sure they all just go bad like avocados that sit out too long.


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1988 GMC K1500 4.3/700R4 - Supertech 15W-40, Fram TG3980
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