Ball park figure for 6 month old zs with heated seats etc is 14k.
Ball park figure ST 2 17k
The 3k different doesn't bother me what does is running costs so the zs is what im considering however. ...
I'm reading on average people are getting 46mpg with Zetec S 1.0 123bhp
Which is poor for today's standard especially as it is labelled as a eco car id expect 50-60mpg or greater.
So knowing zs economy is not great my attention is turning more to ST.
What sort of mpg is one getting in the ST2 driving sensibly and hammering it?
I appreciate the ST will have higher insurance and has road tax but lets be logical about the tax free 1.0 you paying a high price for that engine thus effectively paying upfront for tax.
If the ST produces near enough mpg to the zs in real driving then perhaps I shall treat myself to the ST instead.
Have you checked how much the insurance is going to cost you for the ST, at 17 years old, compared to the 1.0L 123bhp?