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#1 gasket

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

Hi folks.
 
Newb here - about to buy my first ever new car and am massively excited. I've rented a car from enterprise for 28 days so need to order my new one fast (will post pics)
 
After a long look at PCP deal, insurance quotes, etc - I've decided on a Fiesta and am torn between two models the ST and the 1.0T Zetec-S. Strangely for my particular circumstancses they are almost identical in cost to insure. There's less than £100 difference.
 
So I've done the sums and the X-Factor is the fuel economy -this will tell me whether I buy a 1.0T Zetec-S or the heavenly ST. I'm in the lucky position that I could afford all other running costs for either.
 
I appreciate that there are similar threads about individual fuel economy but I'm hoping to get as accurate comparisons as possible.
 
I cover 9000 miles a year and of this, approximately 6000 is on the motorway travelling between the same two motorway junctions. Traffic in the morning is clear and in the evening is a little congested so there is some stop start.
 
I drive quite sensibly - cruising at 80mph on the satnav and generally use the power to accellerate onto the motorway and for smooth overtaking (plus the occasional blast through the countryside).
 
Would anyone be able to estimate the realistic fuel economy for the above circumstances for both the 123bhp 1.0T Ecoboost and the 178bhp ST?
 
The book says
 
1.0T Zetec-S Average MPG 65.7
1.6T ST Average MPG 48
 
While I appreciate that these figures will be much lower in the real world - my gut feeling says that given the majority of my miles are on the motorwway that this would favour the more powerful ST - perhaps bringing the real-world figures closer together.
 
Could anyone advise?


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:59 PM

I fear another ST vs ZS war starting here so let's keep it real & play nice, lol

I'd say if you are doing a lot of motorway driving and can afford the ST then I'd go for that as I think it's a high amount of short town driving which will hit you hard petrol wise with the ST

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

I fear another ST vs ZS war starting here so let's keep it real & play nice, lol

I'd say if you are doing a lot of motorway driving and can afford the ST then I'd go for that as I think it's a high amount of short town driving which will hit you hard petrol wise with the ST


Literally your first sentence I had in my mind whilst reading his topic. We should all keep out of it and let him decide with all factors taken into consideration... Only point I'll make is I do around 8k in a year, and my 1.0 gets me easily 60-65mpg on the motorway. But if you can afford the money in between shirt journeys I would say ST. They're 2 completely different cars that you can't compare. Ones a hot hatch, ones a jack of all trades. You compare an ST with a Polo GTI, Clio RS or other hot hatch, not a lower base model of the same manufacturer.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:10 PM

Where's wesmst2 when u want him, lol ?

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:12 PM

Where's wesmst2 when u want him, lol ?


Lol, reputation on the forums already!


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:14 PM

Apologies guys - I really don't want to rehash old ground with ZTS VS ST.

 

Not trying to compare the two cars or their benefits - I've driven both and am impressed by each in their own way.

 

Specifically looking at the impact of motorway driving on MPG for the two choices. All other factors (performance, comfort, residuals, image, etc) have already been included.

 

If I can get the fuel figures to add up - I'm going for the ST, if not I'd be happy with the Zetec-S.

 

Many thanks.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:15 PM

I won't say anything else about that, lol

Gasket, I'd go for the ST if you can afford it

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

The st's worth the 10 or whatever extra less miles per gallon if you can afford it, all down to personal choice with other factors. But the st is the top of the range so if your circumstance allows then why not get the top of the fiesta range ? Your obviously not getting a fiesta for gadgets or you'd get a titanium.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

Hi

 

If you can afford the car you can afford the fuel economy

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

Hi
 
If you can afford the car you can afford the fuel economy
 
Jamie


That may not be true in some cases

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:29 PM

Then if you cannot afford to run the car then dont buy it simples

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:30 PM

Thanks folks.

 

Being able to afford the fuel is no problem - however I'd like to gauge a realistic figure for each to decide what impact the difference int he fuel costs would have on my weekly budget so I can decide whether (for my personal circumstances) the impact on my wallet is worth the added performance of the ST

 

Would anyone like to hazard a guess at the fuel economy figures?

 

1.0T Zetec-S - does 45mpg sound accurate in the real world (figure from older posts on FOC forums)

1.6T ST - I've heard 37 sound accurate?



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:30 PM

Think ZS is slightly more if it's mainly motorway journeys

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:30 PM

Unless you're planning on buying one already in stock somewhere, be prepared for another couple of months renting a car

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:32 PM

Then if you cannot afford to run the car then dont buy it simples
 
Jamie


I think that's what he is trying to establish, lol

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