Humble Fiesta ST owner here,
Wife is looking at Focus ST's, we need something bigger for her to cart my baby boy around in, currently she has a Mini GP which is one of the most unpractical cars for families due to only having 2 seats and being rock solid on the ride ( I hate it as well, be glad to see it go )
Who on here owns one? just wondering what is the realistic MPG on them, does it achieve 30 at all? What tyre change intervals are you looking at? anyone had any major problems with them.
She has found one she likes and wants to view on the weekend, just after some proper feedback please, mini review of ownership so far?
People don't buy sports cars because they are practical and/or economical
people buy sports car/ new cars/ executive cars as status symbols/ to massage their ego most people driving on the roads could not really use the performance potential of an ST (braking, handling, as well as speed) even if it was legal for them to do so
Most cars like that are too fast for the road, and although the performance is never actually used and the owner would really be far better off with a smaller engined/ more economical alternative, its up to the individual to chose - even with knowing the expensive insurance/ low mpg and expensive running costs the motorist may chose to buy the car - even if its just to own it for a while/ to have owned it - when they really need a small 5-door runaround or (eventually) a people carrier
Lots of people buy stupid or impractical cars - like a big 4x4 (like a range rover) and they live in a city, don't tow anything and never go off road - i hate these cars myself (too heavy, too slow, inneficient, un-aerodynamic, dont handle, rubbish MPG) and don't approve of them when they are not used like they should be - but its the motorists choice and i respect that
The ST has the same shell / interior space etc as the equivelant bog-standardt entry-level model - so (for example) the lowest powered diesel in the range does not have any extra interior space
I suppose i overtake a lot of STIs, EVOs RSs and STs that are being driven very slowly - possibly to get the MPG up into the mid 20s or because there are hardly any points left on their licence