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#46 MattDRX

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:08 PM

^unlike the ZS boys with their Romanian built lumps mwahahahahahahaha

 


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#47 kristriple

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

My evo x gets 25mpg if driven at the speed limits and needs serviced every 10k miles.
Sorry gents, I felt the need to defend my 3rd child! :D
I ended up with it because I couldn't justify the idiotic prices of Quattro's.

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#48 Philf1

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

I used to have an Impreza turbo (sold it about 10 years ago) and absolutely loved it, but I was lucky to get 23mpg if I drove carefully and services were every 7500 miles which at a Subaru dealers were not cheap (£300 touch) I'm so glad I don't have it now it would cost a fortune to run. I'm sure the newer ones are far better though



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:16 AM

So in summary - fiesta beats EVERY other car in its class or price bracket. (Brand new)
Of course if money was no object we would all be driving verons.
I challenge anybody to come up with a new car of similar price thats as cheap to buy, run. As fun to drive as quick AND as good looking as my little fiesta ST2.
In my honest opinion the only challengers are..........
the ST1 and ST3 haha

#50 Clarky2013

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:13 AM

If money was no object o think my daily would be a koenigsegg one 1 :P

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:25 AM

If insurance wasn't an object I would have got the e92 M3. £20k second hand and good on fuel considering the power output.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:14 AM

If money wasn't an object (and more importantly fuel consumption) I'd probably go for the new Mustang with the 5.0L V8 :). Maybe I'll get one second hand one day.



#53 Philf1

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:04 PM

Anything with a prancing horse for me


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:07 PM

Nah? Has to be an RS500 just b'cos :)

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

First post said:

 

"Does anyone else get a negative stigma from some others because they drive a Ford?"

 

I'm in my 20's and drive an estate... they haven't got past that bit yet to notice that it's a Ford :lol:

 

 

 

...I love it anyway, so f*** 'em :D



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

Two of my mates drive Mercs and both give me stick about my 'Dagenham Dustbin' then get into their Astra patrol cars as I rev my ST estate.
They drive good cars to work, a trip lasting 20 minutes or so each way whereas I drive a great car for up to 12 hours at a time.
Who's got the best end of the deal? ;)

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:24 PM

Unfortunately I don't agree that ford is on the same level, being faster doesn't make a car better.

Reliability aside Vw interior quality, layout and feel is superior to ford. Look at the mk7 golf dash compared to the mk3 focus. All the buttons and that gloss panel dash does not have the feel of a Vw golf mk7.

Ford wins on performance no doubt and that's not questionable.

Comfort wise Vw suspension is better for British roads in my opinion but it isn't exciting to through around corners like ford is. We may not want to admit it but it isn't just a mind frame, Vw has good resale value and superior body rust quality over ford, the badge carries weight, it all ads up.

If given the choice I would choose a Vw golf gti over a focus st but with my own money I'd buy the St.

It isn't worth getting too heated about it because it all comes down to what the badge is worth, a mclaren badge eats up a lexus badge, a Vw badge eats a ford badge, a ford badge eats a vauxhall badge. Keeping in mind a vxr astra is faster than an ST and looks very good. Where as a gti is "boring" compared to an ST, it's also less fun.

Ford doesn't even offer xenon for the fiesta St, Vw offers it for the polo

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:18 PM

Unfortunately I don't agree that ford is on the same level, being faster doesn't make a car better.

Reliability aside Vw interior quality, layout and feel is superior to ford. Look at the mk7 golf dash compared to the mk3 focus. All the buttons and that gloss panel dash does not have the feel of a Vw golf mk7.

Ford wins on performance no doubt and that's not questionable.

Comfort wise Vw suspension is better for British roads in my opinion but it isn't exciting to through around corners like ford is. We may not want to admit it but it isn't just a mind frame, Vw has good resale value and superior body rust quality over ford, the badge carries weight, it all ads up.

If given the choice I would choose a Vw golf gti over a focus st but with my own money I'd buy the St.

It isn't worth getting too heated about it because it all comes down to what the badge is worth, a mclaren badge eats up a lexus badge, a Vw badge eats a ford badge, a ford badge eats a vauxhall badge. Keeping in mind a vxr astra is faster than an ST and looks very good. Where as a gti is "boring" compared to an ST, it's also less fun.

Ford doesn't even offer xenon for the fiesta St, Vw offers it for the polo

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Well said! 



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:57 PM

Regardless of it being a fiesta, focus, mondeo, ST, RS etc... people who look at it still see a 'Ford'.. There is a bit of a stigma attached to it. Mondeo's are/were always the travelling salesmans car and it's hard for people to break away from that.

 

Look at Skoda's... I mean the very recent Skoda Octavia estates look lovely...I'd almost want one.. the only thing that makes me not want one is the fact that, at the end of the day, it's a Skoda.. Bearing in mind that nowadays they're taken over by VW is it? So they're actually very decent cars. Jersey Police force use them, so they can't be all bad - granted, I doubt they're on par with the beemers etc, but they're a good car.

 

So naturally people are going to be less interested in Fords in general....

 

Also think about the stupid little things in Fords that could easily be changed and wouldn't be seen in VW's/Audi's etc: HEATER KNOBS!!!



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:14 PM

I had a mk5 gti and got rid of it as I hated it for my current mk7 metal and the difference is just unbelievable in grip alone I can corner alot faster than I could in the gti and even raced one over two roundabouts to which I left in the dust but straights he would of dominated the spec is much better in the fiesta only thing the golf had that my fiesta doesn't is dual zone climate but thats not really an issue and the golf didnt even have bluetooth

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