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#16 hedgepig

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:14 PM

I'm glad that I ordered my new Squeeze Titanium yesterday then! The dealer did say that Squeeze is going up in price
and also that Ford are planning an ST Fiesta for next year, 2010.


Who is your dealer Nightowl and how accurate is his info on the ST? :unsure:

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#17 Nightowl

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 07:31 PM

Who is your dealer Nightowl and how accurate is his info on the ST? :unsure:


My dealer is Hendy Ford (The Hendy Group in 1910 became the 1st official Ford main dealer in Great Britain btw) of Fareham, Hants hedgepig.

If you think about it; Ford have released the Fiesta Zetec S at launch as it isn't all that different from a standard Fiesta. Sure - it's
got lowered suspension, sports seats, firmer ride, etc - but it's not something that Ford had to spend valuable resources or design teams on
apart from adding the bits mentioned above as well as add a few skirts & a larger spoiler! The Fiesta was always going to be extremely popular
from launch and - as we all know - their order books are pretty full for the foreseable future.

However - as with all new cars - orders will eventually drop somewhat as other manufacturers build rival models to compete with the Fiesta.
Ford will then do what all car manufacturers do; they'll (probably) facelift the Fiesta - and bring out a sportier model to compete with "hot hatches"
from Renault (Clio), Vauxhall (Corsa VXR), Volkswagon (Polo GT in 2010), Fiat (Punto & 500 Abarth), yadaa yadda yadda.

My dealer is 100% certain that an ST Fiesta will follow next year - once the high demand for the Fiesta has "tailed off" a little. And as he said:
"Ford want to sell the Fiesta Zetec S now - not have would-be buyers wait until next year".!

Don't shoot the messenger! ;)

#18 paulworthing

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:29 AM

I do keep checking the one line motoring sites for any news on the Fiesta ST or RS and so far nothing conrete.

I would have to say that even if they do bring out either of them that they would probaby be out of my price range and not sure they would be in a colour I would prefer to Squeeze as Ford tend to go for all the standard sporting colours (Performance Blue, Black, Silver and Red)

PS - Post number 600 - I so need to get out more!! LOL

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:10 PM

In Malta all colours cost the same price BUT (and that's a big but) the car is much more expensive in the first place. A Fiesta 1.25 Trend 5dr costs between 14k and 15k euro. Robbery!

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:17 AM

My dealer is Hendy Ford (The Hendy Group in 1910 became the 1st official Ford main dealer in Great Britain btw) of Fareham, Hants hedgepig.

If you think about it; Ford have released the Fiesta Zetec S at launch as it isn't all that different from a standard Fiesta. Sure - it's
got lowered suspension, sports seats, firmer ride, etc - but it's not something that Ford had to spend valuable resources or design teams on
apart from adding the bits mentioned above as well as add a few skirts & a larger spoiler! The Fiesta was always going to be extremely popular
from launch and - as we all know - their order books are pretty full for the foreseable future.

However - as with all new cars - orders will eventually drop somewhat as other manufacturers build rival models to compete with the Fiesta.
Ford will then do what all car manufacturers do; they'll (probably) facelift the Fiesta - and bring out a sportier model to compete with "hot hatches"
from Renault (Clio), Vauxhall (Corsa VXR), Volkswagon (Polo GT in 2010), Fiat (Punto & 500 Abarth), yadaa yadda yadda.

My dealer is 100% certain that an ST Fiesta will follow next year - once the high demand for the Fiesta has "tailed off" a little. And as he said:
"Ford want to sell the Fiesta Zetec S now - not have would-be buyers wait until next year".!

Don't shoot the messenger! ;)


There was a bit of info mid-'08 that a hot version of the Mk 7 would be based on a top version of the Mini's mechanicals, and I would expect the 6-speed 'box to be carried over also.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:28 AM

;)



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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:09 AM

Nice but I think it needs to be in a lighter colour to show off the dark grills better

#23 Bashful

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:02 PM

Yummy yummy Hot Magenta :lol: Don't like the black wheels though

#24 hedgepig

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:29 PM

My dealer is Hendy Ford (The Hendy Group in 1910 became the 1st official Ford main dealer in Great Britain btw) of Fareham, Hants hedgepig.
However - as with all new cars - orders will eventually drop somewhat as other manufacturers build rival models to compete with the Fiesta.
Ford will then do what all car manufacturers do; they'll (probably) facelift the Fiesta - and bring out a sportier model to compete with "hot hatches"
from Renault (Clio), Vauxhall (Corsa VXR), Volkswagon (Polo GT in 2010), Fiat (Punto & 500 Abarth), yadaa yadda yadda.

My dealer is 100% certain that an ST Fiesta will follow next year - once the high demand for the Fiesta has "tailed off" a little. And as he said:
"Ford want to sell the Fiesta Zetec S now - not have would-be buyers wait until next year".!

Don't shoot the messenger! ;)


I agree with you on everything Nightowl but the fact remains that your dealer doesn't know anything concrete.

Like Paul, I am constantly scanning the internet etc looking for clues and so far zilch! :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:22 PM

Well guys I guess we'll just have to wait & see. I doubt we'd find much on the web in the way of any ST version just yet...and even if
Ford were planning one - they're hardly likely to publish any details just yet as the Zetec S is selling very well. If I was in the
market for a Zetec S...but knew an ST was coming next year - I'd probably hang fire for a while...which is exactly what Ford DON'T
want us to do!

#26 hedgepig

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:28 PM

Well guys I guess we'll just have to wait & see. I doubt we'd find much on the web in the way of any ST version just yet...and even if
Ford were planning one - they're hardly likely to publish any details just yet as the Zetec S is selling very well. If I was in the
market for a Zetec S...but knew an ST was coming next year - I'd probably hang fire for a while...which is exactly what Ford DON'T
want us to do!


Fair point Nightowl but I wanted to be the first to order a fully specced ST..............and then ponder over the colour!!

Only positive point about it is that I won't have Mrs Hedgepig nag nag nagging me about how long I haven't had this one!!! :lol:

Not that ladies nag of course......they just call it advising........ :P :lol:

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 08:49 PM

I gotta say...

The more I look at this photo of my exact 'car to be' - I'm very happy that I chose Squeeze. I only ordered it around 4 weeks ago mind - so
I've still got (*yawn) soooooooooo long to wait yet. Posted Image

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:39 AM

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Thanks for that - was time I updated my wallpaper on the works PC


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