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MRC89

Member Since 25 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 18 2014 10:49 PM
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Upgrade Fiesta Or Sell For Focus?

17 December 2014 - 04:47 AM

Hi guys, it's been a while since my last visit.

 

I'll get straight to the point, I'm in a dilemma with what I want to do with a car over the next 5+ years, Last year I bought a Fiesta Metal in Midnight Sky (grey/blue) currently at 16k miles, I love it. The plan was when I was 25 and could afford the insurance I'd:

Mountune 155ps

-35/-50mm lowring springs/coilovers with spacers

LED DRLs in the fog lamps (note my avatar is edited, they're just regular halogen fogs atm)

Gloss the exterior plastics and a bit of chip/scratch repair (caused by cats and a white van)

and perhaps get round to the interior with rooflining, resprayed doorcards and pillars, and a black fabric dash. And OEM Ambient lighting with matching footwell/door bin lighting, front courtesy light with sunglasses holder, with the original courtesy light being moved to the back.

Fiesta ST front+rear brake conversion.

I'm budgeting myself to ~£5k max for all of this.

 

So far I've only made a few small mods:

Canbus ready side facing LED sidelights

Osram blue tint indicators

+30% blue tint halogen headlamps

+100% Phillips Main beams

Multi-directional LED number plate lights.

Team Heko Wind deflectors

 

However, I'm quite liking the look of the 2015 face lift Focus ST, and I've always had a bit of a soft spot for quick estates. Also, I plan to be moving to the other side of the country within the next 2 years to move out with the Mrs, we're looking to get 2 large-ish dogs too (vizsla & ridgeback) and who knows, kids down the line too. so A Focus ST Estate would be really useful for ferrying all that around, and a Fiesta would be hideously impracticable and would mean buying a 2nd cheap big car.

 

Plans for Focus ST3 Estate: 2nd hand, as many options as I can find.

Black or Grey (need to see grey in the flesh first)

if Grey - Black alloys, Black exhaust tip

if Black - Colour code exhaust tip to the colour of the "Style pack" alloys.

Mountune 275 or Remap and other light modifications if I went for the derv (90% sure I want the petrol though - I'll test drive them both)

Lowering springs, possibly adjustable height air suspension.

 

The Focus is a lot more practical, slightly faster, a lot more powerful, and imo has a much nicer cabin It's a lot more rare than the Fiesta, but probably more common than a Fiesta Metal.

The Fiesta will always be the more fun car to drive, not necessarily better, but I can't see an estate ever being able to match it's personality. Imo, it looks better too.

 

What would you do? Throw £5k at the Fiesta to make a really nice drivers/enthusiasts car, or save the money and PX it for the bigger, better Focus?

 

Please vote on the poll, and express your opinions in detail if you wish, I'm really 50/50 on this. 

Here's a few simple pics as I've never shown her off to you guys.

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