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Marcr1

Member Since 14 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2014 07:51 PM
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In Topic: Smell When Using Washers

26 July 2014 - 03:12 PM

Plain water is a no no in car water bottles! Especially when it goes stagnate, it can also develop into legionnaires eventually. Not something you want to catch, plus I found water alone never really does the job


In Topic: Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

25 July 2014 - 11:36 PM

 

I'm quite happy to contradict you there. I've taken mine to 3 figures, and at no point did it become juddery and loud.  Also even though its only 8 months old, nothing rattles in it, other than the wheel locking key, which was sorted by putting it into a bubblewrap bag. No falling off rubbers, or anything else either. Maybe you should reconsider some of your preconceptions.

 

They're not pre conceptions, I test drove one and minus a body kit, interior, suspension and engine they are no differently built to any other Fiesta, makes the same noise when the door closes as mine and my brothers style, same road noise as my car etc. 

 

Not every car will rattle I admit that, 


In Topic: Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

25 July 2014 - 10:55 PM

Im not saying there is anything wrong with Ford, I've owned enough of them!! All of which have had their issues, but so have my Toyota's, Fiat etc. Its going to happen.

 

Obviously we're on a Ford forum so you're never going to win an argument when knocking a Fiesta ST. When others are labelling it as the best thing since sliced bread. Saying its better than a car which is £25k+. It has absolutely nothing to do with brand snobbery, we're all Ford brand snobs here?!? 

 

The original post was asking what outsiders think of the Fiesta ST and I've merely put my idea on the table


In Topic: Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

25 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

I'm not saying they're not nice cars because they are. But the reason they sell so well is because of the price. There are much better handling cars out there than Ford, faster cars, likewise slower and worse cars, Ford have a good balance but they are by no means the perfect car. If someone offered you a Nissan GTR or a Fiesta for free 99% would take the GTR but when its your own money it makes sense to buy a Ford  :lol:


In Topic: Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

25 July 2014 - 09:17 PM

My ST leaves mercs, audis, BMW's for dead I have a stage one remap and this car is an animal. I love it when im at the lights with somebody in "better" car and then see the look on their face when my "cheap little fiesta" deatroys their 30k + car.
what defines a great car? Great performance? Cheap to buy, run? Great stylish interior? Good looks? Amazing to drive?
My little fiesta ticks all of these boxes. Personally £ for £ I think its the best car around.
(Super cars excluded).
Anybody disagree? Then go drive one then tell me what you think.

 

That is such a narrow minded view. Don't get me wrong I love the Fiesta ST and it's a great car for its own reasons. But Merc's, Audi's and BMW's would eat a Fiesta ST for breakfast. 

 

Audi's and BMW's are spec'd to the owners need / want so its all well and good you saying you're beating Audi's but they may well be 105 bhp lol! That's no different to me saying my S1600 beats a Style in a drag race. It's always going to happen...  

 

For example your ST is 180bhp standard, you may be running 200 now? an Audi S3 which is a ST equivalent of a standard A3 / Fiesta is 300bhp... 

 

Fiesta 0-60 = 6.9

S3 0-60 = 5.2

 

Maybe the S3 is unfair as its a bigger car, even so the new S1 is 231 bhp and does 0-60 in 5.8. The A3 1.8 TFSI 177bhp engine will also do 60 in 7 seconds...

 

Admittedly the S1 starts at 24k and the S3 30k but you get what you pay for. The fiesta is 17k which is a big amount of money for what is still a Fiesta. Which people will perceive as a chavvy car, boy racer. I've had the same comments with my S1600 lol.

 

The build quality is a whole different ball game with the german cars, the Fiesta is built cheaply, it rattles, door rubbers fall off, you could sit in a BMW 1 or 3 series at 120mph and not even know you're moving. The Fiesta gets juddery and loud at 80. 

 

I'm by no means an Audi fan boy, the story is the same with Merc and BMW. I personally love the Fiesta ST and would own one in a heart beat but they simply can not be compared to bigger more expensive cars. There literally is no competition.