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#390314 Smell When Using Washers

Posted by Marcr1 on 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

#390182 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by Marcr1 on 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

#390145 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by Marcr1 on 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:

#390119 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by Marcr1 on 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. 

#388206 Ok Sell To Me A Fiesta St 2 Or 3

Posted by Marcr1 on 21 July 2014 - 10:40 AM

Matt will be along shortly to sell it to you I'm sure.

but if you can afford one then get one, good value for money and there the top of the fiesta range, only downside is tax compared to the 1.0 and slightly worse fuel but worth it for the extra punch


Damn you beat me to it!

#388205 Ok Sell To Me A Fiesta St 2 Or 3

Posted by Marcr1 on 21 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

Ridiculously high running costs?  :lol:


But in all seriousness its an ST, what more needs to be said!


It'll be a hell of a lot faster than your ZS, looks better, LED DRL's, the noise it will make, other people will envy you, nicer seats, more toys etc  :ph34r:

#370651 Fiesta S1600

Posted by Marcr1 on 02 June 2014 - 10:00 PM

Really? My S1600 got walked over by Clio cups. let alone Audi's and Volkswagens.

You're looking at 5bhp from a J1. So 139bhp. 2.0 Audi's are 180bhp minimum... There's no competition in my eyes

#370624 Zetec S Alloy Questions

Posted by Marcr1 on 02 June 2014 - 09:05 PM

They're not back breaking, but you know when you've hit a pothole put it that way. I'd say the ride was firm on my S1600 and the alloys themselves are pretty weak. There's been plenty of horror stories and I suffered a buckled alloy myself, despite hitting much worse potholes in previous cars with no damage.

#364400 I Want My Fiesta To Pop And Bang... How?

Posted by Marcr1 on 14 May 2014 - 08:33 PM

After market dump valves on low powered cars are just naff though. I admit they make a great sound. They only really work on Impreza's, Evo's Rs3, Skylines etc in my eyes

#355124 Wax For White Cara

Posted by Marcr1 on 19 April 2014 - 09:44 PM

Autoglym HD wax without a doubt, the shine and beads last for months on end :)


It gives some great reflections:





#352656 Changing Alloys Help 15 To 17"

Posted by Marcr1 on 10 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

They should be a straight swap and no the brakes won't be a problem, you'll only really notice a slightly harder ride to be honest :)

#349093 Ford Fiesta Mk7 Exhaust - St, Metal, S1600

Posted by Marcr1 on 30 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

Ah just realised you've got the newer zs than me - mine has 2 exhausts, just hidden under the bumper, so not sure how I'd get away with the tip you got. Let me know your thoughts and if I'm just being thick!! Looks really good though mate


Wouldn't you just get a tip for each tip?

#348807 Ford Fiesta Mk7 Exhaust - St, Metal, S1600

Posted by Marcr1 on 29 March 2014 - 11:03 PM

If all else fails why don't you get the tip covers? They're only about £20

#340365 Bye Bye Fiesta

Posted by Marcr1 on 08 March 2014 - 09:27 PM

Thanks :) You never know it could pop up again on the forum sometime!

#340002 Bye Bye Fiesta

Posted by Marcr1 on 07 March 2014 - 11:01 PM

Last year I put a deposit down on a new car. I was starting to fall out of love with my Fiesta.. It had a few niggling problems, costly on petrol and I felt as though I'd grown out of the car and it's looks.
I didn't really care for my car like I used, maybe washing it once a month, but I couldn't hand it over in a state so made a good effort in bringing it back to it's former glory....
I couldn't help but smile when the dealer said it's the cleanest car he's ever had in as part exchange!
My new 2014 Audi A3 Sport, 1.4 TFSI Cylinder on demand....
Few pics at the dealer:
The car was clean but I wanted to add my own mark to it:
Managed to get a decent detail in:
1. Wash down alloys with Wheel woolies, EZ brush and a wash mitt
2. Iron X alloys
3. Bilberry wheel cleaner
4. Dry off alloys
5. Seal alloys with 2 coats of Fk1000p
6. Repeat above process on exhaust
7. Snowfoam bodywork
8. Pressure wash off snowfoam and any loose contaminents
9. Iron X bodywork
9. Clay bodywork
11. Dry car with new wolly mammoth drying towel (Amazing!)
12. Hand polish with Megs Ultimate compound (Couldn't be bothered with the DA)
13. 2 coats of Autoglym HD wax
14. Windows polished and sealed with a mixture of G1 and G5
15. Quick wipedown with a QD.
Very happy with the results:
I didn't clean the interior but thought I'd pop some pics up:
I'm so happy with the car, it's everything I wanted to be and more. The way it puts the power down is so effortless, the car is smooth across the bumpiest of roads and the interior is a classy affair. Everything fits as it should and has a solid feel to it.
I'll still be hanging around the forum as I have always liked Ford's and we have a few in the family :)