Does it happen throughout the whole journey? As in wet conditions the brake discs rust over and you often get the scratching noise when the rust is being cleared off the discs. This always happens when I wash my car. Then after about 5 minutes the rust clears and the noise stops
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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The mk5 golf entered production in 2003 and finished in 2009 lol, no wonder it doesn't have the mod cons etc, your Fiesta is like 4 years newer!
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
Cheers Marc, the videos of that stuff is crazy isn't it! Ordered some dragons breath so hopefully that will be here by this weekend so I can detail the car!
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No worries! Fingers crossed, let us know how it goes
Hi, To put it simply, keeping the wheels in showroom condition, like I manage to, is easy. All I use now is a wash and wax, and when they are clean, keep them polished like you would the paintwork. Ordinary car polish that's all! This puts the protective layer on, and stops the roads crap sticking, so each time you clean gets easier too. Now they are on the condition in your pic, you will just have to work at it to get them nice first. Anything that stubborn and I remember I used wonder wheels. Not from my experience, but one of my mates used a little t cut to bring his wheels up. Remember, your dealing with a painted surface here just like the bodywork, not aluminium, and I think the name of our wheels throws people off!
Old Fords do it sideways
You're a brave man using wonder wheels, prolonged use can cause paint to crack on your alloys. Also Polishing your wheels will bring them up nicely but it won't offer any form of protection. Your best bet would be a high temp wax. I use Finish Kare 1000p and simply a blast from the pressure washer is enough to remove all dirt, then a quick rub over with soapy water and wash mitt brings them up as good as new
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
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
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
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.
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.