Ford Fiesta Appreciation Threat.
Leave your comments about the car.
Do you own one, what version and distance run?
How has been your experience?
Plan on buying one?
Why you chose fiesta and what were your matchups?
I'm planning on getting the Fiesta ST one most reviews are really positive in one webpage it even got a 5 star review with about 20 reviewers.
Fiesta matchups were the Audi a1 and the Mini Cooper Chili.
Gf has a 2011
got it around 35k miles. the transmission sucks. Ford put a recall on all the autos. Reprogrammed the timing, still sucks. Not smooth at all.
It started stalling randomly, maybe around 45k miles. Ford stated the throttle body was bad and needed replacement, but wasn't covered under the 50k mile powertrain warranty. Since that part is integral to the engine, I thought that was bullshit. I cleaned the TB and the issue went away.
A month ago, my gf calls me, saying there's coolant boiling in the engine bay, and the temperature light came on. (It doesn't have a temperature gauge) Had it towed to a shop, and the code they read, stated the water pump failed. To replace, he needed to take apart the side of the engine where the timing belt is. Mechanic stated it was a poor design. The serpentine belt also needed to be cut off, and a special tool is required to put it back on. (Doesn't have a tension pulley)
Words from this mechanic, "If it wasn't for Ford, I would be out of business."
Overall, the car is small, light, cheap to buy, cheap to own. Great gas mileage. It's likes to be revved to red. It's fun taking it to the limit of it's skinny tires. The transmission sucks. A lot of bolts are Torx instead of Hex, but can be worked on. Not easy though.
It has 80k miles now. It's taken us on 1,200 mile road trips, the beach, the mountains, the desert. The time it did fail, was while idling in heavy traffic for 2.5 hours with the A/C on.
I want her to get another car, only because the transmission sucks so goddamn much.
The Ford dealership visits were free. They quoted over $600 to replace the functioning Throttle Body.
It cost around $480 to have the radiator flushed, water pump installed, and new serpentine belt.
Aside from the Automatic autotragic transmission, it would be a sweet little car. Even with 120hp. The ST version with more power, and a LOT more torque, would really be nice. I haven't driven one yet.
Does that price include parts and labor?
If so $600 it's a little about average for repair costs.According to bank rate which is the toyota with average repair cost of $540.
And my dad had a similar experience the warranty expired and 3 days later a part broke that cost $500 to repair.
No, a throttle body is unplugging two connectors, like 3 bolts, the air hose in, air hose out, Mass Flow sensor, and that's it.
$600 would have been a complete rip off. That was at a dealership.
Labor, water pump, coolant, water, belt, and warranty cost ~$480. That's dirt cheap.
There's literally nothing good about that car, Honda like usual on their declining trend made a "ok" car with the 8th Gen (shitty quality issues and being inferior to the MS3/WRX at the time) and fucked it up with the 9th Gen by butchering the suspension/chassis tuning so it feels like a bigger car than it really is and giving it a whole 3 horsepower for that extra 0.4 in displacement.
And on top they ask $24k for it? I'm not even going to touch on how shitty Honda dealers are. They act like I should be privileged I have the chance to even step into their dealer showroom. Absolute shit. Its like all the crappy salesmen from the 1990s that worked GM/Ford switched over to Honda/Toyota.
I bought a HRV with my wife 4 months ago you tremendous faggot. The dealer experience was shit. I almost tore up the paperwork in the salesman's face when they didn't give me all weather floor mats like I was promised.
They're not good cars. Let me guess, your parents bought you one? It doesn't feel nimble at all and it doesn't feel exciting to drive.
I am currently financing (1.5%) a 2015 Fiesta ST and currently up to 18,700 miles.
Then experience so far has been an absolute blast and I love this car to death. Relatively light weight, decent power, rotates nicely when swinging it around corners and with the recent muffler delete I did it has beefy sound without droning.
I did have it lowered on Mountune springs and a CP-E motor mount which help A LOT with wheel hop and stops the engine from smacking the firewall while launching.
I've looked at just about every other hatchback in the same price range and it just seemed like the best bang for the buck.
Do it m8. It's a rad little car.
her money, i don't give a fuck. i was just there as master jew
the Si is literally nothing special. i drove one for shits and giggles while i was there. its a low energy car for losers. if i want a fun car i'd get anything else in the market .
it turns faster than the m3 what are you talking about :^)
I was looking at Mini's, Fiats, Sonics, Darts, etc. Just about every compact and hatch i looked at didn't seem to compare well enough against the Fiesta. Power and weight were my primary concerns really, and the Fiesta was the winner.
I have the ST3 package which has nav, rado gray wheels, painted calipers, sun roof, upgraded sound system, and Recaro bucket seats.
Basically just removing the last two feet of exhaust, muffler. Resonator and downpipe are still stock. Now it is replaced by a dual 3inch black chrome tip.
The muffler really dampens the fun sounds. compression popping and backfires when shifting/down shifting are nearly completely hidden with it on.
It was just over 200 bucks for the delete with a 100 dollar tip.
I wanted a really small car. I also have that 'murican mentality of a mustang should be V8 only. The ecoboost one is alright too though.
It didn't feel right buying a V6 mustang essentially.
Interesting, I never considered doing that. Does it get on your nerves at all? I want the car to have a better sound because the stock exhaust is pretty weak, but don't want to shell out 1,200 for the cobb turboback without an accessport.
It's a fair bit louder from the rear of the car now naturally, but there is no irritating drone increase in the cabin from what I can tell.
Just more sound coming out the backend. Can also hear the turbo spooling from the exhaust now too. Rad as fuck.
Just got my FiST about a month ago and I'm already at 4k miles. Loving every minute of it.
Aight you sold me. Also did you powder coat your rims? I didn't see the option for bronze, but that looks slick. I want to get OZ Leggenda 17" in white, but can't find them anywhere in 4x108 :(
The 9th gen si was one of the best ones. You kind of just let everyone you know how ignorant you are but ignoring the torque that little motor puts out and how great that car is to drive on a day to day basis. No more revving the piss out of the motor to get the damn thing moving. That's been honda's Achilles Tendon for some time now. The 2012 si made me stop hating civics. The ignorant masses made me hate it again though.
No, sir. Plasti-dip dirty as shit VINTAGE GOLD. Looks way nicer when clean. One of my wheels is slightly bent from a dick ass pot hole too.
I want the O.Z. SUPERTURISMO LM in 17x7.5. A bit wider and still a few pounds lighter. Also has hektic GT looks. That i do plan to powder coat a modest gold color.
man, that's a good plastidipping job. I usually see plastidipped wheels peeling with drips up and down the spokes.
Those wheels look good too. OZ is the perfect wheel manufacturer for the fiesta.
My ST just broke 2 years and 30k.
Fun car, not great for driving 10/10ths though, especially because of how shit the brakes are.
It's decent. No great place for a sub, if that's what you're into, but the stock speakers have good bass and the "infotainment" system (hate that term) is pretty robust. Other than the navigation never EVER getting what I say right.
Fade. Pedal on the floor after 3 laps at Streets of Willow or a single end-to-end run on a good canyon. Partly the pads just suck, partly it's because the torque vectoring uses the shit out of them.
I've had to replace my pads like 6 times and rotors twice in 2 years, and I don't even do track/canyons very much with it.
16x7, with 205/45/16s.
My stock wheels were all bent to fuck after 2 years of driving on them, I decided to downsize for more sidewall in the hopes of avoiding a repeat of that. I also like the rally car look of the smaller wheels on the ST and it improves ride quality, and I haven't noticed any change in handling.
have you seen what people on the forums are doing to combat it? They're using porsche style brake air dams that channel air into them. Guy says it gets him triple the laps without fade.
Yeah, Motul 660. The stock pads are just trash and the aftermarket is only just catching up, I'm gonna try the Mountune pads/lines kit next time.
I'm thinking a pressure bleed might help too, I just need to get the correct cap so I can use the bleeder at my friend's shop.
SoCal, which is part of what makes it so stupid that they bent up so easily, our roads really aren't that bad. There's just not enough meat on those 17"s to protect the wheels properly, and I don't like such big wheels on such a small car anyway.
i dig it. I'm in phoenix and our roads are pretty decent depending on which part you live in. Wheels are the first thing to go on any car I buy, so it's not a problem if they do get messed up.
>Do you own one, what version and distance run?
2014 ST around 30k miles at the moment
>How has been your experience?
Absolutely fantastic so far with no issues. Drove it from Michigan to California and back this summer and it was a surprisingly pleasant trip.
>Why you chose fiesta and what were your matchups?
Previous car was a Focus SVT so the Fiesta ST had my attention from its announcement. Cross shopped with Fiat 500 Abarths and some other hot hatches. Honestly didn't expect to end up with an ST but mine turned up to a dealership "used" with <400 miles and around $7k off the original MSRP so I couldn't say no.
Yeah, mostly because there was nothing else on the market for most of that time, other than full-track pads that were expensive as fuck and not suitable for DDing.
Plus I have a wholesale account at the Ford dealer and stock pads cost me less than Autozone ones.
MY'15 Fiesta ST in Tuxedo Black, 15,xxx miles so far
>How has your experience been?
Terrific. Currently 'Stage 3' with a MAP Catback, MAP FMIC, Cobb Intake, Mountune Roll-Restrictor, and a Tune+ 93 & E30 Protune. 0 issues to speak of, though I did some preventative maintenance getting the transmission flushed at 10,000 miles and an extra oil change or too.
Also running Piercemotorsports braces in the trunk, front strut tower, two-point tie bar, and rear torsion beam stiffener with an Eibach rear sway bar.
Next mods are light weight wheels, and probably Super Sports or equivalent sticky tire.
Vdyno says about 220whp/270tq currently.
No, the stock ECU can compensate for 87 octane, but to make the most power you should be running Premium. If you're protuned you need to add the kind of gas you're tuned for.
Love my 2014 fist.
Bought second hand from a Mazda dealership with 12,000km on the car. Price was right and reaped the spoils of someone else's instant depreciation on a new vehicle. Negotiated purchase for 10,000 less than new or 4000 less than dealerships asking price. Only option not on the car is the sunroof.
Nothing to report outside of buying a winter wheel and tire package. Regular oil changes from Ford. The manual transmission is buttery smooth. The acceleration up to highway speed is strong with plenty of guts for passing. The speed and handling is fantastic for the cost of the vehicle. The Recaro buckets are amazing as long as you're under 200 lbs. Costs me 50 bucks to fill with premium and I get roughly 490- 520km to a tank depending on how spirited my driving is.
Going to be dipping my rims this winter. I also have the Oxford white. Was thinking of going with a matte black but that vintage gold looks great.
for those of you who bought new in the US how much did you end up paying?
seems like the normal MSRP is like 22-23k. You guys think I'd be able to talk them down to about 19.5 at least?
or am I much better off trying to find a low mileage used one?
hmm thanks, I guess I'll have to go see how many shekels I can jew away in person.
Almost all the ones I'm finding are black ( ._.)
heres some of the used stock around my area
Maybe try emailing these guys and then taking that price to a dealer near you?
Old Fiestas welcome?
Part Ex'ing mine for an ST sometime next month. So much HYPE.
I've known a lot of girls that comment on various cars, but I've never known one worth dating that would decide not to date somebody over a car unless it was a total piece of shit. All girls really care about is that your car is reasonably new.
Lol I thought the article was going to be rambling about the amount of gas the Fiesta ST REALLY consumes, because everywhere I look people claim awesome gas effiency, as good as the yaris beign 4L 1.5 gas.
But no, he really loves that car.
To be fair I believe the factories can't fullfill demmand so that is something, also in America the Fiesta ST is build in mexico and venezuela.
meh. Ford Ecosport is better, higher ground clearance and doesnt look gay
Still my favorite car, can't recommend one enough even after Stang, Miata and other more ludicrous shit
Oh yeah don't bother fucking with it, leave it stock and just enjoy it
The Mustang has rev matching on downshifts too.
Not really many other cars though. So it's quite a feature.
I rev match without even thinking about it and it doesn't impress anyone except some random pedestrians who hear it and know what you're doing. Except they probably think I'm in a dual clutch model anyway... So who gives a fuck.
It doesn't really impress anyone anyway
test drive went ok. haven't driven a manual in like 1.5 years. stalled at two major lights and then pulled into a lot to practice a bit. I could tell the salesman was keking internally. really fun
kona blue 16 fiesta with sunroof, upgraded nav/audio, normal seats
msrp is 23.4k
sale price 22.9k
making my monthly at $298 72mo
I was hoping to get 250-275ish a month.
told the sales guy I'd think about it. that 2k rebate is because family/school and I can try at other ford dealers, but most fiesta st's new still go for 22-23
think I'm going to keep shopping around. probably going to have to find a used one.
I'd consider other options, but it fits what I want pretty well
>4 door (really just enough space for 2 adults and some medium dogs + luggage)
>fun to drive
>good fuel economy
yeah gotta check which other dealers around the area. There's like 6 ford dealers just really far apart
there's also a mega used car lot or something similar to what lpg works out down here i need to go check out.
Sister has a 2011. I was impressed over her inability to know left from right, and how the car took an acute angle at 60 MPH. Tires screamed, car swayed, onlookers looked with amazement. But the car did it, and did it like a champ. That said, it shifts really fucking hard and slips. We'll have to replace it soon.
It's her car, and it was the very first time she drove it. Her very first car, so she was obviously excited to drive. Still, she gets mad over how my parents always ask me to drive lel. Oh, and I forgot to mention, we mean the transmission. As soon as we find a cheap parts car.
Hit one of them in my Focus the other day. Admittedly, it was 10 years old at the time, but a <10MPH impact corner to corner fucked up the bumper, boot lid jammed shut, and possibly the rear suspension too.
My Focus just got a hole in the bumper and a set of scrapes.
I'm never driving a Fiesta again, regardless of me not fitting in the damn things. Not after seeing what a slightly larger car does to them. I barely fucking felt the impact, but they got shunted forwards and fucked sideways.
The 3 door may be coming to the US I'd the Fiesta RS is a global vehicle. I know fiesta production is being shaken up and moving from Mexico to Thailand I believe.
If it's going to happen, it's going to be a 2 door version out of Cologne.
Yeah, but they won't bring it to America, because Americans can't appreciate good cars.
They'll just monkey model it for the US market, because that's all the US deserves.
They are already binging the Focus RS from Cologne, can't be that harder to slip a few Fiesta's in there. The current USDM Fiesta ST is manufactured in Mexico, but production of the 4 door Fiesta platform is moving to Thailand this year. ( http://www.autonews.com/article/20130516/OEM01/130519912/ford-to-shift-fiesta-output-to-thailand-from-mexico-report-says )
So, that opens the door for both platforms (2 door and 4 door) to be imported into the US from over seas, which gives me some serious hope for a 2 door Fiesta RS in the States by MY2018/2019.
the mk7/7.5 looks well in white imo