|07-13-2013 10:49 PM|
Focus ST initial impressions
Drove the Fiesta ST yesterday on a couple of fast (way under 1 minute!) laps at Ford's Ecoboost challenge at Golden Gate Fields near San Francisco. The Fiesta feels lighter with less torque than the Focus ST (driven at the same event). Only have two big complaints; the Fiesta ST should really have irs, not a beam axle and second, it should be offered in a two door hatch. Car looks great in Moultan Orange Ford engineer said they only have tooling for the four door sedan and hatchback at the plant, but that is a lousy excuse, imo. Sales could be MUCH better if the two door is offered in the US!
|06-13-2013 11:46 PM|
Focus Hatchback starting MSRP $19,200
Nevermind the ST, you probably don't see the point of the Fiesta at all.
It's not uncommon for a fully optioned "lower model" (i.e. Corolla, BMW 3 series, etc.) to overlap the "higher model" (Camry, BMW 5 series, etc.) in price.
|06-13-2013 09:14 AM|
|06-13-2013 08:53 AM|
|RonMaiden||Where are these ST Focus sales numbers coming from since 1000 a month sounds a bit high. Since it's been out I don't think that number has hit 4000 total since it's release from some early numbers I saw a few months ago.|
|06-13-2013 07:56 AM|
|06-13-2013 07:31 AM|
Then the difference between the models ranges from about 2k to 4k. Not exactly chump change. Of course the structuring of options doesn't allow an exact like for like comparison, for example HIDs are only available on the Focus, but the Fiesta gets heated seats with just the Recaro package, which requires the ST3 spec on the Focus.
The same argument happens when folks say, "Geez, a $30k Focus?? I can get a WRX for $26k!" But the WRX is about as basic as could be at that point. A 5-door WRX Limited (which still doesn't have the features of the Focus) is over $30k.
|06-13-2013 07:18 AM|
If you're gonna spend 25k for a nicely equipped Fiesta ST, why not just get the Focus ST and be done with it. Ford is going to have to do some work with it's pricing. There is a reason why the new Focus and Fiesta's just aren't selling that well here in the U.S. Regardless of how well they are selling worldwide.. Some of it is the DCT, and some more is the way they have priced this new generation of compacts.
|06-13-2013 06:21 AM|
|swansong||The Build and Price has been up on Ford.com for a couple months now. Fully optioned, with orange paint, gray wheels, Recaros, nav, etc., the MSRP is $26,750. That's exactly how I'd want mine, minus the navigation.|
|06-12-2013 10:29 PM|
|Gorio||Once it comes to NorCal I'll definitely take one for a test drive. BTW, went to the Edmunds site and one can price this car. With Nav, Recaros and other available goodies MSRP is $23K. It's almost worth getting the Focus ST....Maybe....|
|06-12-2013 06:26 PM|
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