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Old 11-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #21
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #22
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very awesome. it would be a guarnteed yes for me if they have a 3 door though
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:11 PM   #23
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Front wheel drive is so stupid. Automakers still haven't figured it out. Rwd or awd is the way to go. I love my Focus, bit I hate front wheel drive.

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:28 PM   #24
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Front wheel drive is so stupid. Automakers still haven't figured it out. Rwd or awd is the way to go. I love my Focus, bit I hate front wheel drive.

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because 99% of drivers regularly drive their car to the limits where the difference in powertrains become apparent?
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i'm loving it! i can't justify spending 25-30k for a focus st, but if they can get a basic fiesta st under 20 then that I can do. Can't wait to see the color options (pics that is).

Weight: 2,720 lbs.

here are some rumored colors:
New Green Envy Metallic Tri-coat
Ingot Silver Metallic
Molten Orange Metallic Tri-coat (Fiesta ST exclusive)
Oxford White
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #26
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http://fordstnation.com/2014-fiesta-...at-pain-c-217/
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:13 PM   #27
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Still don't care for the frontal styling treatment, still wish they sold it as a 3-door, but nevertheless like the car. Definitely seems like a worthy SVT replacement for those of us who don't want a larger, more luxurious car like the Focus ST.
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does the "93 octane recommended" simply mean their benchmark tests (for horsepower) used the highest octane gas, and you might get less power if a lesser gas is used?
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i'm loving it! i can't justify spending 25-30k for a focus st, but if they can get a basic fiesta st under 20 then that I can do. Can't wait to see the color options (pics that is).

Weight: 2,720 lbs.
So...same weight as my ZX3, but with 70 more horses and 80 more TQ? This sounds like a fun recipe.

Side note: it doesn't bother me that there's no three door Fiesta. I miss having four doors, and to be honest it's annoying when my big ass door swings wide. Parking in lots gets tricky. That said, if there was a 3 door and a 5 door, assuming the prices were identical I'd take the 3 door since it looks better.
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i'm loving it! i can't justify spending 25-30k for a focus st, but if they can get a basic fiesta st under 20 then that I can do. Can't wait to see the color options (pics that is).

Weight: 2,720 lbs.
That's cool considering the 2013 Fiesta manual hatch weighs 2537 so less than a 183 lb. weight gain from a regular Fiesta to Fiesta ST and it gets around 80 additional HP and lotsa torque. Pounds per horsepower = 21.14 for a Fiesta 1.6-liter Ti-VCT I-4, 13.6 for a Fiesta ST with 1.6 L EcoBoost and 18.25 for a Focus manual w/ a 2.0 liter Ti-VCT I-4. Ford appears to have recently removed the curb weight specs. from the ST specs. page. It use to say 3223 lbs. which translates into 12.79 pounds per horsepower w/ a 2.0 liter EcoBoost or quite close to a Fiesta ST.

One thing I like about the Fiesta STs that we've seen so far is that there is no center exhaust like the Focus ST, so fitting a trailer hitch for a bike rack shouldn't be a problem unless the production model changes that.

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