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Old 02-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #61
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False, it's not the highest trim level and performance wise, not in the same group. The RS just came out. The sonic ltz is a snail compared to other cars you listed. Maybe if chevy came out with a SS model, it would be comparable. And I'm saying SS because the RS has no bump in hp or torque numbers.

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Old 02-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #62
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For those of you comparing the Abarth to the Fiesta ST, they are different class cars all together. The Fiat 500 is the same chassis as the Ford Ka. I think the Ka is built in the same factory in Italy as well. Nope Tychy, Poland.



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I'd consider one! A Fiesta RS would be cool if they made one of those!!
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For those of you comparing the Abarth to the Fiesta ST, they are different class cars all together. The Fiat 500 is the same chassis as the Ford Ka. I think the Ka is built in the same factory in Italy as well. Nope Tychy, Poland.



Looks like KaKa if you ask me.
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So I test drove a Fiesta SE hatch on Saturday. Came away pretty impressed with the car overall. The interior space seemed only a bit smaller than the SVT, maybe a inch or two tighter in legroom and definitely a bit narrower. I wish the seats would fold like they do in the Focus, where the bottoms come up and the backs go nearly flat. Still very useable in terms of cargo space though. My only complaints will be addressed by the ST: cheap interior materials (especially the wheel, shift knob/boot, and radio controls), not quite enough power, and too much body roll.

I'm pretty sure the Fiesta ST will be my next car. Just need to pick a color, but leaning towards the exclusive Molten Orange.
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False, it's not the highest trim level and performance wise, not in the same group. The RS just came out. The sonic ltz is a snail compared to other cars you listed. Maybe if chevy came out with a SS model, it would be comparable. And I'm saying SS because the RS has no bump in hp or torque numbers.

I'd be down for a comparo between the other cars you listed.
My mistake. Until the RS made its debut the LTZ was the highest trim level in the Sonic's lineup. Maybe if there's enough feedback GM will consider making a SS trim for the Sonic but until then, I guess the RS will have to do.

As for the Abarth and the Fiesta ST being in different classes,while that it's true if we were in Europe they would be. The thing is-we're not in Europe and as such,both the Abarth and the Fiesta ST would be considered subcompacts here in North America.
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The Fiesta ST is assembled in Cuautitlan, Mexico and that would be a deal breaker for me. I am not a total "buy American" nut but just the same I prefer to support American workers and prefer not to support a completely corrupt Mexican government. Your mileage may vary on the issue and that's OK.

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The Fiesta ST is assembled in Cuautitlan, Mexico and that would be a deal breaker for me. I am not a total "buy American" nut but just the same I prefer to support American workers and prefer not to support a completely corrupt Mexican government. Your mileage may vary on the issue and that's OK.
So was my SVT and all Mk1 hatches. (Well, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.) My opinion is "meh". I'd prefer an American assembly location but they gotta keep it cheap I guess.
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I dug up as much info as I could on the Fiesta ST. Click the links!

2014 Fiesta ST Overview - Press Release

2014 Fiesta ST Product Sheet

2014 Fiesta ST Tech Specs
^^ This is where all the good stuff is. Gear ratios, curb weights (2720 lbs), fuel tank size (12.4 gal), interior measurements, etc.

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ST LATE AVAILABILITY
ALL "SE" SERIES EQUIPMENT PLUS:
• 1.6L GTDi Engine (177hp) (below it says 180 hp/177 ft lbs)• 6-Speed Manual Transmission
• 17” Alloy Wheels with Summer Performance Tires – W Rated
• Aluminum Sport Pedals
• Black Headlamp Bezel
• Dual Chrome Tipped Exhaust
• Fog lamps
• Front Fascia Lower Extension (Body-Color) & Center Airfoil
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• HD Radio™
• Intelligent Access with Push Button Start
• Leather Shift Knob with Chrome Insert
• Manual Air Conditioning
• Rear Disc Brakes
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• ST Rear Floor Mats
• ST Unique High Mounted Rear Spoiler
• SYNC® with MyFord Touch® with 6.5” Color Screen
• Unique Leather-Wrapped ST Steering Wheel
• Unique ST Exterior Paint – Molten Orange
• Unique ST Logo Cloth Sport Seats w/Driver Lumbar
• Unique ST Logo Front Door Sill Plates
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ST Recaro® Package
• Recaro® Partial-Leather Seats
• Heated Seats
• Heated Mirrors
• Electronic AutomaticTemperature Control (EATC)
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17” Rado Grey Premium Painted Wheel with Red Brake Calipers 64K O
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Build and Price is live!

Build Your 2014 Ford Fiesta

Starts at $21,400. Options can push that over 26k. Mine would be 25,160 (Molten orange paint, gray wheels, Recaro interior, no moonroof). Idk, it would be hard to justify not spending 2k more to get the Focus ST2. I'd miss the heated seats, but that's about it.
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