Fist vs Fost - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus ST > Focus ST

Focus ST The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the MK3 2013-Current Focus ST.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2013, 12:30 AM   #1
ak609
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Fan#: 116022
Location: Palmer, AK
What I Drive: 2008 black focus coupe

Posts: 42
FF Reputation: 1 ak609 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Fist vs Fost

Was wondering what everyone would take I like the fist for a couple reasons cost,mpg, and it would be badass pulling on v8s in a fiesta after it is tuned and aftermarket parts put on. So my question is any wish they would've waited and got a fist or are they glad they got the fost? Deciding for next summer if I want the fost of the fist

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using FF Mobile


ak609 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-31-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
mikebontoft
Aurelius Pardus
 
mikebontoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58647
Location: SLC, UT
What I Drive: 5.9L Grand Cherokee ZJ

Posts: 26,268
Points 23,522, Level 94
Points: 23,522, Level: 94 Points: 23,522, Level: 94 Points: 23,522, Level: 94
Level Up 18% Completed
Level up: 18% Level up: 18% Level up: 18%
Forum Activity 17%
Activity: 17% Activity: 17% Activity: 17%
FF Reputation: 76 mikebontoft Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
wat.

edit: oh I get it.
__________________
SR #127 | '02 Focus SE "Foci" (5.0 RWD - parted) | '75 BMW 2002 "Carby" (racecar) | '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9L (lifted and fast) | '99 BMW 328is (daily).
ModeratingGeneral Chat Lounge, General Technical Chat, Ford Focus & General Car Chat, and Rocky Mountain Fanatics
mikebontoft is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2013, 12:52 AM   #3
ak609
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Fan#: 116022
Location: Palmer, AK
What I Drive: 2008 black focus coupe

Posts: 42
FF Reputation: 1 ak609 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Haha it's what everyone else on other forums is calling them.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using FF Mobile
ak609 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2013, 02:25 AM   #4
HilloNative
Focus Fanatic
 
HilloNative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Fan#: 43548
Location: Minnetonka, MN
What I Drive: '04 EAP Sonic Blue SVT, '04 Ranger

Posts: 1,761
Points 2,404, Level 29
Points: 2,404, Level: 29 Points: 2,404, Level: 29 Points: 2,404, Level: 29
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 4 HilloNative Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Jesus!
__________________
Nacidos Ford... Nacidos Fuerte...
2004 Sonic Blue SVT ZX3 EAP # 187, 1 of 74. Few mods done, more to come
HilloNative is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2013, 06:38 AM   #5
Pennut
Focus Addict
 
Pennut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 91326
Location: Rochester, NY
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Grey SE Hatchback

Posts: 611
Points 1,427, Level 21
Points: 1,427, Level: 21 Points: 1,427, Level: 21 Points: 1,427, Level: 21
Level Up 27% Completed
Level up: 27% Level up: 27% Level up: 27%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 5 Pennut Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Don't think the cost between the two is so far apart anymore. When the Focus ST first came out, seemed like all the ones (I saw anyways) were loaded versions costing about 28k, but now I've seen base Focus ST's at local dealers for under 24k sticker. Fiesta ST's loaded can go for 26k. So really you could get a some what stripped Focus ST for the price of a somewhat loaded Fiesta ST. The FOST is faster and has more interior room, but the FIST gets better gas mileage and is a little more toss-able in corners. Only negative I've heard about the FIST (if you can call it a negative) is that it has a pretty stiff ride.

I suggest you test drive both and see which you like better.
Pennut is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2013, 07:42 AM   #6
ferret15
Focus Enthusiast
 
ferret15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Fan#: 83494
Location: RFD, IL
What I Drive: 03 zx3 and a screeming yellow eap

Posts: 505
Points 605, Level 12
Points: 605, Level: 12 Points: 605, Level: 12 Points: 605, Level: 12
Level Up 10% Completed
Level up: 10% Level up: 10% Level up: 10%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 2 ferret15 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'd go with the Fiesta because honestly the focus got too big and the fiesta comes in at pretty much the same curb weight and kinda resembles the zx3's more than the new focus do. Sure the New focus comes a little faster, but after the bolt on's your looking to put on with either it would surprise me to see either break the 14'sec 1/4 mile time anyway which will put you right up there with lightly modded stangs and camaros.
ferret15 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2013, 09:07 AM   #7
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,800
Points 9,876, Level 66
Points: 9,876, Level: 66 Points: 9,876, Level: 66 Points: 9,876, Level: 66
Level Up 57% Completed
Level up: 57% Level up: 57% Level up: 57%
Forum Activity 34%
Activity: 34% Activity: 34% Activity: 34%
FF Reputation: 24 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Stock for stock the Focus ST is faster, handles better (higher lateral g achieved before sliding), and is more composed to drive. The Fiesta's only dynamic performance advantage is that it stops better despite smaller brakes, wheels, and nearly 500 lbs less weight.

Subjectively it really comes down to what you want. The Fiesta is closer in size and power to the old mk1 ST170/SVT Focus than the MK3 ST, and may feel a bit more raw as well as less over powered for some people.

The Fiesta is fun to drive, but the Focus is the one I prefer.

YMMV.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #8
ak609
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Fan#: 116022
Location: Palmer, AK
What I Drive: 2008 black focus coupe

Posts: 42
FF Reputation: 1 ak609 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Also possible to keep the mk2 and build not sure though so hard to decide lol.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using FF Mobile
ak609 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
TS_ST
Focus Rookie
 
TS_ST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Fan#: 120124
Location: Atascocita, TX
What I Drive: 2013 Tangerine Scream ST

Posts: 15
Points 12, Level 1
Points: 12, Level: 1 Points: 12, Level: 1 Points: 12, Level: 1
Level Up 23% Completed
Level up: 23% Level up: 23% Level up: 23%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 TS_ST Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The FoST is a little quicker, but it's only a little quicker. It will probably come down to the nut behind the wheel in the real world. During the ST challenge I got to drive both cars. They are really very similar. I got the FoST because i need to have 2 car seats in the back, the the fiesta was just a little too cramped, and the hatch was just a little to small. So it really comes to what you want from the car. They are both very good cars and you won't be disappointed in either car.
__________________
Tangerine Scream ST2
TS_ST is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2014, 01:55 PM   #10
Trackrider54
Focus Rookie
 
Trackrider54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Fan#: 135377
Location: Florence, AL
What I Drive: F-150

Posts: 17
FF Reputation: 1 Trackrider54 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I've driven both the FoST and the FiST. I'm a big guy at 6'5" 265lbs. While I can fit in the Fiesta (my wife has a Fiesta SE I drive regularly....GREAT fuel mileage!!) the Focus fits me MUCH better. I feel like I'm comfortable in the Fiesta, and I could live with one, but getting out of the Fiesta and into the Focus was like "Ahhhh! This is WAY better!".

I posted a video of my time with the Fiesta ST:

http://youtu.be/Jw42kN2t0ac
Trackrider54 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat