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Anyone coming from a '11 and up Fiesta missing anything they had in their old car that was somehow removed from the '14 year ST?
I won't miss the lack of functionality from the '11 steering wheel controls. Those can't be worse.
 

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I don't have a old one but I bet we hear arm rest and self dimming mirror ;) :whistling:
 

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I don't have a old one but I bet we hear arm rest and self dimming mirror ;) :whistling:
Right you are on the self dimming mirror, but I actually like this center storage bin w/ usb and other hookups.
 

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I heard something about the spare tire well. Is there carpet in one and not the other?
 

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I actually miss the relatively "primitive" sound system on my old 2011 SES. As much as I disliked that system, I dislike the MFT in the new models even more. The old one was easier to operate while under way without focusing all your attention on the control system to do even simple things like change from AM to FM (without resorting to SYNC).
 

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I miss the comfort of heated leather seats in my SES The standard seats are very hard not very comfortable, especially in cold weather. I am just too wide body for Recaros.
 

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I miss the comfort of heated leather seats in my SES The standard seats are very hard not very comfortable, especially in cold weather. I am just too wide body for Recaros.
Boy, that just goes to show how opinions can vary! I love the hardness of the ST seats, and the leather seats in my previous SES were way too soft! The only thing I miss about those leather seats is the heating elements.
 

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arm rest not existing :p
Self dimming mirror
A horn that STFU when you get out of the car when it is running
I also prefer the old Sync system with hard buttons instead of MFT.

I can fix the armrest by getting a console out of a 2011-13 Fiesta and figuring out the navigation slot, or just order the car without Navigation. The self dimming mirror is an easy fix. I can cut the horn wire so it shuts up, and I don't need a horn anyway. Sync isn't easy to change, so I will be ok with MFT.
 

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I can cut the horn wire so it shuts up, and I don't need a horn anyway.
If you're gonna do that, just pull the horn fuse, don't cut the wire... I wouldn't do that personally though. Having a horn saved my car from being backed into by a Hummer last week when there was no way I was able to get out of the way fast enough. In Texas we need a working horn to pass state inspection. I don't know if you have inspection in Michigan.
 

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arm rest not existing :p
Self dimming mirror
A horn that STFU when you get out of the car when it is running
I also prefer the old Sync system with hard buttons instead of MFT.

I can fix the armrest by getting a console out of a 2011-13 Fiesta and figuring out the navigation slot, or just order the car without Navigation. The self dimming mirror is an easy fix. I can cut the horn wire so it shuts up, and I don't need a horn anyway. Sync isn't easy to change, so I will be ok with MFT.
I was going to ask if there was a way to shut that off. During the winter months (now), I'll start the car, hop out (honk honk!) grab my snow brush from the trunk, sweep/scrape the windows, if I know it'll be snowing all day I might throw the brush into the back seat (honk honk!) and then get into the driver's seat and leave.

Too many honks.
 

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The sunglass holders didn't show up until 2014 on non-moonroof, non-ST Fiestas.
Could the sunglass holder be retrofitted into the ST? I've never seen one, but that would be an appreciated addition.
 

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I was going to ask if there was a way to shut that off. During the winter months (now), I'll start the car, hop out (honk honk!) grab my snow brush from the trunk, sweep/scrape the windows, if I know it'll be snowing all day I might throw the brush into the back seat (honk honk!) and then get into the driver's seat and leave.

Too many honks.
Yep, I start the car and get out. Honk Honk. Open back door to get snow brush. Honk Honk. Brush off the car and open door to put brush back in the car. Honk Honk. Would you just STFU already! All of this at 6:30 in the morning. I know the car is running, I am the one that started it!

I don't know when the last time I have used a horn in the past decade. My ZX3 did not have a horn and neither does my Mustang.
 

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In my 2011, I could disengage the cruise control by taping the clutch peddle. In the ST, the clutch needs to go about half way to disengage the cruise control so I don't use that method anymore.
 

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Yep, I start the car and get out. Honk Honk. Open back door to get snow brush. Honk Honk. Brush off the car and open door to put brush back in the car. Honk Honk. Would you just STFU already! All of this at 6:30 in the morning. I know the car is running, I am the one that started it!

I don't know when the last time I have used a horn in the past decade. My ZX3 did not have a horn and neither does my Mustang.
Mine does not sound at all. Factory default? Believe others are also honkless.
 

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Could the sunglass holder be retrofitted into the ST? I've never seen one, but that would be an appreciated addition.
Just go to a dealership and ask to look at a moonroof-less Fiesta hatch. Distract the salesman for awhile and swap out the headliner and sunglass holder. :p But really that stuff likely does swap if you also have a moonroof-less ST. The cost to actually buy a headliner and sunglass holder to swap would probably be much more than it's worth doing. If you have a moonroof in your ST then you're just out of luck on any kind of direct swap.

As for the honking upon opening the door with the car on, the car I test drove didn't honk, it just let you know by a pinging sound inside and the MFT screen said key out of car. BRGT, maybe you'll get lucky and get one that doesn't honk when you actually buy yours.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the solution to that as simple as taking the key out of your pocket when you enter the car?
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the solution to that as simple as taking the key out of your pocket when you enter the car?
You're not wrong, but that defeats part of the purpose of the keyfob. It should be able to stay in my pocket the entire time. Especially during winter, when I'm wearing gloves. If I have to reach into my pocket to get the keyfob out, I risk unknowingly grabbing out change or my other keys, which could then drop into the snow, or between the seat/armrest. Not cool.
 
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