Ford Fiesta ST Forum banner's Review: Not Very Flattering

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This out of the many articles I've read about the FiST is the most critical out of them all. I can't say I'm happy with his review but this is his opinion and I want to read all articles about the FiST, good or bad. Feel free to chime in on your own thoughts of this review...this guy went so far as to accuse Ford of "lying", wow.

"Underrated / OverratedThat’s not to say that the 2014 Ford Fiesta’s turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder motor isn’t the spoon that stirs the subcompact’s coffee. Officially, Ford is advertising output of 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque, but dyno results from a number of publications as well as a few independent tuners peg the engine’s real performance at close to 190 horses and 221 lb-ft of twist…at the wheels. This means that somebody’s lying, and for once, the truth is better than the advertising copy."

I don't know about you all but when it comes down to losing 7hp and gaining 19 ft pd of torque....I'll take the torque all day! :)
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Well there ya go...We have balance a not perfect review but .. I wonder if in the moment on the AutoX track he forgot to lift to get the tail of the car to come around .. I know ill have to work on thato_O
Then there are these Folks.. Road And Track thinks different....
True enough, if he was American he'd be measuring 0-60 in a fast-food drive through. ;)
LOL too funny :) Thanks for the :woot:
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