Here are my thoughts on the Fiesta ST after driving it for the month of August.
Technically, there is nothing wrong with the armrest. Given the seat position, gear lever position, my body dimensions, and arm rest position, I have issues with it functioning as an armrest. I have had some really tall people sit in the car and the arm rest works perfectly for them. Since I am short, the seat is moved way forward, placing the armrest behind the seat. My palm to elbow distance is pretty much the same distance as the shifter (in 2nd, 4th, and 6th) to the tip of the arm rest.Cool review, but its so strange ford allowed that arm rest to pass inspection.
Maybe they could have made it telescope? Maybe boomerang company will make a replacement
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Nice review. What octane gas have you been using during this month? Have you changed it up at all between fillups? And if you have, do you notice a difference in performance? Another thread mentioned about a 20/hp lower rating with 87 octane. Just wondering what you've been using with your real world month test. Thanks!
PS. What mustang do you drive? Just curious as I want to wait for the 2015 but can't as I'll need a new car within a few months.
One of the Fiesta Movement rules is to wear your seatbelt during filming, but it really wasn't needed since I never left the parking lot. The engine was running for the AC and I did not want the reminder dinger to go off half way through the video, so I just put it on.Why are you wearing your seatbelt? Is it holding you back from going off on the armrest?
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I really wanted to run it on the course, but could not do it. The thought of hammering the sides with gravel was just too much. I know other agents jump on their cars, trash the interiors, and treat the cars horribly. I can't do it. If I run a rally cross this year (which is looking unlikely due to our schedule), the ST would have body protection added.thanks for not trashing it over the gravel
You mentioned that the suspension was stiff, does it feel like it jerks a lot? Cause I just started learning stick so I could possibly get this car (got a 2011 Fiesta right now) I've been driving my friends Jetta, which is very smooth. I drove my friends Honda S2K (a performance car obviously) over the weekend and it was extremely stiff and jerky. Is this what the ST is like?
Thanks for the reply. I don't know how this "Agent" thing works. Do they pay your gas as well? It would be interesting to see if or how much 4 or 5 tanks of 87 octane changes the performance and fuel economy etc. of the car in every day driving. If I get a Fiesta ST, it would be mostly used for long highway trips. So I'd personally be using 87 octane when highway driving, but would put in 93 octane when back home for the fun factor. A real world test of 87 octane would be nice, though I know I'm probably in the minority and most will be using 91 and up. Does Ford tell you to use the higher octane? Though I'm sure Ford has done thousands of miles of testing with 87 octane on their own, I would think they'd like to see what a real owner thinks of the car when switching to 87 octane only.I have been running 93 octane, usually Shell. I tried 91 octane from Gulf and the car seemed to stumble and the economy went down a few MPG. I am thinking it was most likely bad gas and not octane related since I would doubt the difference between 91 and 93 would be noticable.
I have a 1984 Mustang that has been converted over to a track toy, but hasn't been out on the track in years. It is packed full of Maximum Motorsports suspension bits, Cobra brakes, warmed over 302, 6-point roll bar, RaceTech seat, and a lot of chassis bracing. It is a very fun car. I am very interested in the 2015 Mustang as well, but probably not to own one since anything larger than a SN95 seems way too big for me.