I like the 2014 Fiesta ST armrest -- it is more like an elbow rest and is more out of the way than the Polytech Foha armrest in my 2011 Fiesta.
The early console has one USB port and one aux port which is enough for me. I agree that having my iPod exposed is not a good thing as I have already lost one. Unfortunately I have long arms and like having the seat in the lowest position. Raising it up solves the problem but then there's not enough room to clear my helmet when autocrossing.You'd lose the USB ports, aux port, and SD card reader unless you wanted to put that somewhere else. I don't think you'd have an issue using an earlier console though, the 2014 Fiestas use the original style console without the armrest. I hate armrests myself and from driving the Fiesta ST several times I never hit it with my elbow or anything. It's far back enough to not be in the way for me, though at that placement it is very useless as an actual armrest, but that's ok. I can still use it as junk storage and I like the USB ports being inside it so I can hook up a device and hide it in the armrest.
If that's really all you hate, then you must be a pretty content person.There are 2 things I hate in the world; sedans and armrests.
yes, but I have a lot of hate for those 2 thingsIf that's really all you hate, then you must be a pretty content person.
I don't hate it because it never got in my way. I don't have an ST yet though so I can't say that overtime it won't annoy. Of the driving of STs I did I never hit my elbow or even noticed it was there really. I like that it opens up especially since I need somewhere to store my sunglasses since Ford left out the sunglass holder.I actually like the armrest and I'm only 5'8 1/2.... I am the only one that thinks it's good apparently lol I would never molest a new car and change anything that you could get used to after awhile.