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54 here, it's just a number.
Still do everything I did when I was twenty except contact sports!
Still motorcycle, but did get rid of my modded Kawasaki ZX-14 and got a Suzuki Bandit 1250S, which is now modded as well.
Still bicycle long distances.
Was in Spain this year and hiked for 2 weeks on the Camino! Going back next spring to finish. About a half marathon a day with a back pack in mountainous country.
Point is if you look after yourself, it really is just a number.
My dad will be 89 in a few weeks and still does pretty much everything.
One thing I can guarantee, no one can skip 'old', but make sure you treat your body at least as good as you treat your car!
I laugh when at bike night guys will argue about how often to change your oil to insure maximum engine life and they are over weight and smoke!
 

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Good for you! Have you seen the movie The Way? That’s inspired me to try the Camino myself some day. I’m 55 and autocross my Fiesta ST often, even taking a local class championship this year. My mom’s 86 and not only drives a Miata and a Fiesta SES but still works full-time as a waitress, sometimes walking 20 minutes to work each way. The old saying “you’re as young as you feel” definitely applies to her :).
 

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Good for you! Have you seen the movie The Way? That’s inspired me to try the Camino myself some day. I’m 55 and autocross my Fiesta ST often, even taking a local class championship this year. My mom’s 86 and not only drives a Miata and a Fiesta SES but still works full-time as a waitress, sometimes walking 20 minutes to work each way. The old saying “you’re as young as you feel” definitely applies to her :).
Watching 'The Way' was how my wife and I first got interested in the Camino. Don't even hesitate, do it as it was the best holiday and personal challenge my wife and I have ever had. Spain is amazing as are the people. Met some real interesting people and some real characters as well.
Make sure you train, that means walking 25 kilometres with your back pack a few times a week or weekends. We didn't do this and suffered some, but our overall fitness got us through in pretty good shape. We are doing allot of training for next years completion of it. Don't skimp on good light weight hikers either.
Oh and the Spanish red wine is superb...
 

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Yes welcome they just salted the roads over here this past week with a bit of snow and Ice
 
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Old farts rule, 68 tomorrow, gona take the st to island dragway on Friday night to lay down a base line. Probably never do it again. I got this thing for just running around and keeping the miles off my pickup wich is the tow vehicle for my bracket racer, a 10. Second fox. The st is a hoot just driving around
 

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Don't think I posted in here yet, 48 years old. Don't drive an FiST but I do drive a boosted 2004 SVT Focus. Love these go karts for the street. :)

-Steve
 

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I'm "only" 39 and decided to check this Old Farts thread. I like how an ad for "Retire In Ecuador!" is at the top :)
 

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New to the forum - thinking about adding a FiST to my stable as my daily driver to replace my 2004 VW Passat with something more fun. My summer toy is a 1991 Lotus Elan - 1.6 liter turbo, 2500 Lbs, FWD. I'm in Wisconsin, so I need a good handling vehicle for all weather conditions. I'm 67 and retired.
 

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Well, they're cheap fun as long as they don't crap out. After filing a lemon law complaint Ford bought mine back. I loved the car, but hated the issues and the Ford Service that went along with it. My 2018 GTI is a much better car, but not quite as fun.
 

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And I'm at almost 70k on mine that I bought in 2013. I had one warranty issue and one recall. It has served me well.
 

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Well, they're cheap fun as long as they don't crap out. After filing a lemon law complaint Ford bought mine back. I loved the car, but hated the issues and the Ford Service that went along with it. My 2018 GTI is a much better car, but not quite as fun.
The buy back mostly was for cars with the powershift transmission with unresolved repairs.
I didn't think the ST was included.
I had an '11 SE for 3 yrs until it got wrecked. then a '13 SE for 5 yrs. Both with the PS and no problems with the transmission. There were a couple unrelated recalls which were handled by the dealer. Oh I did have a rear shock fail at 50K miles on the '13.
 

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The buy back mostly was for cars with the powershift transmission with unresolved repairs.
I didn't think the ST was included.
Correct. This wasn't part of that buyback. Mine was crappy outside of that :)
 

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Arcyallen - what kind of issues did your car have?
 

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New to the forum - thinking about adding a FiST to my stable as my daily driver to replace my 2004 VW Passat with something more fun. My summer toy is a 1991 Lotus Elan - 1.6 liter turbo, 2500 Lbs, FWD. I'm in Wisconsin, so I need a good handling vehicle for all weather conditions. I'm 67 and retired.
The Fiesta is a great winter car. Since the ST comes with summer tires you will need good winter tires. I use Blizzaks. You can use 15"wheels like the spare. I have wheels from a '97 Contour. You also can get tire and wheel packages. If you had snows for the Passat they might fit.
I haven't driven my ST in snow yet.
 
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