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Old 02-28-2017, 01:13 PM   #15
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They need to bring the 3 door here.

Is America getting the 3 cylinder?
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:44 PM   #16
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Because in terms of ergonomics if the selector has an infinite range (e.g. HVAC temp adjustment) then a dial would make sense, whereas for a few defined click selections a stove top knob like your Porsche headlight switch would be much easier to use.

Also cruise control stalk over buttons. Just me tho.
Hah, well yes I love the dial on the Porsche. The Ford one seems fine though, it's grippy around the edges and has defined indentations as you turn it. It's fresh in my memory because I drove a Focus rental car 1100 miles over the past weekend, lol.

Love the CC dial on the Porsche. So intuitive - figured it out while driving home (after buying car) entirely based on feel.
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:28 AM   #17
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New Ford Fiesta Is Much Better In Every Way, Says This Review

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Old 06-29-2017, 11:50 AM   #18
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Hmmm, Americans would rather have a HR-V, CH-R, or CX-3.

The new Fiesta looks like a solid car, but given the Focus is shifting production to China and won't be replaced until MY2019 (almost like they don't care to compete in the segment anymore), and the current Fiesta was only able to shift about 50K units (probably not at much of a profit) in 2016, I'd be surprised if they didn't just kill it in the US and replace it with the terrible looking and seemingly aged EcoSport.

Also, considering the current upheaval at Ford, it makes me think that even if the FiST does hit the US, it won't be around for very long. But who knows. Ford seems to be investing heavily into the Ford Performance, and the ST might make a good bookend beneath the Focus RS.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:55 AM   #19
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those sales numbers are reasonable, and people really have given massive amounts of high praise to the FiST. If they are killing the Focus for a year they need some sort of small car, and the Fiesta is a darn good one.
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I really like the way the new FiST looks, but I don't understand why they dropped a cylinder?
Cost and easier to get valve area for a given capacity without going too over-square.
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:18 PM   #21
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Also, considering the current upheaval at Ford, it makes me think that even if the FiST does hit the US, it won't be around for very long. But who knows. Ford seems to be investing heavily into the Ford Performance, and the ST might make a good bookend beneath the Focus RS.

You nailed it; the Fiesta will not be coming back to the USA after the 2018 model year due to low sales / not profitable enough if at all. There is a rumor that there might be a small crossover introduced around 2019 or later with the Fiesta name on it. Ugh!
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Why the donk wheels tho??
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I've never owned a Ford either, but it seems pretty normal to me. Also preferable to a steering column stalk headlight switch.
Most of them are automatic anyways, and then who even cares?
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those sales numbers are reasonable, and people really have given massive amounts of high praise to the FiST. If they are killing the Focus for a year they need some sort of small car, and the Fiesta is a darn good one.
Yep. And with the exception of the RS, the Fiesta ST is, by far, the most fun to drive "budget" Ford. The Focus ST is a pile of sh!t in my opinion (from a drivers perspective).

The new Fiesta ST will certainly be sold here. These cars are SMALL and therefore appeal to less of a market than the Focus does in general, but the current Fiesta ST is a truly wonderful little car.
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Why the donk wheels tho??
They don't seem donked to me. But maybe it's because the tires are low profile on such a small car, making the wheels like disproportionally large

Not my cup of tea either way
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They don't seem donked to me. But maybe it's because the tires are low profile on such a small car, making the wheels like disproportionally large

Not my cup of tea either way
Yeah maybe donk is unfair, but this oversized wheel trend is getting on my nerves.
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Yeah maybe donk is unfair, but this oversized wheel trend is getting on my nerves.
Agreed. Most new cars are guilty of it. I'd go down as small as I could if I were to buy a new Fiesta ST - those new wheels are ugly IMO anyways.
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Yeah maybe donk is unfair, but this oversized wheel trend is getting on my nerves.
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Agreed. Most new cars are guilty of it. I'd go down as small as I could if I were to buy a new Fiesta ST - those new wheels are ugly IMO anyways.
In this case it looks like just the show model is oversized. The video @vh_supra26 posted looks like normal sized rims for the car from what I can tell at a quick glance.
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