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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

    Just picked up a '14 Fiesta ST a couple weeks ago and lovin it. Only issue is I can't seem to decide on a good rack option. Anyone install a hitch on one of these cars yet? I'm curious if clearance is an issue at all. I'd rather not go the roof rack option if I can avoid it. Thanks!


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    Did you get a rack yet?

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    OneUp USA racks work great on these cars. Modular and low profile.

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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by trek7100 View Post
    Did you get a rack yet?
    Had uhaul install a hitch a couple days ago. Fits great but the exhaust on this car moves around A LOT while driving apparently and the muffler bangs into the hitch while cornering or hitting bumpy roads. I'll be looking into modifying the exhaust somehow as there is no way in hell I'm sending back the 1up rack I just got


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    I have a soft spot in my heart for Fiestas. First car I ever drove was a 78 bright yellow Fiesta, sport model no less.

    The new ones tug at my nostalgia strings hard. What color did you go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter97 View Post
    Had uhaul install a hitch a couple days ago. Fits great but the exhaust on this car moves around A LOT while driving apparently and the muffler bangs into the hitch while cornering or hitting bumpy roads. I'll be looking into modifying the exhaust somehow as there is no way in hell I'm sending back the 1up rack I just got


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    Try stiffer exhaust hangers. I know Cobb Tuning is dabbing into FiST tuning, maybe they are offering some.

    BTW, do you have Recaros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by natehack View Post
    I have a soft spot in my heart for Fiestas. First car I ever drove was a 78 bright yellow Fiesta, sport model no less.

    The new ones tug at my nostalgia strings hard. What color did you go with?
    Heh, it's too bad the new ones can't hold a candle to those. I had a 79 Sport and that thing was a blast! Super fun little rally car that rocked on twisty dirt roads and for everyday driving you had to flog it to get under 35mpg. Too bad it had all the typical German electronic gremlins from the '70's

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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

    Stiffer exhaust hangers, good idea I'll give it a shot. Definitely the easiest option if it works. And a Cobb tuner is definitely on my radar. Love this little car so far. Handles great and really gets going when that turbo spools up! I traded my 2013 mustang and honestly think this car is more fun to drive. Went with black and no on the recaros. Sort of wish I got them but the base seats are pretty nice too


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    lets see pics
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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

    I've been eyeing this car. Looks like a blast!

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    I really like the looks of it. But my co-workers tell me it's too small and it's a younger persons car. Lol

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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by trek7100 View Post
    I really like the looks of it. But my co-workers tell me it's too small and it's a younger persons car. Lol
    You'd be surprised. I'm on a fiesta forum and a majority of the guys on there are older than me, I'm 33. Besides, who cares what others think? If you like it that's all that matters


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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter97 View Post
    You'd be surprised. I'm on a fiesta forum and a majority of the guys on there are older than me, I'm 33. Besides, who cares what others think? If you like it that's all that matters


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    How's the MPG on that little sucker?

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    Really want to drive one. Currently in a '13 Focus manual HB which is a great little car...drove the ST and it was cool but just not my thing. The Fiesta looks cool but is is a little small....need to drive it.

    Why not a roof rack?

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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

    Averaging 30.9 MPG so far in mixed driving. It'll do better once broken in and I stop driving it like a rally car 😉. As to why no roof rack, basically I'm a clutz and it would only be a matter of time before I pulled into the garage with the bike up there. Plus I don't like the MPG loss


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    Would a smaller exhaust be a solution? Maybe good time to upgrade? I like those Fiestas as well.

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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

    Victory! Had my exhaust shop weld up a firmer hanger and all is well. Cost 40 bucks. Had to go celebrate with a ride 😉


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    That really puts into perspective how small these things are, wow. I'm either getting a FiST or VW JSW to replace my WRX wagon this year.

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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

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    That really puts into perspective how small these things are, wow. I'm either getting a FiST or VW JSW to replace my WRX wagon this year.
    Haha yeah and the bike is just a medium size frame stumpy fsr, next to the car it looks like an XL downhill rig 😉. Surprisingly a lot of room inside though. Just took my two dogs on a 700 mile trip and we were all comfy.


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    Nice looking in the black. I like the bright green buts it's a $595 option

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    I'm sure the camera angle is not helping, either. They're not *that* small, especially compared to what Fiesta's used to be sized. It's just all others cars have gotten so bloated and big.

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    Same size as a Honda Fit

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    Same size as a fit? Wow.

    Did you test a Focus Hatchback at all while looking at the Fiesta? I am not a big fan of the new Focus styling on the inside, the center console is just too wide and even at 5' 10" my knees are squished together (more leg than torso though).

    I've sat in a sedan Fiesta and I really do like the car and think it is a better option than a Focus, which they would have just gone estate car with the Focus instead of hot hatch.
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    Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?

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    Same size as a fit? Wow.

    Did you test a Focus Hatchback at all while looking at the Fiesta? I am not a big fan of the new Focus styling on the inside, the center console is just too wide and even at 5' 10" my knees are squished together (more leg than torso though).

    I've sat in a sedan Fiesta and I really do like the car and think it is a better option than a Focus, which they would have just gone estate car with the Focus instead of hot hatch.
    I drove a Focus right after driving the Fiesta. Not bad but the Fiesta was just more fun and I was comfy driving it, I'm 5'11"



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    Re: Anyone have the new Fiesta ST yet?



    Here is my Focus...drove a ST but it was a bit more than I wanted for a 2 hour daily commute. Love the small Fords.

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