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rdvil

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Anyone else noticed that this car has a distinct influence on people?

I've always had a habit of driving "ungently," and my wife has never much appreciated it especially when the car has drifted around corners.

Now that she's been driving the Fiesta for a few months, her attitude has had a definite turn for the better. 

Today when I had the tail out, instead of screaming she was laughing with me! 

Never thought I'd see the day.

 

Anyone else noticed these sort of unexpected benefits of the ST?


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Anyone else noticed that this car has a distinct influence on people?

I've always had a habit of driving "ungently," and my wife has never much appreciated it especially when the car has drifted around corners.

Now that she's been driving the Fiesta for a few months, her attitude has had a definite turn for the better. 

Today when I had the tail out, instead of screaming she was laughing with me! 

Never thought I'd see the day.

 

Anyone else noticed these sort of unexpected benefits of the ST?

Yes certainly. It makes you wanna play. For example my dad has never been a car nerd or a true "enthusiast" but he liked to drive and is good at it and has driven millions and millions of kms because of his job and has lost the desire to drive and still drives a lot but without the pleasure. I wanted him to test my MK8 FiST and man what a difference in his eyes and posture and driving style. He drove it like he used to drive cars when I was kid. He used the accelerator, he tried how it went into bends and just had a blast and a huge smile on his face. After that I have "made" him drive me to shops etc a few times in it just to let him remember that driving is still fun, if you just have the right car for it. He had the same face when he drove our project car Datsun 100A (his second car back in the day was a 100A so the memories) and when he got to drive a historic rally MK1 Escort rallycar. Funny thing is, he didnt have the same smile when he drove my -65 tuned custom VW Beetle with a nice engine etc etc even when his first car was a -67 VW Beetle with fond memories. Some cars just get you and some dont. MOST fast Fords just have that something in them.


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Maca07166

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Its just a joy to drive and I constantly feel like its telling me to put my foot down.

Really nice having the window down and hearing that exhaust as well.

Just so quick and the torque is crazy, I dont exactly put my foot down in first gear but when its been wet this week too much throttle in first and I find it wheel spins easily with that torque.

Cant wait for summer tbh

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GrandadPike

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Picking one up for "the wife" Saturday. Not for me oh no I have to put up with my MK6 Sports Van
😂😂😂
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Thepowerfulpotato

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Found myself trying to do the usual handbrake turn at the bottom of my cal de sac in the works van, needless to say it didnt work out very well...

My mum used to be fairly phobic of driving, I hate to admit that I nearly sent her into a panic attack while enjoying myself opening up the ST. She has since though been asking more and more about the technical aspects of driving fast while doing it safely. The other day she even said shed quite like to do a track day in my car! Such a shame its not actually my car and ford is less happy to see it on a track!
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Gallego1968

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My wife never bothered about anything to do with cars but as now have the ST she wants to come to meets and even notices other ST's on the road. So good in one way as she wants to get involved but buggered as i can't go to these meets and have time away from her. lol


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Lets keep the disclosure of idiotic driving off the forum please gents.
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K3FUS

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Tail out in a fwd fiesta st?



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Thepowerfulpotato

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Tail out in a fwd fiesta st?


Never heard of lift off oversteer? It's bags of fun ha
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K3FUS

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Never heard of lift off oversteer? It's bags of fun ha

Yes, I’ve also heard of bulls##t.



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Thepowerfulpotato

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Yes, I’ve also heard of bulls##t.


Touched a nerve there clearly...

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StiggyTheST

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Yes, Ive also heard of bulls##t.


Angry much...

You can if provoked get lift off over steer and cars like the Fiesta ST and Clio RS models do it well.

Not sure why this confuses you?

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K3FUS

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Angry much...

You can if provoked get lift off over steer and cars like the Fiesta ST and Clio RS models do it well.

Not sure why this confuses you?

Not confused at all, reading it and doing it on a public road are totally different things. If you can’t understand that then pity.


Touched a nerve there clearly...

Not in the slightest.



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rdvil

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I wouldn't wish to encourage anyone to do anything silly and potentially dangerous, but if you haven't had the tail out with the ST what have you been doing.

Of course it's more natural in places with snow and ice like here, usually, but I managed to wait about 30 seconds on my first test drive with an ST before seeing how it behaves. At the time I had an hours commute on b-roads covered with snow & ice, often before any snow plow drivers woke up, so it was actually relevant. If you're scared of sliding around here you either take a bus or drive half the speed limit (like all quashqai drivers).

 

And apologies to admins, I'll refrain from talking about my driving in future posts.



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StiggyTheST

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Not confused at all, reading it and doing it on a public road are totally different things. If you cant understand that then pity.

Not in the slightest.


There's a huge difference between enjoying the handling traits of a car and driving it irresponsibly.

The fact that you throw the word pity around makes me think you don't really understand that and for that I pity (the fool) you.

Please note that is a Mr. T reference so don't get on your soapbox about it.
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