The Truth About Cars » ford fiesta st http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » ford fiesta st http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 2016 Hyundai Veloster Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-hyundai-veloster-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-hyundai-veloster-rental-review/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1275657 Did you ever have to find a way to survive and you knew your choices were bad, but you had to survive? Irving Rosenfeld, “American Hustle“ The rental car lottery is a funny thing. Some days you win; other days you end up having your olfactory receptors assaulted by an invisible army of plastic-forming chemical fumes. Faced […]

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Did you ever have to find a way to survive and you knew your choices were bad, but you had to survive? Irving Rosenfeld, “American Hustle“ The rental car lottery is a funny thing. Some days you win; other days you end up having your olfactory receptors assaulted by an invisible army of plastic-forming chemical fumes. Faced […]

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Long-Term Tester Update: The FiST Is So Good, It’s Become The New Boss of the House http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/long-term-tester-update-fist-good-become-new-boss-house/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/long-term-tester-update-fist-good-become-new-boss-house/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:20:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211369 As I travel this great nation of ours on a weekly basis, I am often asked the same question by people I meet. Whether it’s a stranger in an adjoining seats on a planes, a fellow patron dining solo at a restaurant, or even a new colleague whom I haven’t met, they all ask me […]

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As I travel this great nation of ours on a weekly basis, I am often asked the same question by people I meet. Whether it’s a stranger in an adjoining seats on a planes, a fellow patron dining solo at a restaurant, or even a new colleague whom I haven’t met, they all ask me […]

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Long-Term Tester Update: I Don’t Ever Want to Give It Back http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/long-term-tester-update-dont-ever-want-give-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/long-term-tester-update-dont-ever-want-give-back/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1165730 For those of you who haven’t been keeping track, I’m now a little over one quarter of the way through my 24-month Fiesta ST lease. It’s hard to believe that I’ve had the car this long, but it’s true. I just clicked past the six-thousand-mile mark on the odometer, and I’m just about to make […]

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For those of you who haven’t been keeping track, I’m now a little over one quarter of the way through my 24-month Fiesta ST lease. It’s hard to believe that I’ve had the car this long, but it’s true. I just clicked past the six-thousand-mile mark on the odometer, and I’m just about to make […]

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Bark’s Bites: Ford’s ST Octane Academy Should Be Rated at 100 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/barks-bites-fords-st-octane-academy-rated-100/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/barks-bites-fords-st-octane-academy-rated-100/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1089489 Many car manufacturers will sell you a hot hatch. Only Ford will teach you how to drive one after you’ve bought it. Thanks in part to the success of their Boss Track Attack program (of which your author is a proud graduate), Ford made the decision to offer a one-day track experience to anybody smart enough to […]

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Many car manufacturers will sell you a hot hatch. Only Ford will teach you how to drive one after you’ve bought it. Thanks in part to the success of their Boss Track Attack program (of which your author is a proud graduate), Ford made the decision to offer a one-day track experience to anybody smart enough to […]

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Long-term Tester Update: Fiesta ST vs. The Family of Four http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/long-term-tester-update-fiesta-st-vs-family-four/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/long-term-tester-update-fiesta-st-vs-family-four/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:02:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1027521 I’m approximately one month and seven hundred eighty miles into my twenty-four month lease of my 2015 Ford Fiesta ST. I have no desire to make TTAC my own personal blog about my car (I mean, who doesn’t have a blog nowadays?), but I do wish to keep y’all updated on what it’s like to own […]

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I’m approximately one month and seven hundred eighty miles into my twenty-four month lease of my 2015 Ford Fiesta ST. I have no desire to make TTAC my own personal blog about my car (I mean, who doesn’t have a blog nowadays?), but I do wish to keep y’all updated on what it’s like to own […]

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Bark’s Bites: Viva La Fiesta! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/barks-bites-viva-la-fiesta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/barks-bites-viva-la-fiesta/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:35:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=996706 I may have lost my damned mind, but here it goes: I think I want to trade my Boss 302 for a Fiesta ST. Not straight up, mind you. But the financials of the Boss 302 no longer make sense for a car that I’m not totally jacked to drive every day (this is the […]

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I may have lost my damned mind, but here it goes: I think I want to trade my Boss 302 for a Fiesta ST. Not straight up, mind you. But the financials of the Boss 302 no longer make sense for a car that I’m not totally jacked to drive every day (this is the […]

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A Hot Hatch Polo Match http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/hot-hatch-polo-match/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/hot-hatch-polo-match/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:15:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=914410 At 155 inches long, the current Volkswagen Polo fits neatly in between the size of the MK1 and MK2 Volkswagen GTI hatchbacks. That’s a foot shorter than the current MK7, and in GTI trim, an enticing competitor to the Ford Fiesta ST. For 2015, the Polo GTI gets a nice bump in power. Out goes […]

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At 155 inches long, the current Volkswagen Polo fits neatly in between the size of the MK1 and MK2 Volkswagen GTI hatchbacks. That’s a foot shorter than the current MK7, and in GTI trim, an enticing competitor to the Ford Fiesta ST. For 2015, the Polo GTI gets a nice bump in power. Out goes […]

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Capsule Review: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/capsule-review-2014-ford-fiesta-st/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/capsule-review-2014-ford-fiesta-st/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=850314 Cheap. Fast. Reliable. Pick two. This is a conundrum that plagues enthusiasts of vast dreams and scant means. There’s very little out there that fulfills the requirement for an economical performance car that also works when you need it to. A garage-built tuner vehicle fulfills the first two criteria, but you can’t be sure it will start […]

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Cheap. Fast. Reliable. Pick two. This is a conundrum that plagues enthusiasts of vast dreams and scant means. There’s very little out there that fulfills the requirement for an economical performance car that also works when you need it to. A garage-built tuner vehicle fulfills the first two criteria, but you can’t be sure it will start […]

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When Readers And Press Cars Collide: A Tribute To Tresmonos http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/when-readers-and-press-cars-collide-a-tribute-to-tresmonos/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/when-readers-and-press-cars-collide-a-tribute-to-tresmonos/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 15:47:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=821090 We at TTAC take pride in the fact that we have a strong, tight-knit community of regular commenters, and many of those familiar voices come from the auto industry. We’re also proud of the fact that we have met a fair number of the B&B in real life. Sometimes, the convergence of the online and […]

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We at TTAC take pride in the fact that we have a strong, tight-knit community of regular commenters, and many of those familiar voices come from the auto industry. We’re also proud of the fact that we have met a fair number of the B&B in real life. Sometimes, the convergence of the online and […]

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Generation Why: Forced Introduction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/geneva-2014-honda-civic-type-r/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/geneva-2014-honda-civic-type-r/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:47:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=763705 Back in September, I wrote a piece lamenting the death of Honda’s high-perofrmance hallmark, the twin-cam VTEC 4-cylinder engine. It was just the sort of article many of you are fed up with: a lengthy piece filled with flowery prose and Honda fanboy-ism sprinkled with a condescending explanation of the auto industry’s inner workings. Miraculously, […]

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Back in September, I wrote a piece lamenting the death of Honda’s high-perofrmance hallmark, the twin-cam VTEC 4-cylinder engine. It was just the sort of article many of you are fed up with: a lengthy piece filled with flowery prose and Honda fanboy-ism sprinkled with a condescending explanation of the auto industry’s inner workings. Miraculously, […]

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Review: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/review-2014-ford-fiesta-st/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/review-2014-ford-fiesta-st/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500542 The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is finally here! When I found out that I’d be covering the Fiesta ST for TTAC in place of E-I-C pro tem Jack Baruth, said E-I-C offering some lame excuse about pneumonia, I went over the comment sections of previous ST posts to find out what the B&B were wondering […]

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The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is finally here! When I found out that I’d be covering the Fiesta ST for TTAC in place of E-I-C pro tem Jack Baruth, said E-I-C offering some lame excuse about pneumonia, I went over the comment sections of previous ST posts to find out what the B&B were wondering […]

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Evo Finds Out What’s Faster: Fiesta ST Or FR-S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/evo-finds-out-whats-faster-fiesta-st-or-fr-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/evo-finds-out-whats-faster-fiesta-st-or-fr-s/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:58:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493400 When Jack Baruth took the Scion FR-S to the track and pronounced it the least desirable among its chief rivals, some readers were despondent. How could the car that would supposedly provide good care for the sick and slow the rise of the oceans be ranked dead last against a hairdresser’s car and a Korean […]

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When Jack Baruth took the Scion FR-S to the track and pronounced it the least desirable among its chief rivals, some readers were despondent. How could the car that would supposedly provide good care for the sick and slow the rise of the oceans be ranked dead last against a hairdresser’s car and a Korean […]

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Live Shots Of The Ford Fiesta ST: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/live-shots-of-the-ford-fiesta-st-2012-los-angeles-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/live-shots-of-the-ford-fiesta-st-2012-los-angeles-auto-show/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:09:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468326 The Ford Fiesta ST looks even better in a bland color like silver. It’s the kind of car you could leave parked on the street without worrying about theft or vandalism. Try that with a hot Honda from the 90’s. The ST’s big change might be the ST-specific seats installed here. There’s only a small […]

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The Ford Fiesta ST looks even better in a bland color like silver. It’s the kind of car you could leave parked on the street without worrying about theft or vandalism. Try that with a hot Honda from the 90’s. The ST’s big change might be the ST-specific seats installed here. There’s only a small […]

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Five Door Ford Fiesta ST Just Shy Of 200 Horsepower http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/five-door-ford-fiesta-st-just-shy-of-200-horsepower/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/five-door-ford-fiesta-st-just-shy-of-200-horsepower/#comments Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:46:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467997 197 horsepower. 214 lb-ft of torque. Five doors and a useable back seat? Perhaps I spoke too soon about the Fiat Abarth. This is said to be the first look at the North American spec Ford Fiesta ST. It’s expected to return 34 mpg on the highway thanks to a tuned-up 1.6L Ecoboost and a […]

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197 horsepower. 214 lb-ft of torque. Five doors and a useable back seat? Perhaps I spoke too soon about the Fiat Abarth. This is said to be the first look at the North American spec Ford Fiesta ST. It’s expected to return 34 mpg on the highway thanks to a tuned-up 1.6L Ecoboost and a […]

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Geneva 2012: Ford Fiesta ST http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/geneva-2012-ford-fiesta-st/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/geneva-2012-ford-fiesta-st/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:47:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434343 Can we just get this in a five-door? Even though Fiesta sales aren’t as great as Ford would hope, I quite like this ST version. With a 1.6L Ecoboost 4-cylinder making 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft, the Fiesta ST also has chassis improvements, Torque Vectoring Control, programmable stability control and Recaro bucket seats. I’m not […]

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Can we just get this in a five-door? Even though Fiesta sales aren’t as great as Ford would hope, I quite like this ST version. With a 1.6L Ecoboost 4-cylinder making 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft, the Fiesta ST also has chassis improvements, Torque Vectoring Control, programmable stability control and Recaro bucket seats. I’m not […]

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