Ford still knows how to make fun cars

Log in to reply
Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #164646
    johnybigarms
    johnybigarms
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 1098

    The top spec Fiesta ST is more fun than the Yaris GR more of the time on public roads, who would have guessed?



    Mountune M380 package

    Mishimoto Pedal Spacer

    Mountune Hard Charge Pipes

    JCR super low seat frames x 2  

    Standard back box (wadding removed)

    DSC Suspension Controller

    PDC off

     

     

    #164651

    jamors
    Participant

    Australia

    Posts: 23

    The Yaris does look the part compared to the Fiesta but.

    #164837
    bobcat
    bobcat
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 8464

    Thanks for sharing the video, not what I was expecting

    #164841
    coastliner
    coastliner
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 3619

    The only win I see for the Fiesta on that comparison is price.



    Coastliner

    #164855
    white-rs2
    white-rs2
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 4173

    The Fiesta ST Performance Edition is probably the best handling car in its class. Spend £2.5k for a little more power and it’s amazingly quick and capable motor.

    With a little more power the FiST-P would leave the Yaris behind and you’d still have some money left over for a Kebab on Brighton sea front



    RS Edition.

    FPM375 Rocks

    The rest of the “M” maps suck

    #164857
    johnybigarms
    johnybigarms
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 1098

    It’s something you can easily forget, the fun factor, the power and grip of the Yaris GR can be more than you need to have fun, the review hinted at the fact that the standard £30k Yaris GR was all the car you need for the road, that is was easier to live with, and a little looser, which is similar to our RS, the standard RS has a rear wheel drive feel and you can provoke the rear to step out, but the Edition RS has the differential that makes it grip more, so perhaps a little less fun on the road, yes the diffs are a better choice for the track use, but I bet 90% of owners never track their cars.

    The Fiesta needs a differential to improve traction because it’s relying on just 2 wheels to pull it forward, but 4 wheel drive cars with sticky Michelin’s tyres and you have more than enough grip for road use without the diffs.

    Imagine if Ford made the RS Fiesta, the Edition ST set up with added shell seats, a wider track with bolt on arch extensions and 250hp as standard, £30k retail and the orders would be crazy.

    Those looking at the Yaris GR, me included, need to think about the standard car, with perhaps the SAT NAV option, may have less bragging rights, but it’s probably a better road car, and 10% cheaper.



    Mountune M380 package

    Mishimoto Pedal Spacer

    Mountune Hard Charge Pipes

    JCR super low seat frames x 2  

    Standard back box (wadding removed)

    DSC Suspension Controller

    PDC off

     

     

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Please login or register to view this page.




Login or register below to contribute to Ford still knows how to make fun cars. If you're not already a member then you can register for free!