dps214
dps214 Dork
10/9/22 5:27 p.m.

2015 Ford Fiesta ST
molten orange, base interior, no options
98k miles
$10,500

I bought this new and it's been a great multi-purpose vehicle, fun daily driver, occasional autocross car, etc. It's been great and reliable with pretty solid fuel mileage, but it's time to (somewhat begrudgingly) move on to something larger.

The full disclosure part: It's recently back from the body shop after a run-in with a deer earlier this summer. The title is still clean but the carfax report isn't. Damage was cosmetic only and the repair work looks to be very good quality. On the plus side, basically zero rock chips and a brand new windshield!

Modifications:
-16x7 sport edition wheels with basically new conti DWS06+ tires
-Koni STR.T dampers
-Hawk HPS5.0 pads and centric rotors
-front alignment: max camber (all 1.25* of it) and zero toe
-COBB rear motor mount
-trailer hitch, four pin wiring in trunk

Maintenance:
-oil changed every 5k miles with castrol edge 5W30 and ford filters
-engine intake and cabin air filters every 30k miles
-trans oil and spark plugs at 60k
-battery replaced at around 90k (last winter)
-throttle body was replaced around 45k miles, this is the only mechanical issue the car has ever had
-rear upper spring pads replaced around 70k, front spring pads replaced around 90k

Spares/extras:
-stock wheels and tires
-16x7.5 sport edition wheels with ~1/2 worn firestone indy 500s
-unmounted ~1/2 worn blizzak ws80s
-stock dampers, rear motor mount
-a few other random small parts

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
10/10/22 12:56 p.m.

Love the car - question 

Engine bay sooooo clean.  How you do that?

 

clownkiller
clownkiller Dork
10/10/22 1:02 p.m.

Spray silicone.....

dps214
dps214 Dork
10/10/22 1:28 p.m.

Just a quick wipe of most of the surfaces with some quick detailer spray. I was a little surprised by how shiny it was under the top layer of crud. Like most things, a little bit of detailing goes a long way.

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
10/10/22 2:49 p.m.

I'm putting myself in line! I wanted to buy one new in 2014, but all the dealers ordered the sunroof and I don't fit with the sunroof sad

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
10/10/22 7:35 p.m.
clutchsmoke said:

I'm putting myself in line!

Come on dps214; you're going to sell it to a guy known as clutchsmoke? It won't make it to Dayton.

dps214 - if he shows up with a big stack of 100's; I am.   

(just some humor guys - I'm jealous) 

Sweet car!

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
10/10/22 10:02 p.m.

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

Hahaha, I think there was only once I started smoking the clutch instead of tires with my 88 Accord. Mainly my handle refers to those who think they're doing a burnout but instead are roastng their clutch.

dps214
dps214 Dork
10/10/22 10:12 p.m.

In reply to clutchsmoke :

I at least attempted to send you a message. Let me know if you're actually interested.

dps214
dps214 Dork
10/17/22 11:19 a.m.

Any interest at $9500, before I either deal with the general public or put it back to stock and give it to carmax?

LarsBrunkhorst
LarsBrunkhorst New Reader
10/17/22 12:42 p.m.

Sending you a message, maybe we can make a deal!

HopmanJones
HopmanJones Reader
10/18/22 11:10 p.m.

Annoying. I have been looking for this exact car for so long. I just bought an rx8 a couple weeks ago though. 

Turbine
Turbine GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/19/22 4:58 p.m.

In reply to dps214 :

I love these, and you're local. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to buy unless you'd want to trade for a '12 Passat TDI lol

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UberDork
10/19/22 5:45 p.m.

any rust underneath? any accident pics?

dps214
dps214 Dork
10/19/22 5:45 p.m.
LarsBrunkhorst said:

Sending you a message, maybe we can make a deal!

Sorry, I was busy and didn't get around to contacting you when you wanted. I replied to your message but didn't hear anything back. Let me know if you're still interested.

dps214
dps214 Dork
10/19/22 5:48 p.m.
mr2s2000elise said:

any rust underneath? any accident pics?

A little bit of surface rust underneath but nothing substantial. I've been WFH since covid started so it's seen minimal salt/snow the last two winters. I did the front struts fall 2020 and didn't have any fastener issues. Looks like I don't have any pre-deer pics, but it basically just crumpled the LF fender and corner of the bumper, plus a small dent in the hood and a broken windshield.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UberDork
10/19/22 5:53 p.m.
dps214 said:
mr2s2000elise said:

any rust underneath? any accident pics?

A little bit of surface rust underneath but nothing substantial. I've been WFH since covid started so it's seen minimal salt/snow the last two winters. I did the front struts fall 2020 and didn't have any fastener issues. Looks like I don't have any pre-deer pics, but it basically just crumpled the LF fender and corner of the bumper, plus a small dent in the hood and a broken windshield.

Thank you. We in West Coast are often afraid of MW cars (wife is from MI, and BIL lives in Coyouga Falls, OH), thus the question. Our version of no rust and MW are often different. 

dps214
dps214 Dork
10/19/22 6:21 p.m.

Some underbody photos:

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UberDork
10/19/22 8:06 p.m.

Appreciate the photos Dan - message sent.

dps214
dps214 Dork
10/25/22 6:54 p.m.

Car has been sold.

I have some leftover parts I'll get around to posting for sale at some point.

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