jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
4/22/19 12:45 p.m.

I seem to have a thing for little white Fords lately.  First was my FiST:

 

Then, of course, came my FoRS:

 

Now we have a new addition to the family, a Fiesta SE (FiSE?) for my daughter:

 

 

It's a sweetheart to drive, and the DCT software and reliability have been improved greatly recently.  The transmission always seems to be in the right gear, with no hesitation or downshifting coming off corners.  She loves it!  My 15-year-old is happy too, as she's inherited the Accent before she even gets her license.

JimS
JimS Reader
4/22/19 5:16 p.m.

I had a Fiesta automatic rental car for a few days. I was pleasantly surprised. A nice little car. 

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
4/22/19 6:26 p.m.

Cool!!!

84FSP
84FSP SuperDork
4/22/19 6:36 p.m.

So birds just circle your house waiting for clean cars?

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
4/22/19 9:01 p.m.
84FSP said:

So birds just circle your house waiting for clean cars?

No, of course not - white cars are never clean.

84FSP
84FSP SuperDork
4/22/19 9:01 p.m.

HAH 

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
4/22/19 9:06 p.m.

Nice. We had black DCT Fiesta SEs as delivery cars at the first parts house I worked at. Always liked them a fair bit. I got in trouble with one of them once when I found myself on a nice road on the way back from a run to a shop in the next county over from us and forgot about the snitch box under the dash.  I'd like to try one with a manual trans sometime. 

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
4/23/19 9:12 a.m.
Daylan C said:

Nice. We had black DCT Fiesta SEs as delivery cars at the first parts house I worked at. Always liked them a fair bit. I got in trouble with one of them once when I found myself on a nice road on the way back from a run to a shop in the next county over from us and forgot about the snitch box under the dash.  I'd like to try one with a manual trans sometime. 

My FiST was a hoot to drive, and probably the easiest car to shift I've ever had.  However, the FoRS is in another league altogether. 

 

Edit: A good indicator of the performance difference between the FiST and the FoRS is when I, a fair-to-middlin' local only racer, can beat the raw time of multi-time national champion Mike King in a car with which he has won two of those championships:

Mike took top PAX that day, of course.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
4/23/19 9:29 a.m.

It's not a fair comparison, Mike King is not human. 

iceracer
iceracer UltimaDork
4/23/19 2:07 p.m.

That is why I now am on my third Fiesta.    Two with the dct and now the FiST.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
4/23/19 9:02 p.m.
jstein77 said:

I seem to have a thing for little white Fords lately.

Then, of course, came my FoRS:

 

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
4/24/19 11:24 a.m.

Well, compared to an SUV, it's little.  Yeah, the Fiesta is much tinier. 

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
4/24/19 12:51 p.m.

Anything you have to add here would be greatly appreciated! <3

Saron81
Saron81 Reader
4/25/19 9:29 a.m.

Ha! We’ve had very similar garages.

My Fiesta...

 

That i I traded for my Focus:

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
4/25/19 9:56 a.m.

All you need is the wing stickers and we'd be twins!

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
4/25/19 10:09 a.m.

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
5/1/19 7:21 a.m.
84FSP said:

So birds just circle your house waiting for clean cars?

Jeez - you were right.

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