fiesta st for first car...what do you guys think?

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Found 15th Mar 2009
deffo want a fiesta when i pass my test but now im thinking may as well push the boat out and go for the st!!!! i know people will say im daft and its too powerful, or is there anyone who disagrees?
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Hmm id just go for the normal fiesta. Least run that about until your confidence grows with driving then get it. Mind your insurance too, it would be more for the ST i would imagine
Go for it nice car!!!
Faiza;4650351

Hmm id just go for the normal fiesta. Least run that about until your … Hmm id just go for the normal fiesta. Least run that about until your confidence grows with driving then get it. Mind your insurance too, it would be more for the ST i would imagine



about £900 for normal fiesta and £1600 for st! i can get an st for only £2000 more than a 1.2 hence the reason im thinking about the st. id be daft to get the 1.2 based on the prices though wouldnt i?
ide get a lamborghini personally.
daskota;4650359

Go for it nice car!!!



thanks! white with blue stripes.....yummmmmmmm
I think it is a ridiculous idea. The amount of crashed I have dealt with involving 'P' plates and cars they can't handle are immense. I would advise something basic, like Faiza says until you have some driving skills. Passing your test does not make you a good driver in the slightest. That title only comes with practice, time and learning. Good luck with your test.
Go for it dawg.

I'm 17 and I've got a Beamer but I supose a Fiesta ST isn't that bad for a first car.
DangerGod;4650366

ide get a lamborghini personally.



unfortunatly i dont have a garage to keep one in :-D
Banana79;4650370

I think it is a ridiculous idea. The amount of crashed I have dealt with … I think it is a ridiculous idea. The amount of crashed I have dealt with involving 'P' plates and cars they can't handle are immense. I would advise something basic, like Faiza says until you have some driving skills. Passing your test does not make you a good driver in the slightest. That title only comes with practice, time and learning. Good luck with your test.



i know all that stuff about you dont start learning til you drive on your own, but you can still be sensible in a high powered car until confidence grows
The JFK;4650372

Go for it dawg.I'm 17 and I've got a Beamer but I supose a Fiesta ST … Go for it dawg.I'm 17 and I've got a Beamer but I supose a Fiesta ST isn't that bad for a first car.



whatever!
personally i dont like bmws, too grandaddy and mid life crisis for me
The JFK;4650372

Go for it dawg.I'm 17 and I've got a Beamer but I supose a Fiesta ST … Go for it dawg.I'm 17 and I've got a Beamer but I supose a Fiesta ST isn't that bad for a first car.



everyones got one nowadays..fiestas are more rare on the roads!
Even if you just have the normal one for a couple of months or so.. see how it is and how you find the roads, then take it from there. You could have the best car in the world and still be a rubbish driver.
mamamia7;4650392

everyones got one nowadays..fiestas are more rare on the roads!



i have a mate with 2 bmws!!!!
yeah i have 2 mates with them..they no longer show status anymore.
donnaraine;4650389

whatever!personally i dont like bmws, too grandaddy and mid life crisis … whatever!personally i dont like bmws, too grandaddy and mid life crisis for me



Beamers are classy whips.

This is what my whip is like:

http://dieselnews.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/2004-bmw-5-series.jpg

I'm 17 and driving such a classy whip.......DAMN! I'm packing the heat!
im really not impressed!..lol
I like beamers. Could afford one though unfortunatley
The JFK;4650412

Beamers are classy whips.This is what my whip is like:I'm 17 and driving … Beamers are classy whips.This is what my whip is like:I'm 17 and driving such a classy whip.......DAMN! I'm packing the heat!



why dont you post a pic of YOUR car instead of one you found on google images!?!
The new Ford KAs look stunning and cheap to insure ,Perfect first car,
tonyg1962;4650437

The new Ford KAs look stunning and cheap to insure ,Perfect first car,



yes i like them and thought about it, but for the price of them i can get an 05-06ish st!
I was exactly like you when I was first doing my test (I was 17).

Bought a brand new Fiat Punto Sporting Speedgear and though I drive sensibly (bit of a girl racer but nothing illegal), you are bound to put a mark her and there whilst you are still getting the hang of the car. I scraped the underneath of the side skirt in a petrol station which wasn't worth claiming on insurance for but didn't look nice, a woman reversed out of her drive into the front of my car and then 2 weeks after that I was tired and driving in very, very heavy rain in the night time down a backstreet and didn't realise that I had to give way on my road until it was too late and a car crashed into me.

On top of that, my insurance was £2500 for the year and the insurance group for that car has increased since then!

Because you may well have a little bump or scrape in your first few months (obviously I hope you don't) wouldn't it be better to just pick up something low-cost with cheap insurance for 6 months or so and also get your pass-plus in the meantime before upgrading to a more expensive/flashier car.

I know you probably won't take any notice of a complete stranger like me and when you are young you tend to need to find out things for yourself but just think sensibly about not only the initial cost, you then have to pay that extra £700odd for insurance every year and then you also have the increased running costs to take into account.
donnaraine;4650426

why dont you post a pic of YOUR car instead of one you found on google … why dont you post a pic of YOUR car instead of one you found on google images!?!



very true...your quick to "show off" you have one..you must have plenty of pics.
donnaraine;4650426

why dont you post a pic of YOUR car instead of one you found on google … why dont you post a pic of YOUR car instead of one you found on google images!?!



i have just bought a ka..and have the pics to prove it..lol
donnaraine;4650426

why dont you post a pic of YOUR car instead of one you found on google … why dont you post a pic of YOUR car instead of one you found on google images!?!



I'll get some pics up tomorrow.
tonyg1962;4650437

[COLOR="Red"]The new Ford KAs look stunning[/COLOR] and cheap to insure … [COLOR="Red"]The new Ford KAs look stunning[/COLOR] and cheap to insure ,Perfect first car,



What have you been smoking? :?
The JFK;4650468

I'll get some pics up tomorrow.



when you can see your mums car in the daylight?
The JFK;4650468

I'll get some pics up tomorrow.



gonna trawl the streets til you find one to take a pic of? all 17 year old BOYS have pics of their cars on their computers so you have no excuse
It'll be another JFK no show regarding car pictures - put simply, his BMW doesn't exist :-D
My golf's under side is 1-2 inches off the ground, i hate it my exhaust looks like i broken *****
FWIW, I'd have thought a 2.0 car is a bit too powerful for a first time driver - get a year under your belt and then think about it - I started off with a 1.0 (not through choice!) and a year later went up to a 1.6 which if you look at Clio's etc offer performance not too dissimilar to the Fiesta ST and are a darn sight cheaper. Can't beat an ST though, although after my test drive yesterday I'm thinking of going from Focus ST to RS :-D
tonyg1962;4650437

The new Ford KAs look stunning and cheap to insure ,Perfect first car,



They are ******* ugleeeee. And that's coming from a dyed in the wool blue oval owner.
AberBargoed;4650509

It'll be another JFK no show regarding car pictures - put simply, his BMW … It'll be another JFK no show regarding car pictures - put simply, his BMW doesn't exist :-D



oh we all know that but we like to keep him amused
donnaraine;4650572

oh we all know that but we like to keep him amused



He also failed to show pictures of his other 'fake' car - his silver focus :lol:
AberBargoed;4650552

FWIW, I'd have thought a 2.0 car is a bit too powerful for a first time … FWIW, I'd have thought a 2.0 car is a bit too powerful for a first time driver - get a year under your belt and then think about it - I started off with a 1.0 (not through choice!) and a year later went up to a 1.6 which if you look at Clio's etc offer performance not too dissimilar to the Fiesta ST and are a darn sight cheaper. Can't beat an ST though, although after my test drive yesterday I'm thinking of going from Focus ST to RS :-D



i dont mind clios but i have heard they have alot of problems, also an ex got one and he was forever fixing it.
focus rs=yummy!
I had mine for four years and never had a single problem with it bar it failing to start once after not being used for two weeks. Granted it doesn't have an 'ST' badge but it's a darn site cheaper to run!

Yeah - had my ST for two years, really can't decide whether to part exchange for a new RS or go for something like a new Scooby with the discounts they are currently offering :thinking:
AberBargoed;4650631

I had mine for four years and never had a single problem with it bar it … I had mine for four years and never had a single problem with it bar it failing to start once after not being used for two weeks. Granted it doesn't have an 'ST' badge but it's a darn site cheaper to run! Yeah - had my ST for two years, really can't decide whether to part exchange for a new RS or go for something like a new Scooby with the discounts they are currently offering :thinking:



go for the rs, the new imprezas are ugly
I think I must be in a minority of liking the new look! Sub 5 second 0-60 too :-D No chance of a discount on the new RS, can get a fair bit off the WRX STi 330, decisions decisions

http://image.sportcompactcarweb.com/f/car-news/2008-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti/7209733+w640+cr1+re0+ar1/2008-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-front.jpg

When are you thinking of getting your new motor anyway?
here is another thread where jfk boasted about his "sick whip" yet never managed to take pictures of it!
hotukdeals.com/ite…at/
just when im through my test...which wont be for a while yet as only had 24 hours worth of lessons. im hoping to be passed by the end of the summer
donnaraine;4650737

just when im through my test...which wont be for a while yet as only had … just when im through my test...which wont be for a while yet as only had 24 hours worth of lessons. im hoping to be passed by the end of the summer



Have a gander on this website, I'm sure you will be able to pick up plenty of useful info regarding the Fiesta (I use the Focus one!)

fiestastoc.com/for…tml
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