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This is a discussion on RS and Fiesta St comparo within the Focus RS Discussions forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Originally Posted by Zellhound I was looking at fords website at the Fiestas, and whats the difference between the fiesta ST and the "ST Line"? ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zellhound View Post
    I was looking at fords website at the Fiestas, and whats the difference between the fiesta ST and the "ST Line"?
    It certainly doesn't stand for Supremely Turbocharged.

    ST-Line is a waste of money.

    Buy a used Fiesta ST. Be happy John Spartan.
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    I've owned a '15 Focus ST, a '17 Focus RS, and a '14 Fiesta ST, in that order. I still have the RS and Fiesta ST and right now wouldn't trade them for anything. They offer almost completely different driving experiences. As others have said, the RS feels relatively wide and heavy but is fully planted on the ground while the Fiesta is the opposite of that. The question I usually ask myself before picking one to drive is do I feel like going very fast safely or less fast with more butt-puckering moments? One would be hard pressed to find something cheaper that is more fun than a used Fiesta ST...but it is a different kind of fun than the RS for (in my case) 1/6 the cost. At that price point throwing more money at a tune and bolt-ons is also easier to justify as well, which just makes the ride even more of a blast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STeeRS View Post
    I've owned a '15 Focus ST, a '17 Focus RS, and a '14 Fiesta ST, in that order. I still have the RS and Fiesta ST and right now wouldn't trade them for anything. They offer almost completely different driving experiences. As others have said, the RS feels relatively wide and heavy but is fully planted on the ground while the Fiesta is the opposite of that. The question I usually ask myself before picking one to drive is do I feel like going very fast safely or less fast with more butt-puckering moments? One would be hard pressed to find something cheaper that is more fun than a used Fiesta ST...but it is a different kind of fun than the RS for (in my case) 1/6 the cost. At that price point throwing more money at a tune and bolt-ons is also easier to justify as well, which just makes the ride even more of a blast.
    I've always thought that combo is the best of both worlds and glad others have the same thoughts.

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    Fiesta?...really..ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by crepr12 View Post
    Fiesta?...really..ok
    Test drive one, it's a fun car.

    As a former TopGear host once said, the best car to push is an under powered one.

    The FiST compared to the RS is underpowered but...... hey it's faster than most cars in its class and price range.
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    Sigh, my kid at her commissioning and graduation over this weekend told me of her intentions with her FiST. FMIC, fifteen52 Tarmac Wheels, and a turbo upgrade, I've definitely created a gearhead gal. So proud of her and that she has a job to pay for her car projects now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Sigh, my kid at her commissioning and graduation over this weekend told me of her intentions with her FiST. FMIC, fifteen52 Tarmac Wheels, and a turbo upgrade, I've definitely created a gearhead gal. So proud of her and that she has a job to pay for her car projects now.
    Congrats!

    ROTC or service academy? Which service?

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    Congrats!

    ROTC or service academy? Which service?
    App State ROTC, Army. On her way to Lost in the Woods in June for BOLC. Reports back to Ft Bragg in November, well she’ll most likely have Airborne School enroute.


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    That's good!

    I was in 3 yrs in Army ROTC when I was in school.

    SD is a military town.

    She has a bright future ahead of her..... and her FiST!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    App State ROTC, Army. On her way to Lost in the Woods in June for BOLC. Reports back to Ft Bragg in November, well she’ll most likely have Airborne School enroute.


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    Awesome - you must be proud.

    I see your location is Fayette-nam. I was born at Womack Army Hospital on Fort Bragg. My dad retired as a SGM. Spent several years in the service myself, enlisted and officer, but didn't make my 20.

    Hope she enjoys her time in. And as a father, I hope she stays safe. Used to think it would be great if my son went in the Army or Marines, but after us being at war for almost 2 decades and seeing so many come back wounded or not at all, I no longer feel the same.

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