I came from a FiST to the RS.
A few things. The FiST feels much smaller and lighter. The first time I got into the RS I felt like I was in a minivan, lol. This size and weight makes driving the RS slow so boring and chore like. With the FiST everything felt like a go cart track. The interior of the RS is much nicer than the FiST, a lot less rattles although my RS is not rattle free.
Once you start driving the RS with a lead foot it really comes alive and becomes such an awesome car, and is no doubt a faster car.
Style wise, I think the RS looks better, as I didn't like some angles of the FiST.
Part of me will always wish I would have kept the FiST, as it would have been paid off by now, and a hybrid turbo with an e30 tune making around 300whp, with some flares would be a hoot to drive. I really wish I would have gone that route really bad at times.
I will eventually own another FiST, I'm positive about that.
What do you drive now?Same as this guy (hence my user name).
Had a 2014 FiST, kept it for 4 years and 35k miles.
Had the Cobb access port, only a Stage 1 tune, Cobb springs and swaybars, Borla Catback and Injen CAI.
Had my RS for 16 months (just sold it) and 8500 miles.
Agree with everything whiteGT has stated.
Honestly I miss the FiST more. Was just a super fun car to drive at 10/10th on every drive, from the morning commute to Saturday morning runs to the grocery store.
I may pick another one up. Isn't 2019 the last year they are being sold in the US? May look to pick up a used 2019 in a year or two.....
This time I will probably do the intercooler upgrade so I can do the Cobb stage 2/3 tunes.
Fully built and on a bottle.... yikes!