Me and a buddy just spent nearly 40 hours straight driving from New York to California and back to New York on minimal sleep in a Ford Fiesta ST. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but how not-easy was it? Let’s just say I think I’ve come up with the ultimate guide on what not to do on a long road trip.
The Fiesta ST is about the most fun you can have in a car the size of a washing machine box. What do you need to know before you buy a Fiesta ST? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
The same hands-free phone technology that saves our butts on the road can be a real pain if you decide to race or track your street car. How do you handle a call if you forgot to leave your phone far away in the paddock? Keep driving, of course.
Buy a Focus ST or a Fiesta ST and get a free Octane Academy driving experience. How can you do better than that?
I think Bill Caswell is having fun on the Jalopnik Motorsports Road Trip. He just sent me this photo. Lucky bastard...
Remember when Kenchibald Blockdrews was redlining a welded-diff Sierra Wagon in Budapest only to find it difficult to control? Well, he didn't come here to do that. Instead, Ford Europe gave him a red Fiesta ST to play with.
After years of clamoring for tiny Euro-style hot hatchbacks, American buyers are finally enjoying something of a small performance car renaissance. Ford's small 197-horsepower Fiesta ST is big part of that trend.
I wonder what the five-door Ford Fiesta ST concept foretells? Could it be a five-door, 180-hp EcoBoosted Ford Fiesta? Although we'll find out at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month for sure, but, yes, of course it does.
For those who want tiny-Ford power but are too busy to make your own SHOgun or too impatient to wait for the impending Mazda2ish vehicle, you may want to look away. The Ford Fiesta ST, already a capable little vehicle, is getting two dealer-fit performance packages for the UK. The Mountune Performance Stage 1 package…