Perhaps i am incorrect and maybe someone can find our the true story , but i find it odd that the ST does not offer (even as an option) either a back up camera nor the bumper beepers. I have the beepers on my current focus and find them great.... i can even park by sound w/o having to look back....and more than once i avoided hitting someone walking in my blindspot because the beepers went off.
Seeing as the ST is the 'image leader' of the fiesta lineup ya think ford would have these items available.... even the mundane fiesta Ti has a back up camera!
if anyone has info about this it'd be appreciated.
I don't why in the US we don't get the backup camera in either models. In fact we don't even get the backup sensors. That being said, I haven't found any video adapter yet for the Sony with Sat Nav system that will allow you to install an aftermarket camera. However I was told that the same navigation system is used both in the ST and the Titanium models. So its definitely doable from the dealers, just not sure if it's worth the extra cost.
One option you can do is get an aftermarket unit which comes with a display built into the rear-view mirror.
the Euro version has backup sensors on it, or was it the Australian version, i know i saw it though on an ST
to prove my point i built a fully loaded fiesta titanium hatch on the canadian website. the total came out to $27,436
now, i paid around $28,500 for my ST without the painted wheels. imagine adding a turbo, recaro seats, painted wheels plus other modifications they did to the ST. it would be very pricey my friend
a camera will add only about 150.00$usd to the price of the car and beepers far less than 100$usd.. i just went to fords site and configured a fully loaded fiesta ti w/ auto for only 22,045$usd... no where near thirty K u.s. Even accounting for canadian prices being higher it would not be near 30K to spend 150 bucks to add a camera to the fiesta ST