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Advice on 2019 FIESTA ST

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Hello everyone,

Im working a deal right now on a 2019 Ford Fiesta ST, it has 36 miles on it now which I put 30 on myself. Love the car, 2nd and 3rd gear is insane. 1st gear taking off feels weird, like something is grabbing in the powertrain, any ideas on that?

right now out the door price is 18,663.82. Not planning on getting any add ons or extended warranties. Does this sound like a good deal? I used a friends X Plan to get the lowest price possible.

Bryan

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Sounds like a good deal. Just make sure you don't want any of the add ons like recaros, moonroof or nav. Sometimes I wonder if I should've gotten a moonroof and recaros. But I guess slicktop=race spec :p
 

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It's a cover they put over the rotors and calipers during shipping/storage. That car is likely fresh off the delivery truck. You'll notice that the wheels have no center caps, as well.
 

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...The only problem I see with the car is no recaro seats...
This!

When I was shopping for a new one last year, I was specifically looking for base seats thinking I would hate the high bolstered Recaros (6'2", a smidge over 200lbs). But then something happened, a barely used (2,500 mi) 2017 w/recaro+sunroof fell into my lap. It was such a good deal that I couldn't pass it up.

And after owning the car for a few months, I can honestly say that I don't think the car would the same without those seats. It takes it to another level.

Being a tad big, they took a week to get used to on the thighs... but after the initial break-in, they are the most comfy seats I have ever had, bar-none.
 
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Is that whole front rotor blue? What is going on there? The only problem I see with the car is no recaro seats...
The blue is shipping covers, they didn't take them off till I drove it

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Sounds like a good deal to me.
Something grabbing in the power train is most likely the traction control. Next drive try turning it off by holding the ESC button down for a few seconds.
I went for another drive, turned off esc and it still did it, but only when turning. Thinking it's the tires grabbing the road

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Is there any issues with these cars? I have test drove so many this week that I'm tired of dealerships. So far this car has been the best to drive.

Anyone having issues with the engine such as cooling, or smoking? Been researching and haven't seen many complaints about it but a few odd ones.

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Is there any issues with these cars? I have test drove so many this week that I'm tired of dealerships. So far this car has been the best to drive.

Anyone having issues with the engine such as cooling, or smoking? Been researching and haven't seen many complaints about it but a few odd ones.

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2017+ seem to be largely trouble-free. No real issues. There was a cooling issue on 14s and 15s, but Ford fixed the issue with a revised head I believe.
The trans is great, some (most) drain and fill the trans oil with something better and with 2 liters, as it is theorized that they are slightly underfilled from the factory.
 

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Hello everyone,

Im working a deal right now on a 2019 Ford Fiesta ST, it has 36 miles on it now which I put 30 on myself. Love the car, 2nd and 3rd gear is insane. 1st gear taking off feels weird, like something is grabbing in the powertrain, any ideas on that?

right now out the door price is 18,663.82. Not planning on getting any add ons or extended warranties. Does this sound like a good deal? I used a friends X Plan to get the lowest price possible.

Bryan

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Thats a great price. To give you perspective I got my 2018 Orange Spice ordered with the Recaros and Ebony wheels for $19678 before tax and lic.
Now tax and lic vary by state but if you subtracted $1795 dealer cost on the Recaros and $365 dealer cost on the wheels $565 dealer cost paint. It would have been $16,953 with the Ebony wheels like the car above. $17,300. So you are right in the ballpark. Except like others have said and I agree get the Recaros, they make the car that much nicer.
Even at just below 20k before tax and lic the cars are a steal.
 
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I went for another drive, turned off esc and it still did it, but only when turning. Thinking it's the tires grabbing the road

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Could still be the traction control because I failed to mention that there are 3 levels of traction control. fully on is always the default when starting the car.
sport mode is partial traction control if you momentarily press the ESC button and fully off is pressing and holding the ESC button until it tells you its completely off.

Either way just buy it. I highly doubt you will find a car with as many smiles per mile than the Fiesta ST.

The motor and Transmission are solid, there are a couple of little things that might pop up like the climate control issues but nothing major.

And once the MOD bug bites look out that's when the real fun starts.
 
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As already said the boost is cut in first gear- and the car is geared almost too low in first gear too. It's my one and only one complaint with the car. If you rev to "normal" 3K in first, then shift to second you are only going 15 MPH when you shift to second. By then the people behind you with their big automatics are almost ramming you. You are probably experiencing this to some degree. Second and especially third, fourth and fifth the car pulls great- even stock.
 
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Is there any issues with these cars? I have test drove so many this week that I'm tired of dealerships. So far this car has been the best to drive.

Anyone having issues with the engine such as cooling, or smoking? Been researching and haven't seen many complaints about it but a few odd ones.

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The Maintenance/Issues forum has a Sticky poll about the blend door actuator problem. 260 votes as of today. About 30% of 2014-16 owners are reporting the problem. Only 6% of 2017 owners are reporting the problem at this point. It is unclear if Ford actually fixed the problem, or the 2017 owners simply haven't experienced it yet.

It's a relatively minor issue, and there's a video on YouTube showing how to fix it in 15 minutes for a total cost of less than $20. If it's not covered by warranty and you take it to the dealer, it could cost $200 or more to fix. And judging by the thread, the noise is annoying enough that you cannot simply ignore it. The bad news is that the replacement part is likely to eventually fail as well.
 

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The Maintenance/Issues forum has a Sticky poll about the blend door actuator problem. 260 votes as of today. About 30% of 2014-16 owners are reporting the problem. Only 6% of 2017 owners are reporting the problem at this point. It is unclear if Ford actually fixed the problem, or the 2017 owners simply haven't experienced it yet.

It's a relatively minor issue, and there's a video on YouTube showing how to fix it in 15 minutes for a total cost of less than $20. If it's not covered by warranty and you take it to the dealer, it could cost $200 or more to fix. And judging by the thread, the noise is annoying enough that you cannot simply ignore it. The bad news is that the replacement part is likely to eventually fail as well.
Everytime you turn off and restart the car, it resets the blend door to another setting. I cringe every time I hear it moving back to my setting. Unnecessary wear and tear, imo.
 


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