Who here owns a Fiesta ST?

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Considering getting rid of my MK8 ST3 with prices rising as just not using it at all. WBAC offered just over £17k on a 19 plate with 12k miles. It’s a fun car but doing <2k miles per year now with wfh so maybe just get a cheap run around as 2nd car to the wife’s Audi.

for those buying or looking did you consider a private purchase or dealer only for 2 years old? Not sure if worth the effort of trying to sell it myself. Also know I’ll miss it if it goes as it’s been best car I’ve had overall for balance.
 
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Considering getting rid of my MK8 ST3 with prices rising as just not using it at all. WBAC offered just over £17k on a 19 plate with 12k miles. It’s a fun car but doing <2k miles per year now with wfh so maybe just get a cheap run around as 2nd car to the wife’s Audi.

for those buying or looking did you consider a private purchase or dealer only for 2 years old? Not sure if worth the effort of trying to sell it myself. Also know I’ll miss it if it goes as it’s been best car I’ve had overall for balance.


That’s mega money for a fiesta! I’d typically want to go to a dealer for anything over 8-10K
 
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So my wife told me that her washer fluid ran out with no warning. I can't believe a modern car (mk 8) doesn't have a sensor. I get that it's a "budget" car, but the st is more than the basic focuses (foci?). Its a bit annoying. Just wanted to check it wasn't me/the mrs being daft as googling tells me it doesn't have a sensor but wanted to check on here.
 
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So my wife told me that her washer fluid ran out with no warning. I can't believe a modern car (mk 8) doesn't have a sensor. I get that it's a "budget" car, but the st is more than the basic focuses (foci?). Its a bit annoying. Just wanted to check it wasn't me/the mrs being daft as googling tells me it doesn't have a sensor but wanted to check on here.

On all my Fords I've only ever had washer fluid sensors on cars equipped with headlight washers as I believe it's a legal requirement for them to do so.
 
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So my wife told me that her washer fluid ran out with no warning. I can't believe a modern car (mk 8) doesn't have a sensor. I get that it's a "budget" car, but the st is more than the basic focuses (foci?). Its a bit annoying. Just wanted to check it wasn't me/the mrs being daft as googling tells me it doesn't have a sensor but wanted to check on here.

No sensor.

Knowing Ford it would fail all the time and you'd have to take the wheel and arch liner off to get to.
 
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Mk8 Fiesta ST-3 has LEDs, but they don't have washers.

They've dropped the washers from the Focus ST with LEDs now too.
Now she's home I just checked:D. It's got the leds (no height adjustment), but I did a double take when looking for the washers. I thought it was law with certain lights:confused:.
 
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Oh is that how they're doing it. I'm not sure what the fiesta are, but I'd have thought they'd be brighter than xenons.

They don't use all the LED clusters for dipped beam, you only need washers for the dipped brightness, not full beam.

With bi-xenons, you need washers as they are full brightness all the time. With LEDs, they can just reduce the light output for dipped beam and do away with the washers.
 
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They don't use all the LED clusters for dipped beam, you only need washers for the dipped brightness, not full beam.

With bi-xenons, you need washers as they are full brightness all the time. With LEDs, they can just reduce the light output for dipped beam and do away with the washers.
Oh I see. Its the first car we've had with led headlights, mine a runout e92 so way before that, I think my drls are normal bulbs:cry:.
 
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Those of you with a mk 8 st, how do you get it to cackle? Is it just at high revs when changing gear, me and the mrs find it childishly hilarious and try and do it but I can't do it consistently.
 
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Those of you with a mk 8 st, how do you get it to cackle? Is it just at high revs when changing gear, me and the mrs find it childishly hilarious and try and do it but I can't do it consistently.

You can do it from a stand still too just by blipping revs high enough, I think it has some sort of protection built in, so it won't keep doing it. It has some sort of "cooldown" period after so many.
 
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You can do it from a stand still too just by blipping revs high enough, I think it has some sort of protection built in, so it won't keep doing it. It has some sort of "cooldown" period after so many.
Sounds like we need to keep trying :D. I did read it was to do with high revs and overrun.
 
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The Focus ST requires Sports Mode and a warm engine so maybe the Fiesta is the same?
Even then, it doesn't always happen if its at stock.
 
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Exactly that. Sports mode to open the valves. Get it warm. Blip the throttle. Doesn’t need massive revs.
Oh don't worry, we both put it in sport mode as the first thing we do. Not tried track mode yet as I'm not sure it would be any different, I'd read it makes it quiet but not sure.
 
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Just thought I'd post a quick update on here. Took the mrs car across for a trip to Chester zoo (~2.5 hours away). Car did well and its the first time since getting it in March its been driven at night, I'm amazed how fast the auto lights react. Really impressive.
 
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Can someone just confirm whether the passenger side mirror auto tilts when reversing? I'm sure it did but my Mrs is positive it didn't.
 
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