Holy thread bump!
After almost 3 years of Peugeot 308GTi ownership, I've got myself a 2017 (Mrk 7.5) Fiesta ST.
The Pug was throwing up annual repair costs (replacement fuel tank, fuel pump and seized front brake callipers. Car was 5 years old and only 35k miles) and given that I work from home now mainly, couldn't justify keeping it. So I wanted to downsize and pocket some cash and decided on a Fiesta ST. I had a Focus ST prior to the Pug and never had any issues with it and servicing/parts costs were considerably cheaper than the Pug.
Love the Fiesta ST. Great handling and power that is fully useable on the roads round here.
One thing that I spotted post collection of car when going through paperwork that came with the car was a Revo Stage 1 map had been applied by the previous owner. Wasn't advertised with the car and not mentioned by the Ford Dealer I purchased car from. When I went to view the car, I opened the bonnet and and it didn't reveal an upgraded induction kits or signs of modification (unlike a few other examples I looked at). The only thing was a K&N sticker on the air box, which I thought nothing of it. So I didn't actually know the status of the map.
I'm 20 minutes away from Revo's HQ, so took it down there and they confirmed the map was present and it was in performance mode (97+ RON). I purchased the SDS device so I could flick between the modes (handy anti theft mode) and then went home to declared it on my insurance, which was fun as that involved me having to cancel my current policy and take a new one out elsewhere.
Is it advisable to upgrade the air induction for a Stage 1 map? I was thinking of an ITG or Airtec (or is there a better value alternative?). I'm more than happy with the current performance so just thinking of adding it for engine health and to make full use of the map.
Mind you, from looking at induction kits, I'm now considering:
1. Rear engine mount
2. Lowering springs
3. Milltek exhaust
I'm 40 and in mid-life crisis mode
An air intake kit is absolutely not necessary for these cars and can happily still make good power with just a panel filter, it'll mostly be the sound you lose out on. Supposedly the ITG will make your car sound like Darth Vader
The catalytic converter is the biggest restriction and the stock cat-back exhaust is also more than adequate until you start hitting large turbo territory, again it's mostly the sound you'll not get although changing to a sports cat will make things a little louder.
My ST200 has the ITG, quickshifter and Collins performance RMM along with Peron Stage 1+ which gave me 228bhp on Noble Motorsports dyno in Chesterfield. I've had it since new (66 plate). I keep looking at other cars but this thing is so good its hard to replace.