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    2019 Ford Fiesta ST Line Offers the Looks of the ST, Minus the Performance

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    The Ford Fiesta ST has been a favorite of many as it offers impressive performance that won't drain your bank account. But for some people, they just want the look of the ST. Ford will soon have a model for those folks.

    CarsDirect got their hands on Ford's ordering guide for 2019 which lists a new trim for the 2019 Fiesta known as ST Line. This model will feature the same aggressive bodywork as seen on the ST - large mesh grille, high-mounted rear spoiler, and dual chrome-tipped exhaust. It will ride on smaller 16-inch wheels (the regular ST has 17-inch wheels). Inside, the ST Line will come equipped with bucket seats with "sport embossed bolsters"; manual A/C, six-speaker stereo, and a four-way driver's seat.

    Power comes from a 1.6L four-cylinder engine, not the 1.6L EcoBoost. Power figures are not listed, but we're guessing this is the same 1.6L found in most Fiestas which produces 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet. A five-speed manual is standard, while the six-speed PowerShift automatic is available as an option. The ST's suspension tuning will not come to the ST Line.

    As for price, the 2019 Fiesta ST Line will set you back $18,500 with an $875 destination charge. Compared to the Fiesta ST, the ST Line is $3,715 cheaper.

    Source: CarsDirect

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    This seems weird to me as well.. 

    But, I was reading on the 2019 Edge and they mentioned the differences in performance goodies and then they mentioned the exterior bits and one line stood out to me, "Ford also did a decent job of making the ST look sporty, and that may be all that matters to some owners.

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    I have to say this is also going to cause confusion with buyers as most sales people are idiots who are looking to sell a car for a quick buck and unless one pays attention they might think they are buying a performance ST when in reality they are just getting the basic pig with lipstick. Buyer beware.

    I just do not get the poser auto over the real thing. :nono:

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    6 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    I thought Ford was going to discontinue the Fiesta.

    I think the Fiesta was leaving some time in 2019 so this might just be a single model year.

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    I've actually driven a real Fiesta ST at a drive course event and it is hoot.  And so it is slander for them to advertise the part here IMO.

    But hey look at how pontiac was so successful hanging a bunch of cladding and spoilers on Grand Ams and such for so long.

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    1 hour ago, regfootball said:

    I've actually driven a real Fiesta ST at a drive course event and it is hoot.  And so it is slander for them to advertise the part here IMO.

    But hey look at how pontiac was so successful hanging a bunch of cladding and spoilers on Grand Ams and such for so long.

    So your saying this is the death dive for Ford? :P 

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    On 7/2/2018 at 1:45 PM, Drew Dowdell said:

    I don't understand the appeal of these "all show, no go" appearance packages.  I don't understand it with M-Sport and AMG-Line... and I don't understand it here. 

    I feel like we just stepped back into the F&F era.....with tacky dealer add ons!

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    On 7/3/2018 at 8:22 PM, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I'd really like to drive a Focus RS...

    I want to drive one so bad. 

    On another note, I recently drove a buddy's '16 Subaru STI and it was a freakin' blast! I can only imagine it would be very similar to that.

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    5 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    I want to drive one so bad. 

    On another note, I recently drove a buddy's '16 Subaru STI and it was a freakin' blast! I can only imagine it would be very similar to that.

    If anything the Focus RS would be even more of a blast to drive. The Subaru STI AWD is superior for off-road racing but the Focus RS AWD is better on-road. The RS can overdrive its rear wheels a bit making it feel and act like a RWD vehicle but with all the grip of an AWD. 

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    14 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    If anything the Focus RS would be even more of a blast to drive. The Subaru STI AWD is superior for off-road racing but the Focus RS AWD is better on-road. The RS can overdrive its rear wheels a bit making it feel and act like a RWD vehicle but with all the grip of an AWD. 

    Oh definitely! 

    My buddy's has an intake, exhaust and a tune so it's probably more powerful and without owning it and really getting some serious seat time, i never would notice the AWD capabilities of the RS over the STI. 

    ..he bought it with those mods.. I wouldn't have personally done that but it's still a very clean and awesome vehicle. This is also a toy to him as his daily is a 1.0 Fiesta because he has a really long commute. 

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