- Oregon, USA
- 22v Protege5
LOL I responded inline and that didn't work out the way I had hoped it would...
I just filled up today and It's a 60 cent difference. At least in MI and at the station I was at.
Really, if the added "fun" comes at the cost of pricier gas, and all else is the same (consumables, etc) then I would say it's a justifiable increase. I could get a FiST with relatively the same power (FiST has more, and tunability beyond what the stock ECU/KLDE offers) but I'm:
1) taking on a payment if I do that, compared to my cheap-as-chips Pro5
2) settling for a budget interior, which my Pro5 already has
3) giving up some passenger room, subjectively. I haven't directly compared specs
4) settling for a torsion beam rear end (this is really a pedantic statement to make, because it's actually really well set up from everything I've heard/ those I know who autocross one)
The bonus the FiST has is that it claims to take 87 LOL.
I will assume you're talking about the Fiesta ST? I'm very shocked that it would take 87. I've honestly considered it, but the styling just doesn't do it for me and I want something rwd in the future, and I also can't help but think about how small it is in comparison to how tall I am. I don't wanna be pinned by my head and feet even if it is fun. I would kill to just test drive one though, especially for how much fun people make them out to be.
you forgot settling for a numb shifter feeling with the wires instead of the good ole bar on these new cars
Ew ew ewwww! I'm sure it's not that bad being a modern car, but I've driven an 08 Toyota Matrix with what feels like a cable shifter and it's TERRIBLE. I mean, it's the worst shifter I've ever used, even in comparison to a 90's Toyota truck.
Don't get me wrong, the Protege5 isn't a racecar, but with a short-shifter and new bushings all around, it's the best shifter I've used in an economy car.