We had one as a courtesy car a while ago. Not the full on AMG A45 model but it was AMG-line or whatever, think it was an A200. Was a cool car but seating position felt a bit weird and there were enough buttons on the steering wheel to rival an F-16 fighter jet. They're a bit of a hairdresser's car as well where I live.what about an a class AMG ??? Never got a chance to test drive one.
I don't know if I'd like to drive a Fiesta ST, it might make me really want one! They are supposed to be epic fun to drive although the suspension is rock hard. I drove a Focus ST I was thinking of buying, it was fast but didn't strike me as special other than that.I've already been impressed by the ST fiesta from being in the passenger seat, so looking forward to driving it !
The previous generation (mk7) ST did have a really firm suspension. The current mk8 is meant to have a softer, more compliant ride, so it’s probably slightly less agile without quite the same degree of sharpness to the handling as the mk7 did, but the flip side would be that it’s easier to live with on a day to day basis - especially on poorer road surfaces.I don't know if I'd like to drive a Fiesta ST, it might make me really want one! They are supposed to be epic fun to drive although the suspension is rock hard. I drove a Focus ST I was thinking of buying, it was fast but didn't strike me as special other than that.
There has been a change in what is considered progress. Economy and emissions now top the tree. Durability is way down the list.To go from a 4 cyl engine to a 3cyl....is that progress,especially as to durability?
There are plenty of examples where the plastic pipe was replaced and the engine still want bang. Also numerous examples of engines that never left the factory with the plastic pipe at all and still failing.Imagine if Ford had not fitted that weak plastic pipe? Which they are now replacing with a stronger item. The cars would have been more reliable but the inherent vulnerability of this architecture might not be understood. Water leaks in cooling systems can happen in any car, especially as they get older. Clips rust, pipes rot, but typically, your engine will overheat, steam flies out but you let it cool down, fix the leak and normal service has been resumed. Not with an Ecoboost it isn't.