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#1
Pond

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Hello people,

 

After many months of trying to decide what car to get next, I signed on the dotted (obviously remotely over the phone) on a year old Mk4 ST petrol estate in Ruby Red. The colour was not my first choice, that would have been Grey but the car I've found is a good price and has pan roof, HUD and BLIS which should make it more desirable in the future.

 

I am not the youngest ST owner, now 53 :brow:, but wanted a car that was fun, fast and practical without costing a fortune to run. The ST seems to tick all those boxes, so far. I gather Ford are not planning on producing a Mk4 RS, so the ST will be the only hot one of the model; could maybe bode well for residuals?

 

I do have other cars but this will be my main everyday driver. 

 

I had fast Fords in my younger days. I had a Mk3 1983 XR3i and a Mk3 1986 RS Turbo Escort in my youth. I did have a Mondeo ST24 estate 20 years ago but that wasn't the best. It did a very good job of drinking fuel, though.

 

I should get my ST before the weekend.

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#2
Alb

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Welcome to the club Andrew :)


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Welcome Bruva.
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:welcome: to the :st: club Andrew, nice looking :st: :thumbsup:
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:welcome:


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So picked my new steed up on Tuesday. First impressions are excellent. The power of the 2.3 is very linear, no noticeable turbo lag. A bit or torque steer but it is FWD. The Recaros are super comfortable. All the toys you could think of including hands-free tailgate! I am amazed by the grip, those Michelin PS4s are awesome tyres. The ride quality is also very good considering the stiff suspension. And it pops and farts on the overrun in sport mode :lol:

Happy bunny so far :clap:



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Madpig

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Good morning and welcome Andrew.

I ordered my ST in December and, like Diana Ross, I’m still waiting for it to arrive.

Not an estate in my case but the one I test drove last year was an estate. It didn’t pop and fart though so I really want mine to!

Strange how you say you owned a Mk 3 XR3i and RS Turbo Escort because so did I back in the 80s.

Still remember the number plates too.....FRW 468Y for the XR3i and D190 PWB for the RS Turbo.

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Pond

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Good morning and welcome Andrew.

I ordered my ST in December and, like Diana Ross, I’m still waiting for it to arrive.

Not an estate in my case but the one I test drove last year was an estate. It didn’t pop and fart though so I really want mine to!

Strange how you say you owned a Mk 3 XR3i and RS Turbo Escort because so did I back in the 80s.

Still remember the number plates too.....FRW 468Y for the XR3i and D190 PWB for the RS Turbo.

 

Mine were HFC 480Y and C88 MEG!

 

Don't know why you're waiting for Diana Ross but each to their own! :lol:



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Pond

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I also have the pan roof. Makes the car so much lighter inside and the full black glass externally looks really nice. 



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Madpig

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I also have the pan roof. Makes the car so much lighter inside and the full black glass externally looks really nice.


Yep, mine will have that too when it arrives.




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