A limited edition Fiesta ST500 is available with unique styling and extra equipment
10 June 2008

Ford has released details of a limited edition Fiesta ST, the ST500, with unique styling and extra equipment.The current Fiesta is on run-out to retirement, the all-new carwill be going on sale in September, and the 500 ST500s will get the usual limited-edition treatment. That includes metallic black paint, and silver graphics on the bonnet and doors that are meant to commemorate the classic Escort RS2000. To differentiate this car from the regular ST, Ford has fitted the ST500 with red brake calipers and black 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside it gets some carbonfibre-effect trim, an upgraded audio system and heated leather seats. It will cost £15,000 – a £1225 supplement over the standard Fiesta ST.

Ian Tonkin

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10 June 2008

Come on, Autocar, they released details ages ago. I know people that have already had theirs delivered!!

10 June 2008

[quote Arun]

Come on, Autocar, they released details ages ago. I know people that have already had theirs delivered!!

[/quote]

lol i was going to say the same thing! Still looks to be a cool car though for the boy racers anyway lol

11 June 2008

you actually know people gullable enough to pay 15 grand for an outdated fiesta? haha

11 June 2008

If the Focus ST170 had 170bhp, and the Mondeo ST220 220bhp, why does the Fiesta ST500 not have 500bhp?

I was hoping to read that Ford had, in a moment of madness, built a mid-engined V8 Fiesta, but instead it's a cheesy 'special edition'. Rubbish!

11 June 2008

[quote pippo]

you actually know people gullable enough to pay 15 grand for an outdated fiesta? haha

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Agree, can't believe it - milking mug punters for £15,000- Especially as a new model is coming out.

Can Ford ever get anything right? That car has been out over 4years, and now they're only doing something to it.

11 June 2008

[quote AndyRAC]

Agree, can't believe it - milking mug punters for £15,000- Especially as a new model is coming out.

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Why not, BMW have been doing it for years. At least this car has some modicum of spec.

12 June 2008

Forget about all the pish about 15 grand, no one pays full price for a Fiesta ST. Try closer to 12k

15 September 2008

mine is being delivered next week and the boy in the showroom knows of 2 that have been written off already so thats a max of 498 on the road. it was up for £15k i got it down to £11995 and then played my trump card, the ford family discount so it actually only cost me £10,200. although i was going to buy a new fiesta i could not get anywhere near that spec for the money and as by the time my options is up i estimate only 300 to be in circulation i will get a decent price for it when its sold. although its the old shape i actually prefer it to the new shape and as Ive said for a shade over £10k it aint too bad

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