Big Decision time..
Ok while this isn't big money for some, its huge for me as im still in uni for another 3 years or so and I only work full-time during the holidays.
I have narrowed my next car down to two. Either a 2000 Mondeo ST24 or a brand spanking new Fiesta LX with a few extras.
Now this is where my issues start. I would love to own a brand new car and I cant help thinking that the fiesta is a smart choice. It is amazingly fuel efficient (6.6/100) and to me, looks pretty sharp. I will be looking at getting either a full bodykit or the 16' wheels and definatly air-con ($2000 HOLY HELL!). I would love to get both the wheels and kit but the bank isn't going to stretch that far. It has 74 tarmac searing Kws but only weighs about 1035kgs. I think torque is in the 125Nm region.
I test drove a fiesta the other day and it is pretty gutsy to be honest, handles really well (went allll the way around round-a-bouts, hehe). Although the engine sounded a bit rough, it could have been that the demo had been thrashed a bit im not sure (i did redline it a couple of times to see how it went if you know what I mean).
But then my heart (and the little rev head in me) wants a nice unique car. Ive always liked the ST24's as you dont see many and from everything Ive heard/read they are awesome. Fuel economy is really good (8.8 hwy, 10.0 city). Power is good at 125kws and torque isn't to shabby at 220Nm from a 2.5 V6. They look good and have heaps of nice gadgets in them. When new they were going for around $35k, now they are about $15k-22k. They are not slugs either, easily accounting for commy and falcon 6's.
Please dont say get a falcon as I have done that. And yes I know both are FWD. The next Falcon I buy will be brand new!
Long post I know. Sorry. So what would you do? I like both cars alot.
FOR SALE: EA/ED |T5| |2.5' Zorts| |15' EF XR'S| |AU Thermo's| |XR cosmetics|
Advertised as $4000ono. Price is negiotable for a quick sale.