:thumbs up: Although, I think maybe you are looking at the age deal from a slightly different POV vs. some of us who are close to, you know, double your age. Hah!I don't worry about this kind of stuff. I'm almost 31 and just had a child. I love my FiST. I bought it as a great daily that will see track duty in the summers.
Although my ordered car has not landed yet, I'm right there with you. I had a 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT that I got as a 10-year-old hand me down from my dad for a while (until it was totaled) way back in my college days. That was an awesome little car. Fantastic handling and light enough so that the little engine was sufficient to make it scoot (but obviously the car was not fast). I've really missed it. I tried to replicate that back in the 80s with a first generation MR2, but that felt a little sterile. The Fiesta ST while admittedly FWD (something frowned upon by the now mostly extremely mature Alfa enthusiasts), brings me back to that sense of a simple, properly powered, superior handling little car with personality.I look at it slightly different.
The GTI and R32 share some similarities of what the original Datsun 240Z was when it first came out. Has creature comforts, windows that work, no leaky roof, dependable, and even A/C. But it also killed what the soul of sports cars were. The initial GTI, like the first Z were fun. But became bloated and isolated from the art of driving. They became, boring.
This new Fiesta ST brings me back to my early days with 1968-1974 Triumph Spitfires and other British sports cars. It is more back to the PURE basics of the thrill of driving a performance sports car. Small, quick, and nimble, not too fancy or plush, but good enough. It has even made just driving to work, a pleasure again.
LOL! One old guy to another: Maybe we should start an oldtimer FiST special interest group.I'm 63 and I love this car. I bought white because it reminded me of the 84 GTI I had. Since then have had a large variety of cars, mostly German (BMW's, M-B's, Audi's and Porsche).
This car is the most fun to drive of everything I've had.