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Hello! New here, obviously. Just trying to get used to this community. I'm planning on getting a lotus sometime within my lifetime. Currently drive a fiesta st. Any pointers or anything let me know. But thanks for letting me join! Can't wait to see what happens here!
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I actually test drove a FiST a few years ago when shopping for a daily. I had to pass though because the head rest angle destroyed my and my wife's necks. I loved the character of the car though. I like cars that just encourage you to flog them, and the Elise and FiST are similar in that regard. The Elise (and Exige more so) are just everything dialed up to 11, especially the steering. If you have never driven a sub-ton car with no power steering, it is a revelation.

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I actually test drove a FiST a few years ago when shopping for a daily. I had to pass though because the head rest angle destroyed my and my wife's necks.
Yeah, that Ford 'feature' lost them the sale of a titanium edition contour to us a couple years ago. Agree on the FiST, though - about the only other thing that much fun to drive and that small is a Fiat 500 Abarth.

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I actually test drove a FiST a few years ago when shopping for a daily. I had to pass though because the head rest angle destroyed my and my wife's necks. I loved the character of the car though. I like cars that just encourage you to flog them, and the Elise and FiST are similar in that regard. The Elise (and Exige more so) are just everything dialed up to 11, especially the steering. If you have never driven a sub-ton car with no power steering, it is a revelation.


I have not actually driven a subton car but my car feels like it since it's slightly modified. I wish to get an exige but they are hard to come by.
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I know this isn't a Ford forum...but the headrest thing is more common than it used to be, over several makes of cars. Might be a federal spec thing?

Some folks fix the issue by removing the headrest and installing it the other way 'round (backwards).

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