It looks nice and I think it probably will start below $20,000. However, Ford ST representative said premium fuel is "recommended". In North America, this is a disadvantage compared to the Veloster Turbo which produces more power (201HP 195lb-ft) with regular fuel. Unlike the Focus, the Fiesta has a semi independent rear suspension which does not produce the same handling quality. If Ford can produce a model at a similar price with about 200 horsepower I will consider it, but 177 horsepower on premium fuel is not enough.
Yeah I think this poll has done the exact opposite of what it set out to do... lol. But really, I think we were all originally here for the Focus ST, so the results shouldn't be a surprise. I'm sure this poll would do much better on Fiesta Faction, though.