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    Thinking about buying a new 16 VT.

    Hey y'all! Been lurking for a few weeks now. I'm in the market to buy a new whip. I'm leaning towards the '16 VT. The other option I'm looking at is a '16 fiesta ST. Anyone have any input for me? Thanks y'all. Hopefully I'll be joining the VT family within the week.

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    If you are looking at a '16 VT get a manual... issues with the DCT. Cant speak on the FiST... a bit fugly for my taste.
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    I was in the same boat as you. The FiST was a contender for me but I went with the VT for a few reasons.

    1. The warranty was better then the FiST... even before the 100k mile.
    2. While it has another door for extra practicality, I test drove a FiST and with others in it I felt like I was driving a clown car, it's tiny and the Recaro seats make that worse.
    3. I like the look of the VT better in every way.
    4. Features. The cars are very camparable. We seem to see a lot of comparison to GTIs and the focus but really the only comparisons for the VT has been the FiST and maybe the Mini. The VT base has the highest level of standard equipment than the rest.

    That said, the FiST is more performance oriented and while it's nearly identical to the VT on paper it is a little lighter and you can feel the higher level of performance tuning. Add to that the aftermarket is bigger for the FiST.

    Oh yeah..... don't get a DCT VT. Manual is the way to go.


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    Test drove a m/t VT. It drove really well. I definitely felt more comfortable in the VT over the FiST. Right now Hyundai is offering a 200k/20 year warranty on new vehicles. The FiST definitely felt quicker when I drove it. I'm leaning towards the VT though. Sportier looking, better warranty, and the interior is beautiful. Is it somewhat easy to close that performance gap between the 2 vehicles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajin View Post
    Right now Hyundai is offering a 200k/20 year warranty on new vehicles. Is it somewhat easy to close that performance gap between the 2 vehicles?
    Absolutely, but the real question is... Would you rather have a FiST killer or a warranty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajin View Post
    Test drove a m/t VT. It drove really well. I definitely felt more comfortable in the VT over the FiST. Right now Hyundai is offering a 200k/20 year warranty on new vehicles. The FiST definitely felt quicker when I drove it. I'm leaning towards the VT though. Sportier looking, better warranty, and the interior is beautiful. Is it somewhat easy to close that performance gap between the 2 vehicles?
    That warranty is not with Hyundai. It's probably a local deal the dealership is adding through another warranty company. Ask them if its warrantied through Hyundai Motors or a separate company. Those extra warranties are a pain in the ass if you ever use it and they only kick in when the Hyundai warranty ends. Pretty stupid but it sure sounds good.

    I'm not trying to steer you away from the VT but the truth is the truth. The benefit of the VT is looks, features, and warranty. The benefit of the Fist is performance and no, anything you can do to make the VT fast you can do to the Fist and it will be faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leesrt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajin View Post
    Test drove a m/t VT. It drove really well. I definitely felt more comfortable in the VT over the FiST. Right now Hyundai is offering a 200k/20 year warranty on new vehicles. The FiST definitely felt quicker when I drove it. I'm leaning towards the VT though. Sportier looking, better warranty, and the interior is beautiful. Is it somewhat easy to close that performance gap between the 2 vehicles?
    That warranty is not with Hyundai. It's probably a local deal the dealership is adding through another warranty company. Ask them if its warrantied through Hyundai Motors or a separate company. Those extra warranties are a pain in the ass if you ever use it and they only kick in when the Hyundai warranty ends. Pretty stupid but it sure sounds good.

    I'm not trying to steer you away from the VT but the truth is the truth. The benefit of the VT is looks, features, and warranty. The benefit of the Fist is performance and no, anything you can do to make the VT fast you can do to the Fist and it will be faster.
    I will definitely ask my local dealer about the warranty incentive they are offering when I go in to crunch the numbers. Thanks for all the input, everyone. I'm pretty sure I'll be ecstatic driving off the lot in a new VT.

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    For me the FiST is a better car in terms of suspension and modifiability. Much of the information regarding maintenance on this site also applies to the Fiesta. I would say they are cheaper to make safe power with, but some will hold differently. My '13 VT scares me in terms of reliability, but I can't speak about later years. I also love the Recaros and audio in the Fiesta ST. In reality I would get a Focus ST though, but that's a different price point. That's my 2 cents.
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