GTI is more reliable (I said "more reliable" NOT "reliable") and more practical. Both Wrong wheel drive.
Btw. Fiesta is rated least reliable sub compact by CR
Supermiata S1, SuperMiata S2, Supermiata S3
13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
16 Cruze, free car !!
08 M3 - Carmax warranty !!
06 EVO MR
Last edited by jqsti2015; 03-24-2017 at 01:25 AM.
Stock for stock, the Fiesta is faster over 1 lap. After that, it falls on its face. It needs oil cooler, radiator and BBK to survive 20 minute sessions, even in sub 70F weather. Without an oil cooler, I cannot complete a full hot lap at Buttonwillow. Coolant will go over 250F half way through the lap.
The FRS needs none of that (though oil cooler is highly recommended in hot weather, and a BBK pays for itself after a while), and is more efficient on tires. It's also a far better track platform to invest on. And unlike the S2000, you can easily fit a full set of tires/wheels and tools in it.
On the Fiesta, rear camber is not adjustable, even with coil-overs. Rear suspension is not independent. You also cannot disable torque vectoring even if you turn electronics "off". Without a BBK, this ruins the front inside rotor in 1 day. A torsen-like LSD like the Quaife only helps so much.
The wheel selection on the Fiesta is laughable due to its bolt pattern. It also can't fit anything bigger than 225 wide tires without rubbing. FRS can accommodate far wider wheels & tires without effort.
Both cars are fun. In stock form, and cooling issues aside, I actually find the Fiesta more fun at the track. Maybe because it's easier to drive fast, especially if you know how to LFB.
I love these old best motoring videos.
Last edited by jqsti2015; 03-25-2017 at 11:43 AM.