I bought the S model hatchback, no features on it at all, and with the 5-speed manual. And I have had absolutely no regrets. The only two issues ive had are that it took me awhile to find a comfortabl...
I bought the S model hatchback, no features on it at all, and with the 5-speed manual. And I have had absolutely no regrets. The only two issues ive had are that it took me awhile to find a comfortable seating position and that there isnt much power, although I will say Ive never been in a situation where ive needed more power and havent had it, its just that it takes a couple of downshifts to get to the power.
On to the good parts! There are so many cool "behind the scenes" features that come standard. The traction control is excellent (i drove it through 10 inches of snow, no problem), the power steering makes driving the fiesta easy but fun, and the radio has many handsfree features, even in my base S model. There are also many computer systems that alert you if somethings gone wrong, and theyll even tell you what it is that went wrong and how serious the situation is. (Not that i would know, my cars been fine so far.)
This is probably the most fun car ive ever driven, especially because the handling is so good and the car is so light. I cannot say enough about the handling. It just flys around corners, and despite the lack of real power, it still manages to put a smile on your face. The suspension delivers a perfect balance of comfort and handling, and it works well on twisty roads as well as on the morning commute. Just make sure to opt for the 5-speed manual, the automatic jolts you around quite a bit, isnt reliable, and is expensive to repair. This is also a great car to learn stickshift on, by the way!