Fun little hot hatch
November 30, 2018
I owned the Fiesta ST for 3+ years, and just parted ways with it. It was a great performance hot hatch, rivaled only similar cars available only in Europe. This car certainly isn't the most comfortable, economical, or highest quality car, you get what you pay for, especially with the used bargain pricing on these cars. However, what you lack in luxury car quality, the Fiesta ST more than makes up for that in fun factory and driving performance. This 197hp hatch can make any turn at seemingly any speed, and it has one of the smoothest and easiest manaul gear boxes I've ever used. So much fun comes from this car when your foot is mashing the gas and you're shifting hard through the excellent gearbox. The Recaro seats add to this shear fun factor, really making you feels like a race car driver, even though you have probably the smallest car in the parking lot. The ride is rough, the interior cheap, and overall quality of parts isn't great considering it is a Ford Fiesta. But for the ST model, the amount of fun and excitement is well worth the investment as long as you don't mind some uncomfortable longer drives and the compact size. The bang for your buck is definitely here, and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to own this little ball of understated fire.