The Fiesta is as you have no doubt read, fun to drive. It loves to turn and go around corners and I have had no trouble weaving in and out of Chicago traffic. If you have had SYNC before, you know its quirks, that is all I'll say about that. The stereo is fantastic, much better than the SONY system in my Fusion. The hatch allows you to shove a lot in and the back seats are big enough for smaller people. Many people have written about how quiet the car is, this is not true. The road noise inside this car is tremendously loud, my convertible was quieter with the top down than this thing. If the road noise does not ruin it for you the seats will, they are the worst part of the car.
Handling, quick acceleration, great gas mileage, plenty of room in the hatch. Armrests are soft, the telescoping wheel is great for short people like me, and the car is very beautiful. Rides great on smooth roads, rides like a buggy on the IL Tollway.
Seats need a major overhaul, At 17 grand this car is not cheap, it needs better seats. Arm rest should have been standard equipment and you should be able to USB connect your iPOD in the glove box so it is not sitting out in the open. Cup holders are too small.
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