For ford. This was a win. 35 mpg basic car entry. The vehicle hold great compared w Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. But now that is out of the market due to cost the value of the vehicule is nothing. Sad to see it out of style due to revenue for ford.
The front seat doesn't slide back far enough for someone 6 feet or taller. The engine is adequate and smooth, although it can bog when the AC is on high in the heat of summer. Handling is crisp, ride is good, but the brakes could be stronger. (Drums in back) Fuel mileage is pretty much as rated. The dual clutch transmission is Ok....Ford has worked out most of the kinks......however, it can still stumble at times. I think a torque converter automatic would be the best choice, even if it extracts a small penalty in gas mileage.
2016 Ford Fiesta ST 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
As a fan of hot hatchbacks and former owner of an SVT Focus, I'd had my eye on the Fiesta ST since it was first introduced. When I heard 2017 was the last year of the current iteration and Ford dealers started to offer incentives on STs, I knew it was time to pounce on this cult car, which has received about the most unanimously positive automotive press I can recall. And amazingly, the ST is as good as they say--a pure driver's car disguised as a "cute" econobox. Ford absolutely nailed the steering, braking, transmission, power, throttle response, and handling with this car. I have driven a few Porsches, and the way the Fiesta ST feels to drive is, amazingly, at a comparable level of precision and balance. If Porsche built an FWD car, this is what it would be like. The SVT Focus was a gem in almost all ways (power was fairly meh, though), but the Fiesta ST is almost shockingly better, except for ride quality (the one impossible-to-deny fault of the ST). Even city driving is enjoyable because of the telepathic, precise controls, small size and nimbleness, and friendly clutch. But twisty roads or freeway on-ramps are the places you'll really appreciate how good this car is. It's hilarious fun to drive. Drawbacks: The aforementioned ride, which does smooth out on the highway, but can be brutal on broken pavement. And yes, it's small inside. If you routinely carry four adults and their luggage, get something else. Reliability has been perfect after 5,000+ miles. Great car.