This car is absolutely amazing! I had wanted one since 2000 when they first appeared on an X plate. This car makes my old Peugeot 106 look like a roller skate! My Fiesta is on a 52 plate and is eight months old.
The Fiesta is the second fastest car I have ever driven (beaten only by a Renault 5 GT Turbo, but that was built like a rice crispy)! it even beats my mates Calibra! But its not so much the speed as the handling, from a ex-Peugeot driver I am used to sorted Chassis, but this is in a different league!
The whole car is just so communicative, everything from the steering, throttle response, brakes and gear change, it really is top of the class!
Everytime you jump in you want to go the long way home!!
This is backed up by the interior, my Zetec-S is in Radiant Red so its got the red and black leather steering wheel - Very Nice! The white dials are great, the seats are the best I have ever sat in (from the Puma I think). Things like electric windows, air conditioning, CD Player traction control, ABS, 15" Alloys, fogs, spoiler, subtle, but effective bodykit, Power Steering make this a very very good buy.
The only thing I have changed is the Gear knob, why Ford couldn't have put in the same alloy knob from the Puma in I don't know! A small detail I know and the Puma knob only cost me £20 from a Ford dealer and took 5 minutes to fit so...
0-60 about 10 seconds
115 top speed
106 lbs ft of Torque.
Anyway, to sum up this is one serious Warm Hatch, buy one!
Be aware though, only take one for a test drive if you can afford it because you will be hooked from the word go, I was!