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THE Fiesta isn’t Britain’s best-selling car for no reason. In fact, here are seven of them.
1. How it drives
The Fiesta is the best car to drive in the supermini class by some distance.
The steering is precise and accurate, the car feels agile, there’s plenty of grip on offer and the body feel controlled in the corners.
It’s a pretty remarkable achievement, especially when you consider how cars in this segment are built to a budget.
A keen-handling car often manages to achieve that state by compromising on ride quality: this isn’t the case in the Fiesta.
Despite having the relatively short wheelbase of a supermini, it copes well with potted, rutted and humped surfaces, the springs soaking up all but the very worst of the road’s (many) imperfections.
3. Great looks
The Fiesta has been around since 1976 and its looks have always been an intrinsic part of its package.
This seventh generation is no different: its rounded wedge-like shape is beautifully proportioned and has instant appeal to prospective buyers.
4. The cabin
The appeal of the Fiesta’s exterior design is continued through to the interior, which uses lots of curves to engage the eye and make it look more interesting than many of its rivals.
Add clear, easy-to-read dials and you have a cabin that you won’t tire of.
5. Driving position
Although the situation is improving, the supermini segment still includes lots of models that feature steering wheels that don’t adjust for rake and reach (up and down, and in and out) and seats that don’t lower enough for taller drivers.
There’s no danger of that in the Fiesta, though: there’s plenty of adjustment to make a comfortable position for drivers of all shapes and sizes.
6. Running costs
As a supermini, you’d expect the Fiesta to not be too expensive to run, so the 1.0-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesels can theoretically achieve 65+ and 85+ mpg figures, respectively.
Low insurance groups and CO2 emissions also help keep costs down.
7. The ST
If you have a little extra budget and want genuine hot hatch thrills, you have to consider the range-topping ST.
The spiritual successor to the XR2s of the 80s and 90s, the ST is a cracking car to drive and enormous fun on twisty B-roads.
Written by Craig Thomas, http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/574291/7-reasons-buy-Ford-Fiesta-car