Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags, Air Conditioning, ABS Brakes
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.6L Engine, Manual 5 Speed Transmission, 74K Miles, Gray/Gray
This car is not user friendly in any way. The only thing that is easy to operate is the cruise control and volume of the radio. The SYNC system hardly ever works and will not connect my phone 9 times out of 10. I also cannot use any of the voice controls; every time I try to call someone it thinks I'm telling it to call Jose. (???) The transmission on the car always jerks me around when changing from first to second or second to third. The car also always sounds like there is a piece of metal scraping a piece of plastic whenever it is moving, and the brakes always screach. When I took it in, they said "those are normal sounds to hear with that specfic car". Who wants a car that always sounds like its breaking?
This car was great on gas mileage. I had the terrible experience of an accident. The airbags deployed, both steering wheel, and knee. The car was totaled. I walked away with a gash under my thumb, and bruises. So, with that said, it's was my sons car, who is 18. We bought another Ford Fiesta for him, just because of the safety features. Gas mileage is a plus.
Over 43 years of buying cars, and this is the best-handling car I've ever driven (including two Mazda Miatas). when your right foot goes to the floor, the road had better be clear because you will be gone! The brakes are right-now direct, and the features are outstanding. Get the Recaro seats on the ST and it's like you're velcro'd into the car (which is really good when cornering hard). The 6-speed manual shifts like a knife through honey. Bottom line, if you like to drive, get a Fiesta ST.