Having never been a massive fan of the last generation of 'boxy' Fiesta's, I was hugely surprised when Ford unveiled the all new Fiesta, it looked sporty and fun… So when Ford invited me to beautiful Sienna in Italy to test-drive it, I was expecting the Gaydar profile of the motoring world, you know what I mean! The pics and the profile say one thing but in reality 'sporting' actually means 'runs only to answer the door for Pizza's' and 'funky' means 'cuts own hair - badly'. However with the new Fiesta it does what it says on the tin, I was totally blown away by just how good it is!
The current generation Mondeo is without doubt its best incarnation to date, great looks, fantastic performance and an all round superb package. We'd love to tell you how it stacks up against the Vauxhall Insignia, but having make 6 different calls to book one, Vauxhall are yet to get back to us! So put the Mondeo up against the Renault Laguna and the Peugeot 407, the Ford has a better feel of build quality and offers the better value for money on the like for like models.
Twelve years ago Ford launched the KA, one of the more iconic cars of its time. I hated it, I found its wallowing handling tiresome, its 'curvy' frame as appealing as Colleen Rooney's, as well about as entertaining and engaging as the god awful drivel produced by the aforementioned WAG in the name of reality TV. However its worth pointing out that this point that I appear to be with only one with a dislike of Ford's baby model, some 1.4 million of them sold to Europe and half of million of them to UK buyers.