The car I put the deposit on was a 65 plate car.... So not exactly near new. My budget would not allow the latest cars as it was a cash budget. No PCPs or finance for me. I’d rather drive a banger than get into debt.It's quick, but so is everything it's up against but the Fiesta ST and Cooper S are also much better steers. A hot hatch, almost by definition, needs to be fun. If it fails on that, it fails. Did you just drive one in isolation or did you take anything else out? And are you talking about the current one or the previous one as I can't imagine finding a current one unmolested is difficult?
Fiesta ST is arguably and certainly regarded by the motoring press as a superior car but it was a Polo I wanted. Fiesta is dreadful inside and well........ Well everyone’s got one. I’ve had Coopers Ss in the past. Had 2 both were troublesome so I wouldn’t not give one a second look.