I drove all the fast FordsBurt6/19/14 9:30am5513EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkAs a recent college grad looking for a job, pretty soon I'll be buying a new car. Appropriately, I've been test driving ALL THE THINGS, and recently I test drove all the performance cars Ford has to offer: the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Taurus SHO, and Mustang GT. There's no make or car segment I wouldn't drive (except a crossover) so I looked at all of them as potential next cars. Thoughts below. AdvertisementFiesta STI'll start with the little guy. There's a lot to like about the FiST. It's easy to place while driving or parking because of its size, and visibility is good. There's decent space up front, including headroom with the sunroof, and everything is easy to use. It's been talked about before, the little ST is a giant killer. The engine makes plenty of torque in the lower rpm range and isn't laggy, but it also doesn't run out of breath before redline. The handling is superb, and confidence inspiring. Conveniently, there's a back road running into the woods by the dealership, and I was consistently going 10 mph faster in the Fiesta compared to the Focus. Inside, the shifter, clutch and Recaro seats are all good, although it should be noted that the non-Recaro seats offer less support than the regular Fiesta seats. If you'll be driving hard, get the Recaros, people. On the highway, the Fiesta is much more quiet and composed than say, the Fiat 500 Abarth.