Like almost everyone here, I’m constantly flirting with the idea of a new car. Well yesterday work loaned me a top spec Fiesta Ecoboost 100hp for the day. I loved it other than the brakes being shot (4 years of abuse as a company vehicle will do that). But the engine was incredibly smooth for a 1l turbo and handling was great (although not as communicative as the Twingo).

This has made the 140hp ecoboost Zetec S very tempting to me. Before you all say “ just buy an ST” I cant afford the running costs on one. Insurance especially is sky high. Plus the 1l is a gem and I’d love to own a car with one. I’ve criticised them before for shittier fuel economy than promised, but the character makes up for that.