Earlier this week I was at the traffic lights when a Ford Fiesta XR2 pulled up alongside me. Honestly, I looked at it longingly and tried in vain to explain to my five-year-old why it was so cool. The problem is that while it is undoubtedly a modern classic, it has none of the things that will be important to my daughter when she eventually starts driving, nor in fact to many people buying into the Fiesta segment today. In the case of the new Fiesta 1.0T Titanium we had on test, it has a spec list running into pages, which makes sense given that it costs more than three hundred grand these days. For that though, this flagship has cool LED daytime running lights that are a signature design item. It has a Sync touchscreen infotainment system which can stream music from iTunes or Spotify, although the screen seems directed towards the passenger rather than the driver. Perhaps its a nod towards bigger left-hand drive markets. It has comfortable and supportive seats and a host of safety ...

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