Ford Fiesta Guide
As much as we all hate to admit it, our choice of motor is ruled by how much cash we’ve got to spend. Sure, we’d all love a 500bhp, 4WD monster sitting outside our gaff, but in the real world we all look for the best value car that gives the most smiles per pound. Luckily for us, Ford’s Fiesta has been the perfect solution to this question for over 30 years now.
Back in 1976 when the Mk.1 Fiesta was launched, Ford’s recipe for success was simple. The universally appealing, lower-powered models would be headed up by a range-topping yet easily attainable tarmac terrorist, which kicked off with the legendary XR2. However, even if your wallet couldn’t stretch to the mighty 84bhp XR2 you could take some styling tips and slap a set of Pepperpot alloys on your Popular Plus.
This theory has held true throughout the seven generations of Fiesta, and while the XR2 made way for the RS Turbo, Zetec S and now the ST models, Ford’s baby hatch still offers the ideal way to get into modding on a minimal budget.