......"Then again, if you are that worried about it you could always buy a new M3 and the fit and finish would be a bit better ( I am assuming) or maybe even a GTI.... but I didn't buy the car for fit and finish. "
I currently drive a mt Yaris. I'm reading this because i DON'T want the problems associated with a GTI/MINI/Bmw.
I want a more exciting Yaris. CR dings the Fiesta...but it could just be MyFordTouch. I'm also questioning the first 150k miles with Direct Injection. I guess the court's out on that one right now.
Consumer Reports dings just about everything. It's still a 'review', and it is as biased as any other.
Ford Mytouch gets criticized because you can't just sit down and know how to do everything instantly.
The system still put the G37's tech to shame, in a car that's half the price.
Though not perfect, the system isn't difficult to operate (unless you're used to reviewing ice makers).
Reviewers also comment on the 'harsh ride'. You're getting a sport tuned suspension on a $21k car,
expecting a CTS ride is unreasonable. Small light cars with tight suspensions aren't going to be
soft and cozy. The minimal body roll in turns comes at a price.
The Interior is considered 'low rent' by some... The base model is $13k... I think it's spot on for
what it is, maybe a bit better. I'm sure in the long term it will start to rattle... cheap car + tight suspension = rattles imminent.
Ultimately, 'low rent' is objective... an opinion, and like @$$ holes, most of them stink.
This car is in it's second year of production. It has it's growing pains, though none of them "recall" level.
Will this car be as reliable as a Yaris? Hard to tell this early on. I will say this, you don't buy a Fiesta ST
with the intent of driving it like a Yaris... You'll being going through turns a bit faster, getting up to 60 a bit
quicker, driving habits will definitely be more conducive to extra wear and tear... so I'm gonna say this
car might cost a bit more to operate. Tires alone will set you back more.
I say test drive the car... conservative driving you can get 33-35 mpg. I'm getting that right now. If ANY
aspect of the car turns you off, stay in the Yaris. They are dependable economy cars. I can tell you right
now, the Fiesta ST is NOT, nor ever will be a more exciting Yaris.... It's a Fiesta ST... Apples and Oranges...
That got wordy... Sorry.