So I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on an '16 Fiesta ecoboost sedan. No hatchbacks at all in my area, and in fact I'm going to have to drive 2.5 hrs to the dealers that actually have any.
My reason for purchasing a Fiesta is that I've never owned a new car before, always drove older $3500-$5000 cars maintained them myself. I'm getting tired of it and just want something brand new for the first time. The fiesta, accent, yaris, etc.. are what's in my price range. I'm picking the Fiesta because of the steep discounts Ford is offering on them, the generous equipment for the price, manual transmission option, and most of all they seem to have the best ride quality and handling. I drove a regular 1.6 automatic and I came away impressed. It handled like a Miata but rides like a Camry.
Now my reason for going for an ecoboost model specifically isn't for the fuel economy but for the added torque. Most of my driving is in urban situations where torque comes in handy. I have a spirited driving style when situations permit and I'm looking forward to a fun, flickable car. I'm the kind of person that likes driving a slow car fast and I've found that anything i've ever owned with over 200hp where I live is just overkill.
I'm just getting cold feet making the largest car purchase yet (even though it is a cheap car) and I was wondering how people are liking their Fiestas as time goes on.