I like the Soul, have you looked into the new tC? I'm personally not a fan of the conservative styling that Scion has been pursuing, when they first launched they were edgy designs, now they're pretty bland.
I had a 2007, so the new version may be improved somewhat, but from what I've read, they're very similar in behavior. In my younger years I used to be heavily into AutoX and still like to toss my cars around a bit on the immense choices of twisty backwoods PA roads, so I usually take care to replace the wheels with something light and the tires with something sticky, but I just didn't have this car long enough to start having fun with it. That being said, the tires on this car were not the biggest issue (although they did contribute, they were not the worst they could have used). It was structural rigidity and a suspension tuning that was heavily geared to understeer near the easily approachable limits. Steering feel was very light, and was designed for someone with small forearms, but the ratio was quick, making it enjoyable nonetheless. The rear twist beam was not an ideal setup for when the roads get bumpy, but I'm curious to see how the Fiesta does with the same setup.Silver..
couldn't you have just put on a slightly wider better quality performance tire to remedy the grip issue? Also a set of light weight Enkei aluminum wheels at only 10-12 pounds each would have further improved things at a very reasonable cost....
How about the "nimbleness" factor ....how do the Mini and Fit compare on that aspect?
Which one feels lighter and quicker on its heels? Mini or Fit? Also the steering feel and response? Which is better?
The back seat is its best selling feature, but who on earth buys a car for its back seat?
I haven't driven the Fiesta, but I have driven 3 different Fit's and they drive well and are comfortable to me and I believe it compares very well to my bimmer except for less easy power on demand, you really need to keep the RPM's up, but that is probably true of the Fiesta as well.Except part of being a "drivers car" is more than a great suspension and such...it involves the entire package from comfort, to driver controls, and how quickly the driver suffers fatigue from the drive....
In my view the most balanced car that is supposed to be somewhat sporty (not a sports car) wins.
Wait! Too much jargon for my poor pea brain and I think you two are saying something important: what does "homelink" mean?The Fiesta doesn't have homelink either that feature was pretty much nullified by openers that had rolling codes.
Homelink(R) allows you to operate garage door openers, gates, appliances, lights, and security systems at the touch of a button. Think of it as an in-car mounted remote for all those items.Wait! Too much jargon for my poor pea brain and I think you two are saying something important: what does "homelink" mean?