The Fiesta ST is a seriously entertaining car: raucous and agile in all the right areas, yet quite capable of being used all day, every day, as your only means of transport, the only caveat being the slightly niggly low-speed ride.
Sure, it might not be as focused as, say, the third generation of Clio RenaultSport - but it's worth remembering that Ford has two sporting badges to play with. The ST models are supposed to make sensible and enjoyable daily drivers, while the RS-badged versions are the hardcore variants.
Because it's been appropriately set up, the Fiesta ST wouldn’t be a bad ‘only car’ at all. Many of our testers ceded that, if they had a proper job, it would be right up there on their fantasy company car shortlist.
Ford's Fiesta ST is the simple answer to an awful lot of car buying questions, and we strongly suspect that it’ll stay that way for a long while to come.