Took a run down to Caterham the other day (to pick up an R300) in our long-term Fiesta.

What a great little car.  In three-door guise and plush Zetec S trim, the Fiesta is not only a capable runabout but also a genuinely desirable thing to own.

 Maybe a touch too desirable for some – because a mysterious dent has appeared on our Fiesta’s wing. With the peppy 123bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine and trademark Ford handling the Fiesta is decent fun when you want to drive a bit, but then all comfy and refined when you don’t.

If I’m being picky it could do with a sixth gear though.