The Ford Fiesta has come an awful long way since it’s UK launch in the 1970’s. Indeed, I briefly ran a Fiesta XR2 in the early nineties, bought from a work colleague for £1250. It was fun to drive, but like all cars from that era poorly equipped. I ended up writing it off when a front left wheel strut snapped & I crashed into a wall at 30 mph. I watched as the dashboard on the passenger side came towards me in slow motion as the wheel had turned from vertical to horizontal & was caught on the kerb.No airbags & doors made of thin steel, meant that I was lucky to walk away unscathed & was left cursing the fact I’d only recently fitted a new exhaust to it a couple of months earlier.