Britain's best-seller is looking better than ever. Ford has given its Fiesta a thorough refresh inside and out. This car has the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. The engine stays remarkably smooth and quiet around town and this refinement continues on faster roads. As a result, the Fiesta feels really grown-up. Other signs of this supermini’s upmarket feel are dotted about the cabin. A new gloss black ‘flow through’ insert joins together the dash and centre console, and ensures the model feels plusher inside.
The Active City Stop autobrake system is also the first of its kind in this class. Once it’s up to speed, the three-cylinder engine emits a characterful offbeat noise, while the five-speed box’s taller gearing and the supple suspension mean the Fiesta is still relaxing to drive. In fact, it’s difficult to find any faults – the controls are all superbly weighted and the nimble chassis and positive steering make it very involving. This car is better equipped and more powerful than any rival. Also it is the most popular first car buy of new drivers in the Country, so you will be learning in the car that you are most likely to drive once you have passed your test.
The Renault Clio 1500 turbo diesel is one of the cars that 17 plus school of motoring use for a driving school car.
This car is particularly suited to this task for a number of reasons. This car has a 5 star Euro NCAP rating which is the highest score possible and as well as having the usual driver air bags it also has side impact airbags and airbags in the windscreen supports for extra safety. It is fitted with anti-lock brakes which makes the emergency stop manoeuvre simple and makes the car safer. The turbo diesel engine is a powerful engine that makes it easy to pull away from a standing start on the flat or from a hill and it can quickly and easily accelerate up to the speed limit for the road that you are on.
So you get the most comfortable driving position the seat, and steering wheel has height adjustment. The car also has air conditioning fitted to ensure your driving lesson is as comfortable as possible.
It has power assisted steering which makes it easy for you to do those tight turns and reversing exercises. Due to its size, manoeuvrability and style, this car has proven to be a very popular driving school car with all pupils.
According to the 'What Car' review, the Seat Ibiza has an 'impressive' quality of ride and handling. It is also sturdy, safe and well equipped. Coupled with the small size an ease of use, the Seat Ibiza is clearly a learners dream car.
The steering is grippy and predictable and the excellent suspension gives it a wonderfully smooth ride.
With all of the usual refinements such as power assisted steering, air conditioning and really comfortable seats you will find the longer lessons pass by with you able to concentrate on your lesson rather than being distracted by the car.
Unlike other larger cars used for driving lessons, the Seat Ibiza's small size makes multi-point turns, reverse parking and all of those manoeuvres you have to get the hang of so much easier.