By Christopher A. Sawyer
I owned a 1980 Fiesta S during my time at AutoWeek in the late 1980s, and it is a car that I remember fondly to this day. The new version, however, left me cold when I first tested it in 2010. That edition was neither cheerful nor mischievous, two things that were hallmarks of the original Fiesta, and it wasn’t exceptionally well built. If that wasn’t enough, the chassis dynamics were a mess.