Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com September 12, 2014

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com September 12, 2014

Good Morning Warren and friends

This week I drove the Ford Fiesta and loved it. This is definitely one of the best engines I’ve driven in a while. The torque was RIGHT there, right now.

It’s a 2014 5-door hatch, 5 passenger 1.0liter econboost 3 cylinder 5-spd transmission.

It’s the SE edition, not the ST

Out the door the car was $18,190 .

If you’re a tall guy, like my husband, Stretch, if you push the seat all the way back when driving the insert of the door – the way the cut in is sculptured – doesn’t fit his arm and it rubs up against the coarseness of the door.

And of course Ford is still getting dinged for it’s infotainment system. I would love it if they would move to a smartphone based system instead of the microsoft system.

Between city and highway driving we got 36.5 mpg. EPA says I should get 32city/45highway/37combined

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.