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

Let’s chat cars

Like me on facebook

follow me on twitter

Click on the picture to go to the washingtonpost.com chat:

louann Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com September 12, 2014 Auto industry news Automobiles and Energy car buying tips Driving tips

By | 2016-09-25T18:47:31+00:00 September 13th, 2014|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Driving tips|0 Comments

About the Author:

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 founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.