Our cars: Ford Fiesta ST, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, Lexus IS and Honda Civic Tourer

A quick ride in our Fiesta ST has earned Ford another sale, and the Citroen's fuel filler cap is preventing expensive mistakes...

Our cars: Ford Fiesta ST, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, Lexus IS and Honda Civic Tourer

Every day we take a look at several of the cars we have on our long-term test fleet. Today, the spotlight has been turned on the Fiesta ST, the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, the Lexus IS and the Honda Civic Tourer.**

Ford Fiesta ST**

I reckon I may be due some commission from Ford. That’s because I may have managed to sell a Fiesta ST.

No, not the long-term car – Ford tends to look down on that sort of thing.

No, last week I got a call from a former colleague who is in the market for a small(ish) cheap hatch that is good fun to drive. I reckoned the ST was the perfect choice, so invited him to meet up and have a drive of the Fiesta.

He’d read the reports on the car and was keen to give it a go.

To say he was blown away would be an understatement. He couldn’t get over the noise, the handling, the grip, in fact the sheer effervescence of the Fiesta – and even better, the cost. He stopped at the end of the drive a very happy, smiley chap, and it’s fair to say his local Ford dealer is going to get a call in the very near future.

Thinking about it, I guess I can’t really claim commission, because the Fiesta sold itself.

By Euan Doig

Read all our weekly updates on the Fiesta ST

**Elsewhere, we've been struggling to see out of the Lexus IS.

The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has saved us from a costly fuel-related mistake.

The Honda Civic Tourer has been gently reminding us about fuel economy, rather than nagging.