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Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta five-door hatchback, Zetec, 1-litre EcoBoost, 3 cylinder, 100bhp (99g/km, €180 road tax), five-speed.

Standard equipment includes seven airbags, 14-inch steel wheels, daytime running lights, electric front windows/heated mirrors, USB and Aux connectivity, hill launch assist.

Zetec trim on test adds 15-inch alloys, front fogs, body-coloured door handles/mirrors, remote audio controls; trip computer. Test car had 'SYNC', which allows for all sorts of connectivity and 'My Key' which keeps tabs and restrictions on other drivers of the car – young ones in particular.

• Prices from €15,550. Zetec version on test from €18,230. Delivery and related charges are extra.

Irish Independent