James thrashes new Fiesta and Polo
Posted: 21 May 2010
Inside, the Fiesta is frankly a bit silly. The trim on the facia looks like something from transformers robots in disguise, with shiny bits based on a Stormtrooper's helmet or the soles of disgustingly fashionable trainers. It's quite trendy to make something like, say, a bicycle headlight, look like an insect's eyeball, I know, but I find it a bit juvenile.
The Polo's cabin, meanwhile, is actually rather black and boring. It looks like any other VW from the inside, and is not exactly suffused with German austerity, it's more of a national monument to it. Then again, it can be seen as restrained and grown-up good taste, which is how I like to think of it. I'm only driving along in a car, not going into space or fighting the Mysteron invaders.