Mini Cooper S vs Ford Fiesta ST
As the Fiesta becomes the best-selling UK car of all-time, here it is in action in Wales...
Posted: 24 Jul 2014
Yes, the Cooper S is a decent little(ish) hatch. But it's less of a B-road blaster than the ST. On the flipside, it's a better cruiser, and more comfy when mooching around town. And the cabin is now in a different league to the Ford's. But, more than ever, the smart Mini also has one eye on the mirror. The ST has just one thing on its mind: going down a road with a smile on its face. It's posh versus performance. Fashion versus fast. As a driving tool, the Ford dropkicks the Mini off the field. So for the Mini to make sense, to give it a real point of difference over the Ford, it needs a healthy roster of options. And once it's loaded with those, it could cost you six grand more than the Fiesta. And just think what you could buy with that sort of money.