Two years ago, all the test cars out there seemed to come in psychedelic
peacock colors. Then last year it was grandmother white, or Diamond white
even Rolls-Royce eggs Benedict white. This year, the hue of the moment seems to be swamp gray. All the cars are coming in gray-on-gray schemes that seem to be in honor of the elusive spring. So, where were we to take it but to the local swamp, where we confirmed that the water color is, in fact, a match. But we digress, and we only just started. Beneath the unassuming surface of the 2014 Ford
Fiesta, you find a happy little surprise: the car claims up to 45 mpg, and it's fun, nimble, and quick. It feels like an old Ford Festiva (when they were new) wrapped up in a compact sedan package. It's actually pretty fabulous. You just can't tell from looking at it, but really! It's great!