Ford Fiesta chosen as ideal learner driver car

The car, famed for its driveability, sharp handling and compact dimensions to help with busy traffic, has received unlikely support.

Former GMTV broadcaster Andrew Castle has ordered a new Ford Fiesta for his 17 year old daughter to learn to drive in.

Andrew Castle said: “We’ve had a Fiesta in the family for a couple of years now and so it was a natural choice for me as Claudia will need driving practice. It’s easy to drive and manoeuvrable and we all like the modern style.”

However, according to Castle, his daughter is much more interested in the equipment offered in the range-topping Ford Fiesta Titanium edition.

Alongside stylish alloy wheels, chrome highlights to the grille and a choice of exterior colours, the Ford Fiesta Titanium comes with a Sony sound system incorporating DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity into one package.

The car also comes with privacy glass, a reversing camera, automatic wipers, cruise control and automatic temperature control.

The Ford Fiesta Titanium, like all models in the Ford Fiesta range, also comes with Electronic Stability Programme which keeps the car upright around corners and prevents it rolling over.

Castle added: “I will be glad of the new reversing camera, ESP and airbags though, as I have to take her out on London roads!”

Ford Fiesta prices start from under £10,000 and the car is currently the most popular in the UK. However major driving schools in the UK have used several different cars in recent years.

For example, BCM, one of the UK’s largest driving schools, has used the Fiat 500 and Vauxhall Corsa to teach its driving students in in recent years.