Have been driving the gfs puma for about 3 weeks now and just wanna say what a great car it is! Someone even came up to me today in the car park and started complimenting it (never happened with the astra lol )!
Its only the 1.4 but still nippy enough especially if only one person in the car. Sits at 90mph no probs even with couple of passengers. Gearbox is sweet with nice metal ball gearstick.
Handling is awesome, possibly one of the best handling fwd cars I've ever driven in fact.
Great on fuel even with a lead foot - I did a 220 mile round trip on 20 quids worth of fuel!
Interior is comfy and I really like the lay out and design of the dash.
Easy to drive and park around town.
And possibly one of the best bits for me which was totally unexpected...
You can fit 2 mountain bikes in the back!!
The only slight downsides are that its slightly girly (although ours is black which is better) and there is a sizeable blind spot.
Im definitely going to be keeping it on the road even when the astras back next month so i can use it for the daily slog.
Would love a go in a 1.7 or even better a 1.7 racing. Anyone ever driven one of these? Has also got me wondering about some other Fords like Fiesta ST....