My favorite cars of 2013

Of all the cars I've driven this year, these are the stand-outs.

Ford Fiesta ST

2014 ford fiesta st
  • Base price: $21,400

These days, automakers always seem to be bragging about which has the most horsepower, shortest lap time or quickest quarter mile. But there's no easy metric for fun. If there were, the Ford Fiesta ST would stomp on every competitor out there.

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With 200 horsepower, it's insanely powerful for a car this size. It's quick and nimble but, at the same time, the ride isn't punishing nor is the engine noise deafening. It's a relatively refined sort of madness. The Fiesta ST will likely earn a permanent place on my list of "favorite cars ever."

- Last updated December 26 2013 03:16 AM ET
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