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Ford Gives 43 Fiestas To Rally School, Wants You To Hoon Them

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Ford has given 43 of the European-spec Fiesta hatchbacks used in the Fiesta Movement to the Team O'Neil Rally School in Dalton, New Hampshire. $495 gets you one day behind the wheel with professional instruction. Anybody else smell a bargain?

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The pairing is tied the Monster Energy Fiesta that hoon extraordinaire Ken Block races in Rally America events. The cars have been modified with roll bars, rally suspensions, and off-road tires. Team O'Neil is the official driving school of Rally America, which means that yes, they want you to get sideways.

So go. Why? Because $495 to spend a day hooning around in one of the greatest small cars ever built is a heck of a deal. Remember: Your left foot does the work. Don't get sloppy.

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Ok. Thank you, Ford, for finally starting to bring some of the better Euro-Fords to us here in the nation of your birth. I appreciate that you're starting to harvest the fruit of your global development network, hopefully attaining better economies of scale and becoming a more sound company hence providing better returns for your stockholders. That's all well and good. Now, please, give us some small, lightweight, economical, good-handling cars with hatchbacks that aren't FOUR DOOR!!! Why should I take that nice light-weight, zippy hatchback and add a crap-tonne of weight with a bunch of chassis flex so some brain-dead soccer mom can install a rocket-seat in the back and continue to clog up our moderately twisty road-bits like human cholesterol. The good ol' US-Freakin'-A needs solid transport for all our yearnin' to be free masses, I just can't figure out why it has to have 4 doors attached to deaden everything for those of us that don't need a real back seat.

Or maybe that's just me...