The Kinetic Fiesta wasn't a part of our original back-to-back test drive session as my colleague (registered in the forum under the guise of @speedbong) already owned a Fusion TDCi and wasn't considering another Ford. It could be that the incumbency factor was at play for him but he argued that Ford vehicles deteriorate very rapidly with age and maintenance becomes very high in the later years of ownership. But, that I guess is separate topic of discussion which is better answered by Ford owners themselves. Coming back to the Kinetic Fiesta, I wanted to bring the test drive exercise to be as exhaustive nd so evaluated the top-of the line trim a few days later. Surprisingly, the new Fiesta was eerily Linea ike, especially the suspension setup. However, the turbo lag was more, NVH was slightly higher, the steering response was slightly better although I prefer the Fiat's steering contours, and on driving it I got the same thought I got on driving the MJD. I wished it had a more powerful engine. But that's where the comparatives end. Design wise, which I agree is very subjective, the kinetic design was too tacky when compared to the timeless design of the Linea. The boot seemed slapped on to an original hatchback design. The interiors were too loud and flamboyant. Finally the biggest dampener was the pricing. I thought the Fiesta was way way overpriced. Agreed, it comes loaded with hell lot of bells and whistles but to me many of them were unnecessary. So the bottom-line, Linea has a much better VFM. Although I would love a few nick knack features to be included as a part of their upcoming face lift. The most important being, reverse parking sensors integrated in the bumper. An integrated rear view camera with a Gentex like auto dimming mirror module with built in rear view display would be fabulous. Also electrically fold-able wing mirrors would be an useful addition.