If you can't drive stick, time to learn: Available only with a 6-speed manual, the Euro-bred ST is one of the hottest hatches ever built. Roomier and faster than a Mini Cooper S, the 197-horse Fiesta chews up windy roads. A turbo overboost function spools up extra force, while special tuning helps the Fiesta corner more like a sports car. [ST $22,195; ford.com]
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