Most comprehensive review of the FiST's handling attributes I've seen to date here. Plus a bit of fun with Ken Block.
This is a very stable platform. The next section was a slalom, and here the Fiesta really surprised me. I had already heard how stable it was, and how lively it was – so I was expecting a mad, tail-happy ride on the edge of adhesion through the cones. What I got was a precise, measured car that changed direction quickly but smoothly, rolled gently over on its centre of gravity and provided excellent feedback through the steering wheel. So well-mannered was the Fiesta in this section I thought I’d gone too slow – but the Ford course workers claimed otherwise. Certainly I couldn’t go much faster on my next few runs.