Well I pickup my new ES on Friday and just a tad excited. Even after reading the rather damning reviews... I love the look and feel of the ES. I have had 3 fiestas over the last 7 years but decided due to ever growing puddles here on the edge of the Lake District a little more height on the air intake might help with everyday miles (I drive more than average a year!) I've gone with the kenetic blue 1lt ecosport titanium with winter pack (couldn't do without heated windscreen and mirrors up here in the North). First ride out is to Glasgow.... Will let you know how the ride goes.