It is the final weekend to take advantage of the Cash for Clunkers program, so you may have a new car on the brain. When you take it for a test drive, you won’t get the chance to put the car through any extreme conditions.
The guys at Top Gear have done the hard work for you.
In this clip they put a lime green Ford Fiesta through some ridiculous tests; including escaping “baddies” while driving through a shopping mall and a military beach invasion.
(The best action begins at the 4:11 mark.)
And after taking a look at how well the Ford Fiesta turns, check out this classic film from the 1930s to learn how a differential gear works. You can skip ahead to the 1:50 of the clip.