First impressions were good. It really does stand out in the orange paintwork. Interior is pretty comfortable, and the seats are supportive. The wholl car feels well screwed together. We took it out for a spin and onto the dual carrageway. At this point the salesman tells me not to be shy with the throttle - i was only too happy to oblige. Jeeeeeeeesus ... the noise it makes is gorgeous. The turbo whistles away and then you get a beautiful growl from the 2.5 litre five cylinder engine. Just when you think the acceleration isn't particularly impressive, you hit around 4.5k on the rev counter and it catapults you down the road. We took the exit from the 70mph limit and headed down a fairly tight B road where the ST felt quite large, but handled well enough. Heel and toe is very hard to do and doesn't encourage it. From the short time I drove it - around 25mins - it gave me a good impression of its capabilities. It's deffinetley something I'd consider and recommend for buyers in the hot hatch market at the moment.