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Sold on the hype.
FORD FIESTA 1.6 TDCi Zetec ECOnetic 5dr (Review date: 1st April '13)
Overall a good car to drive on a daily basis. I cover 500 miles per week on a 100 mile round trip commute on mainly 'A' roads with some town/city driving. The car handles well and has enough torque to get the overtakes in when required. I have even managed to keep my 'eco' badge based on the on-board computer which based on my actual mpg I found quite surprising. I drive between 60 -70 where possible but do not over rev or hash the car. I have not managed over 60 mpg and regularly sit at 58 mpg despite the manufacturer's book claims of 80 - 90 mpg. My biggest gripe without a shadow of doubt is that the front windscreen washers freeze up on a regular basis which is not something I have had to suffer in the past 20 odd years of driving. It is the most annoying fault when the temp is around -1/-3 or so. I have re-routed the pipes in the engine bay and cut the bonnet insulation to heat them from the engine but even after an hours driving they are still frozen which makes winter driving hard and unsafe. The only cure so far has been to use neat screen wash. Overall a good car with the exception of claimed fuel efficiency and frozen washers!! Would I buy another? Because of the washer problem I wouldn't.
SPORTY LOOKING ECONOMICAL TOP OF THE RANGE FIESTA
FORD FIESTA 1.6 TDCi  Titanium 3dr (Review date: 18th March '13)
THE FIESTA LOOKS GREAT ESPECIALLY WITH THE FULL BODY DRESS UP KIT. IT DRIVES UNLIKE YOU WOULD EXPECT A SMALL CAR TO DRIVE. THE 1.6TDCI IS THE LATER VERSION WITH THE EXTRA 5BHP MAKING IT 95PS WHICH IS MORE THAN AMPLE FOR MOTORWAY DRIVING. THE ECONOMY IS GREAT FOR LOCAL DRIVING & FOR MOTORWAY. ITS NOT A NOISY DIESEL ENGINE UNLIKE MOST OTHER SMALL CAR MANUFACTURERS, THE BLUETOOTH, VOICE & AUX FUNCTION ARE GREAT & EASY TO USE ESPECIALLY WITH AN iPHONE FOR PLAYING YOUR iTUNES THROUGH WIRELESSLY & CAN SKIP TRACKS ON THE STEERING WHEEL RATHER THAN HAVING TO USE YOUR iPHONE.
WE HAVE UNFORTUNATELY OUTGROWN OUR FIESTA DUE TO THREE DOGGY ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY, SO NOW TIME FOR A BIGGER FORD & GOING FOR A KUGA TITANIUM TO KEEP UP WITH THE SPEC OF THE FIESTA. SHE'LL BE SADLY MISSED :(
MPG is miles off
FORD FIESTA 1.25 Zetec 5dr  (Review date: 6th February '13)
I liked its sporty looks and I bought the car new from the dealer with a 2k discount after reading many favourable car reviews.
I have had it for a year and a half now and I'm happy to report I've had no major issues.
Other than these:
1. Fuel consumption is too far off the advertised figures
2. Cabin including the footwells is extremely cramped
3. 1.2 petrol is inadequate and struggles on open roads
Other than these trivialities I still like the looks of the car.
It handles very well and the ride is slighly firm yet comfy.
The car feels composed when on the move. Seats are supportive and comfortable. Brakes could be better though.
37.6 MPG after 9k miles
Excellent little car
FORD FIESTA 1.6 TDCi  Titanium 5dr (Review date: 19th January '13)
I owned the last generation Fiesta and although the trim squeaked a bit the car overall did not miss a beat.
When looking for a new car, at first I wanted to go for something larger like the Focus but having to do a 50+ mile commute everyday I decided I better go for something economical and smallish once again, it therefore came down to either the New Polo or the Fiesta. Although I think the Polo probably looks a tad better from the outside and has a slightly nicer trim inside, it's over 100kg heavier, not nearly as responsive and fun to drive, isn't as economical as the Ford and (when comparing the 1.6 diesels) takes almost 3 seconds longer to reach 60mph. Also going for a nearly new used car you seem to get a lot more for your money with Ford than as well. Finally the new Polo resembles the Golf to such an extent that how is a Polo owner supposed to feel every time they park next to or drive along side a Golf knowing that there's is the cheaper, baby sister of the two?
Compared to my old Fiesta this new model feels generations ahead, is bags of fun to drive and the dashboard feels more akin to something you might find in an F-22 Raptor than a small family hatchback. I have heard of some people having issue with the amount of leg room in the rear but I believe this is down to how tall the driver is, because I'm not the tallest fella there appears to be sufficient leg room in the rear of my Fiesta and my only niggle with this car is that every time you get in the dashboard automatically lights-up, which has led me on more than one occasion into forgetting to switch my headlights on while driving in the dark. Still, a worthy purchase indeed.
Ford Fiesta 1.6 Zetec S
FORD FIESTA 1.6 Zetec S 3dr (Review date: 2nd December '12)
Great Handling little car with delightful feeling through the steering wheel.
Gear shift and clutch work very well allowing fast and clean changes.
Perky performance, the chassis could cope with a lot more power. However the rear brakes would need to be disc rather than the existing drum. They stop OK but there is a lot of give in the pedal and they are not too powerful.
Adequate room for 4 and decent boot for two on holiday.
Fuel consumption nowhere near the published figures of 48mpg overall. My wife and I struggle to get 45mpg even on a run. The manufacturer says 62.8mpg! The car is not thrashed so no longer have any faith in published figures of any new car. (Its the next miss selling scandal waiting on the sidelines).
The car has the 17inch wheels as an option that makes the ride a bit hard but really set the car off.
Road roar in the back is a problem but less so in the front.
Front seats comfy with plenty of adjustment.
All in all a fun car and practical with it but don't believe the manufacturers fuel figures
Not for motorway driving
FORD FIESTA 1.4 Titanium 3dr (Review date: 3rd November '12)
I changed from a Focus to a Fiesta as I wanted a more economical car; but the Fiesta is not so good for motorway driving.
No 6th gear. I can change into 5th gear at 40 MPH, so it should have a 6th gear for higher speeds to keep the revs and engine noise level down.
I've experienced significant road-tyre noise at higher speeds. Long distance driving gives me headaches.
I need to drive very carefully i.e. keeping revs under 2500 RPM or speed below 55 MPH to achieve Ford's MPG figures.
Reverse gear has no synchro (and no lift switch) so it often grinds, fails to engage, and makes me look like a learner.
I will go back to a Focus as soon as I can afford to.
FORD FIESTA 1.4 Titanium 5dr Auto (Review date: 10th October '12)
Great Little Car
FORD FIESTA 1.6 TDCi  Econetic 5dr [AC] (Review date: 27th September '12)
I went for the ECONETIC as most fuel efficient in range despite the reviews saying to go for the 1.4. I am gald to say I made the right choice. The car can return over 70mpg when driven carefully. What the reviews don't mention is the Econetic has a sports suspension and is the 2nd fastest Fiesta in terms of mid range acceleration. This can make it great fun to drive while still saving the planet. You also don't pay any road tax!
Excellent Little Luxury
FORD FIESTA 1.4 Titanium 3dr (Review date: 26th June '12)
This car does everything I need from a car;
Reliable, economical, easy and smooth to drive.
The technology is fantastic, bluetooth connectivity, phone calls are very very clear (you cannot even tell that you are in a car) and very easy to use! Can also play your music through your iPod or iPhone or MP3.
Voice control, although I never use it, does work and is another luxury gadget that not all cars have!
Very spacious, large boot space, legroom in the back of the car, plenty of legroom in the front.
Very stylish, nippy little luxury car!
Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec 3dr Auto
FORD FIESTA 1.4 Zetec 3dr Auto (Review date: 10th March '12)
Generally a lovely day to day car, that runs well and has never given us a problem. It looks beautiful and stylish with gorgeous lines and smart alloys.
The automatic gearbox changes gears smoothly, and for a smallish engine it is nippy and agile. Does about 38mpg on average driving which isn't too bad for an automatic.
The handling is brilliant and the turning circle is amazing - it will almost do a U turn on a normal road!! The power steering is light and responsive.
I love the capless refueling...so much easier at the filling station!
The heated front windscreen is awesome and clears frost/steam quickly and efficiently!
The seats in the zetec are comfortable and stylish.
The CD has great sound, but the speakers rattle a bit if turned up loud.
The only real negatives I would point out are...the rear headrests are uncomfortable and stick into the back of your shoulders, and the front windscreen wipers are badly designed! The passenger side of the front window only half clears.
We would happily get another Fiesta without a second thought! Very happy with it :)