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1992nmj

2013 13 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ecoboost (100) 3 door

FORD FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 3dr (Review date: 28th June '14)

4.5

I bought my Fiesta back in March 2013 brand new, and after nearly 16 months of ownership and 9000 miles I'm still as happy with it and don't regret buying it, being a relativity new engine I was unsure how reliable it was going to be, so far its not let me down, the only thing that has gone wrong is the drivers side puddle lamp stopped working and filled up with condensation and so did the indicator both fixed with no problem under warranty but that's it. Make sure if you go for the Ecoboost that you check the oil level frequently as it goes down quite quickly, I went for the 100 BHP version, it's a very flexible engine, giving the best of both worlds. Although I've got nowhere near the 65 mpg Ford claims, saying that I still often get between 47-52 mpg, considering I only do a 6 mile commute to work and short journeys I think that's pretty good, other running cost are very good tax is free, and considering I'm 21 the insurance is amazingly good! servicing is reasonable although I've taken out the local main dealers service plan at 15 a month.

I've got the 3 door version which looks really good although if you carry people often go for the 5 door as it's not very easy for anyone to get in the back of the 3 door. This is unfortunately one of the Fiestas weak points...practicality, it's not bad but its not as good as other cars like the Hyundai I20 which I owned before this, As I have no kids its not a problem for myself, the interior quality is excellent and I can't see why the car magazines say its not very good, maybe its not as good as the VW Polo but its not something that's going to affect the buying decision, the only thing you need to watch out for it the handbrake as when up their is a gap and smaller items can fall down. (I've managed to drop my iPod down there!!) I went for the Titanium version which comes with loads of goodies including the Sony DAB stereo with Sync which is a must if you like your music, although you can get this on lesser versions like the Zetec it looks much better with the Sony Stereo witch is standard with the Titanium, the wheels, tinted glass and LED daytime running lights making it stand out a lot more than the Zetec although its (And understandably) the most common model

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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bazriley

First Fiesta ST3 registered in Country

FORD FIESTA 1.6 EcoBoost ST-3 3dr (Review date: 1st June '14)

4.8

Only had the car a month but great car so far. Very much a Vauxhall man normally but had lots of VXR range and still have one. The motoring press say this is best hot hatch for the money. I have to agree with that. Great handling punchy engine and very well specced in ST3 guise. Love the colour Spirit Blue reminds me of my Mondeo ST200.

Practicality - Boot is a good size fits our Sons buggy in with ease, opted for spare wheel as i like to have back up on long runs. Fairly spacious interior with lots of storage areas. Only slight downside is the car seat we have is isofix but due to its size our Son can kick the back of front seats. This will not be an issue soon as new seat been bought for it.

Performance & Handling - Fantastic car , handles like on rails, quick car , smooth gearbox, nice steering wheel, I want a little more power so once car has done 1000 miles will be fitting Mountune Pack 215 to give it more bhp and torque.

Great car you will not be disappointed remember its a Hot Hatch not a family car so a harder ride. But is practical enough to have the kids in!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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zeropeak

Ford Fiesta Zetec S 1.0 EcoBoost 2013

FORD FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 125 Zetec S 3dr (Review date: 6th May '14)

4.8

Having owned my Fiesta for just over 10 months I can honestly say it is an absolute pleasure to drive!

The 1L turbocharged Ecoboost engine is fantastic in terms of economy and power.

I drive a mixture of city streets, motorways and country lanes, and my mpg sits at an average of 55.6mpg proving that this engine is efficient on all types of roads.

The 0-60 time is 9.4 seconds (although I'm sure it's faster than that!) and it has a top speed of 122mph. No matter where or when you put your foot down you are rewarded with a burst of speed from the 125hp engine, which really does punch above it's weight, as well as hearing a distinctive sound from the 3 cylinders.

The handling is unbelievable, it sticks to the road like it's on rails and is a real blast to drive.

Cost wise it's cheap to run, £45 of fuel will normally last me around 3 weeks, you pay no tax due to the low emissions (99g/km) and even though I am only 21, my insurance was £560.

The only real downside is space, I don't regularly carry 4 or more people, but when I do, leg room is a problem for those in the back. To add to this the boot could be a little more generous.

Other than those minor issues this car is a dream to own!

4.8/5

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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phill14

A great small car

FORD FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 125 Titanium 5dr (Review date: 5th May '14)

4.8

The engines a bit gruff.

It doesn,t do the mpg they say it does.

But what a fantastic little car this is,it just drives brilliantly.I average 44 mpg,zero road tax and very cheap insurance. Mine is the 123 bhp model so its very nippy.I cant think of any other small car that comes close.BUY ONE!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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squeeze63

A real surprise

FORD FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost Zetec 3dr (Review date: 9th April '14)

5

I had to sell my 11reg 1.6 titanium mondeo ecoboost (a cracker of

A motor) as the running costs were too high.wanted a new car

The 1.0 ecoboost zetec was in my price range wasn't sure about it

So took a test drive in at my local ford dealer (courtesy car) and was

Pleasantly surprised.ive now owned for nearly a year and it's great.

No car tax,cheap on insurance ,45 to the gallon driving briskly I only

Do low mileage so it's ideal.mpg ford figures are misleading but

It drives great and looks good too,what else can you ask for.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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prezza59

Great car

FORD FIESTA 1.4 Zetec 3dr (Review date: 14th March '14)

5

Had our Fiesta 4 years now, purchased when 1 year old with 6000 miles. Now done 22000 miles and had to do nothing to it apart from put in petrol, fit tyres and services. With regular washes and polishing still looks as good as new. A pleasure to drive,roomy for its size,more than enough room in the rear and I am 6ft1in (the headrest does dig in youre shoulder blades but just lift it up). The trip meter says 35mpg but our car only ever does stop start town journeys. We honestly can not praise this car enough and I am not the main driver, my wife is.Only comment left to say is that our car is currently up for sale because we collect our newish titanium x 1.0 litre 125psi Fiesta in 3 days.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jon206

Fiesta ST2 Flawed Diamond

FORD FIESTA 1.6 EcoBoost ST-2 3dr (Review date: 25th February '14)

3.8

Bought my Fiesta ST2 to replace my ageing VW Golf R32 but wish I'd kept my R32. If you read all the Magazines they will say the new Fiesta ST is the best hot hatch ever but living with it day in day out it's not quite as good as they say (in my view). At first driving the ST you are blown away by the ST's chassis and road holding and steering, the engine is a gem but once past the excitement and using the car for day to day commuting and driving the hard bouncy ride and awkward driving position become wearing. Also the car suffers from awful tram lining and torque steer that upsets the steering and bumps kick back through the steering going round bends. The Fiesta ST is not a bad car by any means but it's not a great one and I hate the door sill trims that light up red not very classy!!

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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swampydrill

Falls back

FORD FIESTA 1.6 Titanium 5dr Powershift (Review date: 21st February '14)

3.5

Fiesta is a good looker of a car, inside is very stylish, only real issue I had was with the automatic gearbox, stopped on a bit of a hill and with the gearbox still in D, the car started rolling backwards, never seen that in an automatic before.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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nevesy

Fiesty Fiesta

FORD FIESTA 1.6 Zetec S 3dr (Review date: 28th January '14)

4.5

So, I've had my Zetec S just over a year now and to be honest it hasn't skipped a beat yet. Me being 3rd owner with full service history and all.

When i first bought the car i was surprised as to how little a tank of fuel got you (250-275) but after a while i realised its based on previous driving and me not really having a heavy foot i regularly get 350 miles or so. (don't get me wrong i do like to give it some every so often).

ATM she's on 37,000 and still gets around 40-45mpg when driven at around 70 which I'm surprised as a lot of people say they get a lot less?

the cabin can be noisy in the back as when trying to speak to people they have to either lean forward to hear of keep replying with "what you say"? ha. in the front its not an issue.

my model has all the extras such as bluetooth which now i will never buy a car without it, parking sensors which omg are a godsend previously reversing in to two bollards in previous cars these lil sensors have saved me loads. and the folding wing mirrors are just a party trick really.

the seats are very comfy and on my commute to london to see my siblings which is 180 mile round trip for me the car doesn't skip a beat and i see on average 40.6mpg on the trip. if only they made a DSG though as the clutch has a lot of spring in it so keeping your foot on it it starts to hurt after a while.

The car does need some rear discs however as the drums just aren't powerful enough and you need to put a lot of effort into stopping.

overall: needs a DSG variant, the dashboard lights up every time you get in so at night mistakes you into not putting your lights on, and the aircon is loud, but is very quick very comfortable and is the best looking ford to date!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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nickitfc

Fiesta ST2 ecoboost with MP215

FORD FIESTA 1.6 EcoBoost ST-2 3dr (Review date: 18th December '13)

4.8

Having owned just about every st model ford have ever done this car had a lot to contend with. Has it done it? YES!

The cars handling is out of this world you can just chuck it round corners and it will grip. Loads of lift off oversteer which is great fun. Car has plenty of oomph, one thing a lot of the magazine reviews have got wrong is the power figure, they all state 180bhp. Wrong. It is actually more like 198bhp as the car has an over boost feature where you get more power for 20seconds. I have now also had the ford approved mountune upgrade so it now has 215bhp. Mid range torque is superb now no need to drop a gear for overtakes anymore.

Fuel economy is very good for the performance of the car, I have seen over 50mpg on steady motorway runs but in normality 40mpg is what you will get. £120 a year road tax is a bonus too. Only issue I have had was the led daytime running lights in one of the headlamps failed, resulting in a whole new headlight that is the only fix apparently. Obviously not my problem while in warranty but once outside could prove costly.

Brilliant car would recommend to anyone under the age of 40 with a decent back as the ride is firm.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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