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FORD FIESTA Hatchback 2002‑2008
361 owner reviews for FORD FIESTA Hatchback 2002‑2008
Great little car
FORD FIESTA 1.4 LX 3dr [AC] (Review date: 15th March '13)
I have owned this Fiesta for 6 years and have never had any trouble with it. I travel to work in it and to visit friends etc. but it still has a very low mileage. It has been perfect for my lifestyle and I will have no hesitation in buying another Fiesta. I particularly like the heated front windscreen on cold icy mornings. I find the boot adequate for all my needs - it carries a large amount of shopping!
FORD FIESTA 1.6 Zetec S 3dr (Review date: 5th October '12)
I have owned this car for 9 months now and never had a reliability issue other then a fuse blowing, the build quality is average, it seems cheap materials have been used, I find its exceptionally thirsty for what it is and do not rate it economically, the standard features you get with the car are good for the price you pay (half leather) (heated windscreen) among other things, when driving the car it always seems to lack on power and I always feel as though I'm waiting for something more to happen, however if you put some money into the rubber it isn't half bad around the corners, cheap insurance and good looks is what gave this car it's appeal to me, however since 2 weeks of owning it I've been longing for more power
Fiesta Zetec S TDCI 2007
FORD FIESTA 1.6 TDCi Zetec S 3dr (Review date: 19th September '12)
I bought this car a little over two years ago after a disaster of an experience with a premium manufacturer. I wanted something cheap to run and reliable. I got what I wanted.
I own the three door 1.6 Tdci Zetec S 2007 model.
I can't really fault the car. I've had no issues at all covering some 27k miles on both motorway and urban roads.
The front tyres lasted around 2 years and four months and cost £65 each to replace. The car costs £30 per year to tax and provides EXCELLENT MPG. I mostly drive on urban roads on short trips and I am averaging 57.9 mpg.
The car handles well and the steering is precise. The boot is reasonably spacious and can handle most loads. I don't have children so can't comment on that side of things but the car can accommodate five adults, albeit not for long journeys.
The only thing that bothers me with the vehicle is a lack of a foot rest next to the clutch peddle. Although it's hardly a major issue and only comes into play during long journeys.
Overall an excellent car. Reliable, cheap to run and insure. I'd definitely recommend.
Excellent, realiable car! Sorry to see it go...
FORD FIESTA 1.25 Zetec 3dr [Climate] (Review date: 17th August '12)
Cheap and Cheerful
FORD FIESTA 1.25 Style 3dr (Review date: 12th April '12)
I got this very much as a 2nd car and for my kids to drive. However, for day to day driving around town it is ideal and my main, gas-guzzling car tends to stay in the garage.
It was inexpensive to buy and maintenance costs are very reasonable. The 1.25 engine is, of course, underpowered but ideal for the 'young ones' to get around with fuel consumption in the upper 30s mpg on the urban circuit.
Out of town, on motorways, it is out of it's environment and overtaking is a scary adventure. Up and down hills requires a fair bit of gear changing, as does traveling with a full load (of 4 adults).
The finish and interior is what you would expect from a cheap Ford - very utilitarian. The driving position is good for short drives but the lack of support in the seats becomes obvious after half an hour or so.
Nonetheless as motorised supermarket shopping trolley or a young drivers runaround, it is ideal. Unfortunately, the insurance companies 'load' the insurance premiums since it is the favoured vehicle of 'boy racers' (which they say makes it a higher risk car) !!!
In all other respects it is a very efficient town or city motor as it's enduring popularity proves.
Ford Fiesta Finesse 1.25L 3dr
FORD FIESTA 1.25 Finesse 3dr (Review date: 25th March '12)
This is my first car after passing the driving test in 2009.
Overall, the car has been reliable and easy to drive.
The car will be hitting 90,000 miles and all that required replacing was the clutch and tires in 2011.
I do not wish to make this sound like a negative review and therefore put people off from buying this car, however I do have the following niggles, which other drivers of this model, may or may not have noticed:
1. In terms of practicality, there is enough room at the front to accommodate 6'2" male driver. However, the driver's seat has to go so far back, that most passengers (sitting at the back) find it very cramped and tiring on any journey lasting more than one hour. Of course, for shorter drivers and passengers leg room should not be a problem. At the same time, it is important to remember that boot has plenty of storage space
2. The build quality is rather disappointing with side mirror toggles, LH and RH door moulding, as well as gear stick plastic cover falling off. The dashboard plastics are rather flimsy and cheap (compared to VW Polo or Vauxhall Astra). Also, the car is not well screwed together, because there are a number of annoying squeaks and rattles.
3. Running costs - mpg is not that great, 30 - 35mpg (mixed driving).
4. How well it drivers - the car is small and nimble and therefore is easy to park and fun to drive around town. However, I feel that it is underpowered and at times I have to rev it, just to keep up with the traffic. Having said this, acceleration is pretty good in third gear, when you are doing 30 - 40mph. As for motorway driving, at 70mph, the car will be revving between 3,500 - 4,000 rpm, which makes for noisy and tiring long drives. The Finesse does not feel safe and reassuring, once you go above 80mph. Furthermore, the steering wheel begins to judder when you hit 90mph. It is important to note that any overtaking manoeuvres should always be planned in advance. To be fair, you can not except more from a 1.25L engine, producing 59bhp and 71 lb-ft of torque.
At the end of the day, Ford Fiesta Finesse will get you from A to B and will remain an attractive choice for those drivers under the age of 25, based on cheap insurance.
Ford Fiesta 1.25 LX What A Brilliant 1st Car I Love It
FORD FIESTA 1.25 LX 5dr (Review date: 3rd March '12)
My Ford Fiesta is just amazing it was my first car had it for over 3years now, never done me wrong. Its always started first time so very reliable... Very Economical aswell i get over 100miles on £20 even at these ridiculous fuel prices... Quite nippy in lower gears but struggles to pull in higher ones.... A doddle to drive over the snow as its so light never got stuck.... Cheap on Insurance.... Seats can get uncomfortable on long drives and ride is bumpy but you soon get used to it... Brilliant 1st car id recommend to anyone :)
great hot hatch
FORD FIESTA 2.0 ST 3dr (Review date: 25th February '12)
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