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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Ford Fiesta (08-) Hatchback
51 reader reviews for Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
  • 1.25 82 Zetec 3dr

    Andrew Gates , Derbyshire . Date: 10/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I have owned a second hand Ford Fiesta Zetec 2012 1.25 82PS 3dr for a month now, and find the interior quite spacious for front seat passengers. Access to the rear seats is awkward with the limited range of movement for the front seats, and is a bit cramped for adults in the back and would be difficult to put a child in a car seat back there. The boot is extremely spacious for the size of the car, and I could fit at least 3 large cases for a family holiday in there.

    The stereo system is nice, and has USB, Aux, BT, Radio and CD inputs giving the driver a wide choice of audio for their journey, but the sound could do with being a little sharper and the adjustment range on the volume has rather large jumps. I get a pretty constant 40 MPG for trips around town, and it is only on a longer run (over 30 miles or so), that I notice any increase in my MPG, the highest I have got is 49. Given that the car has an in-built guide to how economical your driving is based on anticipation, gear changing and speed, I would have expected a higher economy from the car. The range computer is also of little use because of this as I will often find my remaining miles remain constant for about 30 miles once I have got going, having dropped by 2-3x the distance travelled for the first 10 miles or so. Average fuel cost so far has been just over 15p/mile from supermarket pumps about £1.30/l.

    Not enough power for a motorway commuter, especially when overtaking at speed or getting up to cruising sp

  • 1.6 Ti-VCT Titanium 5dr

    David Garwood , . Date: 06/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      41.5

    My car

    I am the proud owner of a 2009 1.6 Titanium Fiesta, which I have owned for over a year. I was attracted to this specific model thanks to the wealth of extras (aka gadgets) associated with top model cars. Cruise, A/C, electric folding wing mirrors and an auto-dimming rear view mirror to name but a few. I'm pleased to say, 5 years in, everything still works as it should!

    Onto the best part, out on the road the Fiesta is fantastic to drive. The 1.6 petrol is responsive, powerful and refined. I average 41.5 mpg!

    The steering is tight, perfectly weighted with plenty of 'feel'. Experienced drivers will understand where I'm coming from.

    Moving on to the cabin. The stereo is superb, the seats are ideally suited for long journeys, with extra lumbar adjustment for the driver. Road noise is a minimum, admittedly the low profile tyres don't help, the tyre rumble is easily drowned by the stereo.

    If pushed to find fault, on my vehicle the foot brake has excess travel. I've had the system bled which reduces travel, until a few months later, when it seems to need bleeding/tightening again. I can live with this, the brakes are strong when applied, perhaps I'm being too picky. On this note, a Ford dealer told me it was a characteristic of the car... who knows!

    Overall, I would totally recommend buying one, and would replace mine with another without a second thought.

  • 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium Econetic 5dr

    Tom Bousfield , Essex . Date: 04/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      68

    My car

    My partner had the Econetic varient of the Fiesta (2012 model) for 6 months as a company car, and it was fantastic. Do not be fooled - it might be a small car (a city car?) but we found this car great on the motorway! We had to drive to a wedding in Edinburgh and between us we both enjoyed the drive (considering my lady doesn't like motorway driving!). I will say that the car is expensive to buy new, and the diesels do also seem expensive second hand (I actually thought about upgrading my own car to one of these when she let it go), but it is worth it. Such a lovely car - especially if you are looking for something long term. Fits 4 adults in comfort, and boot is a reasonable size. Actually preferred this car to the larger Focus - found it more practical and more comfortable. It's very refined. The only thing I hate about the car is the interior - the dash is a bit too in-your-face for my liking (I much prefer German conservative styling, like in the Polo/Golf, etc).

  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S S/S 3dr

    paul morris Date: 25/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Rattle, squeak, rattle thats what my Fiesta (2013 63 plate, zetec s) does from A pillar to C pillar and the tail gate rattles as well, suspension has started squeaking now, be careful of the piano black plastic it looks nice but boy does that scratch easily even though I'm careful with it, engine's not bad for what it is but its not perfect and I'm sure mine's only got 100ps instead of 125ps, handles ok but the tyres are rubbish in the wet ( Continentals ) all the gadgets seem to work ok and fuel economy is good ( avg 57 mpg) not sure why i bought this car, should've bought something from the VAG group, better build i'm sure. still its cheap to insure, zero road tax and mine does appear to be good on fuel. just wished Ford could build a car that didn't rattle or squeak, oh well i guess its back to the dealers to see if they can be bothered to do anything to stop the rattles for the umpteenth time instead of putting their muddy boots everywhere.

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