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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
54 reader reviews for Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
  • 1.25i 82 Zetec 5dr

    sim Kit , . Date: 17/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Took the new 1.25 Fiesta for a test-drive (amongst others) and must admit I was not particularly impressed. Our previous car was an 04 1.4 Fiesta Zetec which was great to drive, the new Fiesta has certainly lost some of the driveability that the previous model had. Steering was too light & provided poor feedback (not to the excellent standards of the previous model). Whilst the interior build was definitely an improvement on the older model some of the "chrome effect" plastics looked very cheap & tacky. We also test-drove the new Corsa & whilst I never thought I'd say this, we preferred it to the Ford !! In the end however we weren't too keen on either & happened to test-drive the new Suzuki Swift (1.5 GLX & Sport)...what a difference, by far the best drive of the 3 and very high equipment levels....needless to say we now own a Suzuki Swift Sport, brilliant car. Make sure you consider other offerings over the mainstream before spending your cash !!

  • 1.6 Ti-VCT Titanium 3dr

    Christopher Block Date: 16/12/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I have just taken delivery of my new fiesta, and I have to say I absolutely love it! It's brilliant fun to drive, and has the most comfortable driving position I've ever driven in. The stereo is excellent quality, and the overall feel of the car is excellent. In short, I love it.

  • 1.25i 82 Zetec 3dr

    peter baker , . Date: 12/12/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Extremely agile with a smooth & powerful engine. Smooth ride and nice steering feel. Reasonable space inside cabin. No faults & excellent service from local Ford dealer.

  • 1.4 TDCi Titanium 5dr

    Alan Marriott , Worcs . Date: 12/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had a test drive in the new Fiesta after trying several alternatives and the Fiesta won hands down. so much so that I have now ordered a new 1.6 TDCI Titanium 5dr. The drive impressed me straight away with everything feeling right, as it did with the previous Fiesta when I had one as a courtesy car. It is true that the rear seat back simply rests on the squab and doesn't fold flat but I reckon that taking off the rear head restraints will help a little. This is a small negative as the rest of the car seems well engineered. I will submit an updated report after I have taken delivery and driven it a little.

Ford Fiesta Hatchback

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