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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
57 reader reviews for Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
  • 1.0T 125 E'boost TitaniumX S/S 5dr

    Jon White , . Date: 29/08/2014
    • 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
      60

    My car

    Fast, economical, comfortable, smart, well equipped, reliable and no road tax!

    A no-brainier.

    JW

  • 1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST3 3dr

    James Ibbotson , Hampshire . Date: 16/08/2014
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my ST-3 for a few weeks now and have already completed 2,250 miles in it. Before this car I owned the last generation Fiesta ST and there is simply no comparison, every area is a massive improvement. I chose my ST-3 in Spirit Blue and in the sunlight its simply stunning.

    I am very happy that I went for the ST-3, the features on it are so useful that I don't think i'll ever go back. Sat Nav is surprisingly good, heated seats extremely powerful, keyless entry with folding mirrors so useful, and I use the cruise control all the time.

    To drive I have actually found that it is a more grown up car than the last ST. I am actually able to drive this car slowly when I need to because it is more comfortable, much quieter and the fairly tall Sixth gear means its not too loud on the motorway, but my only comparison was my old, extremely noisy 2008 ST. When you want to be a nutter though, this car is unbelievable, the noise, power, quick darty handling everything makes it so much fun. You can keep up with and beat the majority of people and the turbo means that power between 2,500 - 5,000 revs is addictive.

    Lastly, the running costs. Not much to say on this because I haven't owned it for very long. On a 5 hour drive last week from one end of the country to another I did 60mpg, admittedly at 56mph behind trucks the whole way but usual driving sees around 35mph but I lets just say I don't drive slowly.

    You can probably tell by now that I thoroughly recommend it

  • 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.

Ford Fiesta Hatchback

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