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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.
  • 1.25i 60 Studio 5dr

    Denise Parsons , Bedfordshire . Date: 01/02/2014
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I previously owned a 2009 fiesta 1.6 Zetec sport and traded it in for a 2013 new shape model 1.25 Zetec. The car I bought was an ex- demo model in the new Candy Blue but it did have all the factory fitted spoiler kit on so gives it a much more of a sporty look. Inside is lovely and the driving position is excellent with comfortable seats and of course my new car not being a sport version was much easier to get in and out of small spaces as the Zetec Sport had lower suspension which made the turning circle on this model awful. Now to the engine - the 1.25 is totally under powered and my new car is known as the gutless wonder- gutless because there is just no power to pull away and wonder because it is apart from the engine a wonderful, brilliant car to own and drive. Now it maybe that I have to learn all over agin how to drive it to get the best out of this engine having gone from 1.6 to a 1.25 on the same car but come on Ford for a car of this size if you are going to put 1.25 engine in I really think you need to make it a small petrol turbo engine like they have done with the new Renault Clio which I nearly purchased but decided that the Ford Fiesta was much better value car.

  • 1.4i Titanium 5dr

    Mark Yeats , Wiltshire . Date: 18/11/2013
    • 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
      42.1

    My car

    Owned the fiesta (2009) since the end of August after downsizing from an Astra. A joy to drive, lower running cost have already helped. Trip computer reading a steady 42.1 mpg, and improving every week, already had 23K when purchased. Surprisingly roomy enough for a family of four and still nippy fully loaded so tends to get used more than the family MPV at present.

  • 1.25i 60 Studio 5dr

    ANDREW WALLACE , . Date: 13/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is an update from my review a few weeks ago. To sum up I bought the car brand new 1st October 2013. In my previous review I complained of a 'lag' when on a slight incline pulling off or reversing. My cars been back to Ford who in fairness recognised the issue straight away. What I wasn't aware of or told is that the menu settings that owners can adjust are default set to include 'hill assist' which is basically the car is stopped from rolling forward or backwards when its on even a slight incline. This accounts for why when on an incline for a fraction of a second it was though the brakes were stuck on. The garage showed me how to turn off 'hill assist' and the various other settings I hadn't been aware of and sure enough problem solved. Pity the sales person hadn't advised me of this setting or the other settings owners can turn on / off. The other issue I mentioned weeks ago was economy. The garage said what mpg Ford claim in the brochure verses real life is wildly different. Ive just ticked over to 1000 miles from new and the average mpg over the 1000 miles is 42.8mpg which is a far cry from 68.8mpg Ford claim for the type of driving involved. In summary I love the car but due to the mpg Ive left my review at 3 out of 5.

  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S/S 3dr

    terry rigby , greater manchester . Date: 28/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    great little car very smooth to drive on all roads very punchy engine you cant believe this car as a one ltr engine feels like it as a much bigger engine at the moment av mpg is 44 cant get any where near the ford figures no matter how hard i try, the car is very well equipped very good sony dab radio plus zero road tax all in all a very good car dont be put off by the small engine size drive one and you will amazed how it goes the best small hatchback on the road by a mile

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