I have just taken delivery of my brand new Ford Fiesta. I have the 1.6Tdci Titanium X with the keyless entry, USB, leather, body kit etc etc. The drive is smooth, quiet and effortless, the seats are like sitting in your arm chair at home and the controls are very easy to use (once you get the hang of it!). I have only had it a week and I can already tell fuel economy is excellent providing you do not drive like a bat out of hell everywhere. Nothing negative about this car only motorway visablity is poor when overtaking but everything else makes up for it! A lovely car and a real stylish head-turner in Hot Magenta! I love it!
I got a test drive on this car as they came out. As I currently own a Mk6 Fiesta, I was interested in seeing how Ford had raised the bar. The only car the dealer had at the time was the 1.4TDCi, in 5 Door Zetec trim.
The car was excellent - It rode very well, handled well, and wind/road noise was far better insulated than before. Over shoulder visibility on the motorway is poor, but the large wing mirrors make up a little.
On a mix of town, stop start and a bit of motorway driving, 3 up, with the AC on, I averaged 54.3mpg which was impressive. However, I thought the engine was a little gutless. Sure it had a lot of torque around town and it was great, but on the motorway slipway, foot to the floor in 3rd, it was very sluggish.
Overall however, I would throughly recommend the new Fiesta!!
First let me stress I havnt driven the New Fiesta, but I have sat in one at the Paris Motor Show. It looks fantastic and no doubt it will drive brilliantly. But, the quality of the interior was quite shocking. The lastics and seat fabrics wouldnt have looked out of place on 1980's Ford Escort. Of all the new model launches in Paris it had the worst finish. In fact the new KA sitting alongside the Fiesta at the show - built by Fiat of course - felt a far more substantial product.
This is the second Ford i have owned in my life. My first ford was a Ford Mondeo and it was dreadful but it had lots of pulling power and acceleration. The ford mondeo i had had a problem with the gears when you drive around... it makes a crackling noise in first gear and now it has happened in this Ford Fiesta. I have to admitt it that the fuel consumbpsion is brilliant but the ford engines are just dreadful when you drive it for a while.But the build quality is good and has lots of space but i dont like the wierd speedometer. Usually people say that Ford designs are from outer space which i could agree. This engine is noisy and slow on the motorway because i drive to Italy and back every 2 days. My ford fiesta now has driven 45,700 miles on the clock which is alot for 2 month. I have serviceed my car 2 times which is very expensive.I usually change my car at 60,00 miles but i think i'd have to change at now. i just cant live with the crackling noise in the gears and the gear change is stiff from 3 to 4 and 4 to 5.
I recomend you not to buy Fords because they are not reliable. Im planning on to buy the volkswagen golf bluemotion 1.6 TDI bluemotion with a top speed of 116mph. Brilliatnt for the motorway.
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