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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
58 reader reviews for Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
  • 1.25i 60 Studio 5dr

    dave adams , . Date: 13/03/2013
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    The car that we own is the 3dr titanium automatic <3000miles. I will say that from the outset WHAT A GUTLESS PIECE OF S*** this car is. When on a motorway in the wet you are taking your life in your hands if you try to overtake a lorry (they are limited to 56mph)The engine just doesn't have any poke and the gearbox does what it wants to when it wants to. The windscreen wipers play with them selves and the fuel economy just doesn't exist. We are averaging 38mpg on a motorway run at 60mph. Yes, it does have all the flutes,whistles and bells that go with a modern car;but I would prefer a car with a little more get up and go. I pity the next owner of this car because I am going to offload it as soon as possible

  • 1.25i 82 Zetec 3dr

    Paula Jones , Cambs . Date: 10/01/2013
    • 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

    My car

    Super little car for the money - much better than my 2004 model it replaced. Superb drive and handling but as with other reviews, short trip driving keeps consumption below 40mpg Major gripe is the lack of a spare wheel. Others should be aware that unless your car is ordered from the factory you have to pay £280 for the spare wheel kit. I ordered a brand new unregistered car sourced from a dealers stock and was refused the £98 spare wheel option because the vehicle had left the factory. Ford customer service very unhelpful and condescending claiming the extra cost was the labour for a retro fit !

  • 1.25i 82 Zetec 3dr

    stuart hall Date: 18/12/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I bought this car a year ago after watching the video on here, and reading a few reviews on the car. My wife really liked the car so we bought it. Sadly, in my view it does not have a "punchy engine". The throttle is very sensitive th pressure, and too much reduces the acceleration. I tried a 1.4 & 1.6, which were both the same. I have now decided to sell it as I cannot live with being overtaken by old people on push bikes. It is also quite thirsty on fuel, nothing like the figures quoted. The paintwork is very very thin, and easily chipped. Ford must be making large cut backs here. It does have good point, it is comfy & handles well, but I'm going back to more luxury.

  • 1.4i Titanium 3dr

    Adam Cousins , Gwent . Date: 03/12/2011
    • 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 haven't had my 2011 Fiesta 1.4 Petrol Titanium 3 Door for very long but can I just say... it is hands down the best car I have ever owned. I had a 2008 Ford Fiesta (Mark 6.5) and my goodness what a HUGE difference this new car is! The build quality in this car is excellent, all of the dashboard is made of high quality soft touch squishy materials, lower down the cabin some reviews state 'cheap plastics' but they don't look or feel it! Everything has a nice solid feel to it (no rattles/squeaks/clunks), the doors make a re-assuring 'Thud' when you close them rather than a tinny 'clank' sound. I'm 6'3 and I have to bring the seat forward quite a few clicks because it goes back SO far (Something I have never had to do in any small or medium sized car!). I can't get over how much equipment this small car features too, it has Climate Control, Cruise Control, Bluetooth and Voice Activated commands (That actually work), Auto Lights, Auto Wipers, Auto Dimming Rear view Mirror, Electric folding heated door mirrors, Sony stereo, privacy glass, 16" alloys, heated windscreen, USB/Aux.... the list goes on and on! The engine is very very smooth, refined and quiet at all speeds. At 70mph you can easily have a conversation and not raise your voice and it drives like a much bigger car it's so refined you'd never think it was a Fiesta more a Focus/Mondeo. It heats up extremely quickly too in the cabin which is great on those cold mornings. Do yourself a favour... BUY THIS CAR, ITS IMMENSE

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