I have owned the finesse from new never had any mechanical problems. Car is a bit slow pulling away and has little oomph when you need to go up hill or overtake, but then again I am in no hurry. Overall I am very pleased with the finesse.
Firstly this car is not economical, I have been pushing the car hard lately a fair bit and its doing 28mpg. It will be better driven steady but dont buy it and expect quality mpg. But unlike the review by Greg Dixon which states the car isn't fast or fun, I couldn't disagree more. I highly recommend this car to anyone who wants a fast yet comfortable hatchback. 3rd gear when taken to red line is rapid (where legal of course) and yet its comfy over speed bumps etc. Its also quiet at low revs but sounds great when driven hard. My car is a 57 reg in performance blue (best colour) and is fitted with heated full leather seats and an ingenious bluetooth handsfree system via the Sony audio system, amongst other things. The ST is a dream to drive, its Pirelli P-Zero tyres have tonnes of grip, wet or dry, the ESP in my car helps even more. If I was nitpicking I would criticise the fact that you have to reach so far back to get to the seat belt that it might as well be in the boot, the turning circle is like an oil tanker because of the sports suspension (thank god i have parking sensors), and the car tramlines a bit on poor road surfaces. Overall though if you love driving save your pennies and if you calculate that you can afford the fuel and insurance bills, buy this and not the Zetec-S. The Zetec-S is a superb car and easier to live with every day both in petrol and diesel form, but this is the DADDY!.....Reliable too!
I bought a 1999 ford fiesta 1.2 zetec 5dr hatchback 6 months ago and it is a great car. It was owned by an older lady who bought it from new and had only 42,000 miles on the clock. The car is as nippy as a hot curry and on the motorway it can keep up with the big boys. Sure it has the street cred of going out with ann diamond and the fashion sense of bob gledof but in todays climate who wants a flash car that looks good sitting outside your front door. Lets not get carried away, its a basic car but it does what it says on the tin. I cover 100 miles a day and it has never let me down and having looked at the cost of repairs, I dont think I will need to worry about dipping into my sons uni fund (ps that was spent on a new kitchen shhhh)
Sure the new models look good so if you have a few quid then go buy one....or invest in a sports car that you cant afford to run insure but like a trophy girlfriend looks good on your arm
I bought this 56 plate car in november last year. The car was fine up until about a month ago i was driving along and all of a sudden the engine cut out the garage came and recovered the car they had it in the garage for 4 weeks and the problem was the engine timing belt and the pistons i finally got the car back 2 days ago i went out it in on the motorway and its the engine cut out in the outside lane luckily i could move over to the inside lane and then onto the hard shoulder so the car is back into the garage but the customer service has left a lot to be desired ... my advice DONT BUY ONE
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I have owned this car for almost 2 years, bought from a used dealer with 60k on and later found it was a ex rental car.... the insurance was cheap…
Ive had this car for one year now and so far has exeeded my expectations. The car is great at overtaking lorries on the motorway and handles very…