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Overall reader verdict 4 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

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157 reader reviews for Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
  • 1.4 TDCi Zetec 5dr

    Geoff Hill , Surrey . Date: 01/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A few niggles. The clutch always feels as if it's about to go, with the take-up being at the top of its travel. The lights are very good, having had the previous model.

    I drive a few big cars for a living and this feels no different. Having read the text, I don't find the ride hard, the car is very positive and accurate when pressed hard. The only critism I have is with the after-sales service. Indifferent is the word I would use.

  • 1.6 16v Zetec 3dr

    Oliver Shawo , . Date: 28/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The most amazing car in its class for driver enjoyment.

    It holds the road so well. The interior is sturdy and easy to use. Gear changes are slick and feel very positive. I am 6'3 and still have room to be even taller! The room in the back feels as much in my seating position as a Megane that I hired while on holiday!

    Its looks are top class too, especially in 3dr.

    Services are cheap and parts very easy on the pocket (A new wing mirror in my case, as it got smashed)!

    What a wonderful little car!

  • 1.25 LX 3dr

    Mark Mortimer , Mid Glam . Date: 20/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I test drove one of these cars, and I have to say I was gutted!!

    When you look for a car, you have to look at performance price AND looks.

    I have seen better looks in a Larda. There is no life to the inside of the car, nothing jumps out at you.

    I have a Meriva and would not buy from anyone other than Vauxhall because their sales from start to finish including aftersales are the best I have ever come across.

    One day they will show us a car that would make even the most die-hard car fanatic stand and clap. But until then, it's a NO-NO on the Ford Fiesta for me.

  • 1.4 TDCi Zetec 5dr

    stephen yeomans , West Sussex . Date: 19/10/2004
    • 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 have had this car now for 16 months, I bought it brand new as an 03.

    I am quite large, 6ft 2ins and therefore was mildly surprised that I fitted quite comfortably. The ride is very rigid but when fully laden is smooth. For a diesel and only 1.4 engine this car has a remarkable turn of speed.

    There is considerable noise (wind) when driving which is sometimes loud enough to mask the audio sound.

    I have had 5 large adults comfortably sitting in the car and found the engine quite able to manage. The car tax and insurance are minimal as is the weekly fuel bill - I cover approx 400miles per week.

    My last car was a Vauxhall Carlton 2.0i CDX, a large car by most standards, yet I would gladly recommend this cars outstanding attributes to all.

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