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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
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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51 reader reviews for Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
  • 1.8 TDdi LX 5dr

    BARRY ANSELL , MILTON KEYNES . Date: 19/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We have owned this car for four years now (it's a W-plate) and have always found it to be enjoyable to drive. The engine is responsive, if not the most refined unit around.

    Interior space is good and the controls clearly and logically laid-out. The air-conditioning and heated front windscreen are a real bonus.

    It has been mechanically sound - that is, until the head gasket blew and we were confronted with oil pouring out the coolant reservoir! It's always frustrating when it happens only 1000 miles after a service.

    Overall, it's a pleasing car to own.

  • 1.25 Zetec 5dr

    carl copeland Date: 18/06/2006
    • 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

    I have recently passed my driving test and had to find a first car!

    I was interested in the vw polo, corsa and fiesta.

    But i ended up finding the perfect first car for me!

    A 1999 ford fiesta Zetec in bright metallic green. As soon as i saw it i knew i had to have it! It has all the standard Zetec goodies such as alloy's , spoiler, metallic paint, central locking and power steering. It didnt have a CD player, but i didnt care!

    Ive now had the car for three months and it has been really good. I live in milton keynes and took the car to Cornwall and back and it was very good. It managed £25 in the tank there and the same back. As a first car i was worrying that i was going to end up with a really slow car, but the 1.25 zetec unit is a dime. free reving, smooth and quiet. If i was you i wouldnt even think of touching a 1.3 endura engine as its unrefined and slow. Also being 6.2ft i needed a car with enough space. and all i can say is i have more than enough room!

    The only problems ive had with the car is 1 week into owning it i had to have new coils put on it and a whole new exhaust sytem. But the garage where i got the car from sorted these out without a problem. These were just general wear and tear on ANY car.

    The ford fiesta 1.25 zetec is a brilliant little car and if you want one go for it, i dont think it will ever let you down!

  • 1.3 Encore 5dr

    rhian hilliar , hertfordshire . Date: 16/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for two years, and my mum had it before me for about three years (N-reg, by the way). During this time, the car cuts out, not stalls, though, as you don't always need to turn the ignition to get it going again, just put your foot back on the accelerator.

    It's very annoying; if the car didn't do that it would be OK. I just wondered though if anyone else has this problem with theirs. It does it when approaching junction, around roundabouts etc.

    The odd thing is my mum has a 52-plate FDiesta and my auntie has a T-reg version, and theirs does it also...

  • 1.25 Zetec 3dr

    Tracy Collins , Leicestershire . Date: 22/04/2006
    • 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

    My actual car was a Chicane, but was the forerunner to the Zetec, with identical trim.

    This was the best little car I ever had, and in four years (longer than I've ever owned any other car) and nearly 55,000 miles, it never put a foot wrong. It ever broke down, never cost more than regular servicing, and was still on its original clutch and exhaust (at six years old and 74,500 miles) when I part-exchanged it for a brand new Mazda 2 (which I loathe with venom!).

    How I wish I'd kept it. Anyone thinking about buying a Fiesta 1.25 - do it!

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