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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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57 reader reviews for Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
  • 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium 3dr

    Mark Ouzman , Herts . Date: 13/08/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    I have registered with whatcar? to cast my vote on this quite wonderful car. I can't fault it. I have been driving for 35 years and this car makes me, well, emotional. I will be trading it in April 2014 and I have owned this car from 4k miles, it now has 24k on the clock.

    This car handles like a sports car, looks classier than most Fiestas (panther black, great wheels). Miss not having leather, hence the change in April 2014, otherwise this car is fine. It averages 50/52 mpg and is fast enough on our roads and motorways. I wish I could find a fault that would make this review appear impartial, but I really can't. OK the roof bars have to be optioned, this involves cutting and fitting blanks -- very messy -- but I am being really picky.

    So this prompts the question, how is it that whatcar? has condemned this particular model? The voice recognition? The climate control? The great economy? The lovely paint job? I hope that you get my point? This car is a classic and it IS NOT NOISEY, honestly do you guys here actually drive these babies?

    There is no rattle and on the motorway it out performs many cars. It has pace and economy, style and sophistication. It is a 100% better than the old model. (Yes I had one).

    To conclude if you want a small hatchback with good performance, extras and economy then go grab a bargain. residual value yet to be tested. The 5 door needs a review but can't see why it would fair any less?

  • 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S/S 5dr

    dave hale , cheshire . Date: 29/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    I previously owned a fiesta titanium 5dr on a 61 plate,I traded it in April this year for the new clio s media nav,hated this car and give up on it and went back to the fiesta,what a difference,the car is so solid and well thought out,I have the 100 ecoboost engine ,it ticks all the boxes very efficient and moves along very well,super Sony radio system and good quality phone via bluetooth,all in all cannot speak highly of the car,its no wonder it keeps getting top votes each year.

  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S S/S 3dr

    Ben Cooke , . Date: 22/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    This car is an excellent excellent drive. The performance from this 1.0 engine is brilliant, plenty of grunt and I think the 3 pot engine makes a nice little noise under hard acceleration. The car is well specced, the sync system is very good for listening to music from your phone and making and receiving phone calls, even though it prefers a female voice!

    A few bad points, fuel consumption - I'm only into first few thousand miles but so far haven't got anywhere near to government figures. Around town I can get upto 45, but only driving very carefully. Motorway mpg I've managed just 50mpg, if you want to move with traffic then it's very difficult to not have your foot on accelerator, even though I think 50mpg isn't bad, it's nowhere near the 75mpg claimed, but what car does and who drives at 56mph on a motorway!

    This spec of car is quite stiff on the suspension, the titanium which I test drove is a lot softer but to secure the looks of the zetec s and the black grille that only appears on this and ST spec, then it's something you live with!

  • 1.4 TDCi Zetec 5dr

    Martyn Cook , NORTH YORKSHIRE . Date: 15/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      53.6

    My car

    My Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Zetec has been owned from new and in 3 ½ years has covered just over 41,000 miles in mixed driving conditions; average 53.6mpg, best recorded average 68 mpg on a trip to Scotland. It is a great car to drive with excellent handling and ride quality; the only downside being intrusive tyre noise. It will readily cruise at the motorway speed limit and above and the seats are comfortable and supportive for long journeys. Tyres required replacement at 22,000 miles front & 33,000 rear. The only down side to ownership has been reliability of fuel injectors. A strong smell of diesel in the cabin at 6 and 18 months old was caused by leaking injectors; fixed under warranty. Unfortunately rough running at idle at just under 3 years old was diagnosed outside the warranty period as failure of two injectors resulting in an expensive repair bill; despite some good will assistance from Ford and the main dealer. Hence any savings in mpg through diesel ownership have been outweighed by repair costs. In summary an excellent car let down by poor reliability. Wouldn't buy another without a lot longer warranty.

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