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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.
  • 1.25 82 Style 5dr

    Andrew Craig-Bennett , Suffolk . Date: 15/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52.6

    My car

    I was given one as a courtesy car for three weeks. Once I got used to it, I really liked it. Very comfortable cabin, excellent ergonomics, handling far better than I expected. This is an extremely clever car.

    Downsides - unfair to compare with Mondeo 2.2, but it is a bit gutless! A bigger engine might be nice.

  • 1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST2 3dr

    Christopher Drake , Cumbria . Date: 19/09/2014
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    When I need to change from a privately owned BMW Z4 to a company car I was disappointed with the list of dreary eco-diesel BMWs and Audis. I wanted something that was fun to drive. Happily, I have found that with the Ford Fiesta ST. After 4000ish miles with the ST I have found that it works great as a company car. The performance is great on real word roads, the engine is flexible and with enough performance on that I’m never left wanting more. However, great as the engine is, it plays second to brilliant handling. There’s real feel, so I can tell when I get a corner just right, and also when I get it wrong. There’s a real puppy dog level of encouragement from the car. The roads that I drive cover fell roads in rural Cumbria to long motorway slogs and the little Fiesta is a joy on all of them (naturally the fell roads are its forte). It works well as a company car too. Fuel economy is great (45mpg on a motorway run) and it's practical with a decent boot. Downsides are the firm ride, which is more of an annoyance to passengers and the ride does settle down as speed increases. The ergonomics of the Sony infotainment system are truly woeful, and Sync works about as well as all other voice command system, that is it’s hit and miss. All in all a wonderful little car, and so much more fun than 'normal' company cars.

  • 1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec S 3dr

    Paul Chiddle , Hampshire . Date: 15/09/2014
    • 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
      56.5

    My car

    So I have just taken delivery of my Fiesta 1.6tdci Zetec-S, having already covered nearly 500 miles in the space of 2 days I can honestly what a cracking car the Fiesta is. My wife drives the 1.6 petrol Zetec-S so I already knew how good it was but the TDCi version is much better! Its comfortable, quiet unless pushed 'really' hard and is a great motorway cruiser. I thought the 5sp gear box would let it down as it does in the petrol version but thats not the case, the gears are spaced perfectly and the torque arrives just when you need it. I'm already averaging 56mpg and completed the run from Scotland (Hamilton) to the south coast on one tank of diesel! Cannot fault this car, so if you have a reasonable commute to work (120 mile round trip a day like me!) get yourself the best kept secret!! Brilliant car...so far and £0 in road tax, cheers george!!

  • 1.4i Zetec 5dr

    Constantina Antoniou , . Date: 30/08/2014
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      12000

    My car

    This is a great car to drive and so reliable....I have had this car since June and I have driven alot of miles in this car....I have not had any problems with it... It is spacious for a supermini....it looks really good...classy looks...I bought a white car in this make.. It is really comfortable in terms of seating and driving and I do a lot of driving due to my job.... It has a lot of good things such as under cabin lighting at night.. Which gives it that extra nice touch...the only thing I would like is better storage at the front. I haven't had any passengers sitting in the back but apparently the reviews have stated that the back is not very spacious for adults...but the front is great...high seating feels really good I had a Hyundai coupe before this car and I felt so low down when I was driving...compared to the last car I feel like I'm driving a jeep!! The best bit about this car is the drive..

    I absolutely love it!! I drive a lot in my job and socially and I am so glad I got this lovely car as it is such a joy to drive....so fun and smooth...I just really enjoy the driving experience in this little number and it looks good too....

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