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

    O Tebbutt Date: 31/10/2008
    • 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
      54.3

    My car

    I got a test drive on this car as they came out. As I currently own a Mk6 Fiesta, I was interested in seeing how Ford had raised the bar. The only car the dealer had at the time was the 1.4TDCi, in 5 Door Zetec trim.

    The car was excellent - It rode very well, handled well, and wind/road noise was far better insulated than before. Over shoulder visibility on the motorway is poor, but the large wing mirrors make up a little.

    On a mix of town, stop start and a bit of motorway driving, 3 up, with the AC on, I averaged 54.3mpg which was impressive. However, I thought the engine was a little gutless. Sure it had a lot of torque around town and it was great, but on the motorway slipway, foot to the floor in 3rd, it was very sluggish.

    Overall however, I would throughly recommend the new Fiesta!!

  • 1.6 TDCi Titanium 5dr

    paul hampson , cumbria . Date: 31/10/2008
    • Overall 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    First let me stress I havnt driven the New Fiesta, but I have sat in one at the Paris Motor Show. It looks fantastic and no doubt it will drive brilliantly. But, the quality of the interior was quite shocking. The lastics and seat fabrics wouldnt have looked out of place on 1980's Ford Escort. Of all the new model launches in Paris it had the worst finish. In fact the new KA sitting alongside the Fiesta at the show - built by Fiat of course - felt a far more substantial product.

  • 1.6 TDCi Titanium 5dr

    Ian Nguyen , Essex . Date: 30/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      59

    My car

    This is the second Ford i have owned in my life. My first ford was a Ford Mondeo and it was dreadful but it had lots of pulling power and acceleration. The ford mondeo i had had a problem with the gears when you drive around... it makes a crackling noise in first gear and now it has happened in this Ford Fiesta. I have to admitt it that the fuel consumbpsion is brilliant but the ford engines are just dreadful when you drive it for a while.But the build quality is good and has lots of space but i dont like the wierd speedometer. Usually people say that Ford designs are from outer space which i could agree. This engine is noisy and slow on the motorway because i drive to Italy and back every 2 days. My ford fiesta now has driven 45,700 miles on the clock which is alot for 2 month. I have serviceed my car 2 times which is very expensive.I usually change my car at 60,00 miles but i think i'd have to change at now. i just cant live with the crackling noise in the gears and the gear change is stiff from 3 to 4 and 4 to 5.

    I recomend you not to buy Fords because they are not reliable. Im planning on to buy the volkswagen golf bluemotion 1.6 TDI bluemotion with a top speed of 116mph. Brilliatnt for the motorway.

  • 1.6 TDCi Zetec S 3dr

    Roger Longden Date: 24/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    First off, I think the new Fiesta is one of the best looking cars I've seen in years. So much so, it was enough to tempt me to go to my local Ford dealers for a test drive. For the past 8 years, I have always chosen a car allowance and run my own cars - from a Celica to my current 9-3 Aero convertible via GTI's and 4-motions. However, given the current financial climate, there is no escaping the complete sense the Fiesta makes but the bonus is that it's a great car to drive and will save me over £200 per month. Bottom line is that I am now expecting delivery of my Zetec-S TDCi at the end of Nov. I drove the petrol Zetec-S which was great but was doing 3700rpm+ at 70mph which I thought would be tiresome as I do a lot of motorway miles. Hopefully, the TDCi will have lower gearing and the extra torque will make it more relaxing on long-distance runs.

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