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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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54 reader reviews for Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
  • 1.4i Titanium 3dr

    Faisal Aiman Date: 10/12/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    This is my first ever car and what can I say! It is fantastic. I ordered a 1.4 Titanium 3dr with the full dress up kit, tech pack and all the extras e.t.c. The dealer handed me the keys 3 weeks early and was very polite in telling me how everything works. The car looks great in panther black and with the optional "full dress up kit" it's well worth your money. The car drives brilliantly and as a self confessed 17 year old boy racer, this fiesta wipes the floor with Porsches, Lambos and even the odd ferrari (until you get past 30 mph!)

    So far I have averaged around 45 MPG and that is in town traffic which I think is pretty good since I have a habit of flooring it when the road is empty!!! Having just passed my test, the insurance wasn't too bad either. In insurance group 4 the car cost me £1254 to insure under my parents' policy which compared to other insurance premiums for a 17 year old is pretty good.

    I love sitting inside the fiesta. The whole cabin looks very futuristic and once you get used to it, it's easy to use. If I were to have one complaint it would be the rear and side visibility when overtaking. On the motorway it's difficult to see when overtaking becuase of the physical dynamics of the car which lead to a big blackspot but other than that it's perfect. I have only done 647 miles and I have loved every minute and I have only filled up the tank once!!! You can't go wrong with this brilliant little car!

  • 1.6 TDCi Titanium 3dr

    Laura Chiverton , Cambridgeshire . Date: 05/11/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    I have just taken delivery of my brand new Ford Fiesta. I have the 1.6Tdci Titanium X with the keyless entry, USB, leather, body kit etc etc. The drive is smooth, quiet and effortless, the seats are like sitting in your arm chair at home and the controls are very easy to use (once you get the hang of it!). I have only had it a week and I can already tell fuel economy is excellent providing you do not drive like a bat out of hell everywhere. Nothing negative about this car only motorway visablity is poor when overtaking but everything else makes up for it! A lovely car and a real stylish head-turner in Hot Magenta! I love it!

  • 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.

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