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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.
  • 1.6 Ti-VCT Titanium 5dr

    Chris Hickey , . Date: 08/04/2014
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car in October 2013 and have now had it for 6 months... it is simply a gem! You can see why it gets glowing reviews generally... it's completely different gravy to any other car I've driven &/or owned. The 1.6 petrol engine is sweet as you like, and for its size, only £125 road tax a year. The whole car feels factory fresh, it all feels so slick and precise in terms of its operation. Boot is good size too and its VERY quiet in terms of noise containment. I will happily take this car driving for hours and its a hoot, can handle all types of roads and conditions you throw at it! It has all the bells and whistles you could ask for. Cruise control is a real luxury to enjoy having, makes life so much easier in terms of driving, and only 300 quid for a 25yo male I think is pretty good going!

    It is by no means completely without slight bones of contention. The 5 speed gearbox is precise and slick to use but the engine is so good, why did Ford not give it a sixth gear?? The plastic door handles feel rather flimsy to use and I don't know whether other Fiesta owners have experienced this but the paint seems a bit soft and scratches/chips easily?? :-/ I also feel the wing mirrors are a bit small and stubby, Ford could have made them a bit bigger/more user friendly.

    Overall though, this car is a delight to own. It puts a smile on my face every time I drive it, and whilst I am for the new Fiesta ST in the future... I intend keeping it for a fair old while yet!

  • 1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST2 3dr

    David Wright , Derbyshire . Date: 06/04/2014
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    This is the BEST small hot hatch, end of argument! All the critics agree so I feel very smug when I see mere mortals in their inferior Peugeot's and Renaults lol! The way the car handles is amazing with endless grip and no bodyroll. The heated recaro seats are just epic and the Sony audio system with DAB radio is nice. Power comes from the 180bhp (200bhp on overboost) 1.6 petrol turbo and what an engine! It sounds fantastic and propels you forward very quickly indeed. Rivals such as the Clio are slightly (and only slightly) faster in a straight line but you could fit the mountune kit and still undercut the Clio's price. So the French cars have to wave the white flag on this one!

    The power is so good that I easily out accelerated Mr 'Big Man' in his 520d when joining the A38 last week so he had to go home and eat humble pie. All done without exceeding 70mph too! Of course, utilising this power means economy will suffer (not that you buy this for economy). I have seen economy range from 40mpg when driving steady, to 30mpg when going for it. Insurance isn't cheap but when you consider all aspects, the ST is amazing value for money. This will go down in hot hatch history as a legend! Absolute classic! Mine is in race red with the style pack so it has backlit ST scuffplates, gunmetal grey alloys and red brake calipers. The keyless start is nice and the LED DRL's look great. It gets plenty of looks and rightly so! Buy the Fiesta ST and you will be the King of Kings!

  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S/S 3dr

    Andrea Ward , . Date: 25/03/2014
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I purchased this car at the beginning of March 2013 - so have now been driving it for a little over a year.

    Positives: Comfortable and fun to drive, can be a bit shaky in bad weather but handles better than other small cars I've driven in bad weather. Free road tax!!! Very cheap insurance Looks good Everything is easy to use. Boot is a great size for the type of car this is.

    Negatives: Such as another review previously, I have been disappointed in the MPG. Although I primarily use my car for driving around town, I only average about 38mpg, which is significantly lower than what the MPG was advertised as. HOWEVER, saying that, I have spent some time really watching my driving and the mpg was improving quite rapidly. I do think if I drove more 'economically', then I would get a much better result. The problem here is that it's far too easy to have a heavy right foot.

    I find sometimes the voice commands don't work and ocassionally doesn't pick up my voice or understand what I've said. (I speak very clearly)

    All in all, I love my car and did find it great value for money (got mine brand new for £13K after a few weeks haggling!). The free road tax is a relief as it's one less thing to worry about each year and I was able to get my insurance (25 year old with 5 years no claims) for £220 fully comp. If you are someone who is looking for an extremely economical car - this car is probably not for you.

  • 1.25 60 Style 5dr

    Denise Roberts , Argyll . Date: 15/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38.9

    My car

    i bought a brand new car for the 1st time ever, and chose the new model Ford Fiesta 5dr Style 1.25. On the road and in the cabin it is fantastic ! it handles the corners really well. I am trying to work out how the car is doing on its mileage, and so far i think is less than what i was getting with my previous car, a Nissan Note. When i approached the ford dealer, i had specifically asked to see prices and deals on the Eco Boost T, and the dealer went onto sell me the style. My advice is do you research 1st, and check out other similar models, and then when presented with other options you will know whether they are actually good deals. The mileage was a key reason for me buying this car and i am disappointed.

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