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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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44 reader reviews for Ford Fiesta Hatchback.
  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S/S 3dr

    terry rigby , greater manchester . Date: 28/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    great little car very smooth to drive on all roads very punchy engine you cant believe this car as a one ltr engine feels like it as a much bigger engine at the moment av mpg is 44 cant get any where near the ford figures no matter how hard i try, the car is very well equipped very good sony dab radio plus zero road tax all in all a very good car dont be put off by the small engine size drive one and you will amazed how it goes the best small hatchback on the road by a mile

  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S S/S 3dr

    ANDREW WALLACE , . Date: 16/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I bought my Zetec S 1.0 / 125bhp brand new 1st October 2013. I love the look of the car and the driving position and cabin are great. Rather than average 67mpg however, Im not even getting 40mpg despite driving out of town on 15 mile runs at sedate speeds in a smooth manner. I expected Fords mpg to be a little off as they always are out on real roads etc but over 40% out! If I pushed the car I shudder to think what average mpg it would return. Im not impressed. I knew having three cylinders it wouldn't be as smooth as a regular engine but in traffic it reminds me of driving an old car that was only firing on three cylinders. This rumble really isnt nice. Under 1500 rpm the engines not happy at all. In the little bit of traffic Ive experienced Ive found its better to drive up to 15 mph in first gear rather than change up to second because the rpm is too low for second. The biggest niggle Ive experienced is there is a 1-2 second lag with the clutch pedal at times in particular if you reverse. In essence after taking your foot off the clutch there's a 1-2 second lag before the clutch disengages and the car moves. When reversing not only this ever more noticeable but when the clutch does disengage there's a slight knocking noise from the engine compartment and the car jerks backwards. Ive had many new cars and this one is by far the only one that from the outset Ive thought about returning. My cars now travelled 289 miles from new. Ive booked it into the Ford garage I bought it.

  • 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S/S 5dr

    Martin Duffy , Bedfordshire . Date: 21/08/2013
    • 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
      48

    My car

    What an improvement! My previous car was a 1.4 TDCi Style Climate. It was a great car but increasing mileage and a change in driving style required a change. The 1.0 ecoboost 100PS engine suits this car perfectly, it is incredibly quiet, punchy and smooth compared to my old diesel.The new Fiesta offers a lot more room than than the previous version. Any reviews about no rear headroom are misguided! I'm 6ft 2 and my brother is 6ft 4, neither of us have a problem sitting in the back - there is good headroom but a Peter Crouch will struggle - name a car he won't struggle in. There is also slightly more space behind the driver now, so a 6ft person can sit comofrtbaly behind a driver of similar stature. Ford SYNC is incredibly useful, especially with the emergency assistance equipped on my car. The new dash and interior lighting is also very smart. Boot space appears to be the same as my old car, and the high lip isn't noticeable. My car has the tyre repair kit which has freed space jn the boot floor. Stop start is a revelation, very easy to use in town and thanks to that I'm seeing 48mpg average. From my previous experience 65.7 mpg is what you can expect on a motorway, otherwise you will hover around 50mpg. Bearing in mind my old 1.4 diesel had similar stats, this car with petrol and no road tax is saving me a lot of money. It is easy to understand why this car is so popular when you drive it, why buy anything else?

  • 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?

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