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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.
  • 1.25i 60 Studio 5dr

    ANDREW WALLACE , . Date: 13/11/2013
    • 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

    My car

    This is an update from my review a few weeks ago. To sum up I bought the car brand new 1st October 2013. In my previous review I complained of a 'lag' when on a slight incline pulling off or reversing. My cars been back to Ford who in fairness recognised the issue straight away. What I wasn't aware of or told is that the menu settings that owners can adjust are default set to include 'hill assist' which is basically the car is stopped from rolling forward or backwards when its on even a slight incline. This accounts for why when on an incline for a fraction of a second it was though the brakes were stuck on. The garage showed me how to turn off 'hill assist' and the various other settings I hadn't been aware of and sure enough problem solved. Pity the sales person hadn't advised me of this setting or the other settings owners can turn on / off. The other issue I mentioned weeks ago was economy. The garage said what mpg Ford claim in the brochure verses real life is wildly different. Ive just ticked over to 1000 miles from new and the average mpg over the 1000 miles is 42.8mpg which is a far cry from 68.8mpg Ford claim for the type of driving involved. In summary I love the car but due to the mpg Ive left my review at 3 out of 5.

  • 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?

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