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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.
  • 1.25i 82 Zetec 3dr

    stuart hall Date: 18/12/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I bought this car a year ago after watching the video on here, and reading a few reviews on the car. My wife really liked the car so we bought it. Sadly, in my view it does not have a "punchy engine". The throttle is very sensitive th pressure, and too much reduces the acceleration. I tried a 1.4 & 1.6, which were both the same. I have now decided to sell it as I cannot live with being overtaken by old people on push bikes. It is also quite thirsty on fuel, nothing like the figures quoted. The paintwork is very very thin, and easily chipped. Ford must be making large cut backs here. It does have good point, it is comfy & handles well, but I'm going back to more luxury.

  • 1.4i Titanium 3dr

    Adam Cousins , Gwent . Date: 03/12/2011
    • 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

    My car

    I haven't had my 2011 Fiesta 1.4 Petrol Titanium 3 Door for very long but can I just say... it is hands down the best car I have ever owned. I had a 2008 Ford Fiesta (Mark 6.5) and my goodness what a HUGE difference this new car is! The build quality in this car is excellent, all of the dashboard is made of high quality soft touch squishy materials, lower down the cabin some reviews state 'cheap plastics' but they don't look or feel it! Everything has a nice solid feel to it (no rattles/squeaks/clunks), the doors make a re-assuring 'Thud' when you close them rather than a tinny 'clank' sound. I'm 6'3 and I have to bring the seat forward quite a few clicks because it goes back SO far (Something I have never had to do in any small or medium sized car!). I can't get over how much equipment this small car features too, it has Climate Control, Cruise Control, Bluetooth and Voice Activated commands (That actually work), Auto Lights, Auto Wipers, Auto Dimming Rear view Mirror, Electric folding heated door mirrors, Sony stereo, privacy glass, 16" alloys, heated windscreen, USB/Aux.... the list goes on and on! The engine is very very smooth, refined and quiet at all speeds. At 70mph you can easily have a conversation and not raise your voice and it drives like a much bigger car it's so refined you'd never think it was a Fiesta more a Focus/Mondeo. It heats up extremely quickly too in the cabin which is great on those cold mornings. Do yourself a favour... BUY THIS CAR, ITS IMMENSE

  • 1.25i 82 Zetec 5dr

    Paul Beever , Cheshire . Date: 10/11/2011
    • 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 recently bought a new Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec 5dr and am really pleased with it, more so than I expected, having previously owned an old and expensive to run Merc. It looks great and has a really good build quality and feel for a car in this class and price range and has lots of really useful features, such as the heated windscreen and rear window and the cabin heats up really quickly on cold mornings. Having bought this car predominantly for practical and efficiency purposes I have been pleasantly surprised but I always look forward to driving it as it feels really solid and handles well. The petrol engine is great, really smooth and very quiet and the gear change is one of the smoothest I have experienced in any car. I have also been very impressed with the fuel economy too. Mine has the green arrow that tells you when to change up and this really works as I am getting 51/52 mpg consistently for a commute that combines a good mix of A roads, motorway and bypass in equal measures. I have found that by far the greatest factor that has led to this good mpg figure is driving style, anticipating hazards well ahead, thus avoiding unnecessary acceleration followed by unnecessary breaking and anticipating light changes, rolling up to red lights/roundabouts etc instead of lots of breaking to reduce speed. This also makes the journey much less stressful too. For a car in this class it really is great all round, and as I've found just as efficient as the official figures.

  • 1.25i 82 Zetec 3dr

    Mark MarkH , . Date: 19/09/2011
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    What a brilliant little car! Great fun to drive the steering is brilliantly weighted at all speeds, the gear change is perfect, it has a very light clutch, is very grippy, has perfect suspension which absorbs bumps well but isn't too soft, it goes well on the motorway, you can put it in fifth at 30mph which helps with fuel economy and it has a decent turn of speed when required.

    I love the funky interior with all controls being easy to use and have a feel of quality to them. Mine has the extra Bluetooth kit which includes a USB socket which I plug a USB stick into with all of my music collection on - the Fiesta shows track information on its display. You can also use Bluetooth for audio which I've done with my mobile phone and iPod Touch to use Spotify in the car.

    The only disappointment so far is MPG - I'm only managing to average 38MPG which is lower than I expected but I only really do short journeys so to be expected I suppose.

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