Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Ford Fiesta ST hatchback?
The ST will have been used vigorously by some owners, so as well as taking care to do proper visual checks on the car when you’re buying it, it’s vital to check for obvious signs of misuse.
Look at any smoke coming from the exhaust, for one – this shouldn’t be too dark – and check the oil on the engine dipstick and the quality of the coolant. Check for leaks underneath the car, if possible, and also for worn tyres that might need expensive replacement.