What used Ford Fiesta ST hatchback will I get for my budget?
There’s good news here. You can buy a 2013 Fiesta ST with an average mileage for the year and a full service history from an independent dealer for just under £7000. These will mostly be the ST-1 trim, but price differentials between the packs aren’t actually that large. Spend between £8000 and £10,000 and you’ll be looking at 2015 cars in a similarly good condition, while £10,000 to £12,000 will net you an excellent 2017 car.
How much does it cost to run a Ford Fiesta ST hatchback?
Running a Fiesta ST isn't as costly as you might think. The on-paper claimed average fuel consumption figure is a respectable (considering the easy performance) 47.9mpg, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 138g/km. Those cars registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force will attract a low charge, while those registered after will pay the current flat rate of £145 a year. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
The ST sits in insurance group 30, which again is good for the category of car. Ford servicing costs should be moderate, too, and the intervals are pretty long at 12,500 miles or every 12 months. You should also be able to take advantage of Ford's fixed-price Motorcraft scheme at participating dealerships, with a yearly service costing £159. A timing belt is required every 10 years or 125,000 miles and costs £475, or £540 if you renew the water pump at the same time.