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Used Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1995 - 2002 review

(1995 - 2002)
Ford Fiesta Hatchback (95 - 02)
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What used Ford Fiesta hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Ford Fiesta hatchback?

The Fiesta is one of the cheapest cars to run, thanks to fuel economy that ranges from good to downright superb. And, all of the engines are tough, too, so don't expect to shell out a fortune to keep them ticking along as they should.

Ford main dealer service departments are pretty cheap, but an independent garage will keep the costs down further and, because of the Fiesta's mechanical simplicity, any good mechanic will carry out a sound job. Parts and replacement tyres are not expensive either.

Insurance is unlikely to break the bank, even if you live in a high-risk area, unless you are young and have just passed your test. Even so, the Fiesta is one of the most affordable first cars, thanks to its excellent record for security compared with rivals'.