Which used Ford Fiesta hatchback should I buy?
Compared with the turbocharged engines, the basic 1.1-litre petrol is underwhelming and is best avoided. The diesel only makes sense if you do big mileages, so we’d stick with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder Ecoboost because it copes well with all situations. Of the three versions of the engine on offer, go for the 99bhp version because it’s fast enough at motorway speeds and is also pretty economical.
Mid-range Zetec trim offers the best value because it comes with plenty of equipment and it keeps the smaller alloy wheels that are best in terms of the Fiesta’s excellent ride quality. Larger ones spoil the ride and are more susceptible to kerb damage.
Our favourite Ford Fiesta: 1.0-litre 100PS Ecoboost Zetec