What used Ford Fiesta ST hatchback will I get for my budget?
There’s good news here. You can buy a 2014 Fiesta ST with an average mileage for the year and a full service history from an independent dealer for just under £8000. These will more usually 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 2016 car.
How much does it cost to run a Ford Fiesta ST hatchback?
Not as much as you’d 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 £140 a year.
The ST sits in insurance group 30, which again is good for the category of car. Servicing costs should be moderate, too, with Ford able to offer a number of servicing plans for cars up to three years old. These allow servicing costs to be planned for and paid by direct debit if needed.