Overview of the Ford Fiesta
FORD FIESTA GENERATIONS (SINCE 2004)
1.0L 3-cylinder turbo: 4.9 to 5.4 litres per 100km
1.5L 4-cylinder: 5.8 litres per 100km
1.6L 4-cylinder turbo (ST): 6.2 litres per 100km
= Highly economical.
= Good economy.
= Average fuel use.
= Heavy consumption.
SIMILAR MODELS TO FORD FIESTA
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: FORD FIESTA (2009 ONWARDS)
Let's start this by saying that the Fiesta is a good little car, though it's perhaps best to choose one with a manual gearbox.
This generational model's dual-clutch automatic-style transmission has been a big issue for Ford, and the subject of a Federal Court case that led to a big fine and the creation of an independent complaints review panel.
Problems with the transmission include shuddering on take-off, a sudden loss of drive and noises from the unit.
Ease the worries by opting for three pedals and a stick-shift and enjoy one of the best-driving city cars of all time.