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FORD FIESTA Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Consistently been the most entertaining car to drive in its class
  • ST variant a superb, affordable hot-hatch
  • Compliant ride of non-sporty models
  • Has led on some safety features over generations
  • ST three doors and manual gearbox only
  • Powershift auto issues
  • Interior presentation
  • Quality of Thai-built models (2011 on) not as high as German-made models
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Overview of the Ford Fiesta

Overview of the Ford Fiesta

FORD FIESTA GENERATIONS (SINCE 2004)

2004-2009

2009 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

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.

Servicing

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.