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Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec

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29.04.2005 (24.05.2005)

Advantages:
Good acceleration, positive steering

Disadvantages:
Poor display of instruments, notchy/awkward gear change

Recommendable Yes:

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I recently had reason to drive my mother-in-law's 1-year-old Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.25. It is the bog standard 5-door hatchback model and I had to get used to using window winders - my car has electric windows. She didn't want "anything fancy" she said.

I found the car very quick for a 1.25, but it wouldn't pull the skin of a rice-pudding on some hills we encountered. Brakes were very good and steering quite repsonsive. The noise-levels were quite good at low speed, but there was a lot of road and wind noise at higher speeds on motorways.

On the negative side, the gears were rather notchy and I had some difficulty engaging 4th and 3rd gear as I came down from 5th. I also missed the air-conditioning although I would have opted for the higher-spec Ghia model. Something that I was particularly uncomfortable with was the intrument panel. They were of the liquid display type and were quite difficult to see as the light hit them. The mileometer and clock were particularly difficult to see. Not good if you have to get to an appointment if you forget to put a watch on! And the speedometer was obscured by the steering wheel - going through a 50 mph zone, I had to crane my neck overe the top of it to check I was doing the correct speed.


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L0BSTER_QUADRILLE 19.07.2005 15:59

I don't care for fiestas. The focus is loooads better, I'm sure. Philippa. x

showbiz0 04.07.2005 22:21

Im 17 and just started learning to car. Ive been looking at fiesta's to buy as my first car. Old fiesta's though, i cant afford new ones. lol.

HotBabes 01.06.2005 12:50

I have a Zetec although it must be a higher model as I have electric windows etc. The instrument panel in mine is completely different as well! :-)

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Ford present the Fiesta Style 1.25 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petro...

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