Ford Fiesta 1.25
Ford present the Fiesta Style 1.25 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol
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Review of "Ford Fiesta 1.25"
The title says it all really! It is a fantastic car!I've owned my MK4 (Pre-Facelift) for almost 3 years now, and it has never let me down... Not once! Literally!
Out of about 2,000 start ups, it has started first time on all 2,000!The little 1.25L In-line 4 Cylinder Twin-CamShaft engine packs a punch if you are prepared to throw it into 3rd and rev the nuts off of it!
Alright - 73 BHP ain't great, but for an engine that is under 1300CC, it is very adequate indeed!Right - Rust! Yep, you've guessed it, the wheel arches go very quickly! More specifically the rear wheel arches.
On my one, the Near Side wheel arch is getting very bad, and the Off Side is closely following!However, the front wheel arches hardly ever rust! So you only have to worry about 2 out of the 4 wheel arches!
A lot of people say the Pre-Facelift MK4 is an ugly car, but I disagree. I think the opposite in fact! The Pre-Facelift looks classy, and the Facelift looks cheap and tatty in my opinion!As for the interior, you will hardly ever encounter a problem!
The one thing that might go wrong though, is the front electric windows, they will go down fine, and will go up 3/4 fine, but for the last little bit they will slow down to a crawl, and in later stages, they might even stop all together! This was due to Ford not lubricating the window rails well enough in the factory. However you can easily put that issue right by taking the door card off, and spraying some Silicone spray on the rails!Oh, and the other problem is that the face place for the radio will start to loose connection, and cause the radio to go on and off when the car hits bumps etc...
As for fuel economy, my Fiesta gets 47 MPG, that that isn't driving like a granny, that is driving normally! The occasional rev up to red line, changing gear at 3,000 RPM, and it gets almost 50 Miles Per Gallon! Fantastic!If you go for the 5 door variant, the rear seats are actually quite roomy!
However, the 3 door is a bit cramped to be fair!Also, due to the low weight of the car, it handles fantastically round corners, and the brakes are incredibly powerful considering they are as small as a Nissan Micra's!
Give it an oil change every 5,000 miles, fresh Anti-Freeze/Coolant every 2 years, and it will go on forever!So, yes, I would definitely recommend this car to anybody!
Hopefully after reading this, you will be fully informed of the pros and (very few!) cons of the Fiesta, and might even consider buying one!
Product Information : Ford Fiesta 1.25
Manufacturer's product descriptionFord present the Fiesta Style 1.25 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol
Body Type: Hatchback
Fuel Type: Petrol
Power: 75; 82, 75
Range: Ford Fiesta
Range + Engine Type: Fiesta 1.25, Fiesta 1.25i 16V
Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox
Classification: Economy Car
Country of Origin: USA
CO2 Emissions: 147 g/km - (Man)
Emissions Class: EU3
Number of Doors: 3, 5
NCAP Rating: NCAP 4 Star Rating
Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 13.6 seconds - (Man)
Maximum Speed (mph): 101
Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles
Fuel Capacity (litres): 45
Torque: 81@4000 lb/ft
Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)
Insurance Group: 3
Engine Size (cc): 1242
Towing Limit (kg): 600
Boot Capacity (litres): 892, 894
Height: 1468, 1463
Weight: 1105, 1108, 1110, 1111, 1101, 1102
Release Date: 01.01.2005
Available Trims: Finesse; Firefly; LX, Studio; Style; Style+; Zetec
Listed on Ciao since: 05/07/2000