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"
Back after a long break from writing. got a couple of reviews to work on...
LAST UPDATE....I eventually had to get rid of my beloved Fiesta! it developed a problem with the air conditioning and suspension that was going to cost over a grand to fix, so i reluctantly had to trade it in. Im sure it was a one off though and probably not a fault with all fiestas! Very sad, but I now drive a little clio... review to follow soon.
UPDATE: I have been driving my Fiesta Zetec for 3 and a half years now and am happy to report that there are still no issues whatsoever. It has been, and continues to be, completely reliable.I think i might just keep driving it until it needs scrapped, which all being well shouldn't be for a long time yet as it is only 5 and a half years old now and has only done 42k miles. I would buy another one in a heartbeat too.
Fuel consumption... I have found that i get around 37-40 mpg with normal commuting use but that can be as high a 50 on motorways when driving at around 65-70mph.
So, first impressions. I liked this a lot from the moment I laid eyes on it. It is understated style wise, but is a great looking wee car. It doesn’t have the appeal of its superiors in the Fiesta range, but for the money it is a fairly attractive car. I took it out for a test drive and although it only has a fairly small 1242cc engine it is fairly nippy at low speeds. You are, however, unlikely to beat anyone away from lights, but it does get you from A to B fairly comfortably. The suspension irons out a lot of the bumps on the road and it seems to handle well at low speeds. The fastest I took it to on the test drive was 50mph I think, and it performed well at most points during my time in the car. Braking is exceptional and you can always stop on time within reason.Spec wise this car is reasonably well kitted out. It has 15 inch 5-spoke alloys, front fog lights, ‘Quickclear’ heated front windscreen ( I like this a lot, especially on frosty mornings!), trip computer, Chrome lower front grille surround, boot handle and front light surrounds, 3-spoke leather steering wheel ,electric front windows, electric heated mirrors, leather gear knob and metallic paint. There are also optional extras such as bluetooth and USB connectivity as well as others such as upgraded alloys. But there is no real need for these extras unless you would really need to make use of them. There is already a connection for MP3 players and a CD player/radio, so the car is already set up for many music tasks. The sound quality isn’t brilliant though, so I think I might eventually upgrade to a better sound system.
I have been driving this car for over two months now without any issues at all. It seems completely reliable and well built. I think the previous owner must have been fairly kind to it and I still have some of the manufacturer’s warranty left anyway. The garage sold me 2 years extended warranty at point of sale as well so I am covered if anything goes wrong with it but hopefully there will continue to be no problems.UPDATE
I have now been driving this car for around 8 months and still no problems other than with the air-con. It switches on automatically but for some reason only when the weather is cold and doesn’t come on when it is hot?! Really annoying! But apparently this is cheap to put right.
The car passed its first MOT today with no problems and no advisory comments. The only negative thing the ford garage said about it was that the brake pads are starting to get low, but on a 3 year old car I guess that is not unusual.All in all I have been and continue to be more than pleased with my little car, and see no reason why that should change.
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