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Community Level 3Radical-Ma...

Radical-Machine

Feeble? Frail? Flimsy? Not my Fiesta! Diamond review

AdvantagesCheap Tax, Plenty of MPG, Reliable

DisadvantagesBasic, Ride can be uncomfortable if you drive like me!

"...it isn't, but my 5-door Ford Fiesta Encore Mk4 1.3l is no sports car. I am unable to afford a car of my own and accordingly share this with my father. I simpy pay my insurance, half the cost of maintenance and (the very expensive) petrol I use. Unusually, I've experienced this car in different ways to most people because it puts up with two people constantly using it, and now my younger brother has just begun to learn to drive, it's burdened with ..." Read review
15.08.2006

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Community Level 5wilsam00

wilsam00

Ahh theres a human on the bonnet...

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DisadvantagesSee Opinion

"...could not be better. What is Ford Fiesta? Well if you have never heard of the Ford Fiesta you should be ashamed of yourself. They have been around since the 70’s and millions upon millions have lived and died. The Fiesta was produced to rival such cars as the Austin Metro and Renault 4. A Fiesta is a small car mainly designed for city transport and in no way is it designed to be a motorway cruiser. In my opinion the Fiesta is a good-looking ..." Read review
04.04.2002

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Community Level 6newty1977

newty1977

Ford Fiesta Fun 1.29 - 2001 (UP-DATED)

AdvantagesCost efficient to run and very reliable

DisadvantagesCan take a while to build up speed, especially when carrying weight

"...really go wrong with a Ford Fiesta, in whatever model you are considering. Obviously price will vary by a few grand dependent upon engine capacity, but I know 10-12 Ford Fiesta owners who have all been more than satisfied with the performance their cars provide. I recall when I was researching the purchase of a car, I spoke to a local garage owner who was trying to sell a Rover of some sort ... after viewing the car, I mentioned that I had pretty ..." Read review
19.01.2006

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Community Level 5jpass

jpass

Go Large or Stay Small

Advantagescheap to buy and run

Disadvantagesno luxury or class

"...Neon - I wanted a Ford Escort - we ended up with a Ford Mondeo. If you have read my Mondeo op, you will know that I am actually pleased with my new car (apologies if I repeat bits of it). But I still wonder from time to time whether another Fiesta would have been more suitable. Over the last week, I have had the perfect opportunity to compare both cars. On Thursday last week our car went into the garage to be repaired following a recent road accident ..." Read review
03.12.2001

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Community Level 3rockandrol...

rockandrollstar

End of the line... almost.

AdvantagesCheap to buy, cheap on fuel, cheap parts, cheap everything really.

DisadvantagesEngine from circa 1959, chassis from 1989, really should have been a whole new car.

"By the time that Ford saw fit to further swell it's ranks with the Mk5 Fiesta, Britain's favourite supermini in it's previous incarnations was already popular as Pot Noodle in every town, street corner and driveway in the country. The boxy Mk1 from the seventies evolved into the slightly less boxy Mk2, which was replaced in 1989 by the all new Mk3, which was in turn facelifted and became the Mk4 which looked more like a shoe than a car. So with the ..." Read review
17.03.2003

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Community Level 2Woolyback

Woolyback

A great city car.

AdvantagesNippy and economical.

DisadvantagesSpartan interior and noisy at higher speeds.

"...free insurance when financed through Ford credit. The 1300 engine and light overall weight makes the car very nippy and the handling is very responsive. The Fiesta LX is only a small car but is similarly shaped to the Focus and consequently quite roomy inside - I am 6' tall and there was plenty of head room. All round visibility is excellent making parking the car a doddle. One slight niggle is the side view mirrors are small compared to other ..." Read review
08.01.2003

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Community Level 1mas12779

mas12779

The Post-March 1994 Mark III 1.3i Fiesta

AdvantagesEconomical, lively and reliable

DisadvantagesNot the most individual car out there

"This date in Fiesta build history provides marked improvements over earlier models. Having moved from a 1.1LX MkIII H Reg Fiesta to a newer, albeit still getting on a bit L Reg 1.3i Fiesta I cannot believe the improvements in the drive of the car when they are supposed to be of equal calibre, and also the way that the drive compares with newer cars in its class. Instantly the Fiesta is given a bit of life using the 1.3 engine, yet any Mark III Fiesta ..." Read review
23.11.2002

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Community Level 2kmtitch666

kmtitch666

ford fiesta flight 1.3

Advantageseverything

Disadvantagesrear seatings a bit cramped

"...my car - a silver ford fiesta flight 1.3. After wanting the newer ford models and planning to save up and buy a different car for about 6 weeks i suddenly changed my mind after realising I actually loved the car I had and would be ever so sad to see it go. Its a brilliant first time car, the seats are comfortable, the clutch isnt heavy, the steering is light, it looks gorgeous inside when it is lit up at night. These cars are not too expensive ..." Read review
02.02.2009

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Community Level 2CJD007

CJD007

My First Car......

AdvantagesCheap, spirited, stylish

DisadvantagesIts a Ford

"...nice stereo, as the standard Ford unit lacks power and depth of sound. I chose a Fiesta because they look fantastic. Despite it being 6 years old the style still lives in the MK5 series. The dash was surprisingly attractive for an 11 year old design. The engine was simple, easy for maintenance and repairs and my mum had had a few, so my dad was happy (No SR Nova for me). Driving the car was a pleasure. Slow, but still fun. It tops out at 99.9mph, ..." Read review
13.05.2003

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Community Level 1fervicam

fervicam

one lone fiesta

Advantagescheap to run

Disadvantagesas sexy as a nun

"...sexier but I think a Ford does offer some hope of reliability or at the very least lots of fellow sufferers to comiserate with!.People also tell me the sumps often go porous and it attracts the rear bumper of my girlfriend's car on a regular basis-anyone know a good panelbeater!.The fiesta has been tweaked since since mine came out and not necessarily for the better as far as looks go at least.Enamel grilles on a small car shout 'I'm really sporty ..." Read review
14.05.2001

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Community Level 1cdmurphy

cdmurphy

A Ford to be reckoned with

AdvantagesCheap to run, great driving position, surprisingly roomy

DisadvantagesPlasticy finish, could benefit from more 'oomph'

"...can unequivocally say: Bravo Ford - a small car for 4 adults. Now for the drawbacks. When I first bought the car I had a whistling problem. The seal round the windscreen wasn't set properly and, as a result, the car whistled as I approached 70mph. Apparently this was a frequent problem with the first few batches off the assembly line. To their credit, the warranty covered it and it was fixed in a day. I'm sure this issue will have been resolved ..." Read review
01.08.2005

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Community Level 2SimonDolan

SimonDolan

Ford does not shine for me

AdvantagesHandling

DisadvantagesEngine, cheap feel

"...but for me - the Ford Fiesta isn`t my cup of tea. I am talk about the brand new version of course - but the older ones also get a similar thumbs down too. The heater works great, the gearchange is nice, it has a good stereo and all the controls are nicely to hand. Read a car mag, such as What Car? and they will be in orgasm over the siting of the stereo (you don`t have to take your eyes off the road, etc.) I am sure the electrics won`t fail. ..." Read review
05.02.2003

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Community Level 1alansmith212

alansmith212

Super little Auto car.

AdvantagesFeels light, Cheap.

DisadvantagesLoud High Compression Swirl Engine. Can rust at an early age.

"...Itís now used in the Ford Ka and has been used since the 60s. Make sure your garage adjusts the tappets every 10,000 miles. On the motorway the cracks can begin to show. It can rattle a bit and my Fiesta can struggle to hit 50. At other times itís easy to get to 70. (Any idea why?). This model has a rev counter which I really like. Be warned carrying over 60 stone in weight can literally be difficult but the car can cope. You will notice with ..." Read review
29.08.2003

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Community Level 2gissing

gissing

insurance deal great for youngsters

Advantagesfree insurance is useful, nice car

Disadvantagescig lighter stays on

"Compared to the old style fiesta, the styling of the car is far better and the build quality is far superior. The road handling is very good for a car in its class, and although the car is not particularly fast it gets you out of most tricky situations. The free insurance deal is very useful for younger drivers, and is available for any driver 17+ although some of the excess charges are quite high. The only frustration is the cigarette ..." Read review
19.07.2000

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Community Level 2Mick1293

Mick1293

Cheap, first car!

AdvantagesEconomical, Cheap to Run, Easy to Sell

DisadvantagesBranded a 'girlie' car!

"This car is ideal for a young person like myself (19 years old) who cannot believe nor afford the scandalous insurance quotes we receive for driving a low-grouped-insurance car. The main selling point for me was the two years free insurance. After going to several insurance companies trying to obtain a quote for a L reg old fiesta, third party only, I was quoted in the region of £1000 for a year! Therefore the two years free insurance, as you can ..." Read review
15.08.2000

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