This car is quite simply amzing, for a car so small and agile it pretty speedy the car features a 1.2 litre engine perfect for a first car. Also this car comes with a tape player which can be switched out with a cd player for about one hundred and fifty pounds.I use this car most days and it does me well its very small and easy to park which is good for any car, the car also has quite alot of oomph considering the size of engine. The car is also easy to maintain as it is a very basic car with no real added extras (like heated seats and stuff). The boot is suprisingly big and the back seats can be put down. The back seats dont have much leg room but it is only a 3 door car.I hope this helped you on your quest to find a car.
Up until a month ago I owned a 53 plate 1.25 3dr ford fiesta LX petrol. The car is fairly compact making parking in not so big spaces much easier. Inside the room isn't brilliant but is to be expected for the size of the car and people purchasing it will probably already be aware of this. The model I had was fairly basic inside however it did have front and rear heated windscreens, electric windows and a cd player. The front windscreen is filled with grid shaped elements which allow for easy removal of ice and snow in cold conditions, however when you first look out of the windscreen they can be quite noticeable but within a few minutes they are forgotten about and pose no hazard to your driving. Mechanically my knowledge is minimal, if that but I did find the engine to be quite noisy, particularly when the car was first turned on and also when it was stationary. I have however previously had an older fiesta (P reg) and the engine in that was also quite loud so perhaps this is common amongst the fiesta range!
The seats throughout are quite comfortable with the drivers seat being height adjustable and both front seats slide back and forth for leg room requirements. The back passenger area, although quite small, had a few storage options for things such as cups and thin objects but there are no opening windows so the only air to come in is via the front windows which can result in the car becoming quite stuffy if there is a few people inside. My daughter has quite a big sized car and I found trying to get this in the back was fiddly and quite difficult. The boot space is of average size for this car but can hold a surprising amount as the parcel shelf is removable and the back seats can also be laid down.
With regards to fuel consumption a trip of around 250 miles cost me £40 but it should be noted that most of this was motorway miles, however locally I was putting around £15 in and getting around 70 - 80 miles, which I didn't feel was brilliant but my previous car to this had a diesel engine and the difference between the two fuels is quite significant, as are the fluctuating fuel prices!
Overall I felt my fiesta was quite a nice little car for inner city type driving and if it wasn't for our growing brood I would still be driving it!