I had this car for two years, I have just traded it in for a newer car. I had the white version of this car as you do not have to pay extra for white or red. As a base model car/near base model car it comes with more than most companies put into a cheap car. You get a radio which stores six presets and also an excellent CD player. There are also other options to change the sounds of the music in the car, such as bass. You do not have to have the music turned up high to be able to hear it as the sound quality is good.
The car itself is spacious both in the front and the back even when the front seats are all the way back there is enough leg room. You can also easily fit two child car seats in the back. The boot space is large and can fit plenty of shopping in the back. The car itself is a small family car which is great for a one person, a couple or a small family just starting out.
I've have had this car for a year now and not had any problems with this. Lots of gadgets such as bluetooth. Nice easy smooth drive and looks nice and sporty. I find this car spacious and would be good for a family or a single driver. Also I find this car cheap to run and most of all feel safe whilst driving.
After researching several car models we decided to purchase a new Fiesta back in 2009, we purchased the car on finance and traded it in for another brand new Fiesta in 2011.
The Ford Fiesta Style comes standard with a few features including Electric Power Assisted Steering, Front and Side Air Bags, Traction Assist, Front Electric windows and an MP3 compatible CD Player/Radio (4 front speakers and AUX connection). The Fiesta has the Ford Easy Fuel capless refuelling system, which does make it easier and quicker to fill up the tank.
The Exterior: In my opinion the Ford Fiesta is quite stylish, originally it was the looks of the car that drew me in to wanting to find out more. The Fiesta has body coloured bumpers, rear spoiler and door mirrors, the door and boot handles are also body coloured. It's a very sleek and modern looking car.
The Interior: Although the Fiesta would be categorised as a small car it is quite spacious inside. There is adequate leg room for front and rear passengers (we have a 6'7" friend who has sat comfortably in the back) and three people can comfortably fit in the back of the car. Since buying our first Fiesta in 2009 we have had two children so now require car seats in the back of the car. Both car seats (Britax First Class & Britax Evolva 1-2-3) fit well in the Fiesta, however there is no longer enough space in the back centre seat to carry an additional passenger, this isn't a problem for us but could be for some. This car definitely isn't big enough for a family with more than two young children.
The seats are all comfortable, with adjustable head rests. The front seats, as you would expect can be moved backwards and forwards, the drivers seat with additional up and down movement. The steering wheel column is also adjustable.
There are two useful cup holders between the front seats, along with space for additional items (baby wipes in our case). There are also the usual door pockets and a storage pocket on the back of the front passenger seat (you know, for colouring books and sweets).
The dash board is laid out well and easy to use. The air conditioning / heater controls are in the centre, along with the CD player / radio. The radio and CD player can be controlled from the dash board or by the driver using buttons on the steering wheel, making it easier and safer to do while driving. The dial for controlling the headlights is in the right of the steering wheel. There are the usual levers for indicating and controlling the windscreen wipers. The wipers have several speeds and there is also a rear wiper, which activates automatically if reversing while the front wipers are switched on but can also be activated manually.
The front windows are electric, on the drivers side the button can be clicked once to open / close, or held down to manually control how open or closed you want the window to be. The front passengers window doesn't have the one-click feature and the rear windows can only be opened with the old fashioned turning of the handles. The only problem with the rear windows is that you can knock the handles quite easily when getting things in and out of the car and the window ends up open slightly without you even noticing.
The Boot: in my opinion the boot is quite large, we easily fit a weeks shopping in there alongside a pushchair, or no shopping and two pushchairs. The parcel shelf is removable to give you more space and the back seats can be folded down, handy for trips to Ikea!
Performance: although only a 1.25i, I find the Fiesta quite powerful for a car of this type. It accelerates away quickly and reaches speed easily. The power assisted steering is brilliant and the Fiesta has a great turning circle. The breaks are good, reacting quickly but not too harshly.
Running costs: this is one of my favourite things about the Fiesta. We opted for Diesel, therefore our tax currently only costs £20 per year! Brilliant! At the moment (July 2012) it costs us around £50 to fill the tank and we will get around 400 miles from a full tank. The insurance isn't too expensive, although obviously personal circumstances will affect this, I have over 5 years no claims and am 27 years old and the insurance is around £300 a year. As we bought the car brand new we don't have to have an MOT for the first 3 years and we are on the Ford Service plan so pay £16 a month to cover services, so unlike previous cars we have owned (the Audi A2 will remain nameless haha) we have had no very expensive unexpected costs (touch wood).
I would definitely recommend this car, it is the second Ford Fiesta we have owned and we haven't experienced any problems with either, and I would definitely buy another. The only reason not to buy one is if you have a large family.
I leased this car for a year. I leased it in black and it looked very sexy! It was smart and sophisticated and perfect spacial qualities for my partner and I and our 3 year old. It came with isofix capability for our car seat and the boot satisfying for both a full sized pushchair and the preceeding stroller which we swapped to.
In the summer, the air con was on consistently and provided fresh air on demand. In the winter, the heat was both effective and comfortable and the button which unfroze my windscreen without me having to get out and de-ice it!! always a plus!
The fuel usage was effecient. I was able to fill up only once a month and average an average of aroung 60MPG every month combining both urban and country driving.
It felt light to drive and actually for the price like a top quality car offering so much for its money, I would certainly recommend
i recently purchased the new Fiesta in the 61 plate & i am totally in love with the car.
I have a girlfriend & a young baby so i got the 5 door version but you can comfortably fit 4 people in the car with plenty of room to spare.
Its such a smooth drive and changing gear is so easy compared to other cars with no effort involved at all. An added bonus has been the blue tooth which is totally amazing & allows me to take urgent call whilst on the move.
The handling of the car is second to none even in wet conditions where other cars would suffer.
During the winter months when the car is iced up i put the heated front screen on & the ice melts within 30 seconds which is totally awesome.
The only negatives about the car is that its slow at pulling away due to it being a 1.2 and that the lights seem a little dim especially when driving in un-lit areas.
Overall though i would totally recommend this car to anyone!
I recently purchased a ford fiesta style and must say I love it. I will admit now that my previous car had been on it's last legs(or wheels) but given the choice now to trade my fiesta for any other car I can honestly say that I wouldn't. Now I'm not into technical terms and would not be able to go into detail about the different aspects of the engine but I can try to explain to you all how enjoyable the fiesta is to drive.
Starting with the design the car is compact and smart. It has a sleek shape which is not big and bulky. My previous car was very small so I was a little worried about purchasing a bigger car. But it seems that there was no need to worry although the fiesta is longer the width of the car is near enough the same so navigating through narrow streets or through parked cars is no problem. When driving it is easy to see out of all windows and mirrors which again makes the fiesta an easy car to drive.
Internally the car is smart with a nice, big display. Now I enjoy my music when I am driving so the fact that the fiesta has an AUX connection point (so you can plug in your ipod) was a big thing for me. The AUX point is situated by the hand break and there is plenty of room for you to connect you iPod and listen to your music through the cars speakers. The radio reception is clear and quality good. The speakers are crisp and play your music well.
Although I previously mentioned the car did not feel to be much bigger than my previous small car to drive inside is a different story. There is plenty of room in the car for all passengers (there is plenty of room for 5adults to travel comfortably) and as a tall person I understand the importance of having leg room. The boot is very spacious, there is plent of room for a push chair and shopping.
To conclude I have found that the fiesta was a fantastic purchase and I am enjoying my driving experience. As someone who travels quiet a distance to get to work it is important that I have a safe, reliable car to get me there and back. The fiesta ticks all these boxes and is a pleasure to drive.
This was luckily for me, my first car into the big bad world of driving.
Ford are reliable, infact very reliable for the 2 years (sure its not long) i owned this car i did not have a single problem or fault i can think of. the pedals work well. soft and springy clutch, just how i like it. for a 1.25 this car can be very nippy and takes corners extremely well. the style is the basic model. if you have the extra money i would suggest going for the zetec but dont take anything away from the style. the interior looked great and was easily cleaned. although the car looks small from the outside, i can assure you, it is big on the inside. I used to play in a band and i could take 4 passangers and fill the car with gear or sometimes i would have the car filled with amps drumkits and guitars. extremely heavy but the car put in a great shift for a 1.25. i would highly recomend this car for anyone. all ages male or female. 5 stars for me!!!
I had the pleasure of driving a Ford Fiesta 1.25 Petrol for a couple of weeks whilst my current car was in for repair and i must say i was very surprised at just how good it was. I am a man over 6ft in height and found the driving position in the car to be very good indeed. All the displays and buttons are within easy reach of the driver and i also found that there was plenty headroom. The car is very quiet for long journeys and if you get a model with Air conditioning fitted its fantastic for warm driving. I was also very impressed with the fuel economy on the vehicle. I managed to do a trip of over 75 miles on little more than 10 litres of fuel. Very impressive. The only downside to the car is that it is a little bit slow on acceleration when pulling away but other that that this is a car that i will definately be looking at buying next and i have already priced insurance and found it to be very cheap indeed. Definately worth a look!
I purchased the 2009 1.25 Fiesta 18 months ago... i was really torn to which colour to go for and i eventually went for the Magenta which is the colour featured in the picture above. the car is sporty and curvy and i just love driving it.
I went for the Zetec Model , which has built in Blue tooth, alloys, Ipod connection, electric windows, electric mirrors, heated windscreen these are just some of the features.
The heated Windscreen ...i could not have lived without during the cold winter we had this year, i would turn the car on and within a few minutes the front windscreen would be frost clear its brilliant.
The Bluetooth is also great you can connect a number of different phones up which means i can have my personal and work mobiles accessible, it is very easy to use and the large screen allows you to browse for numbers with ease the radio even has numbers that can be used as a telephone- great feature.
The Car has another great feature of telling you how many miles you have until empty this allows you to make sure you never run out of petrol on average i would get approx 39 mpg.
I really love this car!!
I had the pleasure of driving the Fiesta Style 1.25 for a 10 day period after some kind person decided to drive into my car when it was parked in a side road a few weeks back. The garage provided the Fiesta as a curtesy car and though I was initally apprehensive, given that a 1.25 supermini was considerably smaller in both size and power to my own existing badly crumpled motor, I had become very attached to the little Fiesta at the end of my 10-day stint.
Firstly, I wan to talk about size. The Fiesta may not be anything close to an MPV or 4x4 Chelsea Tractor (or Mommy Wagon if you prefer), but it is quite deceptive. Superminis have become increasing larger over the years and the new Fiesta is bigger than its predecessors but it is still a small nimble motor. Surprisingly spacy inside, the Fiesta may not be suitable for a large family or for transporting 5 burly rugby players but it can easily support 5 average-sized adults with no discomfort and without front passengers suffering from 'knee-in-the-back' syndrome. Leg space is plentiful and unlike some rival superminis, there is no game of sardines in sight when 3 passengers are in the rear.
Secondly, I was worried about the 1.25 engine capacity. This appeared miniscule to me but I was wrong. Size really doesn't matter in some cases! The Fiesta had plenty of power, both in lower and higher gears, and the 1.25 engine easily coped with steep inclines with 5 passengers aboard. As a bonus it even had a nice burble from the exhaust at idle, suggesting hidden power, but maybe this is just the repressed 'boy racer' in me that liked this bonus feature!
Looks-wise, the Fiesta is a great-looking car that has steered towards the appearance of its bigger brother...the Focus. The ride is exceptionally good with no adverse spine-crushing bumps, even on rough terrain. Handling is superb, as you would expect from a small Ford, and the Fiesta can be thrown in to a corner without worry. The steering is light and responsive without being too twitchy.
There is plenty of boot space (easily fitted in two sets of golf clubs) and the car comes with the usual industry standard features plus a few extras. There is ABS, electric windows and even a jack for an iPod. The Style does not come with alloys wheels like the Zetec but it has all the remaining features and works out £600 cheaper. I only know this because I have been doing some further research into the Fiesta when I recommended it to a friend following my short but enjoyable experience with the car.
In summary, this is an exceptional small car that possesses great looks and a surprising amount of hidden power. The engine is probably unrivalled for its size and the drive, comfort and features are wonderful. Ford have excelled this time and have finally stopped using so much plastic for the interior. If I was on the look-out for a smaller motor that is economical, surprisingly nippy, and oozes character, I would not hesitate to purchase the Fiesta 1.25.
I had this car for a few years and found that it was a pleasure to drive. It is a very stylish car and is very easy to sell if you only wanted it for a few years before you trade in for something else.
It is a bit small for a family car. It is best suited to people who have just one child or none at all. There is not too much space in the back although the boot is very spacious and can fit a large buggy no problem.
I have a car seat in the back for my daughter and find getting her in and out a breeze although you would need to mind her head as it seems to be quite low.
I love the way the car tells you exactly how far you can go with the petrol that is left in the tank. I found this very useful when I have had to crawl to nearby petrol stations!
Compact and neat which makes it great for parking in tight spaces and city car parks.
They have a great range of colours for this car. I got the red and look really sporty and fresh. They seem to appeal to young people has the colours are quite funky.
I am more than happy with this car but would upgrade to a bigger car if I was to have anymore kids.
I drove this car all over Andalusia on our latest trip to Spain this year. Covering over 1,000 miles in this extended road test, I really struggled to like the Fiesta.
It is true that the car is small, cheap to insure and good for the learner driver, but I would recommend any 17 year old looking for their first drive to shop around other marques.
The first thing we noticed with this car is a relatively poor fuel consumption. For a tiny car with a 1.2l engine, carrying two people and mostly no baggage should not be a problem. Other cars of similar class (Vauxhall/Opel, Citroen, Peugeot) will give you substantially better miles per gallon. It is safe to say that I'd been to the petrol station 3 times in the distance that a C3 only had to go once.
Next on the list was the performance. While you don't expect much from a car with the characteristics of the Fiesta, I was very disappointed with quite how poor the pull was overall. Downshifting a gear and revving at 4,000RPM, the car struggled to get going. One night we were going up a moderate incline with 5 adults in the car and no luggage. While the road was moderately steep, climbing up in first gear was tear-inducing and it almost felt like people would have to get out for the car to keep going.
The last thing we noticed was the design of the car. The Fiesta has grown in size from its earlier versions, but we couldn't see where all the extra space went. The boot is tiny and fits one suitcase at a push. Many smaller cars have superior boot space. The interior design is simple and the build quality feels poor. While a lot of effort was spent on the entertainment system, the navigation menu is complex. It must be noted, however, that the sound system itself worked great with speakers all around the car producing surprisingly good quality sound.
The Ford Fiesta, what a car this is, its sleek, stylish, sporty, modern......it's great for a first car or 2nd, or 15th lol. I currently own a Fiesta, it's my second car in my second year of driving, my first car was a 1995 Astra, my god you can tell the difference. The Fiesta even though it has a small engine it has some power behind it, i mean when you can accelerate in 5th gear without any issues you know your on to a winner, it may not beat any ferrari's anytime soon but it does the job. The engine is quiet, so when you do need to put your foot down your engine doesnt sound like its about to explode out of the bonnet like some cars. I currently get around 40 to the gallon out of mine and with the price of petrol the way it is i'd say that is bloody brilliant. I would highly recommend these cars, they're cheap to run, cheap on insurance, parts are reasonably priced if anything does go wrong, perfect car i'd say. Mine is a 2004 model and I'm expecting to have it for a good few years yet
If i'm honest it took me quite some time to fall in love with this car. After owning it now for 3 years I've got to say I adore my little red motor. While its not going to score major points in any beauty contest in all fairness I don't care as it been so a reliable little motor that gets me from A to B. Firstly the car is easy to drive, there enough room considering its a small car, its cheap to run and cheap to maintain. I've had to spend very little on this car. Its always flown through it MOT and required only minor bits and bobs when serviced. I love how little this car has cost it has been very good to me. Parts are fairly reasonable. One of the most expensive item i've changed on it was a wing mirror unit as some idiot smashed it off total around £120 fitted from Ford. I'm planning to hang on to this little beauty for many years to come.
My favourite features include the sound system. It is surprising good, I do get comments on how geat it is. Its just the standard factor fitted one but it has excellent sound quaility and drown out any boy racers stereos too. I also love the heated front windscreen in the winter it makes my life so much easier.
Problems I've found you can't disable the front airbag which is only a problem if you want to use a rear facing childs car seat in the front you simply can't. It would have been useful at times to have been able to do this but I guess kids are safer in back seats anyway. Plus the boot isn't just quite big enough I struggle to get my buggy in.
Overall an excellent value motor
Recently purchased this car, downgrading a little bit as it is cheaper to run than my old car. With this in mind it is a lot slower than what I am used to and also the vehicle itself is a cheaper model than I had previously. However the drive itself is actually not bad. You do feel the bumps in the road however not sure if this is due more to the basic tyres than the actual suspension.
It feels quite safe in it and the vehicle itself does not feel tinny like some small cars do when you bang the door etc. It handles quite nicely around corners however when you hit the accelerator it does take about 15 seconds before you feel anything coming back. The interior is quite plasticy but it is to be expected for a smaller car. However it is quite comfortable and the viewing areas make the parking easy - which is always a bonus for a girl The seats are just material and although it isn't going to win any design awards for the interior it is practical, comfortable and easy to keep clean.
The radio/cd controls are easy to use and everything is quite self explanatory so you don't have to read the manual for anything. The controls are on the dashboard in the middle so you don't have to bend down or take your eyes of the road when you are changing anything with the panel.
The efficiency is quite good as I get about 320 miles from a full tank, however the car tax is still £120ish which is a bit of a downer.