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Written on: 29/07/2013 by Sadford (1 review written)
The wife purchased the lime 12.09 model in Jan 2010,This has been a lemon ,leaving a sour taste in our mouths, The car has done 22000Kms and the clutch slave cylinder has bitten it, constantly buying tail light bulbs and fuel economy was never anything fantastic. The cars ride and handling are very good as are other features. Just makes me so angry when something so simple a slave kit change for under $100 turns into a $1200 job just so Euro Ford can save a couple of bucks in manufacture ,and… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/01/2013
I have an 09 fiesta 1.4TDCI zetec with 68,000 miles on the clock. Ihave yo say that it is a very reliable car that constantly returns 62MPG according to the computer.Not the fastest off the blocks but you cant have it both ways. The key is to service in accordance with Ford service manual… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/11/2012
to put it brief: bought 58 plate from ford dealer, got to 49000 miles needs a new engine ford say 'it's one of those things'. its my 2nd ford and thats me done! i had a 55 plate fiesta before and at 50000 miles the clutch and gear box went in the same month, followed by head lights and break lights going one after another… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/05/2012 by Richarpsmith (1 review written)
I recently purchased a one year old Fiesta with just 2500 miles on the clock. Having had a Vauxhall Vectra Diesel which with my style of driving and doing 70 miles each day on the motorway I could get approx 55 mpg. I was expecting to get the claimed 67 mpg that Ford say is possible. The best I can attain is 1 mpg less than the Vectra 54 mpg and that is not going over 65 mph and carefull acceleration etc in town. Big dissapointment… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/04/2011
I bought this £6500 5 door 1.4TDCI Fiesta Zetec from a main Ford dealership in York with only 24k on the clock. Just after six months(now out of warranty)it developed a water leak which after investigation from my own garage, turned out to be an "octopus" shaped hose made of plastic, deep inside the engine bay which had been rubbing on an adjacent component.There was that much stripping down that I ended up with a bill for £178. More recently at only 40k miles, the turbo failed,landing me with… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/03/2011
I have a ford fiesta diesel, model 2005.
A wonderful car on its own. Only problem is that once the faults pop up, they never stop.
I got some work from a local garage on my power steering pipe. During this work, mechanic had to get the engine partly down. After he finished the work and i took the car back home, I started guessing that there seems some funny noise as if there is a leak in some gasket kind.
Now, the noise like," tcheek tcheek tcheek" keeps coming from the engine side and a bit… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/03/2011 by paulconnor (1 review written)
my fiesta is a 1.4diesel withonly 42,000 miles on the engine, it has suffered major internal engine damage is beyond repair and fords wont do anything so be warned buy a diesel you may not reach 45000 miles in it.this is my 9th ford and my last… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/03/2011
my fiesta is on a 56 plate it has done only 42,316 miles in garage at moment with MAJOR INTERNAL ENGINE DAMAGE the garage ( ex Ford dealers) have told me £4600 for a new engine or they will give me £600 trade in. I dont think that this is right, and am now preparing a case with a solicitor and the Trading Standards Office to get the value of the vehicle back. would i buy a ford again NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/03/2011 by mark owen (1 review written)
We bought our Fiesta 1.4 TDCI Zetec Climate in January 2009 for my wife to use as a second car, in the last 2 years its covered 17,000 miles and had no mechanical problems so far!
We paid £8000 from a main dealer with 12,500 miles on the clock for a 9 month old car which looking back was a good deal.
In the 2 years of ownership the only costs have been servicing and tyres.
Like other owners we only get a weekly average 42-45 mpg but this is still good compared to other cars we have or do… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/02/2011
injector seals need replacing at 39000 when are ford going to do something about this falt… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/01/2011 by septimus441 (1 review written)
I bought my Fiesta from the local main dealer as a nearly new car.on delivery I found numerous dinks in the paintwork and the interior was quite dirty. Also the car mats promised by the salesman were missing.The dealership took some convincing that I would not accept the car unless these faults were rectified. Since that time the car has been a pleasure to own and drive.
The car has good performance end economy and is very well behaved in all road conditions. Al in all a very well delivered… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/10/2010
Have had my 58 Tdci for nearly two years.Covered 23k.In that time it has never dropped below 60 mpg,with a mix of town and motorway driving.only trouble have had in that time is a faulty rear screen and the aircon recharged.Ford dealer charged £140 for both the yearly services.Might be a bit expensive for what they do.But i have had excellent service from them when i had warranty issues.
Only thing annoying about the diesel is the noise when the engine is cold,and the road noise on motorways… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/09/2010
Well I've had this car a few months now, it's a Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.4 TDCI on a 54 plate. I've owned a diesel Fiesta before (a 1.6 Zetec S TDCI) and I was very very happy with it, commuting 150 miles a day in it. I suppose I'm relatively happy with this, but my major gripe is the MPG. I bought this on starting a new job as I now have to drive 40 miles each way. All the literature points to 54mpg as the minimum, which sounded great to me and the overriding afctor in deciding to buy it. I'd… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2010
I have a 57 plate Ford Fiesta 1.4 Diesel. The engine fitted is a Peugeot unit and (based on blogs on the internet), there is a known problem with the injector seals as mine have just blown after 45K miles.
Is the Ford warranty worth the paper it is written on? My service history is up to date, but I have always used an independent garage for my servicing as it is cheaper and I have found they are more flexible in terms of when they can schedule you in if a fault occurs between services.
I… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/08/2010
Bought this Fiesta 1.4TDCI to replace my wife's previous 1.8 non-turbo Fiesta (174,000 trouble-free 52mpg miles).
Mileage was 27,000 and 8 months later at 32,000 miles the power steering rack had to be replaced (£900 inc. a service). At 36,000 miles poor starting and fumes caused by leaking injector seals and a cracked exhaust gas recirculation pipe had to be replaced (£925 inc a service) with a warning that the front discs were worn and with pads would be £225 approx!
Wear on the discs was in… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/07/2010
This is the best small car i have ever owned, Best handling in its class, great value
never less than 50mpg
Its cheap to run,
Its got plenty of space,
Accelleration is ok on the turbo
£35 per year road tax
After 90k hard miles it still drives well and not cost me much to maintain.
Poor top speed - similar to a 1.6 Petrol
not that attractive to look at
To get 65mpg+ you need to drive under 55mph
All in all, the car does what it meant to do perfectly… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/07/2010
can anyone tell me at best case and worst case how many miles I should get on a full tank of diesel, just bought a 1.4 tdci and i'm getting approx 450-480 miles on a full tank, mainly motorway driving at 60mph. The handbook says combined fuel economy is 62mpg, so i'm not getting anywhere near that am I? Or am I calculating it totally wrong? Help please!! :-)… Read Full Review
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