Written on: 29/07/2013 by Sadford
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 27/02/2011
injector seals need replacing at 39000 when are ford going to do something about this falt (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 19/06/2010
I've had my 1.4 tdci from new, if you have buckled front wheels its probably been a driving school car like mine was, at 17k miles the injector seals had to be replaced & again at 23k miles, at 38k miles it had to have a new clutch costing almost £700, its now done 52k miles and the engine is smelling of oil, I wish I had stuck by my guns when I had serious engine problems with a 2 litre granada at 90k miles & vowed never to buy another ford, I didnt heed my own warnings & am now... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2010
just got same problem, rang ford and its only about £1.50 per seal and my local garage only charging £40 to fit em so dont go getting ripped off people!!! (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2010
the car is going in for injector seals next week,done 21,000 miles i will be selling it shortly,as the seals seem to be a common fault on this model.I was very pleased with this car until this,if it was a one off i would keep it,but the seals could go again on the next 20,000 miles. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2010
I have had the same problem as everyone else. Number four diesel injector needs seals and washers replacing. Dealer quoted £215 plus VAT plus parts. Because they have to take the engine apart. Said it was 3 hours labour. I can't believe so many 1.4 TDCi owners have been burdened with this. I too will be going to an independent garage to see if I can get it done cheaper. (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2009
I have owned my fiesta for three years now and never had a problem,it has done 94k miles and still drives like new.I bought the car for my wife and she loves it,it is so easy to drive and insurace is so cheap.I had a Merc I didnt use that much and when I saw how practical the fiesta was I sold the Merc.For its size I think it is unbeaten in its class,a large boot for pushchair/luggage has been great for family holidays.I akways clock the MPG and it has never returned under 60 MPG and thats a... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2009
I have the fiesta zetec tdci 2006 model, i have only had it for 3 months and noticed a leak from the engine then smoke and fumes coming out the engine. i reported this to the local garage that i bought the car from and they said that i had got 30 days warrenty with the car so i was really upset as i got a quote from ford and they said that it would be £394 to replace even though the seals only cost just over ten pounds pretty bad i thought.
i have managed to get them replaced by a local... (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2009
I'm a second owner of this car ford feista 1.4tdci zetec, 2006 model.Three months later in my hand, a leakage in the stearing rack is a problem. Since it was still cover with the warranty, it was sorted out. Last 9 Dec. 2008, heavy fumes of deisel and noise of the engine was an another problem. The injector seal no.3 went on. still on warranty and was sorted out. After the warranty ends last March 2009, again I heard the noise and a little bit smell of fumes and i did'nt mind it. Now, fumes... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2009
i brought the ford fiesta 1.4 tdci 1last year it has been a good car good on road tax 35 pound a year good on fuel it does 55 to 60 mpg only problems i had was a water pump whine and power steering pipe leak but apart from that good car and recomend one !! (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2009
Bought the Ford Fiesta 1.4 car in 2006 from a Ford Dealer when it was 2 yrs old and 14,500 on the clock Is a TDCi Zetec with air con.
Problems. Front wheel found to be buckled ( not by me) replaced under warranty.
Clutch operating mechanism failed (clip broke) and I had to be recovered.( fixed under warranty ( never re occurred)
Air Con stopped working - back to dealer about 4 times before fixed ( wire too short which kept snapping.)
All these faults were in first couple of months and the... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2009
I have owned many cars over the years but I love this Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 68 Zetec Diesel. Its not the fastest car in the world but the mpg's have saved me good money so far in the couple of months ownership compared to the Golf. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anybody wanting to save money. No mechanical issues with this vehicle so far. Found out from a ford mechanic friend of mine that majority of people have issues with this vehicle because they cane it and dont treat the diesel... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2009
Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 68 Zetec had no probs but ticking noise ,was still under warranty but dealer said no prob just normal,then the smell of fumes after stopping at lights etc, dealer said £300, took it to local garage £120, but 6 months on can't park her too long facing uphill as fuel running back to tank . Pity as i like the car but will look for another make after 37yrs of Fords. Can't believe they still make the same problem. (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2009
My Ford Fiesta is an 03 and had to get 3 injectors and steering rack done inside 22 months....dealer blamed bad diesel but really it's Ford diesel engine to blame...
I think these are the same engine as the Peugeot 1.4hdi which was pure rubbish.
I would never buy a diesel Fiesta again, would going to buy an 2005 Focus 1.6 tdci but these engines are poor too giving loads of bother.
Best to stick to the petrol in these. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009
Bought my Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Climate last week from RMG Motor park www.rmgmotorpark.co.uk in Doncaster after seeing the advert on the internet www.cheapfiestadiesel.co.uk Really Impressed with the car and with RMG. The salesperson was great, showed me the car, gave me a thorough test drive and I secured a fab price.
Car's got decent spec, FREE Air Conditioning AND comes with the balance of the FORD manufacturer's warranty. 08 plate all for £6995. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2009 by w232 (1 review written)
My Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 68 Zetec had good reliabity until recently, cheap to tax + insure plenty of interior space. Woeful fuel economy from such a small car, this is my eighth ford diesel and the only one that gets no where near its economy figures, i used to get 50 mpg out my mondeo 1.8. on the same journeys i get 55mpg out of the fiesta, i have had three other 1.4 tdcis as courtesy cars over the past 6 years none of the have bettered 55 mpg. build quality is good and parts are usually... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2009 by Nevmet (1 review written)
Yesterday I got the car back from the Ford garage where it had been for a service and because there was engine 'knocking' and diesel smell in the cab
Well they charged me pound;438 quid for the service and replacing the fuel injector rubber seals..................it appears this is a very common problem and if so surely it should come under warranty?
Has anyone else had the same problem fixed under warranty? (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008 by lady45 (1 review written)
I have had my Ford Fiesta 1.4 tdci zetec from new (sept 03) and to be honest on the whole it was okay up and till the last two years.
The steering pump went at 60.000 miles and then the steering rack went at 65.000 miles on the whole it cost me £1200.
I had been telling the Ford Garage (where it had been regularily serviced every 8 months) that it had a vibration above 65 mph and it seemed to loose its steering at times for the last 18months of the three year warranty (which to be honest... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2008 by steve808 (1 review written)
There are more bad points than good. Bad starting in cold conditions during winter. Engine takes forever to warm up as well during winter. The steering rack rattles when going over bad roads. There is also vibration coming from the steering when you drive at 65 to 70 mph. When the wheels were re-balanced it made no difference. There was a ticking noise coming from the engine and very bad fumes coming into the car which resulted in 1 injector having to be replaced. Very expensive job. £700... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008 by clooteybum
I purchased an 05 plate Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.4 TDCI just under a month ago. This began to make the same ticking noise as I ve read elsewhere which seems to disappear after the car has warmed up. I put it in for a service and was told the seal for the injector had went so I contacted my local dealership who informed me after inspecting the car that the full injector needed replacing. I was told this was covered under warranty which eased my worries as I was told from the garage that serviced... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2008 by stevesheila
Bought the car new and the injector seal went at 18000 miles light smell of diesel in cabin and ticking noise went again at 40000 this time the injector had to be replaced. Once they have gone once they repeatedly go causing possible damage to the cylinder head. Same engine used in Peugeot 206, they also have the same problem. Cost for replacement seal from £50.00+ Cost for injector and seal £225+ If you are buying one of theses cars make sure you get a warranty and have it checked or it... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2007 by beefandtomato (1 review written)
Replaced faultless 1.8 tdci focus with fiesta 1.4 tdci which has a repetitive fault (3RD TIME BACK TO DEALER IN 6 MONTHS!) of problem with engine "ticking" noise, Ford dealer say, its a fuel injector seal failure, strong smell of diesel/fumes inside car. I used the same vehicles at my workplace and one of those also has same "ticking" noise....anyone else had this problem? (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2007 by Walkman950 (1 review written)
Car is very practical, has a surprisingly large boot, even the standard torque on this engine is impressive, has the ability to pull a lot of weight in the car with ease. I (unlike a lot of other people) have taken out the dashboard (radio part) and have found it an absolute annoyance getting back in. I'd only recommend taking it out if you are patient, careful, or are paying a professional to do the job. Great little car, I've got fiesta Mk7 lights front and rear with the mk7 Zetec-S rims... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2007 by bikermike (1 review written)
So cheap to run - my Ford Fiesta costs £35 road tax and average 55mpg over the whole year - thats all types of driving. It'll do 80 -85 on the motorway no problem and still return over 50mpg, even fully loaded. Handles like a little rollerskate! Great fun to drive but you need a bit of skill to get the most from the diesel. Superb little car great space for 2 adults and can take 4 at a push. Really cheap to run and Ford fixed price servicing is pretty reasonable as well. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2007 by cbrdude34 (1 review written)
I changed from a Focus Zetec to this Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Zetec climate, the only thing that has changed is the real feel of driving that you get from a Focus, on a motorway drive I average around 76.2 mpg around town around 50-52-ish mpg, the CO2 emissions are low. I would recommend this car to anyone. The room inside the car does not differ greatly from a Focus except the boot area, tax and insurance groups are very low. If your looking for a car that gives good performance, reliability and... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2005 by Moe2003
The Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 68 Zetec 5dr is an excellent car to own. The Fiesta handles perfectly and when going around corners glides smoothly with no hassle. Also the fiesta is styled very well, with a very sporty outside as the 15 inch alloys make the car stand out from the crowd. The interior is also well made with good use of plastics whcih are of high quality.
The diesel itself is not at all noisey and when it gets going into the higher gears it drives as good as any petrol version and... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2004 by peterjohns
The Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 68 Zetec 5dr is excellent value for money. The best car that I have ever purchased. This city car is economical and reliable, quiet diesel engine and excellent all round view for parking etc. This one get's my vote. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2004 by sskarir (1 review written)
I just scraped a high kerb - damaged bumper - breaking all the plastic clips - damaging power steering fluid pipes.
Had to get all the front replaced upto the engine including radiator.
Had more problems with this car in 1 year than any of my cars in the past 5 years put together. Will never buy Ford again. Was a Ford fault but they will not admit it.
Over £800 worth of damage at speed of less than 5mph (read more)
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