Written on: 10/04/2012
Bought my MK4 Zetec Lx a year ago now, and i love it with a passion, its purple and I'm an 18 year old lad! incredible torque,great pick up in it, never put a foot wrong, needed a new fuel pump at one stage but it still didn't leave me down, could almost hear it willing it self on, i loved the handling, takes sharp corners at speed very well, i can honestly say there is not a single thing i don't like about this car! i recently put spot lamps on and they took me all of an hour, very easy to... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2011 by SamualPayne
Hi all , i originally had a 1.3 MK4 Fiesta that i was using as a track car but the encore engine just wasnt doing it since then iv had 3 peugeot 106's, a corsa and guess what iv just bought myself a little 1.25 fiesta ... i love this thing in 11months im on my 6th car and i plan to keep this car ... pulls well .. handles well when going quick ... put an induction kit on it and it has quite a nice sporty sound too it and its also lowered 60mm so its not stupidly low but a nice sturdy height... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2011
Great little nippy car. Wouldn't recommend long journeys in it, 5th isn't very powerful at all, but as a town car for every day use it's perfect. Mines a 51reg, usual faults heater gets stuck on, back end a lil loose at times,but mine has brake issues too, copper brake pipes and flexy pipes replaced and now has developed a small brake fluid leak, am puputting it down.to age though cause i love it (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2010
ive had my mk4 fiesta a year (i brought it in october 2009) its not a 1.25 zetec its the 1.4 zetec s. its a blue one. its a great little car that zetec engine is really smooth and pulls well. ive only had 2 things go wrong with it this year first of all the rear wiper sometimes doesnt work but i have been told its a fiesta thing all the mk4s do it and second thing is the heater got stuck on hot even when the dial was on cold but again apparantly its just a fiesta thing so not bothered... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2010
First getting into this car it felt very uncomfotable, the seats dont hold you in at all.. going round a roundabout it feels like its about to tip over, its to slow... 70mph-80mph in 5th takes about 11 seconds, so not good on the motorway at all, its so dull, the gear change is ok and simple to slot in, and visability is good, cheap to run,insuure ect... but overall not my cuppa tea. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2010
I was aquired my 1.25 Mk4 Fiesta from my parents a few years ago as my first car and have been driving on an everyday basis since. It is an excellent little car which performs well on local drives but also long trips. More recently I drove it from SW Scotland to the South coast of France (around 2,500 miles round trip) twice and it never missed a beat! Currently , at 13 years old, it has 116,000 miles on the clock, so even with the trips to France the milage is fairly low for the age .... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2010
I have now retired and coincidentally very expensively divorced so continued ownership of my ex company Peugeot 406 Coupe SE was out of the question - that had to go! Quite by chance I spotted, just up the road, a 'For Sale' notice in a very clean 1.25 Zetec Fiesta Ghia N plate for £895. On enquiry it transpired that this car had initially been bought by one of the MD's at Ford for his daughter and had been kept in the family ever since. The paperwork confirmed that it had been regularly... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2010
Really nice car, done just over 60k miles and still drives like new, just bought a newer diesel fiesta, as will double the MPG, but yes very quick have taken golfs, clio's, corsa's on and won, mint car just need someone to buy it now. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2010
I bought my 1.25 Zetec Freestyle way back in 2003. My 5th Fiesta in 15 years!! I started with the XR2. It was a year old with 8,000 miles on the clock, and just as nippy as the old 1.6
In March 2010 I'll have had it six and a half years. It now has 85,000 on the clock. At 45,000 it needed a new wheel bearing on the back, at 62,000 I had a new cambelt fitted for peace of mind. So reliable, I am reluctant to trade it in. Still on the original exhaust for gods sake!!
Can't fault it, just had it... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2010
Must have car!, had mine since i passed been driving for 2 years, the 1.25i zetec engine pulls very nicely!,
ive taken out polos, corsas astras, clios, at the lights, wheel spin in 2nd and 3rd in the wet!!! this car is one of the best cars by far much better than all those other hatches,
extremely reliable never ever let me down once, good on petrol,
very practical, brought home cupboards, beds, doors tvs pretty much everything in it!
great car! once you buy youl never look back (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2009
I have had my 1.25 Zetec fiesta for 4 years after buying it from my mum.
My brother has a 01 plate fiesta with a 1.3 engine and he sais that the zetec is by far the better engine to have. It's currently done just under 50k miles and is going like a dream.
I change the oil, filters and plugs once a year and in return she gives me no problems.
I changed the strereo from a tape player to a 6 disc changer and added some speakers to the rear parcel shelf.
I did fit Lexus style lights on the back... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2009
amazing performance especially at traffic lights!!no wonder its called flight it takes off.must do a 1-60 on it should be interested (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2009
I've had the ford fiesta 1.25i 1997 for around 11 years and drives perfectly well. I've now done 162,000 miles and haven't replaced the clutch or timing belt. I'm thinking of doing that very soon. It can get rusty underneath but apart from that its cheap to run. As long as you keep servicing everything 6 months the engine will last you a long time. Its easy to service yourself. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2009
I was given the very first Series of the MK4 Zetec s 16v 1.25l.
Before this i had a p-reg Astra 1.4 8v Single point njection.
The Fiesta I a nippy car. The acceleation is Rapid! Kills astras, 306', even the 316 BMW's! It Flies! definately a car for the young. The torque is unbelievable.
In the slightly wet if you Boot it infirst to bout 4500RPM then Shift to nd With a lot of gas it Sins and spinsand pins, he Torque is Brilliant! Definatelya Wonderful car if you havent got one, GET ONE :D... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2009
The Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec is a wicked little car, its my first one but it shocked me with its nippyness. The customisability of it is also another upside, i've put some speakers in the back either side of the parcel shelf, new front ones and a sub and it sounds awesome. I've also installed my own remote central locking system in it which is ace. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2009
1997 Ford Fiesta Zetec-S Ghia
My Ford Fiesta has done 66,363 miles and is still going strong, be that with a few problems.
Its M.O.T is due on the 13th of October and it ain't going to be cheap. It needs new brake pads and disks, the bushes are splitting, the rear brake bleed nipple is corroded and the back section of the exhaust is not worth having its so rusted and corroded.
YES! Theres more! The drivers side electric window sticks when its almost fully up bacause the motor needs... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2009
Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec is a fantastic car, its my first car and i couldn't be happier brilliant to learn in. its got very little rust in two places (But you can hardly see it) everything else works, starts fine though after 2 weeks on holiday it did struggle but it does have an old battery but after that it got charged and now its fine! A/C is fantastic works nice and cool and quickly too! and warming up to a nice temp is quick and good! The standard stereo is okay, only a tape but i... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2009
I have owned two 2002 ford fiestas, a 5 door and now a 3 door.
I got the first one back in 2007 as a cat D and repaired it to a high standard. I felt the car was really nippy, it got me past tractors and slow wagons like i was goin round cyclists. Both of mine are the "freestyle" trim, which is well equipped, CD radio, Power windows, A/c, Front foglights, digital trip and other toys.
I bought my second fiesta 1.25 Zetec SE. This car has 145,000 miles on it and has just passed its MOT with... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
I had purchased the mk4 zetec 1.25 as my first car as was rather impressed with what i was getting. It is a very nippy car when driving down hill but uphill, its performance is pretty awful. Steering is very light. Quite a gready car petrol wise. Electronics were sound. Known as a lasting car and very cheap to maintain. Modifications can be easily added to the car such as new sound system which i did (ghet the correct removal kit, cables and bracket/fascia)
Unfortunately i ended up writing... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2009
I have bought a ford fiesta mk4 zetec for the WIFE as a FIRST Car. Its the 1.25 zetec AUTOMATIC! I drive it more than my CLIO RS 2.0 Sport!! It has a great feel good factor. Electrics are good, radio is strong, steering is light and tax is low. ideal first car. very easy to modify if wanted to, and imprtantly, you can work on the car without the fear of taking it to a Garage to fix (via plug in to a computer) Highly recommended. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2009
We use Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec as basically a MPV - there's 5 of us me, wife and 3 kids, we go camping alot were really adventurous and outdoorsy we luv dis lil car we even got a small trailer that we never take off (Oh and my driving is definitely not the best but its survived even though it now has no back bumper of wing mirror.
Its a tough lil car and were giving it to our son who is 17 in 3 months and looking to get a vauxhall vectra :) (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2009 by dannydannyp (1 review written)
Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec cars are fantastic
they can be modified quite easily even though parts for modifing aren't easy to get.
there is a cheap and cheerfull way though....... they run on the same chassis as a puma so parts off of thoes near enough fit straight onto the fiesta e.g. brakes and suspension. (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2009
The Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec is a great little car and cheap to run. (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2009
Have owned one of these Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec for the last 4 years, could hardly be happier! In comparison to other small cars with similar engines you can't do much worse than this, some friends who have had similar cars (punto, polo, ibiza, swift) have all spent more maintaining and repairing and with the exception of the Polo my fezzy can out-drag all these! Handles very nicely (although my driving isn't the best!) and if you're after a bit of fun the back end will kick out a little... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2009
No car of this age is overly reliable, but it helps that Ford parts are reasonably cheap. But that's boring and this car is not. If you are a prospective buyer on a budget, you need this Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec car! (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2009
Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec is a great little runner, enough power to jus nip around town and not to uncomfortable.
Not too shabby
Picks up spead easily
Nice engine sound
Easily repairable- parts aren't expensive
Great corner handling. Could do with a bit more gadgets
Rust- but fords generally get rusty after 5/6 years
Written on: 27/03/2009
The Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec is fantastic as a 1st car
Got a Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 great car. Mine is the zetec LX, and has the fog lights on the front and the flip spoiler in the back
Ive had a few issues with mine down to lack of care by previous owners
And now the expected faults like the timing chain being worn have appeared however a common problem is the motor in the back wiper failing, mine is one of them.
Ive easily managed to change my radio to a standard one from the fiesta... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2009
I've had my Fiesta 1.25 zetec-s (ghia model) for about 2 years. The engine is very reliable and nippy. It's rated at 75ps but I know its considerebly more than that as my friend has sporting punto that is rated at 80 odd but i always leave it standing from pulling off and overall speed is slightly quicker. I have ghia model which I think is great as you get everything elec windows, sunroof, aircon, wood effect dash and nice seats, just put a spoiler on it andyou have a zetec model but... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2009 by CJ1990 (1 review written)
For the size of the engine these little cars go like stink! Second and third gear are great for putting down power, havent found many same sized engine cars that can beat it! Great little cars, quick, responsive, sound good, look good and can often pick them up fairly cheap!!! Got mine as my first car n am so chuffed with it!!!Bit of a lurch in the power band in 1st and 2nd up until about 2,000rpm. No power in 5th when fully loaded (4 passengers) but apart from that i absolutely love the car!!! (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2009
Had my Fiesta MK4 Zetec for two years now it has been very reliable, small but efficient and good for petrol. Good performer, wippy for small engine, runs well and sounds nice but the interior feels cheap. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2008 by paradise460 (1 review written)
I have a 1.2 Ford Fiesta zetec mk4 W reg only done 40k miles. Its a great looking little car I've have her 8 months now and she hasn't given me any problems yet. Such a nice car to drive when you have got used to the clutch. All my friends love it, they call her Fiona! I would definatly recommend it to any new driver. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2008
I've had a Fiesta Zetec-s 1998, very fast, nippy, never let me down, even when I conk out on petrol, its goes,dont know how, but it took me to the pump...the best car ever, for a first and always will be the best...recommended for all new car drivers and for those who want a runabout.....very good on the motorway.
Lovely around all aspects off road surfaces, turns, bends, beautiful.
Just remember to service it and keep it in good condition in and out as well as mechanical wise... add this... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2008 by splunk900
I have the 1.25 Ford Fiesta Zetec-S 16 valve S reg, I ' ve had off my father who has had it from new it has done over 100k and still goes as the day she was made it has outrun many of my friends cars who have been supped up. It held my neighbours Subaru Impreza Legacy then left me for dead but it now has had a few upgrades which include a turbocharger and twin back box and it goes like mad. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2008
I've owned my Ford Fiesta for 8 months now she done 18,000 miles (I drive a lot) she still jst as nice 2 drive as the day I got her. She has been modified, uprated suspension zetec's alloys pipercross induction kit nwd cat back sytem grooved and drilled brakes ebc rear drums all round strut braces. I've yet 2 find a car under a 1.4 that can do me off the lights. and as for corners well she enilates them. Seriously even if you not guna modify it they are great car would highly recomend. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2008
The Ford Fiesta Zetec is a great first car, sporty sounding but quiet. Zetec engine that is surprisingly nippy. Hits 60 in around 11 seconds which is quicker than the MK5 facelift and the new shape fiesta of the same engine thanks to the lighter weight.
General niggles are the sills rusting and under the wheel arches but all can be sanded down and brushed up. Other than this nothing has gone wrong with it yet with only 32,000 on the clock. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2008 by zetec boy
Overall a very nippy good drive! Reccomend a Ford Fiesta zetec to anyone wantin a 1st car, try nd stay clear of the bog standard fiesta ghia, lx unless willing to pimp up! (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2008 by mulmar08 (1 review written)
Great little car. The Ford Fiesta Zetec is great, especially for just the £390 I paid for it, it looks origanal and sporty, sounds more sporty in high revs rather than lyk ur just ragin the nuts of it, its done over 100,000 miles but feels tight and like new to drive and is also very economical, I seviced it around 4000 miles ago and the oil and water is still in the same good state, great first car. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2008
I have a Ford Fiesta MK4 'R' Reg 1.25 Zetec 16V with electric windows and central locking. This car is great for me and as my first car its a lot better than i expected to get for the cost. The version i have seems to be rare as i can't find anyone else with one except for 2 for sale on ebay. I have had some problems with my car as it overheated due to the previous owner not keeping the water container topped up which has meant i have had to replace the head gasket, a valve and get the head... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008 by paulrooney111
I just love my fiesta zetec 1.25 such a lush car specially as a first car love my baby. Handles the corners and roundabouts. Easily does most cars of similar engine type if not much larger engines Cheap on petrol. MOT 2 much of a chavvy boy racers car. (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2008
Its a great car. I have the Ghia so it has a/c, p/s, immobiliser, air bag etc.. lovely nippy car, sounds meaty as well when you rev it. Got some real ooomph! Easy to clean as well. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2008
I've had my mk4 Fiesta 1.25 zetec for a month with 108k on the clock and it drives fine, very fast and very good at handling, only problem is rear passenger lock (5door) and a tad of rust on the arch but is still a very good car. Especialy for £300. (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2007 by TBF
I have hardcore version (Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Si) for a year now and I've done a bit of mods to it: power boost, induction, manifold, s/steel exhaust system. Next is: kent cam, 15" rims (step up from the 13s) and Mondeo throttle body.
I get 0-60 in 6 seconds very impressive for such a small engine and I bought it buttons! (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2007 by ciaranspiddal (1 review written)
The Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 great car. Mine is the LX zetec, and has the fog lights on the front and the flip spoiler. Go for the Zetec though insurance may be dearer. I think I'll invest in a spoiler - want a big one though, not the small flip - I'm undecided! In terms of practicality, a small fuel tank but great mpg. I do about 200 miles a week and only spend about €30 on petrol! (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2006 by zetecs24
I have had my Fiesta 1.25 Zetec for 3 months and has been a bit unreliable. I have had to change the catalyst convertor but after this change she has been great. Quick little car and I even beat a new Mini 1.6 petrol off the lights. Great little car for the money and would say yes if you were thinking. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2006 by luda (1 review written)
I got my 1.25 Zetec S fiesta off my mum last year, with 40K on the clock, its now done 43K and . 1st of all got a puncture (not bad, but a annoying none the less), then needed the clutch replaced, and still clunks a bit.
Still a great car, especially with a 3 1/2 back box and an induction kit ;) (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2005 by Langz (1 review written)
Best engine you can get in a small car and very reliable, mines done over 70,000 miles and still runs like new! comfortable inside and looks pretty good on the outside to for its age.
When I first test drove the Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec there were lots of small electrical problems such as the central locking was a bit iffy (worked about 30% of the time) heated windscreen did not work or the back wiper or boot release. Also the rear suspension made an awful crunching noise everytime time... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2005 by Juras
I beat all sorts with my Ford Fiesta Mk4 1.25 Zetec : Golf III 1.9tdi , almost beat Mazda 323 92m` 1.8, till the third gear I beatBMW 320 `91m ;), and I`ve reached speed like it is written in the documents - ~180km/h. (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2005 by chrstof
I bought this Fiesta 1.3 8v about 2 years ago as a runabout at uni, it cost me £2000 and has so far, been a good investment. I always liked the look of this model however hav since made sum modifications. Twin headlamp conversion, Green air filter, Peco full exhaust system, lowered 40mm, added TSW 15. (read more)