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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 Full Review
Written on: 02/09/2011 by SamualPayne (1 review written)
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 really… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 serviced… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 changing… Read Full Review
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 don't… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 the… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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