Ford Fiesta Reviews from Brazil

1999 Ford Fiesta GL 1.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance178000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

Nothing! Really nothing, 178.000km without any problems.

General Comments:

It's a small and very economical car, doesn't have any extra confort.

The Zetec RoCam engine is really good for a 1L engine.

Handle likes a Nascar.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2007

2002 Ford Fiesta Supercharger Personallite 1.0 RoCam

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 RoCam Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired16050 kilometres
Most recent distance17549 kilometres
Previous carFiat Palio

Summary:

High power, medium price, low negative points

Faults:

Whenever I wash it, the front light get full of water inside. It takes a long time for them to fade away.

The seat support has fallen, but it was quickly fixed in the dealer (5 minutes)

There has been some noise in the windows when I am in a bad quality road.

General Comments:

This news generation is really beautiful and with a superb engine. Although it is a little bit petrol eater, there's always enough power, unlike those 1.0 16V cars that has no power or torch. This Zetec Rocam engine is really a state of art, and the compressor just make it go faster and faster.

The interior does not have old Ford quality. The dashboard is made with a cheap plastic, and you don't feel quite comfortable on it. Original sound speaker is terrible. Seats are quite uncomfortable after long trips. Small leg support and the back support is too straigh.

When it comes about handling, you suddenly don't care about the interior. Just like a VW Golf, you know that the cars won't let you down in curves.

Suspension is sporty and doesn't absorb all the road irregularities.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2003

2002 Ford Fiesta Superchanger 1.0 turbo compression

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 turbo compression Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance5089 kilometres
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

Sporty, practical and fun to drive

Faults:

The rubber that protects the car interior from the water and dust is loosing.

General Comments:

The car is incredible fast if you consider its small engine.

The new Fiesta is extremely beautiful and stylish.

However the interior has lack of quality. The dash is made with a low-quality plastic that doesn't correspond with the outside beauty.

The air-conditioner buttons aren't lighted, so at night you have trouble adjusting the temperature.

The seats aren't comfortable for long distance travels. They doesn't have enough support for the legs and for the back.

The Fiesta has a outstanding handling. It feels like its on a rail.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th January, 2003

13th Jul 2003, 08:49

I agree, I have owned a Zetec-S for the past two years now - having upgraded from a standard 1.25SE which I thought was very nippy for its specs.

No trouble with the car apart from high servicing costs from Ford and I'm beginning to hear a slight knock from the suspension which sounds like the anti-roll bar.

Ah well,

Marc Mitchell.

4th Dec 2003, 09:32

Yes.. Ford engines like Zetec are really good. If you consider the 1.0 engine, with its 65 hp, you may think it is a weak one, but you have torch at any time. Now, this engine with the compressor (the Supercharger) with its 96 hp, it is faster than the 1.6 Zetec. Really. But you have to rev the engine in a high rotation... and it gets a little bit noisy. Also, it is a great petrol eater.

The sound system is not the best... there's a lack in quality...

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews