2010 Ford Fiesta Trend 1.4 (Gasoline)
Fun, great and enjoyable to drive
Headlights sealing problem, starting to fog after 1 month, replaced under warranty after several weeks waiting.
The front passenger seat is a bit squeaky.
This car has superb handling, at both low and high speeds.
It has nice standard audio quality.
It is reasonably priced.
It has eager performance with the A/C off.
It has great efficiency with Eco-driving style (13km/l city, 24km/l highway).
All in all, it is a good all round hatch.
But it is somewhat difficult to dry out after washing due to lots of exterior gaps.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th June, 2011
Did you say you achieved 24km/l on highway mode? That must be amazingly unbelievable!!
Another reviewer scored 20km/l average with his 1.4TDCi (diesel engine), which is normally more economical than the 1.4 petrol. Probably you need to check your highway figures again. Would be glad to know. Thanks.
If he was driving on a perfectly flat open road, with no aircon on, I'd say it's possible.
I've had my much older-tech 2001 BMW 316ti manual (1.8-litre) for just under 2 years, and on less than ideal NZ open roads, which tend to dip and rise, I managed 17 km/L once (measured at the petrol station). Given that the Fiesta would have better aerodynamics, has a slightly smaller engine, and newer technology that makes it more efficient, 24 km/L under ideal conditions just might be possible.
Honestly, that's nearly the same number I could get so far, best number I'd say. While it's not the average, a diesel version of the Fiesta surely should have got a better average fuel economy. I've found it's only possible with A/C off, tending to glide the car, be gentle on the pedal, minimal braking, limiting the engine to 2500 RPM, no passenger, and when the outside is about 25 deg C. Possible, but quite hard to achieve.