2007 Ford Fiesta 1.2 petrol


Sick and drinks a lot !


The undercover came loose after a year.

The valves broke at the valve seats; serious engine repair bill > €1500.

General Comments:

Has no torque pulling performance, as it struggles when going uphill.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th August, 2013

1998 Ford Fiesta Techno 1.2 16v


Excellent run for the price


Paint on the outside mirrors became opaque (the original colour was bright red)

General Comments:

Excellent for price and quality. Runs fast, is stable, needs a bit more fuel than my previous Uno from Fiat, but runs so much better! I do not understand why it is impossible to open the trunk with an inside button though, you need the key every time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2002

27th May 2003, 08:42

Try turning off the engine and then the interior boot release will work!

1998 Ford Fiesta Studio CTX 1.25 16v Zetec


A cute roundabout with some flaws


Just little frustrating niggles. It's got a strange momentary gear whine at cold startup from brand-new (never looked after by that tragic dealer).

Trim rattles here and there.

It has recently developed a slight ticking at low speed (calipers need adjusting I suspect).

MUST exchange the timing belt, it has visible little cracks!!

The suspensions are noisy on the bumpy bits, pretty disturbing.

Paintwork (solid white) is nothing special.

Lacks a bit of rear legroom. Interiors not as versatile as a Renault Twingo, but much better built.

Ford CVT (CTX) is sometimes a bit jerky from standstill, that's the most irritating thing. For the rest it's a darling. Could be quicker at the lights, though.

General Comments:

Local Ford dealer hasty & nasty, inefficient and utterly incompetent.

They told me they can't fix the gearbox if it goes wrong (!), left the car with NO petrol when I picked it up first time so I was stranded in the middle of the high street 5 minutes later, and many more bad service episodes.

The boys at the garage can't just understand why I bought it auto. I told them to drive one in the rush-hour traffic for a week. Fools and ignorant. Never again a Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th March, 2001