Ford Fiesta Reviews from Mexico

1998 Ford Fiesta Base 1.4 petrol 16V

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol 16V Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 19


A nice car pocket car that handles great!


Well, nothing has been wrong in the proper sense of the word, but I have to accept that when you drive on irregular pavement, the suspension crackles a lot, and the noise is a little irritant.

If you live at a considerable altitude over sea level - I'd say over 2000 meters or so, the engine feels a little underpowered if there are three or four adults in the car.

General Comments:

The car is absolutely a gem; it handles like butter, but with a precise feeling in your hands; the steering is firm, yet gentle, and transmits every single stone on the pavement. The brakes are also nice, since they stop the car considerably well in most situations.

The front seats fit perfect for an average adult, and they don't let you slide when taking a close curve or something.

The economy is also great if you consider the total weight of the vehicle, the modest power train, and the heavy traffic conditions of my city.

Above everything else, I want to point the superb performance of the 1.4 16 v Zetec-S engine, which transmits the power to the wheels in a smooth, placid way, in a perfect combination with the manual transmission.

Nice car, just take care of it, and never force it or forget its normal garage needs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2008

2000 Ford Fiesta Trend 1.4 16v Zetec

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Zetec Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort


The best compact car EVER made for sure!


Nothing, and seems it will stay like this for a long long time.

General Comments:

The best car, I've ever driven, handles so sweet, great fuel consumption, its so comfortable, so roomy, the A/C works like if I was living in the Norh pole (brrr), I usually invite my mates to go around, and we all get inside the fiesta, and the car is great, its still got power, even though we usually get 5 or 6 mates in it.

If you ever try one, do it ONLY if you have the money for paying it, 'cause you will immediately fall in love with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2005

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews