Overall a good value for money car
The cable (yes, it's a cable) from gearstick to gearbox snapped and stranded me in neutral on a busy motorway. It cost £145 to get it replaced at a small private garage. The cable cost £57 and the rest was labour. "The worst stick to box linkage I have ever changed in any car" was the garage comment. It required stripping of dashboard and panels to reach the gearbox end. This was after only 19000 miles.
Good car for town driving and very well appointed. My wife is only 4ft 10ins and it suits her fine! "Very comfortable & easy to see out of". (could she not see out of the Fiesta!!) The power steering is also great to have after the heavy Ford Fiesta 1.8 diesel non powered.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2004