1999 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland
A pocket rocket with annoying faults
Both door handles have snapped, the drivers door twice!
The ignition coils needed replacing at 55000.
Starting to show signs of rust and it isn't even 5 years old yet.
This car is a lot faster than you would think. It has an induction kit on now so lets out a throaty roar. Its also well balanced through the corners.
Have used two main dealers. Both have mechanics trained to Ford standards. One dealer was diabolical, and the other was great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th April, 2004
29th Apr 2004, 16:07
It is no wonder that you have experienced some problems with this vehicle. You have stated that you have fitted an induction kit. You have also broken the Drivers Door Handle Twice. This is hardly a hand made Aston Martin. You need to understand that the very cheapest Mass Produced vehicles always suffer from compromise engineering. What I am trying to say is if you purchase a cheaply made vehicle then handle it as if it could break. I have found that this approach saves a fair amount of money in the long term.
19th May 2004, 06:19
The induction kit has only seen 4000 miles so therefore it can't be blamed. The car is mass produced so therefore all parts should be made to the same high standards as they have had plenty practice to get it right.
30th May 2006, 07:06
I think that both of you are stupid. You are moaning about handles falling off, what do you expect it is a FORD and both are responsible for buying a ford. Maybe you should reconsider your purchase next time.