1999 Ford Fiesta Zetec Mk5 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Disguised fun rocket
Would occasionally refused to start until the 3rd try, hasn't happened since oil/filter change.
One off episode where the gears froze, got it checked out and nothing was wrong.
It's no super-car, but I've surprised everyone who's thought it easy fodder at traffic lights.
Very little power for overtaking on the motorway, but around country lanes it'll rally.
Suspension and tyres are superb.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2001