2000 Ford Fiesta Reviews

2000 Ford Fiesta Ghia 1.25 Zetec from Portugal

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.25 Zetec Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance86000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 106

Summary:

Good!

Faults:

The heat from the A/C stopped working.

General Comments:

It was a pretty good car in its price range. Apart from the A/C malfunction, nothing went wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2012

2000 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.25 16v from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.25 16v Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance59000 miles
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

Brilliant little car, quick, reliable and cheap

Faults:

Pretty much nothing has ever gone wrong with this car.

Just the usual wear and tear parts. Recently had new brakes fitted, spark plugs, tyres and that's it. Oh, and an oil change.

Suppose the steering wheel starting to wear is a bad point, but again that's wear and tear. It is a 7 year old car.

General Comments:

Brilliant little car, I went from a 1.6 16v Megane Coupe and a 1.6 Sport Astra to the Fiesta, and I immediately noticed how economical it is on fuel.

I've left 1.4 206s and a 1.9 diesel Punto standing off the start, and even top end it's incredibly nippy for a small engine.

Seats get a bit uncomfortable on long journeys, especially down motorways, as I have noticed recently.

I never used to like Fords because of their reputation for putting together poor quality cars, but it's probably the most reliable car I've had. So reliable that I'm going to buy a 07 Plate Fiesta TDCi Zetec S in December.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2008

24th Jun 2012, 10:23

Agree with all comments. My 1242 engine is superb. It's a 15 year old Zetec model on an S plate. Usual new parts through wear and tear.

2000 Ford Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance59000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Mini

Summary:

Good reliable car, with a little punch when you want it

Faults:

Heater control valve and thermostat housing went about 3 months into owning the car. The HCV is a common fault, however £20 later and a little handy work, and this was fixed, giving me both hot air and cold air, instead of just hot. Apart from that, she has been a little dream.

Please note there a number of quality control problems with this model:

Steering wheel fades

HCV

Suspension bushes wear quickly (better to replace with non ford parts)

Coil pack

Ummm there are others, but I cannot remember off the top of my head what they are.

General Comments:

Built quality is reasonable for a mass production car. Get the odd rattle and squeak, but at the end of the day the car is 8 years old, so I think this is expected.

Car handles well, both in the wet and the rain, and the performance isn't too bad for the size of the engine, and it returns decent mpg as long as you drive it well.

Interior is spacious considering the size of the car, and boot space is pretty good too.

The styling is nice, although a little boy racer like with the wheels and headlights.

Decent to insure (group 8). I'm 23 with 4 years no claims, and it's less than £400 a year fully comp.

I have done a lot of long journeys in this car, and the seat hold you well and give you decent support.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2008

2000 Ford Fiesta Zetec-S 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 206

Summary:

Excellent little car

Faults:

The only problem I had was the motor for changing from hot to cold air.

Other than that, I had it for 6 months and didn't spend a penny on it.

General Comments:

This was the best car I have ever owned. It's a 1.6 16v 125bhp and seriously lightweight; maybe too light, so that it spins in rain with little on the foot pedal.

Handling is good, but they need lowering slightly; never had mine done.

The clutch and gearbox were spot on, as Fords usually are.

Very sporty, decent interior, nice kit and rims as standard.

Pulls quite nice, and with a simple induction kit sounds awesome.

If you have the chance to buy one of these, I would get one. I'd have one tomorrow if I could afford it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2008

2000 Ford Fiesta Ghia 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired54 miles
Most recent distance37871 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Very pleased with the car overall

Faults:

Nearside suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated and was informed when serviced 2006 at 30574 miles.

General Comments:

The Fiesta Ghia X reg was a smooth and comfortable ride.

I had rust inside the door frame after 5 years (window strut), and found this was a common problem with this model (informed by body work team), and it has since returned this year (2007).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2007

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 54 reviews