2000 Ford Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
Warm hatch with superb handling
Knocking noise from the suspension when going over rough terrain.
The car handles and corners better than faster hot hatches.
In my opinion Ford should make an even hotter version. And they could wipe the floor with the Renault Clio 172.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2001
13th Jul 2001, 20:34
Stop listening to Autocar etc. and learn to drive a real hot hatch - a real hot hatch has to be part instinct/part learnt. A Ford Fiesta pats you on the back for making errors - who's in control, the boys at Ford or you? Buy a Saxo/106.
20th Jul 2001, 10:05
Well said, I own a Saxo VTR that is very quick and handles like a dream.
3rd Oct 2001, 12:27
Yeh, they don't go so well stuck in the dealers or conked out on the hard shoulder. Avoid the 106/Saxo, get a VW and relish in cars that don't fall to bits, squeak or misfire. The Saxo catagory is full of people with problems on both these cars, yet some people are still bold enough to say "oh but it's worth it besides the faults". If a Saxo was a girl you would dump her for her faults!