Forget that it's a Fiesta
Knocking noises from the suspension.
Odometer blanks out for 2 seconds occasionally.
Front fog lights letting in water.
Fantastic handling warm hatch, easily defeats a VTR, throttle response is amazing, loads of power < 4000 for a 16v.
Odd how all the comments on this site appear to indicate the same set of problems with the Zetec-S.
MPG surprisingly good, 38 on the motorway if you drive sensibly, 1.0 Saxo only used to do 42 at the same speed.
No-one'll believe me that it's that good, all they see is the Fiesta name.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2001