2000 Ford Fiesta Zetec-S 1.6i Zetec from UK and Ireland
Beautiful car, but check thoroughly before you buy
The boot bracket became loose (looked like a bolt was missing) and eventually damaged inside bodywork.
Power steering cable was rubbing against the drive shaft.
Small, but regular brake fluid leak.
Upholstery on seat wearing badly.
Leather covering on steering wheel also beginning to wear badly.
Clicking noise from front wheels when driving over bumps (Ford don't know what this is)
The car looks absolutely stunning and turns loads of heads, but after three months its build quality is really starting to show.
I have had lots of small annoying problems with it such as leaks and many minor parts have needed replacing.
Other than that the car runs well and has plenty of power for a Fiesta. The acceleration is impressive and the gearbox is nice and tight. Although taller drivers may struggle with gear changes initially.
The handling is particularly good especially on windy roads.
Seats are very comfy and interior is nice.
Stereo system is a little disappointing and needs much more power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th October, 2003
Just want to make a remark on what you were saying about the knocking noise from the front wheels,well I had a knocking coming from mine on a Thursday morning and by the Thursday night I put it into a tree with loss of steering on a roundabout, police investigations found no fault, but I'm sure this knocking was to blame so go back to ford and get nasty to them about that noise other wise you could end up like me, facing life in a wheel chair aged 30