2001 Ford Fiesta Zetec-S 1.6i petrol from UK and Ireland
A sexy little love boat of a car
Nothing significant has gone wrong except that there was hardly any oil in the engine and it chugged for a few days until I realized.
The car has a lot of strange noises including a loud resonance from somewhere at 90mph+.
The tires make a lot of noise too. Initially thought it was the cams, but apparently it wasn't!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd May, 2001
26th May 2001, 13:14
Zetec-S is a dangerous shed!
Do not buy one.
I have had two X-reg zetec-s'. The first one had 5 trips to the dealer for frontawl suspension failure. 1 week after the replacement parts were fitted, the car lost control and was written off. The insurance replacement Zetec-S has recently been committed to Ford, due to 20+ faults, some quite major. Ford offered me a full refund... which I took.
3rd Oct 2001, 15:18
That comment was written by a Saxo VTR owner, angry with his own car, ignore it.
17th Oct 2001, 13:57
I have a panther black Zetec-S and I wouldn't change my wee black beauty for anything other than an Escort RS Cosworth.
VTRs eat my dust.