2001 Ford Fiesta Flight 1.3 from UK and Ireland
A fun, cheap little car - perfect for new drivers!
This is my first car, and I couldn't have asked for a better one.
It's nice and nippy around town - you can easily get it into any parking space, and it loves to slip into tight spaces in traffic and on roundabouts!
On open roads it holds itself rather well for a small car - the only thing is that you need to change down to 4th gear to overtake, which uses more fuel, obviously.
I recently took the car on a 400 mile motorway run. I'm happy to say that it averaged 60MPG, and that I was still comfortable at the end of the journey - no back or neck ache!
Obviously, the old Endura engine can get quite noisy during acceleration, and you need to leave a large gap in between 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear shifts to pick up speed quickly (which drowns out the radio for a short period of time).
However, this is a small price to pay for such a fun little car. I would recommend it to ALL new drivers - brilliant!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th June, 2010