2003 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.4 TDCi from UK and Ireland
Very cheap to run car, which looks cool
Leather on the steering wheel wore away after 2 years.
Silver part of the gear knob fell off.
Air con packed up (wiring fault).
Exhaust snapped at the back box.
Front offside coil spring snapped.
I found the car to be very economic with its 1.4 TDCi engine returning approx 60 MPG.
Road fund license was cheap at £35 per annum, due to being in band B (120 G/KM)
I had the car for nearly two years, covering over 40,000 miles, but found the comfort spoilt due to no footrest to the left of the clutch pedal, causing me to gain a bad knee over a period of time.
The seats are not very comfortable with the driving position being very high.
Performance was very good for a 1.4, only revving at 2500RPM at 70MPH.
If you are after a very cheap to run car with Alloys, A/C and good performance, and can live with the leg room, then this could be ideal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th July, 2007