Great looking, spacious and luxurious car for a great price!
Some accident damage, due to reckless driver that didn't stop otherwise nothing.
Performance is pretty good for a diesel, and can set off pretty good at traffic lights, and on the motorway. Handling is great too, aided by the precise steering and alloys.
Seats are all comfy enough, with good height and tilt adjustment.
Plenty of room in the back and front, very impressive. The boot is nice and spacious, and well shaped to fit the most possible. With the back seats down it helped me move house, its quite amazing what it fits in.
It has taken me on a few cross country trips being very comfortable and nippy on the motorway.
My favorite parts, the styling, outside in the Zetec styling or above looks great, body coloured bumpers, fog lights, the front and rear lights all look great. Especially the zetec five spoke alloys. Inside the front dashboard etc, isn't too cluttered simply and logically set out. And the whole interior is spacious and well built. The addition of a CD player is great, as well as the satin gear lever insert, and other satin inserts carefully placed around the interior.
The Economy is great especially because I do 18000 miles a year plus.
Also part of my work requires me to use roof bars, for this I bought the official Ford ones, which apart from being well built and sturdy, I think look great.
Gripes! Only a few small ones. first the absence of a clutch foot rest is an oversight esecially as I am on the motorway and long roads a lot. As is the absence of a rear tailgate release, both quite a bit annoying. As I bought my car from a car supermarket, I didn't get to choose the options with my car. And sadly the Zetec model in particular doesn't have that much standard equipment that the lower LX model does, a little disappointing.
Overall apart from a few little gripes, it's a great car, small and nippy, but so spacious! Great prices and running costs, and (with the TDCi) great economy. Most of all it looks great, even with my roof bars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2004