In short, if you're looking for a great little hatch then the Fiesta should be on your shortlist
The bonnet doesn't always close first time.
Besides the bonnet thing, the car is fantastic. I traded my 1996 Clio in for it and got the car on Xmas Eve '05 when I was back home in Scotland. Since then I've driven back down to Bournemouth for university and the 450 mile journey was much much more satisfying than the Clio - which must be expected - though I was more impressed because my expectations weren't that high.
I really love my new car and I feel really proud to be driving it, the stereo system is great and has a cool feature known as AVC (auto volume control) where the music volume changes in sync with how you drive the car.
Performance wise, it is pretty quick off the line and is comfortable and reasonably quiet at motorway speed. Gear-changes are effortless and road handling is great (I've had great fun on the country roads back in Scotland over Xmas!!).
Fuel consumption is pretty good, but I've not really been driving it long enough to properly assess how it compares with my Clio.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd January, 2006