2005 Ford Fiesta Zetec Climate 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


Would have been great, if designed and built properly


Really annoying squeak on clutch pedal spring.

The drivers door fills up with water when it rains, as the drain holes are blocked and not pressed properly when the car was made.

Whilst driving the car normally, the ABS and brake warning lights on the dashboard came on for no reason, and will not go out. After being investigated by an independent garage, and also a main dealer at a cost of three hundred and ninety pounds, was told that the ABS control module is faulty and cannot be repaired, and a replacement will cost over six hundred pounds just for the unit without V.A.T, then labour, which will take it up to between eight hundred and a thousand pounds!!!

Bearing in mind the car has only just done 24,000 miles and Ford Motor Co. don't want to know, even as a goodwill gesture, I think is despicable and unacceptable!!!

Now for the latest fault, whilst the car was parked outside the house, the drivers side coil spring broke, leaving the car unmovable as the front of the car had dropped right down onto the tyre on one corner, and the broken spring was rubbing against the inside tyre wall!?!

After doing some research on the Internet, quickly realised this is a common fault on Fiesta's and also Focus's.

I am only glad that I do not have small children or a baby, as a lot of drivers experience this fault whilst driving, causing them to swerve violently and/or crash!!!

I have owned around twenty Fords in the past, but I am so disgusted with the cars and the company's disregard for their customers, I will never buy another Ford ever again, and advise every one I know the same!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th July, 2009

2nd Sep 2009, 05:58

Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCI 06 plate.

13,000 miles, just over 3 yrs old.

Both front coil springs broke.

Contacted Ford - Not interested.

Have now got shut off it & bought Japanese, will never buy Ford again.

15th Oct 2013, 04:19

I completely agree with the above. The exact same issues happened with my Ford Fiesta Zetec Climate 1.4 petrol (2005) model, and yes, Ford did not want to know.

The danger element of a car failing at speed for a 'known' issue, and them not wanting to address or compensate for the problem, is disgusting.

I too, have always bought and driven Fords, actually always Fiestas.

Never again!

2005 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.25 from UK and Ireland


Excellent Ford


Nothing has gone wrong.

Only minor niggle is the alarming amount of coolant that disappears over time, and needs topping up.

General Comments:

I quite like this car. It looks good, goes well, is huge inside & is cheap to run.

The fuel economy on the car is excellent, being better than my old Austin Metro. It pulls well, and I've had it up to 100mph and it seems in no bother.

It looks good in its metallic blue. One thing this car is missing is that magic X factor, but I still wash it every fortnight or so.

The car has A/C and all the toys, although if you put them all on at once, the car has zero power.

One last point; there is no where to put your left foot on the motorway.

I like this car and it seems an excellent compromise. I've owned it 3 years and have not yet dreamed of owning anything else.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th December, 2008

2005 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


Smashing little car, great fun to drive


I've only had the car 1 month now, and it seems to be going well. However I don't know if it's just me, but I find it sometimes extremely difficult to select reverse; it just sometimes seems to not want to go in.

Another small thing is the spring on the clutch pedal; it makes a terrible squeaking noise and I just can't get rid of it.

General Comments:

Overall I find the Fiesta Zetec a smashing little car. My previous car was a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2, and compared to that it's a 'rocket-ship'.

The 1.4 Duratec engine puts out 80bhp, but it delivers it well, with fantastic acceleration in 1st, 2nd and even 3rd gear. Ford state the car will do 104mph, which I believe it will do with ease.

If you are looking for a fun quick affordable little car, I would certainly recommend one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2007

3rd Sep 2007, 08:36

80 bhp? They've cut its nuts off! I had this engine in a decade old mkIV where it made 90 bhp and in a car that weighed 200kg less. That was fun!