Fun... yet disappointing
The driver's side door has developed a loud "double-clicking" noise when opened and closed. There is a screw that keeps coming loose on a hinge, it seems beyond a permanent fix, it's necessary to keep screwing it back in.
The exhaust has come loose, there's a loud rattle at low revs.
The driver's side window sounds like it's having a hard time closing. There's a loud screeching noise from it.
There's an odd irregular clicking noise from somewhere under the right-hand-side of the car.
The car is quick, but could be quicker. In comparison to something like a Renaultsport Clio, it's a mile behind. It'll stop better than most others though, the brakes are fantastic.
The engine noise is boomy on the motorway. It soon gets droning and boring.
The seats could be a little more comfortable for long-distance driving. OK, so a B road is where a hot hatch should be at it's best, and the seats are great here... but sometimes people need to take to the motorway and the Fiesta soon gets painful and tiring on a long distance trip.
It's a great car to drive and surprisingly practical for a supermini. It'll swallow any amount of luggage with ease. The soundsystem is decent, a 6 CD changer in the dash (no messing about with anything in the boot or under a seat).
The dealer was a bit of a let-down when I got the car... I ordered, and paid for, the side stripes (with the ST logo) but got two strips of masking tape instead. An MP3 slot in the sound system didn't materialise either but a call to the dealer got me a refund on both of these. And the cheap, nasty, masking tape stripes came off too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd July, 2006