2008 Ford Fiesta Zetec Blue 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Beautifully reliable and a joy to drive
The wheels were badly balanced when initially picked up from the dealer; the steering was affected.
Engine acceleration could be much better, with a specific throttling of acceleration the more you demand it.
Probably because of this limiting action, the car has been perfectly reliable...
The car will sometimes actually go faster as you release the throttle!
Love the car nonetheless. Has got me home in horrendous thunder and snow storms.
Heated screen, auto wipers and lights are a joy.
The car is serviced through a dealer, and is as cheap as chips to run.
The lack of power has brought the fuel economy up to 43 miles per gallon (UK)... Which is probably the reason for the throttling...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2014
25th Jul 2016, 18:57
Now with 79100 miles, the car is going great. No major problems with the car except a broken suspension spring last year, probably caused by a speed bump. The car is still dealer maintained.
It goes through headlamp bulbs every 12 months or so - probably cheap units being installed. Still on original brakes and clutch. No electrical, ABS or other issues. Still on the original exhaust.
Now running the car on Shell V-Power due to higher octane and lubrication from the fuel. The car will last longer and feels 100x better for it.
Cleaned with Autoglym resin polish and High Gloss Protection. Looks good for the 8 years, and drives as good as new. Enjoying the summer with air conditioning blasting out cold air. A great feeling owning this car, with the loan to buy it paid off a long time ago!