2011 Ford Fiesta WT 1.6 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand
The only thing that has gone wrong with my car is a radiator fan relay, which was sticking when I switched the car off, causing the radiator fan to remain on when the car was turned off. Fixed myself for $25. Only other things are standard such as replaced a battery, and a few globes have blown which I replaced myself, and tyres.
Comfortable, great handling. Takes corners very well. Traction control. Short first gear, but that's good for hill starts, but means taking off at lights is not going to be startling. It has surprising power for what it is. Overtaking, even at 100km/h is more than adequate, even in 5th gear thanks to the diesel engine.
Great stock speakers, cruise control. Everything works well. I even routinely tow a small trailer (300kg).
Fuel economy great, it is extremely cheap to drive around in.
Only criticism I have is that on my model I cannot connect my phone through Bluetooth audio. But hey, there's a headphone jack.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th June, 2019