2011 Ford Fiesta Titanium Econetic 1.6 TDCI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Ford has nailed the small car market with this one
I believe the car should have a one touch system for raising the driver's window. If so, then that's broken, so will tackle the dealer when it comes to its first service.
Other than that, nothing to date.
The new Fiesta feels much bigger than it really is. I'm 6' 3" (and slightly over weight) and have no issues with space. We have used the car for a trip away (2 adults, a baby and all the stuff that goes with it). It was a little tight, but still comfortable.
The performance of the car is better than I expected. It's not quick by any means (0 - 60 in circa 12 seconds), but how quick do you need to get to 60? It cruises quietly and easily at speeds in excess of 70mph.
Economy is pretty damn good! Circa 55 mpg average until I'd covered 1000 miles, circa 65 mpg up to 1300 miles. 75.1 mpg recorded this morning on my combined commute (40 miles). It isn't difficult to achieve these figures, and you don't have to be at a crawl. Follow the shift light and... well don't race up to the car in front of you.
The kit level in the car is great. Voice control is a bit flash for me, but it works, and works well. The Sony stereo system is fantastic! My previous car was an Audi A4 with the Concert system - that is a tough act to follow, but the Fiesta is not too far from matching it.
The styling of the car is nice IMO. My car is in Panther black with the privacy rear windows (standard on Titanium). The only questionable feature is the alloys with their high profile (low friction) tyres (14")... don't' quite have the look of the larger alloys, but they serve their purpose.
Handling is great; firm, but not too bumpy. High speed cornering needs some thought due to the tyre size. Can be great fun to drive though, and is capable of putting a smile on your face if you like 'zipping' around.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2011