26th May 2004, 16:29

Ford have recently reviewed the model line up, threfore ABS is now standard accross the range.

I own a 'Black' model Fiesta, and I can assure you that it does not come with ABS. Also my car makes a strange whining noise at 100mph...!

Apart from the above 2 points, after 6 months ownership I have nothing bad at all to say about the car.

25th Jun 2004, 08:40

The whining noise is caused by a misaligned windscreen seal. Take it back to the dealer, they will move the front screen approx 1mm upwards and the problem will be solved.

30th Jan 2005, 16:27

I have had my Fiesta Black since September 2003 when I bought it new. So far, so good - although have had a few small problems. It is a good looking car with a very high spec, although the high spec has put my insurance up quite a lot as I am only 19. Styling on this particular model is good, compared to the others in the Fiesta range. I am very impressed with the sound system and the brushed alloy control panel/gear knob. However, I have done 18000 miles now and the engine is sounding a little tired. Also, there is quite an annoying squeak coming from the dashboard and and a creaking noise from the drivers seat. There is also a noise when changing from 1st to 2nd, possibly from the clutch. The engine management system has failed a few times and I have had to pull over and restart the car. - Has anyone else had this problem???The 1.4 engine is good for around town driving and pulls away quite quickly for an engine of this size.

I do agree that it looks like a Focus as people often think that I drive a Focus. Depreciation is quite high as the origional value was £10500 and after 18months it is now only worth £6500, so a used 53 reg really is excellent value for money. Over all, a good car.

2nd Aug 2005, 13:00

Hi I also have a Ford Fiesta Zetec, and it does not have ABS, but now if you buy the same car brand new it does.

20th Apr 2006, 15:04

Just bought my Black!!

It is so good, the best small engine fiesta that you can get. It really is a good car, and I have yet to find any problems.

One question

Does anyone actually know how many blacks were produced?

16th Jun 2006, 16:24

Ha Ha Ha Ha, to all of you!!! I bet you guys ride around with your cat in the back seat too.

13th Aug 2007, 06:35

Woohoo, Just got mine today...

It's an 03 plate, Only 27K on the clock and a real bargain...

I love the fact it is fully loaded and it's a real head turner..

I just hope it give me no problems...

One question... Anyone know why my wheels are 15 ", and the silver models tend to have different alloys??? Mine are the ones with the little round center cap with Ford, like other blacks I have seen. But then newer ones tend to have the 16" larger wheels???


26th Dec 2007, 03:50

To all you peugeot drivers ford rule! I have had a black for a number of years and none of these problems that these people have specified have ever happened to me.