Our Fleet Test Drive: Ford Fiesta - 12th Report
18 September 2009
Author: Tom Webster
Fiesta courtesy car
|P11D price:|| £14,020|
|Key rival:|| Vauxhall Corsa|
Having the Ford go to the dealer to get its irritating buzz looked at has proved beneficial on several levels.
Apart from the obvious one of ridding the car of the irritating noise (more on that next time) it gave us the opportunity to try out the previous generation of Fiesta.
Just a few short journeys proved how vast the chasm is between the two. The old car is still a fine supermini, but the new one feels superior in almost every way, from the quality of interior plastics to the styling and the much more engaging drive.
|Ford Fiesta 1.6i Titanium 5dr manual|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average consumption||33.8mpg|
|Model price range||£8514-£12,744|
|CO2 (tax) ||132g/km (15%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£32/£64|
|Boot space (min/max)||295/975 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Can downsizing be done |
without the downsides?
|Positive||Driving enjoyment, luxurious |
‘big car’ spec levels
|Negative||Not at home at high speeds, |
centre console buzzing noise