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Our Fleet Test Drive: Ford Fiesta - 14th Report

Date: 06 November 2009   |   Author: Tom Webster

Fiesta in woods
Category: Supermini
P11D price: £14,020
Key rival: Vauxhall Corsa

When I set myself the job of bringing down the weekly cost of running the Fiesta, it was averaging 33.8mpg after 4700 miles.

A little over 2000 miles later, things are looking up. Some poor early tanks - thanks to the heavy right feet of several of the other BusinessCar drivers - mean the overall figure is still hovering around the 35.0mpg mark, but the last 10 fill-ups have been more wallet-friendly, averaging around 38.0mpg, with two tanks breaking the magic 40 barrier.

The task now is to get the overall figure up closer to that level.

Ford Fiesta 1.6i Titanium 5dr manual
Claimed combined
Our average consumption34.8mpg
P11D price£12,744
Model price range£8514-£12,744
CO2 (tax) 132g/km (15%)
BIK 20/40% per month£32/£64
Service interval12,500mls
Insurancegroup 6
Boot space (min/max)295/975 litres
Engine size/power1596cc/120PS
Top speed/0-62mph120mph/9.9secs
Why we’re running itCan downsizing be done
without the downsides?
PositiveIrritating buzzing finally cured
NegativePoor customer
service at dealer