Our Fleet Test Drive: Ford Fiesta - 14th Report
06 November 2009
Author: Tom Webster
Fiesta in woods
|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 consumption||34.8mpg|
|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||Irritating buzzing finally cured|
|Negative||Poor customer |
service at dealer