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Our Fleet Test Drive: Ford Fiesta - 2nd Report

Date: 25 February 2009   |   Author: Tom Webster

Fiesta by football pitch
Category: Supermini
P11D price: £12,744
Key rival: Vauxhall Corsa

The latest addition to our fleet has made an instant impact, with its looks being the subject of several discussions.

The Ford Fiesta's sweeping lines have won praise throughout BusinessCar HQ, and it even received a nod of approval from a Mercedes SLK driver while sitting in traffic.

Not everyone is taken with the daring paint-job, though, but I'm becoming increasingly fond of it. It's nowhere near as garish as the 'Hot Magenta' name implies, and not as effeminate as I'd feared. If I was speccing the car again, I'd tick the same colour box with more conviction.

Ford Fiesta 1.6i Titanium 5dr
Claimed combined consumption47.9mpg
Our average consumption30.7mpg
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?
PositiveLooks, lots of toys,
bold colour
NegativeLack of sixth gear