Our Fleet Test Drive: Ford Fiesta - 2nd Report
25 February 2009
Author: Tom Webster
Fiesta by football pitch
|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 consumption||47.9mpg|
|Our average consumption||30.7mpg|
|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
|Positive||Looks, lots of toys, |
|Negative||Lack of sixth gear|