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Our Fleet Test Drive: Ford Fiesta - 9th Report

Date: 13 July 2009   |   Author: Tom Webster

Boot catch
Category: Supermini
P11D price: £12,744
Key rival: Vauxhall Corsa

A routine windscreen washer fluid top-up proved to be trickier than expected.

The bonnet release catch, located in the driver's footwell, appeared to be jammed in the open position, although the bonnet was firmly shut. While I, trying to work out if a driver had caught it with their foot, took a rather gentle approach in attempting to release the lever, editor Young was less delicate, giving it a good old yank, whereupon the bonnet popped open.

The catch still appears open, but pulling it further than it feels it should go hasn't damaged it and opens the bonnet as desired.

Ford Fiesta 1.6i Titanium 5dr manual
Claimed combined consumption47.9mpg
Our average consumption33.8mpg
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
PositiveDriving enjoyment,
luxurious ‘big car’
spec levels
NegativeNot at home at
high speeds, centre
console buzzing noise