Doing OK so far 2006 model 126,000km
Mine is a 2006 manual 3 door hatch. Bought it at 17000km and is now 126,000km. Prior to 100k the engine and all electronics all cut out twice on the highway. Had to replace an electronics component (over $300) which apparently is a common repair. No more issues. Had a major service at 100k and replaced brakes at 115k. Fan belt stripped at around the same mileage and had to be replaced. No other issues with the car other than right from when i first owned it, getting it into reverse gear often results in grinding of the gears and takes several g...oes to get it into reverse gear. Alos in the last 6 months the car has become very noisy on the road which is enough for me consider trading it in. Otherwise it has not been a bad car and may hold on to it for a while longer.
I love this car and would recommend it to anyone thinking of getting one, to my mind it handles well and gives good fuel economy. As a driver it is comfortable, gives good driver feedback and starts on the first turn of the key. As I stated before, it's also a good looking little car with a happy face and a smart rear.
We tested a number of others before we chose the Fiesta in 2006, ours is the automatic 5 door standard. I can honestly say that I love driving this car, I look forward to going anywhere in it as it handles so well and feels like ...
I have had this car since it was new. It has been a great car with no mechanical problems. The only problems I have had with the car are more to do with the dealer rather than the car itself. It is very reliable, cheap to run and maintain. The interior looks modern and considering what you pay for the vehicle it is fitted out well. The seats are firm, yet comfortable and there is plenty of leg room in the back seat. I would be happy to recommend this car.
Economical. Reliable. Good build quality. Good looking car for price.
Has had a rattle in ...
I've own my (2007) Fiesta for 3 weeks and I'm pretty impressed with it. It's got plenty of zip and a very responsive gearbox and engine. On long trips (Wollongong to Sydney) I've found that my legs feel cramped and they get a little claustrophobic.
The car feels very solid on the road at high speeds (120-130kmph)and handles very well. When cornering at speed it's like a little crab and you feel hardly any body roll. This is a 'drivers' car. It imparts a feeling of sportiness and enjoys being pushed a little.
The fuel economy is great a...s would be expected. I only use V-Tec Power fuel in my Fiesta and I suggest you do the same. It's a bit more expensive (OK, a lot. Currently $1.61L) than regular fuel but the performance payoff is worth it. Overall, I highly recommend this little dyno of a car. It's fun to drive and you'll feel like you're driving a quality vehicle. However, if you are any taller than me (6.1'), it might not be a great choice if you plan on long distance driving. It feels well built and solid. The engine is eager to please. The seats are comfortable.The dash is well laid out everything is easily reachable.Feels roomy inside for a small car. (I'm 6.1')Good stock stereo.Fuel economy. There is no foot rest which can become a pain on a long drive.Not much space for the drivers legs. This is probably only an issue for most guys. Engine noise is a little bit loud and intrusive (but you can always turn up the stereo to drown it out).Seat fabric feels cheap but that's nothing a pair of seat-covers can't fix.No center console.Rear seats are strictly for kids and midgets. Seat-belts are hard to reach.Lost keys cost about $350 to replace.
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I bought a late 2006 Zetec, manual 3dr hatch and although it wasn't first off the rank at traffic lights, it's zippy and fun to drive. I had multiple problems with bubbles in the tint and had to get it redone several times - but that's more than likly due to the tint person doing a poor job.
Great alternative to other small cars.
Compact, zippy, fuel efficient, lots of room in the back seat, reliable
Cheap plastic interior, loud cabin noise at high speeds, rear vision not so great
The Ford Fiesta is a nice car. It is a car that drives well and will take you to you destination safely with its safety features. It is not too small nor too big and it fits for a a person living in or near the city. It can seat 5 people easily and will still leave a room for some luggage at the back. It is reasonably priced for its size without necessarily looking cheap. Driving the Ford Fiesta is easy and comfortable. The controls are without complications. Parking is not a problem because of its maneuverability and relatively small size. It is a good car.
Simple yet elegant, small yet spacious.
Slow to accelerate.
Excellent little car for the money, hard pressed to find anything better in this class, not really a highway car but good as a general runabout round town.
Quality of the product overall is excellent, not much to complain about with the Fiesta.
Looks great, good quality, excellent paintwork, good fit and finish, handles well.
Rather coarse engine, revs too high in 5th gear (needs a 6th cog), seats are not overly comfortable.
Questions & Answers
2007 LX 5 door hatchback Ford Fiesta.
In the process of looking at getting a second hand car- different makes.
How much is it to service a ford fiesta in general?
The cost to change a timing belt approx?
And when it comes to mileage - about how much can one car clock, if serviced and well looked after, before the engine dies and/or needs to be replaced. (Unless traded or sold of course).
Toyota Corollas can go into the 300s for mileage and possibly beyond.
Sorry cannot be much help. Due to hear box problem sold our Fiesta with about 25k on clock. Servicing was about 250 each year. Apart from gearbox car was good.
Found a few more tips on this site http://www.what2drive.com.au/blog/ford-fiesta-2006-08
1. Make sure to check the radio as it seems to break easily
2. Check the boot lock and power windows
Grant, was your Fiesta an auto or a manual?
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|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||4 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.6L|
|Max Power||74kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||146Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2006|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2008|
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