Cannot kill this cheapo legend
Bought 2007 model as ex demo. Has no bells and whistles thus my mechanic says it will go forever. So far put 178000kms on it and going strong. Pretty good on fuel.
Purchased in December 2008.
What a ripper
I love this little car, I originally purchased it as a runabout, while my daughter is getting her Learners, now I don’t think I want to give it up. It is so reliable, timing belt intervals are at 150k its amazing. My uses 6.6l per 100km so it costs next to nothing to commute and I do 600km a week as I’m the family soccer dad so I do school runs, and take the kids to all their after school activities. But it doesn’t end there, because it is a hatch, there is added benefit of room. I cycle and my road bike fits comfortably, in the back with enoug...h room to pick up my two children from school. Our greyhound finds enough room in it too, she has no problems getting in through the side or rear hatch. I have owned over 100 cars in my life and this one is definitely in my top 5
Fun little beastie!
2008 Ford Fiesta XR4 "WQ"
- 2 litre, 5 speed
- paid $9500 in Nov 2015
- 73,000 km on the clock
This car is my daily driver so I wasn't overly keen on going turbo. I love turbo cars but the need for expensive oil plus limited km between changes has put me off. Add the 98 RON fuel requirement and it starts to add up. Fine for a weekend blaster but for a daily driver it's just not worth it IMHO. The XR4 gets decent performance by simply putting a bigger engine in a small car rather than turbocharging a small engine. Simple and effective. 20,...000km oil changes and only needs 95 RON fuel. So I can use the cheaper-than-regular E10/94 RON. Win for the tight posterior! If you're after something that's fun to drive without breaking the bank the XR4 is hard to beat. Proper made in Germany too. Good solid car - how the Germans used to do it. Supposedly developed by the Ford mob in Europe that do all the "ST" variants. So it gets a proper working over rather than a set of stripes and a plastic badge. Firmer shocks, close ratio gearbox, better wheels mit low profile rubber, bigger engine with custom mapping, lighter flywheel and decent seats. I'm not usually a big fan of Ford cars but it seems the Euro stuff is OK. It certainly doesn't have the "designed by a kindergarten class" interior so common to other Fords I've been unfortunate enough to sit in. It's never gonna win "best interior" but, like the rest of the car, it's solid and functional. Except for the seats, which are just plain wonderful - they've managed to nail the brief of comfortable but supportive. Why can't all cars have seats like these?!
Great little car
I wasn't really planning to buy but i went looking just to research the price and what to expect from a small car as i planned to buy the following year. I took it to test drive and was impressed with how solid it felt. It doesn't feel like I was flying light like other small cars that i test-drove before. It feels a little heavy, yet reasonably responsive. Unexpectedly great that I decided to buy right then.
I took my fiesta to a few long trips already and so far it hasn't disappointed me. Although passengers at back seat may say otherwise.... This car can be a fierce thing especially at corner. Too many times I saw from my rear view mirror that I easily lose a bogan tailgater at a turn of the road. Handling really well for a small car especially at corners. It is a little heavier compared to a Japanese car of the same range but it has more torque so this evens out the weight of this car when it comes to performance. When you close the door, the noise gives off solid car feel. The horn - it honks! (not "hinks":) It is responsive for a small car. Fact that it doesn't mind unleaded fuel. The dashboard looks good for its price - it doesn't look plasticie. The sun visor on the driver's side comes with mirror - this is really great for female driver (not that you should put make up on while you drive). The front seat actually supports the lower back if you tilt it back a little. This model came with tyres that are slightly wider than small cars from other makes and with 15" wheels while other makes only gave 14". It looks reasonably cool already even with a base model. This is one of the strong points that led me to buy Fiesta. The rearview mirror can be pulled apart. I guess it'll save you a little bit of money if you have to replace your windscreen but it can become loose and shakey while you drive. I wish they put something in the middle as I like to lean my left elbow when stationary. The windscreen is so tall (from top to bottom) that it's so hard to find a windscreen shade that will fit. Being a small car the frame can be in your way when you look out the windscreen while cornering. The boot space is a little tight. One luggage and a small carry-on are all it can take - but you couldn't expect more from a small car ey.. Wish the car would come with rear speakers :) Another cons but that's normal for a small car including other makes - space saver. Why does the world need space saver?!
2 years on I am absolutley 100% love my car and will definatley being buying another Ford next time, ideally another Feista. Tyhe range is fantastic, I would love an XR4
Absolutley love everything about this car, my parents have always had high end cars so this is my first time regularley travelling in a cheaper car and it is fantastic. My father was previously ad A-grade mechanic and we compared every car in my price range of under $22 000 and this car definatley came up trumps. I own the 2006 LX (Standard) 4 door and never missed a beat, stil...
I love my '06 zetec. I have had it for 2 years now and intend to keep it for another 2 years. It's quick, suprisingly fast, very roomy & has a great sound system. All my friends love it and you will not find a better car for the money!
Very zippy, economical with petrol, great stock sound system, value for money.
Not too happy that the back seats go forward but not backwards into the boot (making a big bed!). Also, the passenger side seat is quite hard. Would be MUCH better if the seats were electrial as it's very annoying & tiring to constantly have to turn the handle to move the seats.
Had since new. Fantastic car and will buy another one if they bring out a new XR4 model. Never had a single problem.
XR4 - Everything. Best Car I've had. Drives like it's on tracks. Bang for buck - has everything. Heaps of poke.
It is a good car and I would recommend it as a first car or a car to get around town in.
I love the car goes fast, runs well and is cheap on fuel.
The back seats are a bit small.
Top car the pro's outweigh the con's I would recommend to any one. DRIVE ONE AND I PROMISE THAT YOU WILL GO "WHAT!!!" THEY ARE A VERY SURPRISING CAR.
Cheap on insurance too.
Awsome little car! Bang for your buck is great, steering feedback is great with only mild torque steer, handling is awesome I have a mate with a Falcon and a WRX and neither one can keep close in corners, acceleration is surprising with myself getting 0-100km/h in around 7.5 seconds. The engine loves to rev and you have to watch your tacho as it's easy to redline as the en...
The "Ford Fiesta" is a wonderful car. It is one of the bigger small cars in its range. My husband originally wanted to buy a very big 4WD ute because he is a truck driver and he loves big cars, but when he tried this car he completely changed his mind. My neighbour also did the same. he had an old 1980's fuel guzzling giant, and now he absolutely loves his little Ford Fiesta. I would recommend this car to anyone. It is great for longer drives on the weekend and everyday trips to work. You also have a great choice of extra's when you purchase this car.
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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