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Decent if flawed in some areas
Bought new in mid 2012. Only has 18,000km's on the clock.
Decent car for the money and has a decent list of standard features included but also has some glaring flaws.
Lacks reach adjustment for the steering wheel which the first german sourced model had. Makes it hard for taller driver to ever get a comfortable driving position.
Clutch is a pain in the rear end to use as it seems to have no real distinct pick up point (Bite) and has a mushy feel in its action though the clutch pedal. Most Manuals can become smooth and easy to drive ...after a few hours behind the wheel but over two years later it's still an issue. I'll be selling the car soon for this reason alone. Paint had some defects in it (Dirt inclusion) Still it's small and for the most part finish is ok.
Worse car ever, very unsafe and would not recommend a Ford Fiesta or Focus to anyone. I purchased a new Fiesta 16 months ago and it has been back to Ford 6 times, has had 2 clutches as they are faulty but continue to sell these car and this has been an issue since 2011. There are thousands of people having these issues. To me Ford are just a disgrace. Check out this FB page 'Fix our Focus & Fiestas before buying 1.
Transmission Issues not fixed after 5 services
What's the point of having a trendy car with all the gadgets inside when you don't even have the confidence to accelerate. Taken it back to the dealer 5 times in a period of 2.5 years and still having this issue. Will never buy a Ford again.
Good little performer.
I have the same problem engaging reverse in my manual 2014 Fiesta S found if you double clutch it's not a big deal. It's possible it's just wearing in. Apart from that it's an awesome little jigger. The engine is a peach plenty of power very economical and only 3 cylinders. Reckon a close ratio six speed manual would be a better box for it though.
Ford should be ashamed of themselves
A true lemon. It's not a case of what is wrong with it - rather what's right with it. The largest issue is the automatic transmission. I can't believe I brought a brand new car and received this piece of rubbish; it feels like I'm driving a clapped out old car. Ford (more specifically the Reef City Ford dealership in Gladstone, Aus.) have basically wiped their hands of it. Biggest regret.
What a lemon
Our 2009 Fiesta CL has gone through 2 sets of brake pads and rotors. Now at 90,000 km our timing belt has failed. It was due to be changed at 150,000. The warranty for Ford is nowhere near any of the other car brands. We will never buy another Ford again - EVER.
Very good runaround town car
Overall I'm very happy with my 2014 Ford Fiesta. I've only owned it for a month, but I'm especially happy with the low fuel consumption. Seating is very comfortable and for once I don't need a cushion for height. The seat is fully adjustable. One complaint so far is that the windscreen wipers shake and shudder all over the windscreen, but this might be fixable when I take the car in for its first safety check very soon. I'd like it to take off a bit quicker from being stopped at lights, but once it gets going it's a great little car and can hol...d its own in the traffic. I've learned not to try and put my foot down to overtake on the open highway. The power just isn't there compared to the larger car that I've been accustomed to. So, steady, steady is the way to drive it and we'll get along just fine.
No spare tyre and not warned
Am so cheesed off with this car as a single woman. I got no discount on the new car, no trade in for my old Ford and ripped off on the window tinting. Thanks Ford Maddington never again. Had I known there was but a tyre filer in the boot I would never have bought it. I've had two flat tyres and each time has been a nightmare to get them fixed.
2008 Ford Fiesta
I love my Fiesta, and have no complaints at all, will definitely get another when it's time to upgrade. But that won't be for a few years yet. Best small car I have ever had.
I have a 2009 automatic Ford Fiesta and it is falling apart. Also is now underivable as it will not select a gear. Just want to burn it!!
Transmission problems or who cares?
I've had my 2014 Fiesta back to Ford 3 times since I bought it in April this year. The transmission problems were getting worse despite the services. The car "died" in the middle of a busy Sydney road in the peak hour yesterday. It took a long time for us to be rescued, as the Ford Roadside Assistant couldn't find my car registered in their system!
It was a frustrating experience with Ford’s poor-quality products and services!
An utterly convincing car to drive and live with.
Hooley dooley there are some mixed reviews on WS/WT Fiesta. Without wanting to cause a stir, it seems there are some themes emerging with Thai (build quality/omitting features) and particularly auto spec cars (failing transmission seals, shuddering) That's a real shame, as I cannot speak highly enough of our 2009 Zetec manual petrol. It just fulfills its brief as a daily runabout light car with proper versatility and dependability so well.
3 things stand out after 70,000 faultless kms 1) Refinement 2) Driver involvement 3)Reliability
C...ompared with the previous gen WP we owned, it feels like a Lexus in terms of NVH, fit and finish/features. What I find most striking is that it would have been so easy for Ford Europe to build a Yaris equivalent, but they have gone so much further. It has so clearly been developed by people who care about the driving experience. The pedals are perfectly spaced for heel and towing, the 5 speed 'box is buttery with a well-weighted shift-action. The steering is beautifully weighted, with a quickish rack and genuine feel. Height and reach adjustment help get the driving position spot-on. The ride/handling calibration is superior to that of a 2013 C-class and 2012 BMW 1 series in the family and by far the best I've experienced on a cheap mass produced car. The engine seems to be getting more responsive after 80k on the clock, a zingy, keen little thing that likes revs, it's character more than making up for a lack of outright grunt. We have recently fitted Bridgestone Potenza RE003s which, combined with the 17inch factory wheels and inherently well sorted out chassis, provide high levels of grip, and incisive, pinpoint handling. The chassis is a peach. Hard to believe there's a torsion beam and drum brake setup out back.
After 3 and a half year, still hard to fault my WS 2010
I bought my Fiesta in April 2011 as a 2010 build run-out. At 6'3" of 191cm and 115 kg I fit in it really well. I have the Zetec manual which is a really nice to operate gearbox. It is a small car, but well spaced out. I have taken it on holidays with the kids and while it was full, it carried everything we needed.
I have fitted a Hayman Reece towbar which was supposed not to fit the Zetec, but it bolted straight on and wiring was a snap. I also upgraded the headlight globes with proper HID units bought for $35 on eBay. The old ones were g...
Ford Fiesta WT 2013
Purchased car May 2013, it has been in at the Dealership in Coffs Harbour on 6 occasions. I got told on each occasion that they recalibrated components and all should be fine... Well the problem remained...
Shuddering on take off, anti skid light continually on, loss of power on take off.
Took car to dealership on the Gold Coast and within 3 weeks they had the clutch replaced, now I have a noisy gearbox which can't be fixed. They said the noise would disappear, once the car had done over 1000kms with a new clutch. The technician that road tes...
I think this is a great car. I own a 2011 Ford Fiesta Zetec. Regarding transmission issues with the PowerShift, I too had plenty of issues with clutch shuddering (felt like the car was bunny hopping/stalling). However, Ford have noticed this issue and are offering a complimentary service program where they'll update the software on the transmission etc. Since then, my Fiesta is like a brand new car; the PowerShift is very responsive, with no shuddering. It's nippy, has plenty of power and looks great, especially with the Zetec model which is wh...at I own. On the inside, you're hugged with sport seats (Zetec model), given a whole range of options with the centre console, and an easy to navigate dashboard. You get Bluetooth which offers handsfree calling and music streaming, a USB port, AUX, CD Player and a radio standard. The cabin space is pretty good, given the compact size of the car, and you have a fair sized boot with fold down seats. Perfect for a single person or a young or retired couple, with a good amount of leg room for passengers. I just wish that there were auto headlights and more adjustments with the steering wheel (there's only a tilt option). Overall, I love my Ford Fiesta and I enjoy driving it everyday. It's good looking, has just enough power, and I feel very safe in it.
Low gears are trouble in any language
With a new gearbox it would be a great little car. I have driven Ford cars since 1958 not all new, in U.K.
Nothing but transmission problems
Did you purchase a Ford Fiesta 2011+ Model?
We did. We have had nothing but problems with the transmission even after numerous returns to the service dept. It is intermittently have issues changing gears shuddering when accelerating from a standing position, with horrible grinding noises when changing gears, and the occasional loss of power when needing to accelerate quickly. The car now feels SO UNSAFE to drive we've decided to garage it and only use our second car (not a Ford).
Ford Fiesta WZ 2013 Good Little Car
Ford Fiesta WZ 2013 Trend 6 speed auto. After 9 months and 15000kms this is a great little car. Plenty of go in the engine smooth automatic gearbox. Good fuel economy about 6l/100km. The Trend has all the whistles and bells that work well including cruise and Ford sync. The handling is very good and the car seems to be extremely reliable with no faults requiring correction at the first annual service.
Rear passenger space is very limited and the boot is rather small. There is a big space for the spare wheel but it comes with a tyre repair kit.
Overall a very positive experience from this car and Ford.
Nice looking willing little engine
Lack of space rear passengers
Ford Fiesta 2013 gearbox problems
Love my car which I bought new in October 2013 and I have only done 6000 Kms. It has now developed a shuddering when moving through the gears. Dealer did a rectification two days ago but it is still shuddering. So disappointed, has anyone else had this happen and was it fixed to their satisfaction? It is a 6 speed auto.
March 6th 2015 Update:
This problem has reoccurred in that the transmission clutches causes slippage and causes the car to vibrate when accelerating from slow speed. Car is a 2013 model and has done only 12,000km. Has been f...
Ford Fiesta 2011 Ztec WT Diesel
We purchased the car in 2012 with 10,000 K's on the clock and have now done 68,000 K's with only one break down (electrical covered under warranty), very reliable. The original brake pads still have 40% left. Our 45 Kg Labrador travels with us, as well as grand children at different times, and the interior still cleans up and looks new (nothing broken). Very economical over 700 K's on 36 Ltrs. Factory sports suspension is fun and safe to drive. I can definitely recommend this vehicle.
Best car ever owned
I purchased a brand new CL in 2009 and it was the best car I had ever owned. Never had any trouble with it nor spent any money on it apart from regular servicing. I sold the car this year as I moved country. I regretfully purchased a different car 2 months ago, and deeply regret it. I'm about to trade that car in for another Fiesta, everything else pales in comparison.
Style, convenience, reliable, fun to drive
Have had my LX Diesel Sedan for over three years now, no troubles what so ever, have driven from Brisbane to Canberra several times, wonderful economy, good mid speed acceleration and hill climbing. Seats supportive and comfortable and find the cruise control easy to use. Purchased a full size spare, tinted windows and got a bonnet protector.
Economy: 4.4l/100 on long trips. Easy to use 5 speed manual, mid speed power. Big boot.
Not a friendly to use radio/bluetooth/cd console. No spare.
Just right !
I'm not fussed about technicalities. I was after a good quality, no hassles car that will take me from A to B with a bit of style thrown in for good measure. My Fiesta definitely delivers on all the above. And for those out there that keep complaining about the Powershift feature I have to say that it performs just fine; no problems/weird sounds or whatever people have been talking about.
Design, reliability, price
Nothing really for an entry level small car.
Look great and very economical.
Bought a used 2012 WT Zetec Diesel manual and couldn't be happier. Very easy to drive, comfortable compared to our old Getz, great handling, easy to use cruise control, quiet drive (the WT is quieter than WS), audio streaming from phone and the sound from the stereo itself. We average 5.5lt/100km around the city. Heard about the bent rims from pot holes on the WS fiesta but the WT has different rims which doesn't seem to be affected by this issue.
Negatives are the no spare wheel though i will get one from a wrecker. Boot space could be bigge...
Clutch Problems - Ford Fiesta
Brought new Fiesta in 2011 and have had ongoing problems with the clutch. When reversing, the clutch does not always engage and I end up burning metal accompanied by a loud sound. Very annoying and embrassing. Have been an owner of many cars and this has never happened to me before. Have gone back to dealer several times and directly contacted Ford Australia, who investigated and told me that it was a normal function and characteristic of the car. Seriously? Had I known this was an inherent design or flaw of the car, would never have purchased.
Good fuel consumption and body style
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|Transmission||Manual||Automatic||Manual||Dual-Clutch (DCT) and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Steel||16" Alloy||17" Alloy||15" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.8 L/100km||5.3 L/100km||6.2 L/100km||5.8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42 L||42 L||48 L||42 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5L||3 Cylinder 1L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 1.5|
|Max Power||82kW @ 6300rpm||92kW @ 6000rpm||134kW @ 5700rpm||82kW @ 6300rpm|
|Max Torque||140Nm @ 4400rpm||170Nm @ 4500rpm||240Nm @ 5000rpm||140Nm @ 4400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Germany||Thailand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||5 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2013||Jan 2013||Jan 2013||Jan 2013|
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