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10 years and still indestructible.
2009 Fiesta Zetec WS 3 Door. Manual.
I think it's made in Germany.
I have absolutely rung my car's neck since day one of purchase as a demo car and it doesn't miss a beat. Over 10 years of owning it l trust it extremely in many driving situations. Anyone that says they don't handle well is probably comparing them to cars twice the price. Read Popular Car reviews on them.
100km/h at night, highbeam, windy roads are a breeze. Traction control needs to be taken out and thrown in a bin though in my opinion. Light, well balanced, easy to correct st...
Purchased in January 2010 at John Hughes Car Sales for $16,000.00.
Purchased this in Feb. Already been 2years. Using this car on daily basis for work,visiting family,buying groceries etc. Fuel efficient.good average. Servicing this car when required or advised. Good for small family.
Purchased in February 2017 at Ford Dealers for $14,000.00.
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.
A reliable, great looking car.
I purchased this car from the original owner when it was about 3 years old, and with approx 50k on the clock. I was looking for a car with a higher safety rating, as well as being cheap on fuel, with a modern body and interior features. I found this little guy. It really does have a sexy body to it, bold curves with a rear spoiler and alloy wheels. The interior looks surprisingly modern with its clean dash layout and function screen, accommodating Bluetooth phone and AUX. I have had a few arguments with the voice control lady though, she isn't ...of much use... My car is the last round to be made in Germany before they moved to Asia, and I love having the light switch on the dash, easy to find! The driver seat is pretty comfy with side support; not sure about the other seats. I have one child in the back and have used the ISOFIX points and anchor points, the boot is quite big being able to fit the pram flat with just one wheel removed. Mechanically the car has given me no hassles since the day I took ownership 3 years ago. I am currently sitting on 97xxx km. Ford is still offering capped price servicing for me, but it sometimes works out cheaper to do it yourself if it's a simple oil/filter change etc. I haven't had any issues with Ford customer service down at Pakenham. It is a 5 speed manual, I chose the manual as the auto seemed quite clunky and delayed in gear changes. The manual is smooth and easy to shift, however, every now and then when shifting into reverse, it makes an awful grinding noise. And sometimes requires some encouragement from the clutch to shift completely into reverse. It is surprisingly great on cornering, I don't feel any slip or slide when I power through a traffic circle and the steering wheel is easy to keep control over. The only downfall I can note is its lack of power, its quite pathetic really during take off. And I can completely floor the accelerator and I feel the years passing by before it even feels as though it's increased speed. Quite depressing when I like my ride to include a little oomph. If speed and power isn't anything you're interested in then this car would be perfect for you.
Reliable and great service
I was lucky enough to get a Ford at Volcan Ford Wollongong, they gave me a great price and they were honest about the pros and cons for a first car. They installed cruise control for no extra charge. There have been a few little issues, the wing mirror and the under-car spoiler is expensive to replace, but overall I'm happy with my little car!
Seat Height Adjustment.
I wrote a rave report about my 2013 WT manual Fiesta a while ago. Performance is excellent, especially with the Magna Flow exhaust that I had fitted. Unbelievable fuel economy even on E10 95. No rattles or squeaks and nothing has fallen off yet. Apart from the fact of a slight over rev now and then between gears, I can live with it. Now comes the best bit. The driver's seat height adjustment. It is cursed with the seat constantly going down. The car has only done 22,000klms. I've had if back to Ford 3 times and on the 3rd time the seat was repl...aced. Ford have discounted the height lever being depressed when you get in and out of the vehicle. It cannot be done as was demonstrated to the service people, so therefore it has to be the design of the seat, right? The Ford Ranger had a similar problem but they have a replaceable base. Guess what? It still does it but only until it goes all the way down. I don't blame the service people because it's not their fault but when I get told that I'm the only person on the surface of this planet that this is happening to (after 2 seats), I steadfastly refuse to believe that I am the only one. My warranty runs out in March 2016 and I'd like to know if anybody else is suffering the same problem. I know Ford, as well as other manufacturers monitor these sites so I'd dearly love Ford to remedy this problem for me. EDIT: Since my last report and absolutely no response to my email by Ford whatsoever, I sent them another one and told them I have finally found the problem. They were HALF right. The height adjustment lever is situated as to give no leeway. I have found, the merest of weight on it from getting in and out of the vehicle, does indeed lower the seat over a period of time which makes their design WORSE than anything said about it. I have read reports about 2009 models doing it. I have devised a cheap and effective remedy and I have advised my Ford dealer that if they so desire, they can send a Ford Rep around and and I will sell them the rights to my invention, considering the fact that they have had years to fix their design fault and have not done so. Edit: I have had a seat replacement but that didn't work either. Have solved the problem of the seat going down with 2 cable ties, something Ford's engineers have been incapable of doing for years.
Great little city car
Great little car, zippy to drive. Happy I made the choice to upgrade to the sports model, I'm really happy with the transmission.
Interior is really comfortable. Visibility is good. I do mostly stop/start city driving but fuel efficiency seems good. Performs well on highway/freeways too.
Love the capped servicing, and haven't had any problems at all at this stage.
Everything I could have expected and more
Very nice car. We got the car about 18 months ago. Very happy with driver and passenger leg and head room (I'm 6'3''). Very happy with audio, Bluetooth and USB capability. Very happy with driving performance.
Actually very hard to fault so far.
Done about 20,000km in 18 months. Probably deserves 4&1/2 stars!
Oh also fuel economy is insane.
We worked out we have saved over $2000 dollars compared to our previous V6 Holden in 18 months.
Great small car
Our Fiesta Zetec WZ 5 speed manual Turbo Diesel 2012 was purchased second hand in 2013 from local Ford Dealer with 8,700Kms. Has been a reliable car now with 43,000Kms on the clock with only a minor issue with the cruise control, which was a minor replacement of an electrical component under warranty. Chose the Fiesta because of the Turbo Diesel (Personal Choice) Is very economical returning 4.7 L/100Kms. Capped pricing for servicing makes this great buying.Customer Service from the local Ford Dealer is very good. Have had no other issues with this car
On to my second Fiesta, both fine
Bought my first Fiesta - a 2010WS manual Zetec - in 2010, for about $19K. Last of the German-builts. Seemed a better choice than a Mazda2. All good, great car if a bit gutless. I buckled 2 rims then took the hint and got CSA Swords all round for $800. Liked the handling, electronics, bluetooth. Cityford Rockdale serviced, no problems. Always used 95RON and high quality synthetic.
Last year I hit a kangaroo on the Newell and wrote it off. In a bit of a hurry, I chose a WT Ecoboost. Even better car. Same economy (6L/100k hwy) and quite toey. Tha...
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.
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.
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.
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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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