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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.
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.
Great little car
Bought this WT LX diesel sedan fiesta brand new from ford dealers in Brisbane. Best investment ever in terms of fuel wise. I've only ever purchased fords from my first 1989 ford laser car to my car now. A few downsides to it is. No spare tyre just some gum in the can and air compressor so first thing was I went to the wreakers and purchased a full spare tyre. The arm rest for driver is slighly high so can't really rest your arm on it. I shouldn't have got sucked into paint protection as they don't cover stone chips so waste of money there.... I average about 3 - 6L /100kms on the diesel on city and hwy driving so no complaints there. Diesel has great take off speeds. Love the cruise control and blue tooth feature which was really handy and shoe compartment for me? might be for the missus. Cigarette plug does not turn off when your keys are out of the ignition so a warning to all GPS or in car dash camera in the cars out there it will remain on 24/7 untill you physically unplug it from the car socket. Rear windows does not wind all the way down I didn't like that but I rarely sit at the back. I had a tow bar install on the car so I can do small trips from bunnings back and it towed ok with a small box trailer although the rear suspension doesn't like it but the diesel was strong in terms of toqure and take off with a load at the back.Thats about it for the car now on to Ford Service centers are a joke, they offer 3000km complimentary service which I took up I came in with 4 tyres came out with 3 they said I had a tyre slash on one of the tyres I told them I didn't want to buy a $300 continential tyre from them just put my spare tyre on (lucky right?) and didn't bother with them after that. From that point I had my car serviced by friends service workshop with log book stamp. Im not taking chances with ford service ever again. FYI found out ford capped price service is only capped for that year once its next year it will be adjusted. Reliable, doesn't use much fuel at all No spare tyre. Service centers are a joke. Rear windows don't wind down all the way.
Purchased s/hand Fiesta, beforehand thanks to websites and reviews like these I found out it had no spare wheel/tyre. I called up my dealer and bluntly said if you do not provide me with a spare I will most likely not go ahead with the purchase. The dealer was fantastic, offered to get me one and voila, I bought the car. The car drives well, it's smoother on the road than Toyota Yaris, the only car I could compare it to as I have driven one, it is a bit noisy engine wise but other than that so far so good. And always check or ask for service lo...gs, so important. Specially if reading reviews and people are complaining about leaks and what not, to make sure the car has not or has had any major repairs. Ask questions, and a good dealer will go out of their way to help out, after all they all do have a business to run, a reputable one to sustain it.
Great value small car
I test drove most cars around the $15k price and found the fiesta to be the best on paper eg. power, safety, fuel economy and dynamics. and in the real world it was the best car i drove. micra was uncomfortable, notchy and slow, barina was just slow and outdated, barina spark very slow, alto was ok but too small, i can't fault it so far and my last car was a 2002 XR8 falcon. there maybe a few things i would like it to have but for $15k driveaway i can deal without them
Fuel economy, driving feel, handling,
Small backseat area, doesn't go like a 90kw engine in a 1060kg car should (a 107kw mazda 3 will eat it)
Questions & Answers
As a fiesta eco boost 1000cc got a cam belt or time omg chain?
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Hi, I'm looking at buying a 2010 Ford Fiesta LX that's done 90,000ks. It just had its 90k service.
I've had it RAA checked and they've said it's due for timing belt change (10 years/150,000ks). How much would this cost? And are there any other issues I should consider? Thanks
I purchased a 2009 WS Fiesta Zetec last October and found it required the timing belt change when I read the manual. Given the previous owner's attitude to servicing, there was no way it would have been done. I did this: I bought the required parts online. I could get them cheaper than my mechanic could. Change the water pump at the same time. Be aware that "timing belt kits" often come with camshaft seals, and if your mechanic goes ahead and does them, you'll then need new bolts for the sprocket(s) they have to remove to get at the seals. They are once only usage "torque to yield" bolts. I'd suggest not to do the seals unless they obviously need replacement- and get the bolts in first. I'd also advise to have a new accessory belt on hand, mine started disintegrating within days of the timing belt work because they're stretch fit and not really designed to be reused. If the car runs like a hairy goat after the work, the cam timing's out. This happened to me, there were 3 bolts supplied to "lock" the camshaft and the workshop used the wrong one. All up cost for me was $1200, but that included a service with oil filter and 5W-20 oil (the recommended grade), a new driveshaft seal plus fitting, a wheel balance and a few other odds and sods. If no other work is required and you don't change the cam seals it might be in the $700 to $800 region. My mechanic has reasonable hourly rates, but charged me $104 for "special tools hire" which annoyed me. Presumably that wouldn't happen at a Ford dealership but they'd undoubtedly find other parts "needing" replacement.
It's likely to be in the region of $700-800 although my service was ~$1200 including parts. I had the gearbox end drive shaft seal replaced, a wheel balance and other odds and sods. I also supplied many of the parts as I could get them cheaper online than the workshop could get them in. Be aware that many "timing belt kits" come with cam seals, and if the workshop goes ahead and changes them, you'll need new sprocket bolts as they're single use only "torgue to yield". In my case that caused a delay of a week while they were ordered in and fitted. Also, the accessory belt on my car nearly disintegrated within days of getting it back: it's stretch to fit and not really designed for reuse, so get a new one of those as well as a water pump kit. You may also need a new thermostat, or at least it's sensible to have the extra parts fitted as so much has to be dismantled to do the timing belt. If you avoid the cam seals (i.e. they look fine) you might save up to $100 or possibly more in costs.
|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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