Date of publication: 2017-10-29 11:42
Always a favourite, Ford's Fiesta enjoys a large and loyal following. Appearances haven't always been to everyone's taste, but the overall package consistently performs well when up against key rivals. Build quality recently took a turn for the better, while this iteration boasts a more daring exterior than previous models.
A significant departure from the previous model, this Fiesta sports bright silver surrounds for the main dials and an interesting layout for the main audio controls. The former is certainly more upbeat than before, but the latter is very much an acquired taste. Form has won out over function here, but at least the radio display is right in the driver's eye-line, thus minimising distractions. Much lower down are chunky, rotary ventilations controls, with the temperature position sometimes difficult to see - the digital climate control layout is more successful. Normality is restored with the conventional column stalks.
Around town the -litre engine provides a surprising amount of low-down urge, and makes the car a joy to weave around traffic and roundabouts.
If there’s one thing that really stands out about the Ford Fiesta Zetec, it’s how easy and fun it is to wring out its full potential.
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Your vehicle should be serviced by an Authorised Ford Repairer, according to the schedules in your Ford Service Portfolio. In addition, your Ford Service History Log must be stamped and kept up-to-date.
However the Fiesta Zetec isn’t the cleanest of the Fiesta range. It puts out 125g/kms of emissions, which equates to an annual tax bill of £85. And our experts predict that the Ford Fiesta Zetec will hold on to its value reasonably well, with an average figure of per cent after three years. Ford offers a £555 pre-paid servicing pack, which covers scheduled maintenance for three years or 86,555 miles. And as it’s Britain’s best-selling car you should be able to haggle decent discounts with your Ford dealer.
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