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cirkewwa

Outstandingly Accomplished Warm Hatch

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

Our Zetec S (140PS) Red Edition is essentially an evolution/upgrade of the excellent Zetec S (125PS) we previously owned for over two years. However it must be said that the ZS 125 had one noticeable 'flaw'; it was distinctly over-geared which could make it a bit of a pain at times, particularly within town/ urban environments. Conversely this was of some modest benefit for motorway work. Its renowned reluctance to engage reverse particularly from cold was also a minor irritant. Whilst being fully aware of the well documented pie-in-the-sky mpg claims from Ford by only accruing around 5000 miles a year our 42-47 mpg variable average, dependent on season, journey type and personal driving style its mpg figures for what was essentially a lukewarm hatch were reasonable and acceptable to us. However, for others with different needs, priorities, expectations, driving style, usage etc they may not be? Do some prior research and tread carefully. We are not great fans of the Red Editions paint job however it was very much a case of 'Hobsons Choice' if we were to achieve the deal, spec, mileage, warranty, price etc we required. Its certainly far easier to live with than an 'ST's shortcomings! (*see below). On the plus side a modest sprinkling of additional interior styling tweaks are present; red trim on the seats, additional red stitching on the steering wheel and handbrake/gear lever gaiters and a little more 'piano black' on the door handles. For the most significant improvements on the ZS 125 read-on... Without becoming too technical, the Red Edition's overall gearing is lowered thus taking care of the ZS 125's main 'Achilles Heel'. This is further enhanced by the increased power and torque whilst an uprated head gasket and boost/torque restricted 1st/2nd gears ensures commensurate reliability. The 'Red Edition' possesses a distinctly noticeable more responsive all round 'edge' particularly when traversing my local North Yorkshire lanes and 'B' roads, yet remains quiet and composed on the motorway, whilst reducing the need for down-shifting a tad too. Its still most reasonable to insure and costs a miserly £20 per annum to tax (VED). Fuel consumption is inevitably 4 or 5 mpg less (variable) than with the 125PS engine but the extra all round performance 'edge' and enhanced drive more than fully justifies this....by quiet a way! For the record we always give the car a requisite 'Italian Road Test' on a regular basis and always fuel it with (99 octane) 'Shell V-Power Nitro'. *As previously alluded to we had really set our hearts on an 'ST-2' however, after extensive back-to-back drives highlighted its 'noisy', fidgety, tiresome low(er) speed ride, some aspects of which were also somewhat annoyingly carried over onto the motorway we sadly had to rule it out. This non-monetary 'cost' was too high a price to pay despite it being a tremendous drive with oodles of grunt (torque), superb confidence inspiring handling, not to mention superior brakes, Recaro seats, great 6-speed box et'al... a real pity. Summing up: The Zetec 140PS Red Edition has a LOT going for it. It has meaningful power and torque, is beautifully poised, agile and accomplished and is very rewarding to drive. Its tiny 1 litre 3-cylinder engine emits a lovely burble when pushed and is also delightfully free-revving. Its gearbox is light and slick and in almost any situation it is quiet, comfortable and impressively composed. It has a very useful quickclear screen and simple, clever capless fuel filler and much, much more besides. Okay its boot is not the most capacious likewise rear passenger space, it has too many buttons on the central radio/dash, its 'infotainment' (sic) is a bit lacking, it still has the baulky reverse gear, you won't be breaking any mpg records but hey if you simply ENJOY driving a fine, exceptionally accomplished, rewarding car who on earth gives a fig about such minor, secondary considerations? A radio, CD player for a blast of Wagner or Beethoven's 5th or Joe Walsh, good conversation or simply listening to that sweet engine whilst driving through some nice scenery is all I'll ever need. Oh, and its cheap to run, reasonably practical, easy to park.....

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Mr c

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

You need to go for a spec upgrade, sat nav auto air con, auto lights wipers tinted glass, use WOW car to get a speced up car and print off , then go to local dealer to match price Watch out for kerbs with the low profile wheels, easy to scrape Car is quick, good build, entertainment system a little tricky to master, but ok, no touch screen though

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jonesalilili

Red Edition

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

Probably the best Fiesta you can buy, not as manic as the ST but just as enjoyable.

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Anonymous

Ford life

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

It's the quickest one liter you'll ever come across

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Haayche

Ford life

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

It's the quickest one liter you'll ever come across

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Chris

Fiesta Red Edition

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

Sporty cheap to tax and insure, comfortable and stylish

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Anonymous

Fiesta Red Edition

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

As my first car I cannot write anything but bad things. As a car enthusiast a ST would have been nice however insurance costs make this a no go. The red edition is a lifesaver as you can have just as much fun in this car at a reduced cost! My friends who own Fiesta ST and Corsa VXR all say that they want my car!

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Anonymous

Ford

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

Great car

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Kc112892

My firey Ford fiesta

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

This is my 2nd Ford. My first being a focus so a big change to this little pocket rocket. After alot of deliberating I decided to take the plunge and go for a brand new car Ford are renowned for being great cars and if they go wrong you're not paying Porsche prices. I still love the looks the car gets in car parks with its black roof and wing mirrors and panther black body. The look on people's faces when you tell them it's a 1.0 is some what disappointment but when you mention "oh but it has got 140bhp in a car that weighs just over a tonne" their expressions soon change. Having never owned a new car I didn't really know what to expect so for the first month I was driving miss daisy and in 5th by 30mph (the car doesn't like that at all). After the run in period ended I got a little braver whilst joining a motorway and put my foot down in 3rd gear-Woah. The little engine came to life and got me from 20 to 70 in a few short seconds. The car wants to accelerate, it wants you to give it the beans and is happy to give you the turbo power on request. Yes you'll get 70mpg according to the advert- I got 60 in the first month (as I said driving miss daisy) however if you drive the car how it likes it you'll get closer to 35mpg. The last month I've found a happy medium of getting up to speed with a whopping big smile but keeping at 60mph so I'm now getting around 47mpg- not too bad. The car is basic- no climate control or fancy gizmos (although you can spec it with the fancy bits) but in my view this is a driving car the fun is in the journey not the destination. Space wise- compared to a focus I was surprise; me, my other half, a dog, cage and a week's worth of shopping fits- it's a Lego block stack but it does all fit. My only surprise with this car was the lack of a 6th gear, this has been the norm in all my cars, but you soon adapt and I can see no negative to losing a gear. My biggest love for this car is you can modify! You can go full boy racer or just a few bits here and there (including a mountune add on pushing you up to just shy of 180bhp from a 1.0 litre!!!) I'm yet to find a huge negative- you get what you pay for and you're not buying a BMW so don't expect luxury and top quality interior. This car is functional and comfy and you arrive everywhere with a massive smile on your face.

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Pud

Little Red Rocket

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

I was very sceptical about buying a 1 litre, 3 pot car, a test drive in a zetec s changed my mind a little, then i heard about the special editions. I'm very glad i did, a great little car to drive, handles very well with the extra power of the eco boost engine. The comfortable driving position and stylish well laid out dash make for a great drive. The interior design has been well thought out but feel the armrest could have been a little more forward. The floor mats as standard with this model give it a finishing touch Downsides are the analogue radio which could be DAB which i do believe has been made standard in the revamped model. The lack of a spare wheel which tends to be the norm these days i personally won't use the expanding foam cartridge, as this ruins what could be a perfectly repairable tyre. Overall a superb little car that gives a power at very little expense

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Rhys97

Ford Fiesta Zetec S 1.0T Red Edition 140BHP

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

Beautiful looking car, the red and black colour scheme is lush. Very fun car to drive, fast but also very fuel efficient. Overall brilliant car

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RSChris95

Fantastic first car!

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

The Black or red edition is an overall prefect car, very cheap on petrol, road tax and insurance and looks fantastic too! The 1.0ltr isn't disappointing either, the extra boost from the turbo makes this car accelerate rapidly and sits comfortably at any speed. All in all, looks great, cheap to run and drives great. I would definitely recommend it to any and all of my friends and have tried to get them to buy one!

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N Bennett

Excellent Car - Ideal mid life crisis tackle lol

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

I was a little sceptical with 'dropping' down from a 1.2l Corsa Sxi to a 1.0l Fiesta but how my mind changed once i had the test drive in the 'Red' Edition, The power is awesome and its amazing when the Turbo kicks in around 3000RPM. There is a nice spoiler on the boot lid and 17" Black Alloys come as standard. The inside is colour coded red and grey and comes with A/C , DAB Radio/CD player,Bluetooth,Hands free calling etc,Trip computer,ECO driving monitor, In fact if you love gadgets you will love it , Extras I took were Sat Nav and Privacy Glass . having only had the car for a month i cant really say what the running costs are but i would be surprised if the MPG gets close to the advertised 60+ MPG but its quick!! The only negative for me would be the wing mirrors dont automatically fold in when you park up. Would recommend this car all day long.

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Anonymous

Brilliant little car

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

Excellent little car, fantastic drivability and quite quick. Running costs are really low, can nail 60MPG when cruising. Rear seats and boot on the smaller size but never been a problem for me

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Anonymous

Real Surprise

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

Having traded in our Focus i was not totally sure how the Fiesta would fit us, I can now tell you that this is a totally fun car. The performance from the 1.00/140 engine is just amazing it can happily trundle through town in 3rd gear at 30mph plus take you to 70mph in an amazing time. The ride is not as hard as ST but you do not loose the cornering stability which continually out performs so called high performance cars. Fuel consumption is 40mpg around town and 53 on a long journey. Just Brilliant! !

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Cazzle

Amazing Fiesta Zetec S Black

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

Fast, cheap and unbelievably reliable. And it only has a 999cc engine pushing out 138bhp and a 0 60 time of 8 secconds you cant get better for your money.

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FiestaBlackEdition2016

V. Happy.

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS 2014-onwards

Purchased in March 2017 - 9 months old, less than 500 miles on the odometer - for just over £11,000. Drives very nicely compared to my previous car (2003 Renault Megane 1.6 Petrol). Good features: Engine: The engine is fantastic as it pulls hardest from 1,600rpm to 5,000rpm - it can be taken to the red line easily as it is a very revvy engine, but 'pull' drops off somewhat noticeably after 5,000rpm - change up to the next gear at 5,000rpm and it drops into the torque range nicely, allowing the car to keep pulling. Whilst not especially fast, it does gather pace respectably - I'm not sure 9 seconds from 0-60mph is true; I'm convinced it's somewhat quicker than that although I have not timed it. In-gear acceleration is very linear and can be fun, when conditions allow. Interestingly, having only driven an older petrol car and a diesel work vehicle, this car has very little engine braking in comparison which is very good for fuel consumption. Handling: Excellent - the suspension is stiffer than my old car but that's an agreeable trade-off for far superior handling. The only downside of the stiffer suspension is that it's paired with 17 inch wheels, and as standard has 205/40 tyres - so going over speed bumps, pot holes etc is jolted up through the suspension and into your back. Given the state of the British roads - and they're getting worse every year - I'm fully expecting a buckled wheel or two. When pushing on, hints of understeer are fed back through the steering wheel and tyres but have not yet pushed it so far that the tyres are screeching and the car leaves the intended line. Larger, heavier and more powerful cars have to work to keep up on B-roads/back roads - such are the small dimensions of the Fiesta, and such is the handling of the chassis. Very, very fun. Gearbox: Largely good - notchy changes from 1st to 2nd gear. And doesn't like to go into reverse the first couple of tries when cold. Universally accepted that it's reliable, good to use, and nowhere near the reputation of the Powershift automatic gearbox. Can definitely tell it's torque-limited in 1st and 2nd gears. 3rd gear is the most flexible - will go from 20mph up to c.85-90mph, which is very handy for slip roads onto DC/MW. Faults: Only had the car 12 months and is still under warranty, so can't really report any mechanical issues - thankfully. Reading long-term reviews on other sites, the Fiesta EcoBoost engine seems to be holding up well with mileage. Sync works most of the time. Sometimes it simply will not connect to my phone - so you either put up with it for a journey or two, or pull the fuse out and replace it and that seems to sort it. This happens maybe once every 6-8 weeks - a small annoyance, really. Economy: I'm averaging roughly 380-400 miles per tank - a mix of A-roads, DC, and hard acceleration on slip roads. I don't hang about - I get up to speed, driving to the speed limit or conditions - whichever is lower, and I've been averaging roughly 43mpg. On longer drives e.g. 180 miles on mostly DC at 70mph/variable speed limits it'll happily return 47mpg. At 60mph, I can get over 55mpg. On the occassions when I go for a spirited drive, I can see sub-10mpg on the instant readout. VED: £20 per year. Minor service is roughly £180ish; Major service is roughly £250ish - both at Ford dealers. Insurance on the current policy is £385; New policy is £395 (with modifications too), so extremely competitive for 4 Years NCD and 13,000 miles per year. Looks: Always subjective but I think the 'wedge' shape looks very good in both the Red and Black editions - especially with the gloss black wheels. Looks better that the new MK8 Fiesta too, in my opinion. Tyres: Comes from the factory on Continental SportContact 5 tyres - very, very grippy tyres indeed. Universally liked for their grip - due to being very soft - but not so much for wear; Despite my driving style and having done 13,500 miles since I bought it, the front tyres are down to 5mm and the rear tyres are at 6.5mm tread. By my calculations, to get to around 2.5mm tread all round (with tyre rotation), will take me up to roughly 30,000 miles since new. Very, very impressive. Total running costs: My Fuelio app has calculated it as roughly 35-40p per mile. That includes monthly car payment, fuel, road tax, servicing, car insurance, GAP insurance. Obviously, that is based on my finances and circumstances but serves as a rough guide to running costs. Overall, I'm very happy with the car and how it drives (I'm not interested in the tech features - it has bluetooth to connect my phone, so that suits me nicely) which is the most important part for me. A great balance between running costs and driving pleasure. Only a Fiesta ST looks a better balance, and would have been my choice had I had a few extra thousand to spend. Let's hope the MK8 ST is another step on...

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