2001 Ford Fiesta User Reviews

2001 Ford Fiesta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"power" 6 reviews

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Jason writes:
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5

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Light, nippy, handles, cheap, simple, relaible and reasonably practical.

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Rear space not great, if I'm driving then a medium sized person has no chance sitting behind me! Wind noise is loud, but is usually the case with small cars!

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The Ideal First Car — The Ford Fiesta is a great little car and has been ever since it was released! My Fiesta, the Mk5, has improved looks and styling to the Mk4 and Mk3 models, even though underneath, it still roles on the same Mk3 chassis. Performance - Even though its the smallest engine in the Mk5 range, my 1.25l 16vZetec engine is a nippy little beast! Ok, so the 0-60 time is 12 seconds, but for a 1.25, thats not too shabby and the engine noise as standard sounds pretty grunty as well. Handling wise, the car has so much grip in the corners thanks to its setup and the fact that it only weighs 920kg!!! Body roll is minimal and is probably one of the best handling superminis of its time. Build Quality - Only drove it 550 miles, but so far so good. From the service history, it seems it hasn't had a single problem apart from the usual maintainance parts. Driving it at the moment and it has no weird exhaust noises, engine problems, still moves as well as I first had it! Appearance - The styling is still quite funky today even if the design is a little oudated now. I personally love the spoiler on the back though! :) Costs - Cheap to run, cheap to insure (if I was older,) cheap, cheap, cheap!!! The most simple car anyone could want for a first car. Fun? - Hell YES! Although I've only drove this and a Mini One, but for now, yes!!!

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Phil writes:
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4

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it just is ad it from new neva let me down

Cons

not nuth power

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My Baby — my lil blue baby thats never let me down an it always easy 2 fix 1 of the best cars ive eva had granted needs sum body work dun but wat 10 year old car hasnt ???? all in all its a gud lil runner an i love it

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Eddie writes:
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5

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fun to drive

Cons

Small

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Fiesta Mk 5 — This car has been a good car to my dad only breakin down once on him so he has passed it down to me, this car is a 1.25 litre so is very ecconomical, the appearance i find is very good lookin with some slight mods it will become a brilliant first car. i would recomend it to anyone as they drive very nicely, the fun factor with this car is that small and rather nippy for a 1.2 so makes this car very fun to drive

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ollie writes:
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4

Pros

Its different :)

Cons

A little abit of rush on the rear arches

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If You Want A Quick 1st Car Get A Fiesta — The fiesta has got a 1.7 zetec s engine in it from a puma. 0-60 i reckon is about 8 secs. Good build quality and it looks the part! very fun to drive, would recommend it. So Get One

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Olympus writes:
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4

Pros

Quicker than moves cars on the road, at the moment

Cons

None

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Perfect — 1.4 excellent condition, drives faster that my mothers 53 plate, no added extras. Fantasticly built, no repairs needed, front passenger wheel squeaks. but isnt a problem, its a part of it character lol. Appearance is satisfactory. Cost of ownership: maintenance not a lot, petrol drinks like an alcholic. Fantastic to drive wouldnt replace it for the world love it!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stuart writes:
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3

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Reliable, cheap & easy

Cons

Lack of power

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Good Starter Car — Had lots of gadgets & extras - air con in a fiesta...!!

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Gary writes:
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4

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Looked Great and sounded great

Cons

Wheels kept rubbing! Very slow compared to my ST!!

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Boy Racers Car!! — Class car shame it was not the most reliable

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Peter writes:
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4

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well fun

Cons

rust

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Will Rust When It Gets Old — very good fun plus very fast you can drive all day and not get bored you can do lots of mods you can get about 300 mile to a tank its 30 pound to fill up had for about 3 years

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kris writes:
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Pros

Limited edition well worth a look

Cons

Poor handling! and a little on the heavy side

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Great Spec And Good Mpg — 1.25 black edition. Great spec with AC, ABS, Power steering, Leather seats and chrome and silver trim. loads of time spent on modifying and a nice return of 90bhp (not bad for a 1.25). Modifications, new pistons, port polishing, 10mm HT leads & super 4s, Pipercross forced air induction and oil breather, 4inch jamsport jap cat back, lightweight battery, Mutant speaker boot build and green neon lighting (chavin' it up), 15" Kei lightweight Force 10 alloys, various external body kit parts with zetec-s bumpers and M3 skirts

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Richard writes:
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4

Pros

Lots of things.

Cons

Size mainly.

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Ford Fiesta Zetec-s — Looks great, sounds very nice, the inside looks a little basic however it does have air conditioning, front electric windows and a CD player. The tax is quite a lot for the engine size due to the emissions, however if you want a small but nippy nice looking run around car that has some guts, this is ideal.

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This was my first car so I loved it like every 1 does with their first. It had a great exhaust noise that nade u feel that u were going quicker than u were, It had no mod cons with it and what I love... Read More

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