2003 Ford Fiesta User Reviews

2003 Ford Fiesta Review Ratings

  • Review your car

Average Ratings from 14 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:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"cost" 2 reviews
"value" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 14 2003 Ford Fiesta reviews.

Adam writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

looks cool, drives great and it's mine!!!

Cons

Don't enjoy cleanin it after a week of travellin on motorways to uni!

75

The Best Car A Teen Could Hope For... (without Their Parents Being Loaded) — My car is a 1.4 yet is extremely quick off the mark and never lets me down. It feels sturdy to drive and has a solid handling feel to it making it easier to control. It does well for mileage as long as i'm not tearing down a motorway and looks like a very high class car both inside and out considering its affordable price.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Fiesta
Looking for a Used Fiesta in your area?
CarGurus has 21,700 nationwide Fiesta listings starting at $4,995.
ZIP:
Tim writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Running costs, handling, build quality.

Cons

Few.. manufacturer stereo is difficult to replace.

55

Fiesty Fiesta — Performance - Not too shabby for a 1.4 16v, decent enough but it's nothing compared to the ST. Handling is fantastic! Braking also very good. Build quality is high however the Duratec engine gets quite noisy at high RPM. Interior is good, only quibble is that the stereo is a struggle to replace due to its design. Exterior is pretty good but newer styles are better looking in my opinion. Costs aren't too bad, MPG is easily into the low 40's. Fun car to drive in general but being a 1.4 top speed is lacking slightly, but in general it's very good overall.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Ben writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Quick for a first car, good build quality

Cons

It's a Ford!

55

Ford Fiesta '03 Ac Zetec — Acceleration is pretty good as long as your thrashing it (as it's a 1.4 zetec, build quality is alright although it's still a Ford! Interior styling is okay if a little simplistic, exterior styling is good. Cost of ownership is very good, cheap parts and cheap servicing is good, plus cheap insurance (for me, a guy £800 with 1 years no claims at the tender age of 21) and mileage (if you're driving it nicely) is about 42mpg (maybe 30mpg if you're not!). This car is a right laugh to drive and can also be nice and quiet when you want it to be.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Tim writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Reliable
Compact
Economical
Good build
Good value to run; low cost per mile

Cons

Lacks power for towing or hooning about night racer style

65

The Ubiquitous Fiesta Strikes Yet Again! — The "everyone's favourite" little car is now my favourite too. This car is comparable comfortable on long journeys. It handles main road and motorways well, returning commendable fuel economy. My car is a 1.4 duratec LX model. This means I have A/C and the excellent ford invention the "Quickclear" heated windscreen. It is also equiped with a CD radio stereo. The drivers seat has vertical adjustment via a ratcheted lever. Likewise, the steering wheel has a vertical adjustment, but no horizontal extension. I don't fin this to be a problem. I am able to adjust my seating position for all driving situations. Sometimes I wish I had a 2.3 T5 Turbocharged 340bhp Volvo engine under the bonnet, but then I get to the petrol pump and I am very glad that I only have a 1.4 putting out less that 90hp. It is nippy enough to get around when unloaded, and only struggles with a full load with passenger, but thats what the gearbox is for!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Richard writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

spirited little hatchback, ideal first car

Cons

expensive parts-typical with ford

35

Nice And Lively — Easy to handle, got decent performance, would recommend as a first car to anyone, not to thirsty on petrol, mine being a 1.4 zetec model it can still hold its own, even with a full load, parts however are fairly dear, and some trim could be of higher quality

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Debra writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

everything

Cons

nowt

35

It's Not Just The Colour — It's a Fiesta 'Black' and fantastic value - still has same exhaust and have only changed tyres and liquids - will be 6 years old in 2 weeks - has leather seats, air con, alloys tinted windows etc all as standard trim - great looking car and xcllnt performance and ecconomy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Donna writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

alloy wheels, good on petrol

Cons

cream n to much plastic in car

35

Fista — performance excellent could kick any boyracers ass in it. , the car has just had 4 brand new 15" yokohama tyres on it. only fault cream interior and to much plastic. a very nice, smart and tidy car. Love it yay

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Milos writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Comfortable, small, has turbo, good looking

Cons

uses lots of fuel, didn't got it with cd player :D

35

Fiesta Review Mk6 — I like the way that car looks,, i love the transmission shifter, it is easy to change gears,, but sometimes i must release the clutch to put it to reverse. The car is tall and feels like you are in tractor (u swing a lot) but, it is very comfortable. And i dislike that it uses 8.2 l of fuel on 100 km. It has 1400l eng. and it has turbine. I'll recommend it to people who drive trough large cities and need to park a car in small areas.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Craig writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Good little runaround

Cons

Plasticky and loose interior

35

1.4v Zetec Ac: Nice Little Car If Not For Glitches — I also had the problem with the engine management light coming on. You need to change the coil pack (and prob the spark plugs). I was a bit slow in doing this and it ruined my cat. This is a big problem with the car as the cat is attached to the manifold, which is a big job to replace, and only a genuine replacement will do (none ford one which cost £240 lasted less than twelve months, apparently due to poor connection to the rest of the engine).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Dan writes:
2003 Ford Fiesta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Very realiable and a good runner.

Cons

Slow, need something more fun.

45

Good For A Beginner Driver. — I put 17" rims on my car which makes the car look great but overall i regret doing this because it makes the car drink considering its only a 1.2. I have done 7000 miles since i have bought the car and its still running as good as i bought it, its a very good working and reliable car.

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

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 14 2003 Ford Fiesta reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2014 Ford Fiesta Reviews

Perfect For A 20 Year Old Boy By Kasper

I love the fact that it is super fun and easy. It's not good for highways tho. but in traffic its more quicker than other cars, because it is very agile and accelerating. I'd recommend this for any yo... Read More

Great Car By sarakabbani0

I love how flexible the car is, it is very cost effective and does not spend much fuel. excellent handling plus the trunk is big for a small car,. But it is a little bite small at the back. Excellent... Read More

Read all 2014 Ford Fiesta reviews

2013 Ford Fiesta Reviews

Overall, I'd Give It 3.5 Stars. Australian Cl 5 Speed Manual 5 Dr Hatch. By David

I think the build quality is acceptable. No rattles or squeaks and nothing has fallen off yet. Mazda 2 comes out of Thailand also and no complaints about them. Very good acceleration and fuel consumpt... Read More

Economy And Fun. By Nphil

I found nothing negative about this vehicle. It does what it is advertised to do, and has had no issues at all. The mostr reliable car I have ever owned, and I have had many in my 80 years of life. Read More

Read all 2013 Ford Fiesta reviews

2012 Ford Fiesta Reviews

Overall A Good Car. By Jirasek24

We liked the vehicle as a total package. Lots of nice features, handled well, amazing MPG, very modern and updated style. However, it is a small vehicle, not a lot of room. Also, not the best transmis... Read More

This Car Is Beyond Suitable For Any Driver, Young To Old. By bsinega

There truly was not much i did not like about this vehicle. Incredibly comfortable drive, extremely cheap to fuel, easy to maintain and take care of. I would recommend this car to any beginner driver ... Read More

Read all 5 2012 Ford Fiesta reviews

2011 Ford Fiesta Reviews

Fair. Decent. By RonaldVII

The Ford Fiesta is a decent enough car, but lacking what I used to know as Ford quality. Interior parts break, glovebox won't latch, sun visor broke off , mirror fell off. Very aggravating. The 1.6 is... Read More

Fun By xr7gt390

This car has some cool features for an economy car like heated seats, ability to change ambient lighting colors, SiriusXM and Blue Tooth. I also like that it is easy to park, I can always find a good... Read More

Read all 12 2011 Ford Fiesta reviews

2010 Ford Fiesta Reviews

Fiesta 2010 By Emil

Nice car. Performance is not so good, but I like it.Build quality that's what I like in this car and her appearance too. Yes! It is fun car to drive because of the ABS ESP system, you can make eve... Read More

I Would Recommend To Buy Ford Fiesta By Vijaykumar

Awesome Car with good looks and comfortable drive. I really njoy driving Ford Fiesta all the time. Its look is awesome. The color which i took was black and it looks awesome when i look it anywhere ... Read More

Read all 5 2010 Ford Fiesta reviews

People researching a 2003 Ford Fiesta contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2003 Ford Fiesta, exterior
Ford Fiesta
15% of the time
Ford Focus
9% of the time
Hyundai Accent
6% of the time
Honda Civic
6% of the time
Fiesta
Looking for a Used Fiesta in your area?
CarGurus has 21,700 nationwide Fiesta listings starting at $4,995.
ZIP: