Need a small car that has it all? Don’t miss the Ford Fiesta. Small, fuel efficient, sporty and all sorts of good fun, the Ford Fiesta 500 is one of the most popular used Ford models. In fact, it continues to get high marks from consumers and reviewers alike.
Fiesta Fun that Keeps on Giving
If you are looking for a little more lift to the gas pedal, the 2004 might be more your style. 14.9 seconds from the moment you step on the gas to 62 mph and a top speed of 101. Headlamp levelling, folding rear seat, adjustable seats, security coded audio can all be yours. – And, when you’re driving down the highway at top speed, your passengers will be sure to enjoy the front passenger grab handle.
Let us not forget the highly revered 1.6 Zetec S 2007 edition, otherwise known as the hot hatch model. Four years later, the Fiesta Zetec is still considered the sexiest Fiesta made. One of the newer Fiesta models, it hits that magic 62 mph in 9.9 seconds and reaches top speeds of 114. It’s stylish, it’s sporty, it’s fast – and it’s economical, averaging 43.5 mpg between urban and extra urban.
Ford Fiesta Engines and Speed
Many used Ford Fiesta cars have 1.6 or 1.25 engines, considered the most powerful engines in the Fiesta’s class. Depending on the model, you have the choice between 1.25, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 2.0 litres using petrol, or 1.4 and 1.6 TDCi. Which is best for you? It depends on where you’re going, how fast you want to get there and how much petrol you want to buy.
For example, the 2008 Ford Fiesta Climate has a 1.6 L engine. It goes from 0 – 62mph in 11 seconds and has an average combined mpg of 38.2. However, the 2002 Ford Fiesta Ghia still holds up to new generations, with a 1.4L engine, a top speed of 104mph and an average combined mpg of 43.5.
Is the 2002 Ford Fiesta Ghia a little slower? Marginally – it takes 1.3 seconds longer than the Climate to reach 0 – 60; but it will get you where you’re going and at less cost in fuel.
Buying Your Own Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta has been one of the most popular cars in the UK for several years, and all signs point to it continuing to hold that place. It’s no wonder, either. The Fiesta delivers fuel economy, comfort and good driving, all wrapped in a stylish package.
If you’ve ever wanted a Ford Fiesta, but found they were out of your price range, don’t leave out the used and slightly used models the Ford Fiesta because age truly is just another number.
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