Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A great little B-road blaster, but also a great long distance commuter. I have done many 300 mile journeys, and wish i could have been driving longer. I have also overtaken manier cars of greater power, and i have proven that the little fiesta is great at cornering by making bigger engined and faster cars look like a tiny dot in my rear view mirror. the suspension is firm but it doesnt break your spine everytime you hit a bump. i also have two children and they sit in the back with no discomforfort at all, so the new fiesta, in my opinion, is the best all round car on the market.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Styling is dated a box, this describes it best,handling, steering positive holds the road very well. Down side the drivers door fills up with water in heavy rain,the door shell,its happened to friends of mine fiestas,but I would buy again,great car, great comfort on long journeys and I have had fiestas before very dated ,but Ford has got its axt right with the new 2009 version,however I am waiting to buy a Rs if ford put it out on the market. Well done ford.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Apart from the occasional light bulb failure it has served me very well. it starts first time, even on very cold days when it has been standing outside for several days. It is brilliant. doesn't burn any oil and the tyres have not been replaced - there's still plenty of remaining tread on them.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It's a Fiesta... what more needs to be said (but if I'm honest (and please don't tell anyone I said this!) it's not half as bad as I thought it was going to be - and not as bad as the rattly wreck my sister used to drive when I was teenager many moons ago...)

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

i have enjoyed the fiesta but need a slightly bigger car due to work as drive a lot to visit different sites. the fiesta has been a wee work horse but feel the emissions at 158 make it unpracticle for me now. but dont regret car and it has been a good car.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Lots of older models still on the road speaks for itself I think. Seems a bit thirstier than the manufacturer stats suggest and I'm not one to race or go heavy on the throttle, parts seem reasonable by what I've heard, not had to fit any replacements yet.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good value for money. Practical size and power for town driving. Easy parkability. Basic, uncomplicated spec aids reliability - little to go wrong electrically, Good availability and price of spares. Reasonable insurance costs for under-25 driver.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

So far so good. Use as a run around and have been very pleased so far, just changed front tyres for the first time and service. apart from petrol it costs about £600 a year to run inc tax and insurance not bad ha.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Had to have work done on the steering column under warranty - a clunking noise when parking. also going in to have squeaky gear change sorted. Servicing costs appear quite reasonable. petrol consumption is average.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Had been fine, but the aircon compressor failed (hole, in a year where the average speed of the car was <20mph!!) makes no sense it could be holed. Had been fine until a ł400 bill for a air con compressor.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Shame that with the new model they did not change the name as it is agreed that the new Fiesta is as big a leap forward as the original Focus was and they dropped the name Escort for that

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Practical small car though disapointed with the fuel ecconomy. Does well on long motorway journeys, but is very average about town. Well short of the values quoted in the literature

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

A bit noisy. Not good for long runs. Superb engine. It has more than paid for itself, and just keeps going, with minimal repairs and maintainance. I will be very sorry when it goes.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

very reliable run around ,practical for sort journeys for town .cheap to insure and tax,smooth ride,handling very good .over all a great car for any body to drive.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The ride is awful. The seats are also uncomfortable. Any long journey is torture. It is ok in town, but not economical.
It appears to be well made (in Germany).

Comfort: 1/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 1/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

For the price paid it has served well, it is more than capable of running for many years yet, it has only cover approximately 55000 miles. It owes me nothing.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Uncomfortable seats. Seats don't reach the pedals enough for smaller people. Suspension not so good.

Overall good. Happy with it. Fuel consumption good.

Comfort: 1/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent - but for a slightly harsh ride from low profile tyres and lack of some safety features, almost my perfect car.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Only cost so far as been 2 front tyres. Petrol is the cost services are at cost due to family connections.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've had no issues so far. If it wasn't for the price of diesel compared to petrol it'd be perfect.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

great on fuel and comfortable but the ride isnt as smooth as id hoped for but great little car.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I really like my car. Sometimes the seats can be a bit uncomfortable if going on long journeys.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

reliable, fun and nippy, but not practical enough to considered for many practical things.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not let me down at all in daily use. No different than other motorists I think.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Other-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Practical with a reasonable degree of comfort and relatively low running costs

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

I think it is just getting a bit long in the teeth now and needs replacing

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

It's a good car, and I have clocked up a lot of miles since I bought it.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Hasn't let me down yet. Fuel consumption ok, no other parts needed yet.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I think my new Fiesta is probably the the best car that I have owned.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

My Ford Car does everything I expect of it, I am very happy with it.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great all rounder practical for both long and short journeys.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A great little car. Lively, comfortable and easy to drive.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Simply stunning with the full body kit in squeeze green

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has allways there when needed. About what I expected.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Good car though still a lot of room for improvement.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Only had car two weeks so far so good. See above.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

A great little car that does all I need it to do.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Practical but surprisingly not very economical.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

a big car feel/comfort for a small car outlay

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent ride,steering and road holding

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good car starts every time ,quite comfy

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only had one issue in the last 6 years

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Practical, reliable, cheap runabout

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far so good! Fair costs so far.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its a practical womans car

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

great car, good first car

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Practical, city runaround

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good, basic town car.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

boring but practical!

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
02-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

for the price its ok

Comfort: 1/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I,m happy with it

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

value for money

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 0/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It always works

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very pleased

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

its great

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5