Used Ford Fiesta (Mk7, 2008-2017) – What do owners think?
Owners love the way the Fiesta drives and its low running costs, but build quality could be better
The Fiesta has experienced a bit of a rough ride in our annual Driver Power satisfaction survey. Finishing a respectable 52nd overall in 2015 it had slumped to a poor 105th overall in 2016, the last year the seventh generation car appeared. Most of the complaints centred on poor build quality, with trips to the dealer needed to rectify various niggles.
While it’s not as solidly constructed as rivals such as the VW Polo, the Fiesta is a dependable choice. Despite its lowly overall score in our 2016 poll, the Ford was rated an excellent 18th overall for reliability. Better still, almost any garage can repair the Blue Oval machine, while parts are plentiful and inexpensive.
In this review
- 1Used Ford Fiesta (Mk7, 2008-2017) reviewOne of Britain’s best-selling cars, the Ford Fiesta is a stylish supermini that’s brilliant to drive, cost effective to run and offers decent practicality
- 2How much will it cost?The Fiesta is affordable to buy, while its efficient engines, good reliability and affordable servicing mean it won’t cost much to run
- 3How practical is it?It’s a small car, but neat packaging mean the practical and roomy Fiesta makes a great family runaround
- 4What’s it like to drive?Few small cars are as fun to drive as the Fiesta, while there’s everything from frugal diesels to the fire-breathing ST hot hatch
- 5What should you look for?Overall the Fiesta is a robust and reliable car, but there are one or two issues to keep and eye out for
- 6What do owners think? - currently readingOwners love the way the Fiesta drives and its low running costs, but build quality could be better