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The driving position is almost perfect with plenty of adjustments from both the seats and steering. The steering wheel does only adjust for height, but at least it’s the perfect size. The pedals are well spaced and in line with the driver’s legs – anyone who’s been in a Clio will find that steering wheel the size of a lorry in comparison, with their legs skewed to the right.
Quite surprised at the space actually; for someone at 5ft 10”/11” I can easily sit behind my seating position up front. Anyone else who drove this car was smaller, so knee room got even better with ~ inch of clearance to spare from the front seat back.
Boot was fine, folding rear seats + bases made larger objects easy to cater for. We managed to fit for a trip to Glastonbury: 4 small-medium sized adults, 4 x 40-60 litre rucksacks, 1 6-man tent + 4 people’s worth of beer.
We’ve got clearer analogue dials now – no more digital fuel readouts (WTF does 1 block always equate to?!), a 3.5mm aux port for the stereo + steering wheel controls, and air con.
The sidelights come on when unlocking, and the indicators flash 3 times if you dip the stalk halfway – great for lane changing. All in all, pretty high spec considering leccy windows, a sunroof and an airbag used to be granted as posh in this sector!
The only notable disappointment comes from the 4 stereo speakers which sound a bit flat, and weak.
What does Zetec Climate get over regular Zetec models?
As well as the cosmetic changes inside and out, the Zetec Climate effectively comes with the Climate pack seen as an optional extra on other Fiesta models. This means the heated front windscreen and electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors.
Spec: Zetec Climate 2007MY Engine: 1.4 TDCI, 67bhp (@ 4000), 118lb ft (@ 2000) Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Mpg: Official: 62.8mpg Achieved: 55mpg Performance: 0-62mph: 15.5 Secs, 101mph Colour: Black Running Period: Spring- Summer 2007, 9000 Miles Options: 16” 7 Spoke Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth/Voice Control, ESP, Reflex Pack (side/curtain airbags & centre head restraint), Perimeter alarm, Privacy glass, Rear parking sensors, Technology Pack (auto-lights/wipers, stereo remote controls, folding door mirrors & second remote key).
*Pictures captioned above – Sourced for reference only from AutoTrader*