Ford Fiesta Zetec Climate 1.6TDCI (Mk6.5): Faults / Options / Verdict


Intro
Looks / Practicality / Spec
Engine / Performance / Driving / NVH
Faults / Options? / Verdict

Faults & Injuries:

Punctured Turbo hose

Performance was lacking ever since we picked the car up – if you opened the window and put your foot down; all you could hear was what sounded like a hoover, with this great rush of air as the turbo kicked in.   This was fixed under warranty.


Options:

Missed the 16″ wheels we had with the last 1.4 but, at least you can’t see them from inside the car anyway.

The ESP wasn’t intrusive on a daily basis, but it did prove useful in the wet.   A slightly enthusiastic right turn at the crossroads led to the system trimming quite a tidy line for me!


Verdict

What made the last car a pretty complete package is ever closer now. If you can get your hands on this engine – go for it.


Good:

Bad:

Spec: Zetec Climate 2007MY
Engine: 1.6 TDCI, 90bhp (@ 4000), 150lb ft (@ 1750)
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Mpg: Official: 62.8mpg Achieved: 52mpg
Performance: 0-62mph: 11.2 Secs, 112mph
Colour: Tango Red
Running Period: Autumn - Winter 2007, 6000 Miles 
Options: : 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*

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