: Amit Mewar , Bangalore, Karnataka (India)
: Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 00:13:32
: Bought Fiesta SXI in Sept 2006. Have taken it to Badrinath, Katra, Rohtang Pass twice and covered almost all the hills of Uttrakhand. Never gave travel except some engine stalls which goes away after some time. It is such a pleasure to drive this machine. Great handling and great control at curves. You feel confident when driving. Since it is petrol version it is not very fuel efficient. Getting only 10 per liter in city now. used to get around 12 when new. Highway mileage is 15 KMPL. Other disadvantage with classic fiesta is less ground clearance.
Overall very much satisfied with the buy.
: Chandramohan, Madurai, Tamilnadu (India)
: Monday, February 06, 2012 at 10:12:08
: I took my Fiesta to the Service centre after changing exide battery. There were electrical disturbances. The service personal told me that exide battery is not suitable for fiesta diesal car and it should be immediately changed to with the fiesta own make battery. Can anybody clarify
: Parth Sand, Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 03:33:35
: its a waste of money!! i buied my fiesta in year 2007 and it gives a milage of just 12 kmpl..
ford is waste!
: Viresh, Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 01:25:57
: To start of with , i read quite a few bad reviews about people complaining about the service. I went to Wasan Ford in Chembur , Mumbai to cross check. Woooooaaaaa .. What an amazing service. ! Being my first ford car, i had my fears, my doubts, my anxieties etc..but every single question was answered with confidence and honesty....Even a few bad points were mentioned to me so that i dont feel cheated later as i was comparing new Fiesta vs new verna. I dont want to start comparing and convincing people to buy Fiesta. I made my choice on only one note: Just wrote down 6 points unique to Top model Fiesta and Verna:
Lets start with Verna :
1) Looks better : 10/10
2) 1.6 lt engine
3) Rear view camera
4) good resale
5) Lot of service centers across India
6) Bad Handling at high speeds
1) Pull Drift Technology
2) Voice Commands
3) Amazing Handling
5) Engine thoh 1.5 feels more powerful than verna
6) better Mileage than Verna
7) Priced Higher
8) Looks 9/10
9) May be a bit less resale value..( but damn i dont care abt resale as long as i have hassle free 5 years) And the list went on and on for Fiesta.. finally after considering all the points I settled for Fiesta Titanium + and couldnt have been happier. I feel people who complain about service center problems should understand one thing: it all depends on your relation with the center. I asked for a testdrive around 13 times. Comparing every damn thing.. Not a single hitch from the dealer. Dealer helped me with getting finance done..I m really happy with Wasan Ford Chembur and would like to thank Mr. Imran and Mr.Rajesh Rupani ( GM) for being so patient with me.
Also , with regards to no of service centers across India , ford has grown tremendously in the past 3 years. So dont worry about other company dealers scaring you about Ford reach in India..
: Meghana Sarwate <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 at 11:09:59
: I agree with Cyril, Rahul, purushotham , Satya. Especially Purshotham. The quality of Ford fiesta is extremely bad post the warranty period. The car completed 2 years in Dec 2010 and our warranty also ended there. Start the new year and we have been financially hit by an amount of Rs. 25000 already as the A/c was not working and the suspensions have gone bad. Now the car stops every now and then as the battery has grown weak. When we tried to speak to the service people they started putting the blame on our style of maintenence and usage and were quite rude. I recommend that one should not buy a ford fiesta for its poor quality, high maintenence cost and equally bad service. It was our wrong decision to go away from our very own Indian Maruti and invest in an American Ford.
: Satya <email@example.com> Bangalore, Karnataka
: Friday, February 12, 2010 at 22:13:59
: Hi I bought Ford Fiesta 1.4 EXI in June-2006. Now it is 3+
years and Engine pickup has taken a beating. It struggles to climb a small
elevation. The mileage is very bad at just 8 Kms in City and 10 on Highways
with AC all the time. Suspension was very poor from day one. Overall my
experience with Ford Fiesta was average and happy. The only +point is the
good look from outside. Interiors are poor.
: NEERAJ UIKEY <firstname.lastname@example.org> indore, m.p.
: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 04:32:18
: your car is too good
: davy <email@example.com> chennai, tamil nadu
: Saturday, January 02, 2010 at 05:54:02
: its about four months since i bought a 1.4 ZXI tdci, the
car looks great, but i am getting only 13 in city and 16 with AC in highway,
what i should do to improve the milage, as so many reviews are saying they
are getting around 22
: Srinivas <firstname.lastname@example.org> Chennai, Tamilnadu
: Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 04:13:27
: I have been driving Ford Fiesta ZXI Duratorq Diesel since
July 2006, covering 42000 KMS with my wife and kid. It has seen all kinds of
roads Hills, Valleys, Ghats, Metros and Rural and all kinds of weathers in
days and nights.
Not even a single problem so far even after than 39 months it looks brand
new and just out of the showroom with just regular services at a reasonable
It just gives >22Kms on the highways and 17 to 18 kms in Chennai with
average use of AC.
Whenever see/think/touch this car -I am speech less and I admire. Very very
Kudos to Ford and its technology.
: renji <rcpr@zapak .com> bangalore, karnataka (india)
: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 00:22:30
: I bought fiesta1.6 before 2 weeks.Some sound from steering
is coming when you turn extreme left or right ( which was present in my old
Ikon 1.6).Another issue with steering is it is making some sound with jerks
when you turn the steering in rough road like road with small stones and
: Sakthivel <email@example.com> Chennai, Tamilnadu
: Sunday, October 04, 2009 at 12:31:58
: Guys - One and only top mileage car in India is Ford
fiesta, no second opinion on this...
: beni <firstname.lastname@example.org> nagpur, maharashtra (india)
: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 at 05:42:06
: diesel tdi tech is great, have done 40000kms and not got it
: purushotham <email@example.com> mumbai, (india)
: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 07:03:42
: I brought ford fiesta in 2006 with 3 year extended
warranty.After completion of warranty the frequency of failures are very
high to start with central lock system,failure of winders,failure of AC
which costed very high for repair. Pl dont go for ford fiesta.
: venky <firstname.lastname@example.org> hyderabad, ap (india)
: Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 08:17:23
: its a very good car. good mileage
: Abhishek <email@example.com> Charlotte, NC (USA)
: Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 04:32:09
: Car breaks down due to oil leakage on the 2days after
purchase. Fiesta 1.4 exi 2008. I gave it back and its been 10 days so far
and hasnt been fixed yet. Neither I hear anything from them.
: Cyril <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cochin, Kerala (India)
: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 05:43:06
: I have bought my fiesta 1.4 Zxi petrol in the month of
May-07. Intially i was happy about the car, But later i came to knwo that
the mileage is just 10 -11 Km even in Highways. Suspension is the cheapest
in ford fiesta. even if small carck is there in road, we feel that, m-800 is
much much better than this in terms of suspension...Again Wiper blade- i
have changed 5 times in the last one and half year.....guys pls dont go for
ford without thinking twice.... you wont even feel that you are sitting in a
8 lakhs rupees car......
: Narsinha Chari <email@example.com>
Hyderabad, Andhrapradesh (India)
: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 04:42:40
: I have TDCI ZXI . The car is not at all good. You can not
trust the car . Any way i have got the car which started giving problem day
one onwards. Bad Millage and noise in Clutch. So before buying the car check
and then purchase. The service centers in Hyderabad are not able to resolve
my car problem. This type of infrastructure. So improvement is needed in
: Vivek Kumar Sogani <firstname.lastname@example.org> Jaipur, Raj.
: Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 10:15:46
: I like this car..and may be this is my upcoming car..
: Anurag Jain <email@example.com> Bilaspur,
: Monday, April 21, 2008 at 10:17:17
: Its fantastic and good looking car ....its my
: Sanjeev Guleria <firstname.lastname@example.org> Shimla, H.P.
: Friday, March 28, 2008 at 11:58:05
: Close ur eyes n believe ford......nothing to say
more.....go n drive ford fiesta.
: Rahul <email@example.com> Kolkata, (India)
: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 03:49:33
: We have purchased Ford Fiesta CRDi in Feb 2006, the mileage
of the car is good, its comfortable, the inside space is good enough , the
interior of the car is nice but there are some drawback of this car.
- A.C is very troublesome,we have to send it to service centers in
every 3 months.
- Battery of the car is made by ford and is of very bad quality,we have
to replace it within a year.
- Front tyres are getting flat with correct allinment
- Spear Parts are not available in the market ,even service centers
- There is only one service center in kolkata and whatever estimate
they give, you have to agree on that.
: Rakesh Sharma <rakeshsharma1212 @gmail.com> Indore, M.P
: Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 04:33:15
: Good style
: Rohit<firstname.lastname@example.org> Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
: Saturday, October 06, 2007 at 09:54:13
: I am one of the sufferer of Ford India.I got Ford Fiesta
Zxi which cause some wire accident and it got repair i was billed a sum of
rupees Rs 1,00,000 odd as my bill and cause of accident is due to manufacter
defeat and gave great discount of Rs 700/-.so i request you to not to buy
: Sanjit Gupta (email@example.com) Kolkata, West Bengal
: Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 02:39:29
: This is an amazing car. I like the looks. Performance is
good. Good fuel efficiency. Ford needs to improve the suspension.
: James Morrissey (iames firstname.lastname@example.org) Adelaide, South
: Friday, June 08, 2007 at 02:21:08
: I bought my 1.6ltr Ford Fiesta 12 months ago and i have not
looked back since. the fuel economy is fantastic while still having enough
get upand go to it. The ride is very smooth and the steering is fantastic.
For someone like me who is over 6 feet tall there is still plenty of head
room available. The car performs extremly well on long distances with plenty
of power to over take on the highway.
: BH (email@example.com) Hyderabad, A.P (India)
: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 01:34:24
: I got 1.4 TDCi in FEB, have heard that its giving mileage
of 18-20, but i am getting 13 only. Looks are good but very very poor
: Sanjeev (firstname.lastname@example.org), Hyderabad, AP (India)
: Saturday, November 04, 2006 at 11:13:26
: I have a 1.4 diesel sxi and is definitely an excellent car.
At times i face power crunch when required in emergency overtaking in 2nd
gear. suspension is definitely much poor compared even to my 14 year old
maruti 1000 which sailed smoothly on pot holes even with old suspensions.The
6 cd changer is a horrible looking gear for a 8 lakh car.
: Sarwar Ansari (email@example.com), Mumbai,
: Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 17:48:50
: Great Car to drive, with performance and features, Great
Power, good Features, Good Price. I have been driving fiesta 1.6 SXI for the
past 5 months now. I purchased it from my friend Sailesh Gaikwad of
Dombivli, who sold it to me after driving it for 3 months /1800 kms. Since
then I have never regretted my decision at all. He purchased Skoda Rider, I
got Fiesta for 80,000 less. My friend tells me that the many of the features
of Fiesta are same as Skoda Rider the placement of light control switches
and other visible stuff the keyless entry and the remote boot release.
Probably Ford copied it from Skoda for fiesta.
The looks the drive, the safety is well above average and nearing
excellence, while mileage is average, but then you cannot have everything.
Before owning Fiesta I have owned 800, Esteem, Palio, Uno and Santro.
Fiesta inspires confidence while driving in the city and more so on the
highways where you can overtake in complete control and very easily the
Qualis's the Sumo's and the sundry cars, the hills and the ghats get eaten
up without any burp.The taut feeling of the steering, and the car is very
comforting. The head turning style and macho Mercedes like presence is
really ego boosting.
During the rains the bonnet got stuck and no amount of pulling the bonnet
release would open it. while having my third Free service done I asked the
ford service guy to open it, he asked me to press lightly in the centre of
the bonnet while he pulled the release and it opened.
But when I tried to do the same at home, to fill in the wiper fluid, I
pressed on the bonnet center and it went in and depressed about 2 mm giving
the smooth bonnet a ugly look, I took the car to Wasan Ford, Thane. Abdul
Bhai of repair dept. pulled the tin out with some hydraulic machine and did
some polishing / rubbing job whitout any cost. Excellent service, later the
service people greased the release and the boot problem has not recurred
During the rains the windows rear windows fog frequently, rear de-fogger
helps. Rear wiper would have been excellent.I also find the clutch slightly
hard till date. I informed service supervisior Kapil, of Wasan Motors Thane,
that the clutch seems hard compared to Santro and others, he said it is
hydraulic clutch you should not have problems. I told him can you lighten it
slightly, he just looked at me strangely, probably the clutch does not have
plus minus settings.
Also there is no need to do under carriage Anti-Rust treatment, before the
rains during my second service. I checked the under of the car it is covered
in thick rubber coating of some kind, the service guys told me there was no
need to spend on Anti-rust, the car under is already treated with rubber
coat. Also I had an accident, I had stopped at Mahim Church Signal, when
this guy driving Swift hit the car from the back deforming the boot lid. The
boot lid would'nt close, The Accident Department Manager, Abdul Bhai at
Thane Wasan Ford, handled the whole issue of insurance paper work whitout me
getting invloved. The repair work done by his dept was excellently done, as
good a new.
Fiesta gives me mileage of 11.5 to 12 KMPL in mixed highway and city
conditons, with AC on, for a performance and heavy/ safe car it is good
mileage. The gearshift is short and sweet.
The engine is super silent, I have to watch the tachometer to see if the
engine is running.
if you put on the AC the change in engine RPM is only about + 100 RPM which
is good for mileage.
The AC is superb it cools the hot car standing in the sun in less then a
minute.I am first of the Traffic signal at green light consistently for 5
months except once when a skoda overtook me after 1 KM., great power and
excellent exhaust note when engine crosses 3000 RPM like a race car, with
plush interiors and great looks.
The distance to empty meter is an excellent touch, and really makes filling
up decisions easy to make. There are lots of nooks and cranies all over the
doors, to hold bottles, toll slips, bills coins and other stuff. The boot is
spacious it can easily hold luggage for the entire family's vacation.
I suggest you go for Fiesta 1.6 SXI with leather interiors, and six CD in
dash and double din radio and all the aluminium-steel finishes all over the
interior exterior of the car, the Alloy wheels, and the keyless entry (no
need for auto-cop or other security gadgets), power windows, side mirrors.
You will not have to spend any money on any other accessories.
The re-sale value I am afraid to find out, that is the only draw back I can
anticipate. I understand the Fords have impression of expensive maintanence.
the car I have purchased has 2 years extra warranty on electrics and other
parts I am sure that will help me swallow the cost.
Albeit with sword of re-sale value hanging over your and my head, I advice
you to go for Fiesta 1.6, go for 1.4 or diesel if you want better mileage
and less power.
: Samir Sarkar
: June 16, 2006
: Fantastic car...drove the 1.6 SXI with ABS option. Great
pickup and excellent ride and handling. The engine is very quiet and the
steering is a little heavy but very precise and that gives us the confidence
to drive the car at high speeds as it always has a 'stuck-to-the-road' feel.
Very stable car and the braking with ABS is superb. Suspension if good too
as I took the car on stretches where there is hardly any road surface....the
suspension simply soaks up the bumps. Can recommend the car to anyone. The
only issue that I see with the car might be the cost of spares and
maintenance but I am not sure. I am told that Ford's service standards in
India are not all that good. However, with new generation parts and
technology, ownership experience of this car should be like a walk in the
: May 28, 2006
: Very poor suspension and fuel efficiency...
One of my friend has bought the 1.4 model. the engine performance is OK but
The suspension of the car is very poor. The car gets shaked by even smallest
of path holes. FE in city is just 8-9 KM/l...its very low.
Interiors quality is also very cheap..sxi has got better interiors but then
its price is almost same as City ZX so why will one go for sxi variant for
such a small price difference....also the side seat and rear seats are very
cramped...not comfortable at all....
and above all this...no need to mention FORD's poor after sales service....
overall a very poor package...not value for money at all...
: Awanish Kumar
: May 27, 2006
: I got my Ford fiesta 1.4 in Feb - have driven in mumbai
only, still to hit highways. Great looks - make heads turn to you... has
been very good to control even in slow moving mumai traffic. Great pickup,
excellent breaking - specially at high speeds. Just got the first service
done and performance has imporved after that. Ac is powerful and matches
perfectly with engine loading..most of the time you have to look at the RPM
meter to know if the engine is on or off (its so damn quite)
: May 11, 2006
: I recently purchased the 1.6sxi,the car is superb when it
comes to performance but recently there was some sound from the steering
when i turn the steering either to left or right ends.i like the road
presence of the car , guys if ur looking for power this is the car to go.
: April 26, 2006
: I bought 1.4 petrol variant on 17 Jan 06 .... Ok.. Good
things first ... its a great package at this rate .. fantastic pick-up ..
decent interiors ... most importantly very high "novelty value"
... now the bad part ...During 1st service, the dealer reported oil leakage
... some components were changed ... a week later I observed leakage again
... and to my horror they could not fix up the problem for 15 days !!!
ultimately the entire engine has been replaced ... now its doing fine except
for some strange "thud" sound from rear left ... I have decided to
live with the sound coz Ford cant fix it ... bottom line ... never buy a
: Pradeep Kanianthra
: April 15, 2006
: ford fiesta 1.4 zxi (TDCI) is a superb vehicle, with OK
power for the indian roads with good mileage.service Feed back is good
through the phone,but it as to implemented on the vehicle.The problem with
the noise from the back side of the vehicle still exist after service.
: Prateek Mathur
: April 11, 2006
: FORD means FIX OR REPAIR DAILY. Guys ! Never buy a Ford. My
Ford Fiesta 1.4 Petrol started giving me trouble even in the first month.
Can you believe it. I am completely shocked at the way the Ford Service is
handling the situation. BAD ! BAD ! BAD ! Never buy a FORD!
: March 3, 2006
: I bought my Ford Fiesta on january 6, 2006.
1. Within the first month of my buying the car, my car was making
horrendous sounds from the steering wheel. After a lot of follow-up, a
component of the steering wheel was changed.
2. Within a week, the sound came back. I got in touch with Harpreet Ford
again, and after follow-up, another component of the steering wheel was
t3. This time when the car came back, we realized that there was a crack in
4. I called up Harpreet Ford again. After another couple of visits, the
windscreen was changed.
5. Within one week of that, the sound in the steering wheel is back again.
I have informed Harpreet Ford once again.
I have no clue what else or how many of such instances are in store.