Used Ford Fiesta (1995 - 1999) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013
3
The extensively revised Fiesta Mk 4 put the fun back into functional during the mid-1990s. It was as good to drive as any rival supermini and still looks fairly modern, with curvy, youthful styling, though it’s less radical than its funky little sister, the Ka.
Ford Fiesta (95-99)
Lively 16-valve engines; much improved ride and refinement
Not enough room for rear passengers or luggage

New price range:

£7,475 - £13,165

Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The extensively revised Fiesta Mk 4 put the fun back into functional during the mid-1990s. It was as good to drive as any rival supermini and still looks fairly modern, with curvy, youthful styling, though it’s less radical than its funky little sister, the Ka. Ford's bestseller got a fresh lease of life in the form of 16-valve Zetec engines, improved suspension and handling, good security measures and modern safety features.

If you add in keen pricing, this late 90s Fiesta now looks like a very canny budget supermini choice.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Small on the outside, big on the inside... It's a TARDIS! When towing, or putting stuff on the roof (or both) as long as you drive sensibly you can still get 38mpg, when unladen i have got up to 54mpg...  

4 out of 5

Cameron Dilley ,   25 Jun 2015    ... read more

 The trade off for rear seat space - which is not actually that bad if the front seats can be moved forward a bit - is a generous amount of boot capacity. My Fiesta has occasionally been used to do the...  

4 out of 5

Joshua Brailsford ,   28 Nov 2013    ... read more

 Easy to manoeuvre in small spaces, reasonable boot for a car of its size and age.  

4 out of 5

Alexander Warder-Ramage ,   11 Sep 2013    ... read more

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