Used Ford Fiesta (1999 - 2002) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013
3
The Fiesta Mk 5 from 1999-2002 was a thorough updating of the model that was launched in 1995. The feline-look lights, sculpted bonnet and new grille were the visual cues to the change, while Ford beefed-up the range with a sporty 1.
Ford Fiesta (99-02)
Decent handling, smooth ride, good security kit
Cramped rear seats, poor luggage space

New price range:

£6,875 - £11,840

Used price range:

£165 - £1,390

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The Fiesta Mk 5 from 1999-2002 was a thorough updating of the model that was launched in 1995. The feline-look lights, sculpted bonnet and new grille were the visual cues to the change, while Ford beefed-up the range with a sporty 1.6 petrol engine and sprightly 1.8 TDi diesels. But only a complete redesign could cure some of the old car's inherent shortcomings, so this Fiesta still had cramped rear accommodation and below average luggage space, despite better interior packaging and fresher looks.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 It has a very decent sized boot however, generally it is quite small so the back seats can be cramped if you are tall and need the front seats further back.  

4 out of 5

Emily Palmer ,   22 May 2016    ... read more

 It easy easy to park, silver in colour so it doesn't need to be put through a car wash so often. It is economical to run.  

3 out of 5

Fiona King ,   18 Dec 2014    ... read more

 Its not really particle, its a small 3 door sporty hatchback, I don't feel they were aiming for practicality.  

5 out of 5

Aaron Burden ,   09 Sep 2014    ... read more

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