Used Ford Fiesta ST (2005 - 2008) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013
4
The Fiesta ST marked a return to form for small fast Fords and it's little surprise that many see it as the spiritual successor to the famous XR2i. Thanks to a 2.
Ford Fiesta ST (05-08)
Strong performance, sharp handling, involving to drive, neat styling
Frantic on the motorway, lacks refinement, dated interior, only two airbags

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Fiesta ST marked a return to form for small fast Fords and it's little surprise that many see it as the spiritual successor to the famous XR2i. Thanks to a 2.0-litre engine with 150bhp it can sprint from 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds, and although that's not blisteringly quick when compared to newer alternatives, the ST's real strength is its handling.

Agile and fun, the Fiesta offers a hugely involving driving experience while strong brakes and superb levels of grip mean it's reassuring. The stiff suspension set-up is good for corners but not for uneven roads, while on the motorway the lack of refinement is all too noticeable. However, on the plus side the styling is neat and understated (although optional bonnet and side stripes are available if you want to stand out) and the interior is well built and comfortable.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Its cheap to run, cheap to tax, affordable for someone over the age of 19.  

4 out of 5

Ollie Zaccaria ,   17 Jan 2016    ... read more

 It is practical for a supermini hot hatch. Large doors and high roofline make getting my 70 year old father in the car very easy. The boot is plenty big enough and with the seats down I have managed...  

4 out of 5

George Chamberlain ,   24 Jul 2014    ... read more

 Can easily carry 4 people and has a decent amount of boot space.  

5 out of 5

Luke Stevens ,   30 Apr 2014    ... read more

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