Outstanding condition versatile family hatchback, combining a powerful 100hp three-cylinder petrol engine with comprehensive specification.  Just serviced, long MoT, good tyres all round.  Fitted with air conditioning, electric front windows, 5-speed manual gearbox, Bluetooth and Sync multimedia system, front and rear fog lamps, 15” alloy wheels, electric mirrors, engine start/stop, electric quickclear front and rear windscreens etc etc.  One private lady owner since almost new, with a full history.

In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Thirteen large-format photos also below!

The Ford Fiesta has won its place in the hearts of British motorists deservedly – as one of the most accomplished and acclaimed small family cars.  They are great to drive, economical to run, cheap to insure, and have excellent safety kit – yet they also have enough power to keep up in all conditions and enough room for the whole family when needed.  This combination of attributes is what has kept the Fiesta at the top of the UK Sales charts for decades – and this car is a great example.

The last owner – Emily – bought the Fiesta when it was just four months old with 1,566 miles on the clock. Six years later, Emily has just changed jobs and now has a company car – so it was time for the Fiesta to move on.  I’ve known Emily’s extended family for many many years, so I was happy to take the Fiesta into stock, knowing how well Emily would have looked after the Fiesta and kept it well maintained.

First registered in March 2013 to a rental fleet, it was then sold on to Emily at the beginning of July that year for just under £12,000.  Emily used the car for regular travel and commuting, initially covering about 12,000 miles each year.  A few years ago, however, Emily moved to France, and the Fiesta’s usage dropped back to just a few thousand miles each year.  Recently, Emily moved back to the UK and secured a job that has brought with it a company car.  The Fiesta now shows 48,695 miles, which is warranted as correct.

This Fiesta has the punchy and zesty 998cc three-cylinder, 12-valve ‘Ecoboost’ engine.  Don’t be fooled by this though – it produces a scorching 98bhp thanks to being Turbocharged, and this helps it accelerate to 60mph in around 10.8 secs and on to a top speed of 112mph.  It’s highly fuel efficient and low on emissions, so the car is FREE for road tax.  On the road, it feels lively and sharp, and never feels like a ‘small’ car.  This is the facelifted version of the seventh generation of the Fiesta – this generation was introduced in 2008 with the facelift arriving in November 2012.  Zetec specification sits somewhere in the middle of the range, whilst providing all the equipment and luxuries that you could want – like air conditioning, electric front windows, Sync multimedia system with Bluetooth and CD-player, alloy wheels, remote control central locking, electric mirrors, height adjustable driver’s seat, height and reach adjustable steering wheel, split/fold rear seats, front and rear fog lamps, and engine start/stop.

It is finished in Midnight Sky metallic – a comparatively rare colour that can perhaps be best described as a mid-bluey-grey colour.  In some lights, it looks blue, and in others it looks more grey.  It is in excellent condition, with just a few light stone chips and light scratches to evidence its age and mileage.  The interior is immaculate throughout, with charcoal and grey fabric trim.  There is no cigarette lighter and Emily doesn’t smoke – so it is likely that the car has never been smoked in.  As well as the equipment levels mentioned previously, the car also has a full complement of safety equipment including five 3-point seat belts, four head restraints, Anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability programme, driver, passenger and knee airbags, three ISOFIX mountings, and seatbelt pretensioners.

This Fiesta also has the highly practical five-door bodystyle – ideal for those with a family or plenty of friends!  There is lots of room inside, and the rear seats split 40/60 for folding giving great flexibility for passengers or luggage.

The Fiesta displays a warranted 48,695 miles from new, supported by a service history, all the previous MoT certificates and an MoT history printout.  The service history is set out below, with four services from new, including the latest which has just been completed only a few hundred miles ago when the MoT was also done.  There aren’t any odd noises, squeaks or rattles, and the car performs just as you would expect it to do.   The MoT is valid through to the 15th April 2020.

This series of Fiesta was introduced in 2008 and continued through to 2017.  Parker’s Car Guide is obviously a fan of the Fiesta, noting it to be “Still the best small hatchback you can buy”  They go on to comment:-

“It’s testament to the remarkable talents of the Ford Fiesta that despite this generation being launched back in 2008, it’s still the small hatchback to beat.  After four years on the market, Ford gave the Fiesta a makeover; despite being few in number, the changes made a significant visual impact, especially at the front, with a corporate hexagonal grille – with a whiff of Aston Martin about it – and tweaked lights front and rear.  We’d recommend staying away from the sluggish 1.25-litre petrols and instead opt for one of the zesty three-cylinder 1.0-litre units, ideally in turbocharged EcoBoost form.  Ford’s three-cylinder 1.0-litre engines have received much praise in turbocharged EcoBoost form; available in 100hp, 125hp and 140hp outputs, the 1.0-litre EcoBoosts are the sweeter spots of the range.  Out on the open road, the Ford Fiesta is great fun to drive. Its handling is agile, the steering is precise, it corners crisply and there’s very little body roll. Get it onto the motorway and you can see why the Fiesta is seen by many as a “small big car”. It’s very stable, cruises easily and doesn’t feel out of place. The ride is good too.  Back in town, the little Ford is easy to park and has a tight turning circle, making three-point turns easy.  Ford Fiesta comfort is generally good for all on board with decent amounts of legroom front and rear. The seats are well sculpted and supportive making them ideal for longer motorway trips.  While headroom is good for those in the front, the sloping roofline means that it’s not as generous for those in the back – a taller passenger’s head will brush the roof lining, but it’s fine for most kids.  Excellent soundproofing means road, wind and engine noise aren’t a concern plus all models get an excellent sound system and the powerful air-con will keep the interior cool on even the hottest of days.  Despite being smaller and cheaper, the Ford Fiesta feels as well built as many other Fords, such as the Focus and Mondeo.  The quality of the interior especially stands out as being several steps ahead of the old car, both in its build quality, choice of materials and design”

On the road, this Fiesta drives very well indeed, feeling assured, confident and comfortable, with plenty of performance available when you need it, great handling and roadholding.  It’s also incredibly economical – the official figures show an outstanding 65.7 mpg for the combined cycle and 76.3 mpg for the extra urban cycle.

The Fiesta will also be provided with an independent 100-point inspection report covering both mechanical and functional operations.

If you wish to do so, you can also optionally purchase a comprehensive Warranty Direct Gold vehicle warranty covering all major components.  This will contribute 80% of the parts and 100% labour repair costs for a premium of £149 for 6-months or £189 for a year with a £75 claim excess.  Please click on “our services” above for more details.

Equipment and Features

> Finished in Midnight Sky metallic paintwork, with charcoal and grey cloth interior trim
> 999cc 3-cylinder 12-valve fuel-injection turbocharged petrol engine, producing 98 bhp and 170 Nm torque
> 5-speed manual gearbox
> Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Air conditioning
> Ford integrated RDS-radio, single-disc CD-player, with auxiliary input for MP3-players/iPods and USB etc, roof-mounted aerial, steering column mounted remote controls, and coded anti-theft protection
> Bluetooth and SYNC voice control
> Electric front windows
> Electrically adjusted door mirrors
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD)
> Central locking, with two full remote keys
> Engine Start/Stop
> Tinted windows
> Tailgate wash/wipe
> Five seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts, four with head restraints
> Three rear ISOFIX mountings
> 60/40 split folding rear seat
> Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
> Height adjustable driver’s seat
> Driver’s, Front Passenger’s, and knee airbags
> Front and rear fog lamps
> Electrically heated front windscreen and rear window
> 12v charging point
> Trip computer with elapsed mileage, Distance to Empty, current consumption, average speed and average mpg readings
> Carpet and Rubber overmats

History and Documentation

> The current mileage is showing as 48,695 miles which is warranted as correct.
> The Fiesta comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 1st March 2013, and transferred to its second owner on 3rd July 2013.  It has had just the two keepers from new.
> The current MoT expires on the 15th April 2020.  An MoT history check, and the MoT certificates present, show previous MoTs completed at:-
29/02/2016; 32,589 miles
28/02/2017; 35,840 miles
16/04/2018; 41,991 miles
10/04/2019; 48,297 miles
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> The car has a full service history, with a mixture of main agent and independent garages, with copies of all invoices showing standard service items only at :-
9,625 miles; 04/03/2014 Ford Main Agent
23,942 miles; 04/03/2015 Independent garage
32,589 miles; 29/02/2016 Ford Main Agent
48,321 miles; 11/04/2019 Independent garage
In 2017/2018, Emily was working abroad and the car covered little mileage, so no servicing was completed during this period
> The owner’s handbook, service book and book pack are all present.

BODYWORK AND INTERIOR CONDITION

> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is almost immaculate, with just a few minor stone chips and light surface scratches to evidence the age and mileage
> The interior is also immaculate with no obvious wear or damage to the charcoal and grey cloth fabric.  The car is fitted with both carpet and rubber overmats.

MECHANICAL CONDITION AND WHEELS/TYRES

> The car has covered just under 49,000 miles.  It goes very well indeed – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners just as you would expect!
> All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should
> The 15” alloy road wheels are free from scuffs or kerbing scrapes
> The road tyres are all 195/55 x15s and are a set of matching Lassa Impetus Revo tyres.  There is a receipt evidencing that these were supplied in March 2016.  The front tyres have about 5mm of tread and the rear tyres have about 6mm of tread evenly across the surfaces.  There is no spare wheel as an inflation kit is supplied instead.
> The locking wheel nut key is present

All in all – this is a very presentable, smart and well-equipped example of this versatile, comfortable small car.  Well maintained, all the necessary equipment, fully valeted, just serviced with a long MoT, and in an eye-catching and distinctive colour scheme, it makes a compelling case for itself!

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.