Very good condition small yet very versatile hatchback, combining powerful 1.25 petrol engine with great specification!  Just had new cambelt, head gasket, and full service! Long MoT and recent tyres all round.  Fitted with air conditioning, 5-speed manual gearbox, CD-player, front and rear fog lamps, upgraded 16” alloy wheels, electric windows and powerfolding mirrors – £900 worth of options when new!  Lots of history too makes this an ideal first car, or a second car for a growing family!

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.

I recently took this Fiesta in part exchange from a friend of a friend – Charlotte.  Having been driving for a few years, Charlotte had decided to trade up to a much newer car, which I was pleased to help her with.  I delivered her new car to her in South London, and the Fiesta drove home very well, holding motorway speeds without fuss or bother.

This Fiesta was first registered in September 2007 to a private buyer, and was subsequently cold to Charlotte six years later.  The car has therefore only had two private owners from new – which is reflected in its overall condition.   It covered about 15,000 miles per annum for the first four years of its life (recorded 65,000 miles at its fourth year MoT), and since then has done about 7,000 miles a year since.  It now shows just on 130,000 miles on the clock.

This Fiesta has the punchy 1,242cc 16-valve petrol injection ‘Duratec’ engine, which produces 74bhp and 110 Nm torque.  This powers the car to 60mph in around 13.6 secs and on to a top speed of 101mph.  On the road, though, it feels nippy and alert – certainly quick enough to keep up with the traffic slow and never feeling like a ‘small’ car.  This is the sixth generation of the Fiesta, and was introduced in 2002 – so this example is one of the latest ones of this generation.  Zetec Climate specification sat towards the top end of the range – ahead of Style, Studio, LX or a number of special editions, but underneath the Zetec S, Ghia or ST (all of which are much costlier to insure).  This is the versatile 5-door version, and has plenty of room in the rear seats for children or adults.  The Zetec specification provides all the equipment and luxuries that you could want – like air conditioning, single-disc CD player with steering column mounted remote controls, electric powerfolding mirrors, electric front windows, remote control central locking, alloy wheels, front and rear fog lights, split folding rear seats, height adjustable steering column and driver’s seat, automatic lights and wipers, rear privacy glass and a trip computer.  When new, the upgraded 16” alloy wheels, metallic paint, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, and rear window privacy glass added £900 to the list price!

In preparing the car for sale, my mechanics have completed a full service, and replaced a wheel bearing, as well as changing the cambelt and water pump.  They also advised that there was evidence that the head gasket was starting to fail – a common problem on older Fiestas.  I won’t compromise on car preparation, so the car has now had a new head gasket fitted.  With all that preparation work completed, the car is now ready to once again give good service to the next owner.  It starts on the first turn of the key, everything now works as it should, and the car drives very nicely indeed.

It is finished in Moondust Silver metallic paintwork, and you can see from the photographs that it looks smart and presentable, helped by having been fully valeted throughout.  It does have a few battle scars – evidence of a recent life spent in a crowded city – but there’s nothing of huge significance and the car still looks good overall.  There are small dents in each front wheel arch and one in the back bumper, some scratches to the front bumper, and a number of stone chips across the front end as you might expect at this age and mileage.  The interior is in excellent condition throughout, with charcoal and blue fabric trim.  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, driver and passenger airbags, and seatbelt pretensioners.

The Fiesta shows a warranted 130,000 miles from new, supported by a service history, all but one of the previous MoT certificates and an MoT History printout.  The service history is set out below, with seven services from new, including the latest which has just been completed.  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 21st September 2019.

This series of Fiesta was introduced in 2002 and continued through to 2008.  Parker’s Car Guide is obviously a fan of the Fiesta, awarding it a full 5 star rating!  This compares very favourably to its rivals – the Corsa (3 star) and the Peugeot 206 (3 star).  They go on to comment:-

The Ford Fiesta has become one of just a handful of household names in the motoring world – in fact it has become a byword for ‘small car’ and almost a brand in its own right. Fun, easy to drive and cheap to run the Fiesta embodies the same qualities that made its predecessors so popular but adds attractive looks and refined engines. The 73bhp 1.25-litre is zesty and easy to drive around town – no surprise then that it is the most popular model on the used market. The Fiesta is cost effective to run and even better if you buy one used. Ford parts and servicing are good value for money, while fuel and insurance compare well to rivals. As with most cars, depreciation is the biggest cost, but the Fiesta is one of the better performers in this class. Rated as a four-star car in the Euro NCAP crash tests, the Fiesta offers good crash protection.”

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 highly economical – the official figures show an outstanding 47.1 mpg for the combined cycle and 60.1 mpg for the extra urban cycle.

If you wish to do so, you can also optionally purchase a comprehensive Warranty Assist Gold vehicle warranty covering all major components.  This will contribute 50% of the parts and labour repair costs for a premium of £129 for 6-months, £165 for a year or £285 for two years with a £75 claim excess.  Please click on “our services” above for more details.

Equipment and Features

> Finished in Moondust Silver metallic paintwork, with charcoal and blue cloth interior trim
> 1242cc 4-cylinder 16-valve fuel-injection petrol engine, producing 74 bhp and 110 Nm torque
> 5-speed manual gearbox
> Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Air conditioning
> Ford CD-6000 RDS-radio and single-disc CD-player, with auxiliary input for MP3-players/iPods etc, roof-mounted aerial, steering column mounted remote controls, and coded anti-theft protection
> Electric front windows
> Electrically adjusted and power-folding door mirrors
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD)
> Automatic headlights and wipers (with adjustable sensitivity)
> Central locking, with two full remote keys
> Tinted windows with privacy glass to the rear side windows
> Tailgate wash/wipe
> Five seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts, four with head restraints, and map pockets to the rear of the front seats
> 60/40 split folding rear seat
> Height adjustable steering wheel
> Height adjustable driver’s seat
> Driver’s and front passenger’s airbags
> Front and rear fog lamps
> Electrically heated front windscreen and rear window
> 12v charging point
> Trip computer with Distance to Empty, average speed and average mpg readings
> New carpet overmats

History and Documentation

> The current mileage is showing as 130,151 miles which is warranted as correct.
> The Fiesta comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 12th September 2007, and transferred to its second owner on 8th November 2013.  It has had just the two keepers from new.
> The current MoT expires on the 21st September 2019.  An MoT history check shows previous MoTs completed at:-
22/09/2010;   50,332 miles
21/09/2011;   65,525 miles
20/09/2012;   75,314 miles
11/09/2013;   82,011 miles
22/09/2014;   89,132 miles
22/09/2015;   98,977 miles
07/09/2016; 108,200 miles
09/09/2017; 115,768 miles
18/09/2018; 124,191 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 some service history, all from independent garages, with copy invoices showing services at :-
46,425 miles; 01/07/2010
63,127 miles; 22/07/2011
95,191 miles; 02/05/2015
108,200 miles; 07/09/2016
115,768 miles; 09/09/2017
124,191 miles; 18/09/2018
131,150 miles; 11/02/2019 – my mechanics, incl replacement of the cambelt kit and head gasket
> The owners handbook, and book pack are all present, together with a replacement service book

BODYWORK AND INTERIOR CONDITION

> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is in generally very good condition, although it does show a couple of battle scars:- there is a small dent at the front of each wing and in the rear bumper (see photos), some scratches to the front bumper, and inevitably at this age and mileage, there are multiple light stone chips to the leading edge of the bonnet.  However, this is all pretty minor, and the car still looks smart and presentable
> The interior is very clean and tidy, with no damage to the charcoal and blue cloth fabric.  The carpet overmats have been replaced and so are new.

MECHANICAL CONDITION AND WHEELS/TYRES

> The car has covered just over 130,000 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 16” alloy road wheels have all had some kerbing scuffs, but these have been touched in.
> The road tyres are all 195/45 x16s and are a set of matching good quality Hankook Ventus Prime3 tyres.  They are all recent, and all have around 6mm of tread across the tyre.  The spare wheel is a full-size 14” wheel, fitted with a Bridgestone B391  175/65×14 tyre with 7mm of tread
> The tools, jack, locking wheel nut key and wheelbrace are all present

All in all – this is a very presentable, smart and well-equipped example of this versatile, comfortable small car.  Well maintained, fully valeted, just serviced with new cambelt, and well-priced, 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.