Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Titanium Five-door

Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Titanium five-door with optional Blue Wave paint scheme.

A few weeks ago a friend and I were on a country walk which at one point involved climbing over a stile. Despite being considerably the older party, well past retirement age, he made by far the better job of it. We speculated light-heartedly that he, with his engineering background, immediately set his mind to solving the problem while I, with my arts background, was thinking more about colour combinations. Perhaps because of this, my initial impression of the test car was entirely visual. When I first saw a 2017-on…

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Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost 100PS Zetec Powershift Five-Door

Frontal action shot of new-for-2017 Ford Fiesta.

Ford is swimming in dubious waters when it claims that the Fiesta which went on sale in the UK recently is ‘all-new’. In fact it’s very similar to the one you could have bought – and may indeed actually have bought – at the beginning of 2017. It does look different, though, since Ford has reversed a previous policy of jazzing up the Fiesta by making this one look considerably less dramatic. Some things remain the same. As before, there’s far less rear passenger space than you’ll find in several…

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Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost 140PS ST-Line

White Ford Fiesta ST-Line.

Here’s a tip for you. If you think that in, say, twenty years’ time you might be able to earn a few bucks by selling one of the last of the current-generation Fiesta ST-Lines, buy one now, stick it in a garage and keep it well polished. It will almost certainly be one of the final models of its type, because as you probably know a new Fiesta is just about to be launched. You’re welcome. Alternatively, you might just buy the car because you like it, which would be…

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Ford Fiesta Mk1 Popular

Mk1 Ford Fiesta Popular.

As someone who spent a large part of his youth competing in races, sprints and hillclimbs in a variety of Vauxhall Novas, I suppose I should have been programmed to dislike early examples of the Ford Fiesta. Fiestas, like Minis, were the enemy in those days. The Road Saloons up to 1300cc class was flooded with both, most of them driven by people of great talent and determination. There were times when I thought that if they would all scuttle off and leave me in peace my motorsport life would…

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Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost White Edition Five-Door

Ford Fiesta Zetec Black and White Editions.

There is no way of starting this article without a rather complicated discussion about Ford Fiesta special editions, but I’ll try to keep it simple for both our sakes. In the autumn of 2015, Ford introduced two Colour Edition cars based on the Zetec, though the use of the word “colour” here might be thought controversial in some quarters since one of them was black and the other was white. These should not be confused with the Zetec S Black Edition and Red Edition, which were better equipped and more…

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