I think its bit late for a ownership review The Initial Start
As we had a maruti 800 for some for 5 years. we needed an upgrade of a car in 2010.I was the one who started the discussion at first and a need for a sedan emerged in our family.
I was crazy about fiesta from the day it was launched.Our budget at the beginning was 5 lacs.The cars considered were
3.Tata indigo Manza
4.Swift dzire at the first sight i didnt like that. Ford fiesta
At the first test drive i loved that.
The upgrade from 800 to fiesta was awesome.
Fiesta was the first car test drived by us.
My dad was also went crazy on this car.
But the OTR price was 9 lacs Renault logan
Was not much impressed but satisfied.
A lovely cabin with great interior space nothing is equal to this in case of space.
Cheap quality plastics.Bumper quality was worst.
OTR price was 6.5 lacs. Which was ohk for my dad. Indigo Manza
I liked that after fiesta.
But boot was cramped.
Tata brand image spoiled a lot.
After all the discussion were over first freezed with logan for 2 months after that 2 months with manza without a proper decision.
Always Mind was with logan and manza but heart with fiesta.
One day i came back from school and my dad was saying have seen a second hand fiesta only 14K ODO , I was surprised and asked about that more.
I went to see the car and liked at the first site.So within a week took the car home.
It was great pleasure that a 2007 fiesta has done only 14 K ODO in 3 and half years.The exact date we took it home was on 30-01-2011
At the first start
Maruti 800 to fiesta upgrade was nice.
But hard to learn it even now dad has some problem while driving.
Even to say the truth i was afraid of riding my fiesta for the first few weeks after which i statred driving it. But as of now i wont worry for any upgrade.
Fiesta's perfomance was awesome at the first. Even surprising.
1.4 durotorq was lovely to drive. But at low Rpm the turbo lag was noticeable.
Shifting gears is smoother but hectic in traffic for every brake downshifting will be killing.
3 rd gear is some what tall from 30 KMPH - 90 KMPH.
Driving in 5th gear in 80 KMPH with 2K rpm will be like walking in highways. But we can feel speed after 120 KMPH. But after my tyre upgrades the speed till 140 KMPH will be gripy but engine noise is more.
My top speed was 160 KMPH.
Im facing problem with suspension now. Because front right shock should be replaced.
But really suspension would be good.
But now after driving 30K ODO. fiesta feels underpowered.
Even now some issues rised with my fiesta.
First one is pickup is not satisfactory because it seems to be reducing nowadays.
Secondly Engine noise.
Have to find a remedies for both.
Now my car has completed about 46700 Kms ODO
Any how Niggles free.
Nil rattling noise.