Started driving on maruti zen Di odo 110k(sold)--> Santro Xing odo 90k(sold) --> Present fiesta 1.6 odo 60k
Extensively driven Honda city ivtec belongs to the family.
Fiesta Current odo meter is at 60K kilometers Handling
It is very difficult for an average user to understand the dynamics of fiesta
initially when I upgraded from Santro its a different world,slowly started to understand
the highway dynamics of fiesta,its tough to explain how you feel in the curves it literally hugs to the road,under steer is almost negligible.
On GQ you can maintain constant 120km/hr without sweating around the corners. Engine
No bouncing on road dips or bumps ride stays flat at high-speed cruising and cornering.
Low end torque is good,responds instantaneously to the throttle inputs.
Engine begs to be revved hard you will enjoy the engine sound once you climb the rpm's.My dad hates that sound, stay below 3k rpm its less noisy.
Its tough to keep with the modern diesel engines,say when you start from the toll both.
they pull away easily,you need to rev hard to keep up with them, but once you cross 100km/hr you feel like a boss
you can happily cruse above 120km+/hr through out the day.
High speed comfort is excellent best in class.Low speed is trashy and harsh. Ford service experience.
Occasionally bottoms out at bumps when fully loaded.Not a big issue compared to Honda city.
Overall experience is good but not comparable to Hyundai or Maruti but they are trying to improve.
Service cost is predictable,regular service costs around 5k to 10k.
Most of the issues that I faced are rectified.Zero break downs.
Over all satisfaction I would rate 7 out of 10 Issues/Parts changed
Break pads changed once.
Switched tires to XM2 R14/185
Installed pioneer double din touch screen.
Noise from the hand brake rectified after two visits.
Noise from the doors rectified.
Changed the lower arms and bushes.
Driver side manual unlock failed but did not replace from past three years
Driver side Power window motor failed and replaced.
suspension and Clutch job is pending as per ford but I am facing no issues. Honda city ivtec(2010) vs Fiesta 1.6
Both are equally good cars IMO
.Honda city scores better in Comfort,low speed ride,mileage and looks.
Fiesta on the other hand scores better in high speed ride comfort,Engine(Need to revv hard honda, low end is poor) and cornering.
Fiesta--11 (city)--15 (Highway)
City -- 12 (City)--16 (Highway) Overview
Overall satisfaction is rated as good.Will be happy to upgrade to another Petrol Ford if they can plonk the Ecoboost into New fiesta.