Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta vs. Mazda 2 vs. Vauxhall Corsa

We put the three city cars to the test in our ultimate comparison...
Ford Fiesta hatchback in red driving on the road
When you’re looking for a new car, you’re probably going to be looking at a few in the same sector to see how they compare in terms of reliability, practicality etc.It’s important that you do this so you know that you are choosing the right car for your needs. So we are going to take three similar cars, the Ford Fiesta, the Mazda 2 and the Vauxhall Corsa, and compare them on factors that you will be taking into consideration when choosing your next car.

Britain’s best-selling new Ford Fiesta will be the first car in the UK to feature Ford’s MyKey technology, which enables parents to place restrictions on younger drivers to promote safer driving.

Ford-exclusive MyKey enables owners to programme a key – usually for younger drivers – that restricts the top speed of the Fiesta, reduces the maximum volume of audio system, and even disables the audio system altogether if driver and passengers are not using safety belts. It also can prevent the driver from deactivating safety technologies such as Electronic Stability Control and Active City Stop, which can help mitigate or prevent low-speed collisions.

“All parents know that if teenagers are experts at one thing, it’s finding ways of getting into trouble,” said Ford’s European MyKey system architect, Peter Patzelt. “MyKey allows Fiesta owners to set sensible restrictions for young drivers, and delivers [...]

To help us through the mid week, I bring you the AstroTurf Mitsubishi of Queensland, Australia. Currently selling on auction for Au$510.00, this disaster of a car has received 36 bids in just under 4 days, with another 6 yet to go, I estimate it will sell for a couple of grand. To be honest, a large part of me applauds the extreme efforts people will go through to sell a car for more than it’s worth. This 1998 Mitsubishi Magna with 218,000 miles on the clock would have been lucky just to get a second glance, let alone $510.00 in just 4 days, you have to say, that sure is a creative way to spruce up a banger. No idea what the seller plans to do with the money he makes, but hopefully it’s buying a better car.

Talking of buying better cars, Dacia have [...]

 

With extremely positive reviews, the new Ford Focus has been named ‘Best Medium Car 2012’ and is expected to herald a new era of fuel efficient non-hybrid cars in the UK.

To further cement its position as manufacturer of top-class vehicles, Ford’s Mondeo, S-MAX and Fiesta were all runners-up in other categories.

The new Focus is a clear improvement on the previous model with its excellent engines, top build quality and funky interior which features centre console controls inspired by the button layout on a mobile phone.

The car’s contemporary design and amazing refinements have phenomenally contributed to the huge sales witnessed with this model, both on lease and purchase terms, with figures hitting a high of 1,500,000 units, illustrating the degree of Ford’s dominance in its segment.

Regarding style and colour, this magnificent car model beats the likes of Volkswagen Golf and Hyundai i30 according to Diesel Car magazine and comes with driver [...]

 

 

Individuals who lease or purchase a Ford continue to be delighted in their chosen brand, as Ford continues to impress.

Ford’s most recent ECOnetic model is doing extremely well in the market with its great performance and outstanding quality.

With 87g CO2/km, this Ford Fiesta ECOnetic model is certainly right at the top of its tree when it comes to being economical.

The low emission levels with this model translate to free road tax and no London Congestion Charge!

In terms of fuel consumption, the car is superbly economical and conscious to the global economic crunch. The car has a negligible fuel sipping rate of 85.6mpg.

The fast selling Ford Fiesta tops a car range that is popular for derogated CO2 emission levels seeing a remarkable drop to 134g/km from a staggering 154.5g/km.

Ford has remained the all-time market leader in the auto industry for its top selling car models, a feat not [...]

 

Kia has made headlines once again for its Rio 1.1 CRDi EcoDynamics that recently picked up an award as the ‘Best sub-100g/km business car’ for its travail in minimizing CO2 emissions.

Do you want to be part of the team crusading for greener cars than what the automobile industry has already seen?

You don’t need to necessarily go on the streets; instead you can give this green campaign that impetus by simply opting to either purchase or lease the new Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi EcoDynamics.

Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi EcoDynamics has remained an exemplar of success and a model of a green car that any individual should purchase or lease.

Individuals who have gone for a lease of this car before will stand their ground that this car is unmatched in the automobile industry as far as power and performance are concerned.

The CO2 emissions hitting a low of 85g/km attest to this car’s [...]

Ford has committed to a bold new plan for reducing waste across its European plants, but will it make it more cost effective for customers to finance, lease or purchase a new Ford?

Ford are aiming to slash landfill waste by 70% in five years, and reduce water used by 30%.

Dirk Heller, Director of Ford Europe’s Manufacturing, says that this ambitious new programme is both the right thing and the smart thing for the company to do.

As well as reducing Ford’s environmental footprint, if the plan succeeds it will make Ford production significantly more cost efficient, a double bonus for people looking to purchase, lease or finance a new Ford.

What does this mean for Ford UK?

Along with plants in Spain, Germany and Belgium, UK manufacturing centres in Southampton, Dagenham and Bridgend will be rising to this new challenge.

Ford Europe have already succeeded in reducing a significant proportion of landfill waste, [...]

We enjoyed looking through the selected photos Ford have released as part of their UK centenary celebrations, that we decided to do it again this week.

Ford have also undertaken a celebratory tour of Britain and commissioned unique couture made from Ford parts as part of their jubilee.

The Ford RS200

Despite calling it a “tough and sometimes cruel sport”, Ford have long been committed to rallying.

The Ford RS200 was designed as a light, turbo-charged, mid-engined Group B rally car, able to drive fast on any surface. It went into production in the UK in 1986.

However, it’s career as a rally car was cut short by changing FIA regulations.

In 1987 the organisation reacted to a number of serious accidents, first by banning aerodynamic improvements to Group B cars, and then by dropping the entire class.

Still, this wasn’t the end either for [...]

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