Ford Fiesta

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Ford Fiesta Review

Ford FiestaThree models in the history of Ford Motor Co. were produced in a circulation of over 10 million vehicles. Besides the legendary “Tin Lizzie”, as known in the multiplier 15 million units T Ford, Escort and Fiesta just crossed the border cherished. Since its debut back in 1976, the smallest model of the second largest producer in the world is invariably among the best-selling car brand on the continent not a bad result for a vehicle which in the words of the then engineers the company has developed three times shorter than usual time and with half the required budget.

If you take into account the fact that for almost 30 years of production lines are assembled only two generations of Fiesta, the achievement of engineers from Cologne borders on heroism. Before the debut of the third generation in 2002 at the structure of the midget suffered only a radical change – in the spring of 1989. When it was then revisited the concept is not so much as the outside dimensions of the model. In technological terms Fiesta remained somewhat archaic.

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The roots of the 1.3-liter engine as could be traced back to the series Kent, produced sometime in the 60s of last century. However, many continued and continue to appreciate the qualities of the smallest Ford – simple and inexpensive maintenance, satisfactory reliability and especially low prices. Compared with competitors, especially with German rivals Fiesta is one of the best bargains in the compact class.

The brakes are the weak point of the Ford Fiesta as with Ford Ka

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta 2002 Interior

Of course, as long marketing career Cologne midget suffered very positive evolution. In the 90 model has been constantly upgraded and even survived two facelift, which helped him to keep the front until a successor two years ago. Therefore, when buying a used Fiesta applies a single rule: the lower the age of the specimen, the better. Cars from the beginning of production have little in common with those of the final phase of the model not only looks, but as reliability.

This applies primarily to the corrosion protection

Ford Fiesta Body

which can hardly be called successful in “Fiesta” from the early 90s. Rusting floor and bottom of the body – doors, fenders and skirts. Not very precise assembly time and often remind myself of leaks in seals of the side and rear glass. In 1990 in Ford deal with this problem as well as fast-wearing switches whose quality increases significantly through the use of new famous. After upgrading from the end of 1995 most of the Fiesta small defects remain in the past. Significantly improving the quality of paint and materials used in general. Disadvantages, however, have more recent copies.

After 1995, the aesthetic value of the armature increases, but declined the effectiveness of ventilation systems in some cars such as 1996 tank cap opens and closes extremely difficult due to structural defect filler. Too tight and operate outside door handles.

Ford Fiesta Salon

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta 2008 Interior

the Fiesta also underwent many improvements from 1989 until the last series of the second generation. It is not only the layout and quality of workmanship. By 1993, a bunch of small nerve poison, but bad faults as “sleeping” speedometer for worn plastic gears of the mechanism, bad working keys indicators, constantly rubbing in the seat lever, etc.

For vibration and creaking sounds can not be blamed only the age of the vehicle because they occur in many cars the 1996-1999 After 1996, the instrument acquires a completely different and very advanced type, but difficulties arise in handling vents . Moreover deform the door trim in the upper part. Tolerate criticism and sound insulation of the cabin. For diesel modifications noise and vibrations are very strong.

Too controversial assessments of

Ford Fiesta Engines

fitted to the Fiesta. The range consists of seven petrol and a diesel motor. Bestsellers are versions with 1.1-and 1.3-liter units with a capacity of 50 and 50/60 hp In 1996 they were replaced by two modern series Zetec engine with a capacity of 1 242 and 1388 cm3 and produces 75 horsepower and 90 1.4-liter modification by 71 or 73 horses in the present range before upgrading, but it is much less than the base motorization. Even more exotic are the 1600-cc Ford Fiesta with a capacity of 88 or 104 hp and especially the 1.8-liter with 105 cutters or hysterical 130 (133) horse. Well known for Escort e diesel with 60 hp, as indeed the characteristic defects of the entire range of engines.

Cooling system leaks, broken wires and throwing gas oil cap in the valves are among the most frequently mentioned trifles.

Choke fail most often in 1.25-liter modification.

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta GT

Much more serious problems, however, threaten the owner’s pocket, if broken timing belt. Vulnerable all modifications are particularly prone 1.4-liter and diesel versions of 1989-1991 To solve this problem in 1992

Ford changed transmisonnata pulley camshaft crankcase gas distribution mechanism and material of the strap is made. Since January 1995, does it fit a new tensioner, but by August the same year – a different lid mechanism. In approximately 3% of cars produced between 1989 and 1992 intensive wear camshafts because of weak camps.

After upgrading from 1995 to the reliability of power rises dramatically. Problems with Zetec engines are much more minor and limited to oil leaks from the gasket of the valve cover with a small motor or increased fuel consumption in the 1.4-liter because of deterioration of balance.

Not very flattering assessments of the navigation features of the Ford Fiesta facelift back in 1995. On the streets the little Ford feels “at ease” but movement in the urban feel deficit of stability. The first elements of

Ford Fiesta Suspension

transmitted, are the hubs of the front wishbone. Know as a knock sounds on the front axle and unevenly worn tires. The first two years of production shocks are mounted low, but because of unfortunate selected gear ratio steering wheel is very heavy. Increased power steering is only available as an option only after the end of 1994, as reported frequent leakage of hydraulic fluid working after a run of 5 000-10 000 km further tightening of faulty brackets rubber hoses.

A generator – on the diesel versions of Ford Fiesta

Cars manufactured after modernization, leaving a completely different impression. Ride and stability on the road are far more balanced, and the chassis is infinitely more reliable. The only black mark that Cologne engineers failed to delete are aging hoses

Ford Fiesta Braking System

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta 1.3

It concerns the most serious criticism not because of the persistence of the problem, mostly due to endanger the safety of the occupants. Sometimes a defect occurs in cars just three years. Worn brakes are another shortcoming of the model. In February 1997 Ford is forced to change the type of brake pads, because the old type are too hard brake dust.

Disadvantages of

Ford Fiesta Wiring

not much, and are removed during the first year of production of Ford Fiesta. Corroded sockets sometimes lead to inaction on the rear window wiper terminal or the power cable connecting the battery to the starter.

Starter and generator to have a certain life and it is not surprising that after 9-10 years of operation call.

Despite everything listed here, Fiesta remains a good option for urban vehicle. The popularity of the model is due to easy maintenance and low prices of spare parts. Especially recommended are the copies made after 1995 Unfortunately their value is fully adequate quality.

The most common injuries on Ford Fiesta:

Motor: Damages caused by lost filler cap oil fill (up to ’97)

Problems with starting the fire: Faulty generators, broken cables and straps. Defective lambda probes (02)

Chassis: Problems with porters, stabilizers bearings (callback in workshops in ’96) and master cylinder

Created: untight doors, windows, sunroof

Comments from owners of the Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

The New Ford Fiesta 2012

Ford Fiesta this name gives rise to conflicting opinions. Liked by some, considered a failure by others, Ford Fiesta is a very popular city car from the product range of Ford. I drive a Fiesta 7 months, a small comfortable chair, especially for the city.

My burns 8.5 – urban 1.3 9 engine, this engine is quite unfavorable, yet very little heme forests. Currently looking for 1.4 or 1.6 Zetec-S engine. Expense of the larger engine is the same.

My Fiesta is 91 and the forests from 6 to 6.5 liters urban highway and 5 liters. And thing is that I have no problems with the computer as knock the battery (because no computer). Who makes the fiesta to remember what I mean.

The car which wander around the city is Ford Fiesta and is the last before the round. I am very pleased with 1.6 diesel, in the biggest traffic jams in the winter gives me max 5.5/100 km. Outside normal urban driving 90-100 forests around 4/100 km. It is capricious to diesel, as most new diesels, and parts are cheap.

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