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5 reasons to buy and not buy Ford Fiesta Mk6 (part 2)

LOVE # 5: PRACTICE AND QUALITY OF THE SALON
So is everything really bad? Not at all. Firstly, the owners in their reviews positively note both the build quality of the cabin (especially German cars) and the quality of the finishing materials. They highly appreciate both the soft plastic of the front panel, and the pleasant to the touch, but steady and non-marking fabric upholstery of the seats, and the absence of “crickets”.
Ford Fiesta ‘2008 – present
Again, a set of “life goods” (even in top-end configurations) cannot be called luxurious, but all the necessary options are present: folding mirrors, heated seats, multi-wheel steering wheel adjustable in angle and reach, as well as a sufficient number of niches and shelves for small things. The Ford Sync audio system is generally characterized by reviewers exclusively in superlatives, since systems with such sound quality are not so common even in premium cars: “This is a song! I just want to listen and enjoy. He brought a friend, he asks: “What is playing on a flash drive here?”. I told him: “And this is the radio …”. Although it is possible from a flash drive, there is also a CD, and AUX. Nothing rattles, no overmodulation – it’s just nice to listen, even in a very loud mode. ” Voice control impresses, and the presence of a speakerphone via Bluetooth and quite capable navigation makes life more convenient.

And if the volume of the owners’ cabin only upsets, then the volume of the trunk – on the contrary, is good. True, this applies only to versions with a sedan: 455 liters is a completely normal indicator, allowing you to safely carry a set of winter tires in a car. Here the complaints are related only to the arms limiting the volume of the arms and a rather narrow loading aperture, but young dads and mothers are quite satisfied with the fact that a folding stroller is placed in the trunk. The situation with the hatchback is somewhat more complicated: in a five-seat configuration (in fact there are only four seats) a couple of small bags are at best placed in the trunk. But, having folded the back row, you can transport a lot of various cargoes: “I took 200 m corrugations for cable, 100mx16mm and 100mx20mm, two cable rolls, two 9-liter antiseptic buckets and a box with little things to the cottage. Yes, a bicycle is placed in the trunk with the wheels removed ”,“ If you fold the passenger and rear seats, you can bring a double bed (unassembled, of course). For bachelors and a small family – that’s it. ”
Ford Fiesta ‘2008 – present
But the authors of the reviews emphasize: if we consider the situation of a trip out of town with two children, a small dog and several bags, then a Fiesta in a hatchback body will obviously not be able to cope with this task, but it is quite capable of a sedan. “I went to Astrakhan for fishing,” the owner of such a car says, “A PVC boat was placed in the trunk, with a 5 hp engine. and all kinds of equipment. Fishing rods and spinning rods were riding in the cabin because of their long length. ” In short, the Fiesta is a fairly practical car, albeit with reservations.

HATE # 4: NOISE ISOLATION AND REVIEW
But the good picture of the excellent sound quality of the audio system is spoiled by not the best sound insulation, which is really lame (however, like almost all representatives of the B-segment). “In winter, on thorns it is tolerable to ride only on snowy streets. When leaving on clean asphalt in the cabin – the sound of a plane taking off. No music or phone ringing is heard. Those. with a long drive in the winter you will get out of the car with a headache! ”- complains one of the owners. The engine is noisy at more than 3,000 rpm, and regular Kama-Euro tires, which were equipped with cars assembled in Russia. And the tires are noisier.

Someone in the reviews is trying to object: “I was lucky with the car, or not Ford Fiesta was written about this generation. Normally you sit and talk with both the neighbor and the rear passengers. No one screams, no one annoys his ears. You are standing at traffic lights – you cannot hear the engine’s work, as if you drowned it. You look: yes, it seems like no, on the tachometer 800. When driving, there is a little noise from the tires, but it’s somewhere out there … far away. ” But there are few such optimists, the majority speaks in the style of “I don’t write about noise insulation, since there is practically none.”
Ford Fiesta ‘2008 – present
Certain visibility problems do not add to the driving pleasure: “Ahead, everything suits both day and night, the optics are excellent and in place. But on the sides there are gaps: the side struts are wide, visibility, of course, is closed. But in the process, as they say, you adapt, and these zones no longer seem so problematic, although the designers still need to work on this. ” There are claims to the side mirrors: “Mirrors are another story! This is just a nightmare! – Probably, they came up with a cross-eyed Mongol. Unrealistically uncomfortable. If you want to misbehave, you have to turn your neck and lose seconds. Firstly, half of the square was stolen, and all for the sake of the “drop” shape (probably, the favorite figure of the narrow-eyed Mongol). Secondly, reality is terribly distorted in them, thirdly, the dead zone turns out to be two times more than the car itself !!! Unsafe! ”

LOVE # 4: DYNAMICS, MANAGEMENT AND MANEUVERABILITY
But the driving performance of the Ford Fiesta Mk6 owners are rated very highly, and this high rating largely compensates for the existing negative. “All this crosses the thrill of driving! When you drive and enter corners, you will realize that a sharp turn at 90 km / h is easy and without ESP. Braking is excellent and in the absence of ABS (but better with it) ”,“ It’s just a holiday, you go and enjoy driving, especially in corners. No rolls, no yaw on the road! ” The owners have no complaints about the dynamics of cars with any engine options. The fact is that the Fiesta is a very light car, only one ton of dry weight, and it accelerates extremely briskly. It is important on the highway and useful in the city, because it allows you to seamlessly join the stream.

Actually, most authors believe that the Fiesta is primarily a city car: “Here it is beyond praise, you know exactly how it will behave. Very nimble car, nice when driving around the city. The electric power steering allows you to twist it when parking with just one finger, not to mention rebuilding. The car immediately feels the movement of the steering wheel, you can maneuver very quickly and without discomfort. ” Of course, in cramped urban conditions, small dimensions from a lack turn into a dignity: you can easily turn around on a narrow street and park literally on a spot.
Ford Fiesta ‘2008 – present
The six-speed robotic gearbox GFT PS 195 with two dry clutches, which Ford Focus owners so spat on together, does not cause any serious complaints on this car. Perhaps the effect is less weight and power of the motors. In the reviews, the authors admit that they had heard all sorts of horrors and expected that the “robot” would cause some problems, but, fortunately, these expectations were not met. “The engine with the robot behave perfectly, the box does not cause any problems at all, not even a hint. Everything is clear, fast, timely. ” Or here’s such a rather lengthy analysis: “Regarding the tricks of the Focuses with this box: during the time of owning the car I did not find any changes in the behavior of the manual transmission. There were no twitches and still aren’t, except for those cases when you create them yourself. For example, such a situation: traffic jam, you are in 2nd gear, the speed is about 2000, then the car ahead of you slows down. You intuitively dump gas, the speed drops, the car in front of you starts to accelerate, you press the gas, but the speed has already dropped to 1300-1400! The brains of the “robot” began switching to 1st gear, and then the team arrives to accelerate. What does the RCP do in this case? Yes, he simply obeys the order – he sharply throws the clutch for quick acceleration. This is accompanied by the same thing as on mechanics with a similar action in manual mode. But if you let the box complete the switch to the first one, and then press the gas, then everything works smoothly, smoothly and without any twitching. ” It seems that on a lighter model, the robotic box worked much better. In general, according to the owners, the bundle of the motor and the “robot” are sharpened, mainly “under the city”, the gears are quite short, and you can always leave the traffic light first if you wish. After 60-70 km / h, the traction margin decreases, but some notes of sportiness are felt in this car very clearly.

HATE # 3: BEHAVIOR ON THE ROAD: WIND AND RUT
If you believe the reviews, the Fiesta without any problems accelerates on the highway to 140-160 km / h. It’s just scary to move in this mode: “Driving along the highway is very uncomfortable. Firstly, it is very light, so it is literally blown off the road, God forbid, also rut, and even in winter, then there was a guard at all! To overtake it, you need to adapt and get used to it. ” The fact that the car really does not like rutting and crosswind is mentioned in many reviews, although not everyone considers this drawback so serious: “As for rutting, nothing is critical, but I always hold the steering wheel with both hands. The passage of the track is felt, but exactly the same as on other cars. ”
Ford Fiesta ‘2008 – present
Nevertheless, the community of owners agrees that 120 km / h is a comfortable speed on the highway for this car, and then the noise starts to annoy, and the car is sailing, and the slightest hint of rut forces to dump gas. Also, the factory settings of the machine are not very convenient when driving on gravel: “I ride on a gravel road to the country from time to time – this is not her element, but if you drive wisely, then everything is worthy.”

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