Lively 16-valve engines; much improved ride and refinement
Not enough room for rear passengers or luggage
The extensively revised Fiesta Mk 4 put the fun back into functional during the mid-1990s. It was as good to drive as any rival supermini and still looks fairly modern, with curvy, youthful styling, though it’s less radical than its funky little sister, the Ka. Ford's bestseller got a fresh lease of life in the form of 16-valve Zetec engines, improved suspension and handling, good security measures and modern safety features.
If you add in keen pricing, this late 90s Fiesta now looks like a very canny budget supermini choice.