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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Ford Fiesta (95-99) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £7,475 - £13,165
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £180 - £295
Insurance group 9 - 15 How much is it to insure?


Lively 16-valve engines; much improved ride and refinement


Not enough room for rear passengers or luggage

Ford Fiesta rivals

4 out of 5 4.0

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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.

Ford Fiesta rivals

4 out of 5 4.0