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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Ford Fiesta Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Ford Fiesta (99-02) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Decent handling, smooth ride, good security kit

CONS

Cramped rear seats, poor luggage space

At a glance

New price £6,875 - £11,840
Used price £155 - £995
Fuel economy 38 - 62 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £265
Insurance group 9 - 19 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Decent handling, smooth ride, good security kit

CONS

Cramped rear seats, poor luggage space

Ford Fiesta rivals

The Fiesta Mk 5 from 1999-2002 was a thorough updating of the model that was launched in 1995. The feline-look lights, sculpted bonnet and new grille were the visual cues to the change, while Ford beefed-up the range with a sporty 1.6 petrol engine and sprightly 1.8 TDi diesels. But only a complete redesign could cure some of the old car's inherent shortcomings, so this Fiesta still had cramped rear accommodation and below average luggage space, despite better interior packaging and fresher looks.

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