Ford Fiesta 2003 3 door Hatchback

This generation of Ford Fiesta 3 door has been produced from January, 2003 to October, 2005. We can provide information about 10 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

In 2002, the fifth generation Fiesta made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In developing it, Ford engineers focused primarily on spaciousness, style, safety and handling. Compared to the previous generation, the Fiesta V was larger, heavier and has a larger wheelbase. Thanks to the increased size, the designers have managed to make the rear seats more comfortable and the car, as a whole, more stable.
The interior was quite cozy. The seats are upholstered in fabric and are quite comfortable. The rear part of the front seat cushion can be raised and lowered with a special plastic lever. The backrest inclination is adjusted by a handy wheel, the end of which has a rubber hoop to prevent slipping of the fingers. The rear seat can be folded down either completely or in parts. In this case, the luggage compartment is increased by more than three times.
Not only the gauges are illuminated, but also all the buttons down to the side window lift buttons. The comfortable steering wheel in genuine leather has responsive and informative power steering.

The body is a sturdy box with rigid all-steel sides and an almost vertical rear wall, increasing luggage space compared to the old Fiesta, which had a sloping rear end.
The doors have extra side-impact protection and their rigid window frames do not restrict visibility. The fifth door can be opened with a special button on the left-hand side of the instrument panel. All windows are unobtrusively tinted, visible only from inside. Only the front side windows are electrically operated.
The creators paid special attention to safety of Fiesta's passengers. The car is equipped with two airbags, four anti-shock curtains. Safety is augmented with anti-lock brakes, which perform particularly well on wet and slippery road surfaces.

Fiesta V comes with a 1.3-litre to 1.6-litre petrol engine (70PS to 100PS) and a 1.4-litre turbo-diesel engine (68PS). A version with a 2.0-liter petrol engine and 150 hp also appeared later.

This Ford is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.2 to 2.0 litres and power of from 70 to 150 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 1.4 to 1.6 litres and power of from 68 to 90 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (7 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Ford Fiesta 2003 3 door hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.2 to 7.5 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.3 to 4.5 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Ford Fiesta 2003 3 door hatchback petrol engine version is Ford Fiesta 1.25 16V, consuming 6.2 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Ford Fiesta 2003 3 door hatchback diesel - Ford Fiesta 1.4 Duratorq TDCi for 100 kilometers consumes 4.3 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Ford Fiesta real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 13 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +11% for petrol engines and +15% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Ford Fiesta modification.

Ford Fiesta 2003 3 door hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 147 to 179 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 114 to 119 grams per kilometer. From Ford Fiesta with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Ford Fiesta 1.3 Duratec 8V which produces an average of 147 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Ford Fiesta diesels least CO2 distributes Ford Fiesta 1.4 Duratorq TDCi - 114 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.4 seconds has Ford Fiesta 2.0 16V ST version, conversely the tardiest one is Ford Fiesta 1.3 Duratec 8V reaching this speed only in 15.8 seconds. The maximum top speed is 208 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 150 hp version (Ford Fiesta 2.0 16V ST).

Lenght of Ford Fiesta is 392 cm, it is small car. For comparison - Ford Fiesta is about 2 cm longer than Volkswagen Polo hatchback, but 19 cm shorter than Opel Astra hatchback. Ford Fiesta gross weight is from 1520 to 1565 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Ford Fiesta trunk space is 268 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 945 litres.

This Ford is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1200 €. According to user reviews, average Ford Fiesta repair costs are 100 € per year. Users calculated Ford Fiesta 2003 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1900 € cost per year and 0.19 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 47%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 30% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Ford Fiesta for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Ford Fiesta prices and costs.

In user reviews Ford Fiesta received average grade 7.5 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 75% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Ford Fiesta modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Ford Fiesta 2003 1.25 16V Jan 2003 — Feb 2004

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.2 Petrol 70 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2003 1.3 Duratec 8V

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.3 Petrol 70 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2003 1.4 Duratec 16V 1.4 Petrol 80 HP 6.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2003 1.4 Duratec 16V

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.4 Petrol 80 HP 6.4 l/100km Automatic (5)
Ford Fiesta 2003 1.4 Duratorq TDCi

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.4 Diesel 68 HP 4.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2003 1.4 Duratorq TDCi Mai 2003 — Oct 2005

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.4 Diesel 68 HP 4.3 l/100km Automatic (5)
Ford Fiesta 2003 1.6 Duratec 16V Jan 2003 — Jan 2005 1.6 Petrol 100 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2004 1.6 16V Jan 2004 — Oct 2005 1.6 Petrol 100 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Ford Fiesta 2005 1.6 16V TDCi Jan 2005 — Oct 2005

Most powerfull diesel version (90 HP)

1.6 Diesel 90 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2005 2.0 16V ST Jan 2005 — Oct 2005

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds

2.0 Petrol 150 HP 7.4 l/100km Manual (5)

Ford Fiesta prices

Ford Fiesta 2003 - 2005 hatchback price in Latvia is from 900 € to 2400 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Ford Fiesta price is below average - Ford Fiesta is approximately for 15 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2003 - 2005 prices). Despite of relatively low price Ford Fiesta quality is above average (see below), so this Ford can be a good buy.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Ford Fiesta 2005 price 1000 € 1500 € 2400 €
Ford Fiesta 2004 price 900 € 1100 € 1600 €
Ford Fiesta 2003 price 900 € 1100 € 1400 €

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Ford Fiesta reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Ford Fiesta reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2017 defects were detected in an average of only 21.9 percent of Ford Fiesta of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 27.1%.

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Ford Fiesta 2003 3 door hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Ford Fiesta with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
59%
Adjustable steering wheel
48%
Metallic paint
47%
Heated seats
15%
Climate control
12%

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Ford Fiesta reviews

Total 10 Ford Fiesta owner reviews

Ford Fiesta 2004 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:60`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 600 € (~ 150 € per year)
Total car rating:
10
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