What should I look out for when buying a Fiesta?

I have a Seat Ibiza FR which I'm disappointing with and looking to change due to its unreliability. I am looking at the Ford Fiesta EcoBoost 125 manual with perhaps titanium spec. Is there anything to look out for this car?

Asked on 16 September 2016 by Kjez

Answered by Honest John
The Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost 125 is great to drive but has suffered some clutch slave cylinder and clutch problems. A new contender is the Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet that seems to be a lot better now than the prototypes we originally tested. There's now an Up GT with the 1.0 Turbo engine if you want to go VW. But the best of these small engines is the 1.2 Puretech 130 in Peugeots and Citroens. New Citroen C3 arriving in a couple of months.
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