With over 250,000 passenger vehicles, like the Ford Fiesta, sold by Ford last year in the UK, the automaker sustained its 40+ year #1 status. Both the Fiesta and Fiesta ST received multiple awards in 2018, making it a driver favourite. Outperforming other models (overall) for 10 consecutive years, there are currently over 1.5 million Ford Fiestas in the UK.

Ford Fiesta 2018 awards

Named What Car?’s “Best Hot Hatch,” Auto Exrpress’ “Supermini of the Year,” and Carbuyer’s “Car of the Year,” the Fiesta turns heads. Additional accolades include Top Gear Magazine’s “Car of the Year,” and Parker’s “Best Used Car.”

“BBC Top Gear Magazine editor-in-chief Charlie Turner heaped some lofty praise on the Fiesta ST, saying that it’s not just “the best small hatch on sale,” but also “quite possibly the best one ever built.” This marks the second time in five years that the Fiesta ST topped Top Gear’s awards.”

Top Gear Magazine

Resale value and maintenance

Despite the large amount of Ford Fiestas on UK roads, the car retains a considerably high resale value. One quick search on Honest John reveals an average of £8-10,000 for a 2016 mode – not bad for a sub £20,000 supermini.

Additionally, since the car is so prevalent, maintenance is fairly inexpensive. Parkers confirms low running costs for the Ford Fiesta. Their review finds the car offers:

  • Cheap petrol and diesel engines
  • Low insurance, maintenance, and servicing fees
  • If high resale value is what you’re after, Parkers suggests purchasing a EcoBoost model.

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