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Ford Fiesta Owner's Manual

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About The Ford Fiesta

Since 1976 the Ford Fiesta has been in production and has seen 7 generations of design in that time.

The supermini class of car is popular with younger and older drivers and the trims on offer for the model make it appealing to most buyers in one way or another.

Several special edition Ford Fiesta’s have been released over the years that became cult classics such as the XR2, RS1800 and RS Turbo.

Fiesta Early Days

The original model of the Fiesta was approved by the companies founder Henry Ford’s son in late 1972 to compete with the Renault 5 and Fiat 127.

When the car was first released in 1976 it came complete with modern features not expected on such a small car like air-conditioning (in North America only) and energy-absorbing bumpers.

As the model evolved over the years it gained a bigger following of fans thanks to its cutting edge technology (making the handbook ever more important to have on standby for the driver), low weight and so low running costs.

The range of engines on offer ensured that the basic platform of the Ford Fiesta would appeal to a broad market of potential customers.

Buyers were able to choose an ultra-low running cost option (typically a 1-liter engine) through to sporty performance-centric 1.6-liter turbo examples that performed like a high-cost sports car.

Non-Standard Fiesta Models

A popular option that appeared for the Fiesta in the early days (and has been carried on with each generation) is the ability to lose the rear windows so the car functions as a van (European territories only).

The Ford Fiesta has a heritage in rallying starting in 1979 when 2 of them were entered into the Monte Carlo Rally all the way through to more recently an M-Sport entry being involved in the World Rally.

In 2019 the Fiesta chassis was used to reintroduce the old sports coupe Puma but as a subcompact crossover SUV this time, sharing many of the mechanical components.

Nowadays the car is sold with a wide variety of trims on offer including:

  • S
  • SE
  • SEL
  • SES
  • ST
  • ST-Line
  • Titanium


Q: How do I get a replacement owner's manual?

A: You can find the Ford Fiesta owner's manuals for sale on websites such as Amazon and eBay. Usually, the newer models can be found brand new easily but for manuals older than 10 years you may have to dig deeper or settle for a second-hand example.

Q: How do I get a Ford owner's manual?

A: You can find owner's manuals for Ford cars and trucks on this site in the Ford manufacturer hub (https://manual-directory.com/cars/ford/). You can also find many of the newer manuals on the official Ford website: https://www.ford.co.uk/owner/my-vehicle/download-your-manual.

Q: Where can I download my cars owner's manual?

A: On Manual-Directory.com you can find many of the most popular car manuals for free to download, print or view online.