Why the 2014 Ford Fiesta is Still a Good Buy

The 2014 MY Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular second-hand cars for sale at a reasonable price and perhaps the sweetest-driving hatchback available. We take a look at the features, benefits of driving the 2014 model, the cons, and why it is considered as one of the most sought-after second-hand cars for sale in the South African market.

While the Ford Fiesta cannot be classified amongst the glamorous sports cars for sale, it still boasts a pretty impressive and thoroughly modern design, several engine choices, good reliability, and certainly a sporty feel and handling. If you are the type of person that enjoys it when the car responds when being driven with vigour, the Fiesta will happily play along. Some of the second-hand Ford Fiestas for sale comes with upgraded leather upholstery and here and there you will find one with a keyless ignition system. Expect to pay a bit more for such a model, as the extras add value. Though the 2014 model counts among the three-year-old second-hand cars for sale, you can consider it a smart buy for several reasons.

Priced Well

Even the brand-new models back then were priced well and the second-hand models can be found at bargain prices if you shop around. It is a solid reliable, but very stylish, vehicle that handles well in the city and on the long road – all at a decent price.

Fuel Efficient

We certainly live in an age when the price of fuel is always a concern and there is no reason to believe that it will get better soon. Cannot remember when was the last time you paid under R10 a litre? Today, nobody can say that fuel efficiency is not important and when it comes to the 2014 model Ford Fiesta, you will be delighted to know that there is not a single thirsty engine in the range – and the diesel is a real fuel miser.

Responsive Engines

All models offer more than 70 kW, even the humble entry-level 1,4. The flagships’ 1,0 Ecoboost turbocharged 3-cylinder engine is powerful at 92 kW, very economical, and has a beautiful timbre. The diesel is satisfyingly torquey and runs on the smell of a diesel rag.

Safe Driving

Safety is another priority, especially with the smaller hatchbacks now so popular. If you are thus looking for a performer that is also safe and provides a stable drive, the 2014 Ford Fiesta, regardless of model, ranks amongst the top performers. It boasts a 5-star EuroNCAP safety rating and all models have ABS brakes and at least two airbags.

Clear Sound

All models came from the factory with CD/MP3 players with clear sound. Your radio is not at risk of being stolen, because all Fiestas have radios.

Delightful Handling

The steering is responsive and the ride/handling combination is arguably the best in the class – and has been for many years. Indeed, this is what often sells the car upon that first test drive.

Not a Slow Poke

Even the slowest model takes little more than 12 seconds to reach 100 km/h and the 1,0 Ecoboost takes less than 10. The latter performs above its station and its performance is genuinely surprising.


Being a compact car, it is not the second-hand car to buy if you have a large family, and although it has impressive boot space for a hatchback it does not have the level of cargo space you will need for a long trip with a family of four. If you live on a farm, best get one of the second-hand crossover cars for sale like an EcoSport or a Kuga that has better dirt road ability. The Ford Fiesta 2014 model has semi-low-profile tyres and, as such, potholes should be avoided. It does not perform poorly on dirt roads, but suffers from the same limitations as other small hatchbacks with little ground clearance that have been primarily designed for tarmac roads.

Where to Find the Ford Fiesta 2014 Models and Other Second-Hand Cars for Sale

If you are looking for quality, pre-inspected second-hand cars for sale, RFS Auto is your answer. We have a service and inspection centre and also offer vehicle maintenance services. Every vehicle offered for sale is thoroughly inspected.