The competition among the different models of small cars in South Africa is fierce, however, the Ford Figo 1.4 Ambiente should definitely be considered one of the front runners for any potential buyer. First released in 2010, the Ford Figo 1.4 Ambiente is actually a modified version of another former South African crowd favourite: the Ford Fiesta. So what exactly has changed?
Firstly, the already comfortable hard plastic interior has been modified and the Ambiente possesses a small arsenal of essential gimmicks, such as air-conditioning, an aux-port for your music and a variety of safety features. The Ambiente really does tick all the boxes in the small car category and is the perfect car for anyone looking to live in a busy city, as its small size, fuel efficiency and trademark manoeuvrability makes it perfectly suited to the task.
In terms of how the car drives, a top speed of 169km/h is extremely impressive given the size of the car’s engine while a not too shabby 13.1 seconds is all that is needed to take the Ambiente from 0-100km/h. However, this car’s on road handling really should be viewed as the model’s best feature as, tying into the vehicle’s aforementioned manoeuvrability, this car’s remarkable handling will not only leave you feeling constantly in control, but will also render you fully conscious of just what your wheels are doing on the road at any given time.
Who Should Buy It?
The Ford Figo 1.4 Ambiente is all curves but should really be described as more sleek than feminine, and, having said this, should appeal to members of both genders. Furthermore, although the car is on the small side, it can still do the job of a family car with some degree of efficiency. The Ford Figo 1.4 Ambiente is on the lower end of the price spectrum and can only be described as representing fantastic value given its various technical and aesthetic qualities.
Whether you’re a young professional just starting your work career in the city or entering middle-age with a family on your mind, the Ford Figo 1.4 Ambiente is the perfect car for people from all walks of life, and, given its meagre price, could even be bought today with rent to buy options if you so choose!