On a side note - I really can't understand why Ford opted to use drum brakes on the rear of the Fiesta right from base model to Titanium and ZS.
For a car that appears to be a luke-warm hatch (ZS) the rear drum brakes grinning through the 17" wheels avec low profile tyres makes it look a little meek in my opinion.
Perhaps it was cost saving, maybe it was deemed unnecessary due to the overall weight and how it's spread over the car.
Anyway, despite the rear drum brakes I find the braking capability surprisingly good.
Progressive with plenty of feel, with no excessive pedal travel.
I'm not long on my second set of discs and pads since they were changed at the 37,500 mile service interval.
No problems to report here.
The rear drums with the 17 inch wheels is a bugbear for me too. I would love to have painted blue discs all round. Seems like a cost thing to and takes away from the sporty look of the car imo. Many argue that it's not fast enough to need them and they may be correct however for looks they should have put them on their sporty warmhatch. Would give the car a much more OEM look. Heres some cars around our spec and level of sportiness that have disc brakes all round.
Fiat Panda 100
Renault Clio Dynamique S and GT 133
Renault Twingo 133
Toyota Yaris SR
Citroen C2 VTR and VTS
VW Polo SEL
Seat Ibiza 1.6 CRDI