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#3234 Why no alloy wheels with SFE?

Posted by HenryR.Hall on 07 August 2011 - 07:42 AM

2011 Fiesta sedan with SFE package. Got 40.2 mpg on road trip Philadelphia to Indiana. Question: Why are aluminum alloy wheels not available with the SFE (super fuel economy) package? I'm pretty sure alloy wheels are lighter than steel, especially lighter than steel rims plus hubcaps. Is it because the steel rims and hubcaps have less wind resistance than the spokes of the alloy rims? I really would like some alloy rims. Anyone out there experimented with alloy rims and the SFE package?
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#6137 all around transmission problems

Posted by John Niedrist on 08 July 2014 - 05:32 PM

I have had my 2013 Fiesta for about a year and a half. And from day 1 I've had nothing but problems. I've had it to the dealer a couple times and was told what I was experiencing was normal. Normal? Transmission making all kinds of noises. It feels like it's missing gears when it's shifting. But it's normal they said. I've complained to Ford customer service, nothing was done. But Ford got their money, and the customer (me) gets the shaft. Very unhappy and disappointed with Ford.
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#5696 Fiesta in the snow

Posted by Cobra348 on 18 January 2014 - 12:00 AM

I'm Central NY and here's what I can tell you ... OEM tires (Kumho or Hankook) are NOT good in the snow we get.  Get yourself a set of true snows OR something very good snow.ice rated.  What I did was put the snow/ice ones on the OEM rims, kept OEM tires and put them on a set of rims I got from TireRack for Summer use.  Swap on/off when the seasons change!

 

The above is based on Kumho Solus usage and on the advice of the local Goodyear Manager regarding the Hankooks.  I'll tell you more on Hankook as soon as we get some snow.  I got a new '14 SE sedan and I'm going to see how Hankook handles things.  I have Kumho OEM tires from my '12 on Sport Tuning T10 riums for Summer.


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#4537 My Fiesta was the clear choice over the Volt

Posted by Mike62 on 06 September 2012 - 12:53 AM

$31,500 for the Chevy Volt with the maximum tax incentive. Gets up to 40 mpg when not running on electric.

$14,000 for my Fiesta. No tax incentive but it too gets up to 40 mpg.

It sure will be nice using that $17,500 for other things...and saving $$$ on my electric bill!
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#1527 Top three reasons why you bought a Ford Fiesta 2011 in the US

Posted by yankee013 on 22 November 2010 - 05:13 AM

Hi guys!!
I'm a business student in England, and as part of my marketing strategy assignment I am writing about the success of the Ford Fiesta 2011 in the US market.
I would really appreciate it if you could post the three main reasons why you bought the Ford Fiesta 2011 (e.g. technical reasons, value for money, image of the brand etc)
Thanks so much in advance :)


I'd say
1. value for money - fuel efficient, price of car
2. fun to drive - good handling
3. packed with features that small cars don't usually have
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#1524 Top three reasons why you bought a Ford Fiesta 2011 in the US

Posted by kirk abbott on 21 November 2010 - 06:59 PM

Hi guys!!
I'm a business student in England, and as part of my marketing strategy assignment I am writing about the success of the Ford Fiesta 2011 in the US market.
I would really appreciate it if you could post the three main reasons why you bought the Ford Fiesta 2011 (e.g. technical reasons, value for money, image of the brand etc)
Thanks so much in advance :)



Affordability was theoretically the first priority. But for me, affordability isn't just a matter of acquisition, but also one of using the vehicle as well. I could have gotten a lower price from another company. But I wouldn't have gotten the same level of gas mileage.

Safety is another issue that helped decide the matter. For it's class, it currently has the highest safety rating. And last time I checked, it was still the only one to have passed a rollover test. Aside from being safer to use, it also gets a safer vehicle discount when buying insurance, making ownership that much more affordable.
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#1515 Top three reasons why you bought a Ford Fiesta 2011 in the US

Posted by NRow on 17 November 2010 - 02:01 PM

Hi guys!!
I'm a business student in England, and as part of my marketing strategy assignment I am writing about the success of the Ford Fiesta 2011 in the US market.
I would really appreciate it if you could post the three main reasons why you bought the Ford Fiesta 2011 (e.g. technical reasons, value for money, image of the brand etc)
Thanks so much in advance :)
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#1514 Top three reasons why you bought a Ford Fiesta 2011 in the US

Posted by NRow on 17 November 2010 - 10:18 AM

Hi guys!!
I'm a business student in England, and as part of my marketing strategy assignment I am writing about the success of the Ford Fiesta 2011 in the US market.
I would really appreciate it if you could post the three main reasons why you bought the Ford Fiesta 2011 (e.g. technical reasons, value for money, image of the brand etc)
Thanks so much in advance :)
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#8301 Best mpg achieved 36.7 mpg

Posted by Autochik on 29 July 2016 - 08:01 PM

I agree it has been so hot these last couple of weeks and it definitely seems to make a difference 


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#7658 Oil loss

Posted by Robert Lane on 08 January 2016 - 03:08 PM

I disagree.  I have had an '11, a '12, 2 '14s with one still in the drive.  None of them showed this kind of oil loss, new or after 10K or more miles.  The only cars I ever had that did this were Dodges and they would lose a quart withing 500 miles of needing their oil changed (3000 mile interval).  I have run my Fiestas 10K on synth and blend oils with no issues.

 

It might be normal per Ford's standards at some point, however, I've never had a vehicle loose oil like that either.

 

Are you on the http://www.FordFusionHybridForum.com ?


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#6375 need help bad

Posted by Cobra348 on 02 October 2014 - 05:49 PM

There is a TSB on this ... essentially the electrical grounds or TCM are fouled up.  Most commonly, the at least on of the grounding lugs (3 of them) will loosen up and cause a short, thus locking your transmission.  If the TCM received some damage somehow then that also could be the issue.  However the grounding issue is the most common.  If you cannot get it into gear, you will need to get it towed to the dealer and have them fix it.

 

Good luck!


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#5961 Any way to track an order of a new Fiesta?

Posted by Corvair on 13 May 2014 - 08:21 AM

Once shipped you can get the rail car number, go to the trains site and track there.  Mine took a tour of the United States, was in Chicago twice.  From Chicago, instead of going to Minneapolis, it went to St. Louis.  Mine was on a train car for like a month.  The 40 minute drive from Minneapolis to my dealer took almost a week.  It doesn't always take this long.  

 

When the Fiesta's were introduced, Ford claimed you could trac it from when it was scheduled, assigned a serial number, to assembly and shipping.  They lied!  None of that ever happened.  They would say talk to your dealer.  

 

Hope your car isn't a piece of crap like mine.  17 problems to date.  Some were very big.  Two transmi$$ion problems and it's the manual!


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#5594 2013 Ford Fiesta Britians Best Selling Car

Posted by Gary.J on 02 December 2013 - 04:37 AM

Fiestas have been selling in the UK for decades. Not long been about in the US until Fords new global car programme was started, I believe. Now the same car, Mk6/Mk7, but for certain specs is sold in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, as well as other places most likely.


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#5455 Fiesta Dash autograph

Posted by Crazy4aford on 19 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

I know there is process that can cover it to protect it i will see if I can find it for you


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#4818 Future owner

Posted by Drew54 on 16 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

I ordered my 2013 fiesta Titanium in late June and took delivery of it in early November. I don't know if that is the average amount of time to get a car on order. Perhaps it depends on the car ordered and your distance from the source. I did get the car I wanted and it was worth the wait.

 

Other vehicles:

1949 Chevrolet pickup

1951 Henry J

1965 Citroen 2CV(deux chevaux)

1958 Lambretta 150LD

1961 Bianchi Orsetto

23 Antique bicycles


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#4637 Speaker Issues

Posted by givemedoughtnuts on 24 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

Did you hear anything back on this issue? I have a 2011 with the same thing going on.
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#4509 Brought it home yesterday

Posted by isntwehavingafiesta on 17 August 2012 - 09:47 AM

We bought a new 2012 Fiesta SE with sport appearance package 203a. Loving it! Traded a 2002 Toyota Prius and it looks like the Fiesta will be just about as easy on gas; 36.5 mpg in the first 197 miles. I'm seeing that mpg number climb a little higher each time I drive it, but it was hurt of course when the salesman and service guys drove it around and idled it. Looking forward to seeing high mpg AND fun to drive. Prius was boring!

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#4335 Possible Fiesta Owner

Posted by Rainer on 28 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

Alright well, I'll start off with just saying hello to everyone :) I'm from St. Catharines, Ontario.

Currently I drive a very used 1995 GMC Jimmy, I'll give it credit for being super reliable for my first car, but it eats my money faster then I even know I have it. The only real mod I've done for it is putting a tire rack on the back. Other then that, haven't cared much what it looks like.

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Although now, I'm looking into purchasing a 2011 Fiesta. This one, to be exact...

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It's an automatic SES Hatchback, with low kms and a pretty look to it. I've been comparing it to many different cars and so far nothing can compare to the fuel milage that this car supposidly gets. And yes-Ken Block has influenced my decision... but not much :)

So my main purpose... Or question, whatever you'd like to call it, Is what YOU guys think about the 2011 Fiesta, I've scrolled through a couple topics already, seen some ups and downs, but I'm interested in hearing what are some of common problems people are having besides lack of power and leg room.
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#3088 Miles till empty problem

Posted by ElWorm on 15 July 2011 - 02:30 AM

Hi all,

I took delivery of my new Fiesta Titanium (Automatic), and absolutely love it so far!

The salesman pointed out the 'Miles Til Empty' indicator, and when I left the dealer it read 62. I then filled the tank and it read 339.

I then took it for its initial spin, a known route and distance = 42 miles.

But this morning my 'Miles Till Empty' read a worrying 260!

I did notice it falling faster than the distance should have warranted yesterday, but thought it might be a running in/settling down thing.

But is this usual??? Can anyone help???

Thank you


Hi,
I am not an expert, but I believe the miles 'til empty is figured by your average miles per gallon and how much gas you have left in your tank. Since you just got the car, your average miles per gallon is going to fluctuate a bit until you have driven it enough to get a steady average. I do not think you have anything to worry about, but keep an eye on it and ask the dealer if it still bothers you.
Scott
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#1537 Top three reasons why you bought a Ford Fiesta 2011 in the US

Posted by confederate on 24 November 2010 - 03:07 PM

Hi there! I just bought my Fiesta and am really happy with it ......id say the top 3 reasons would be other than that its a neat little car ,1 Its great in cities I do a lot of city driving and its so manoeuvrable and small , so I can often squeeze in where a regular suv might not! 2 Its got a small engine but its whole heap lighter so it still feels really nippy . 3 I am very aware that we get a bad reputation abroad for not being eco friendly so feel Im doing my bit to help the planet
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