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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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#7103 Welcome, RFY105GP

Posted by staff on 02 July 2015 - 01:22 AM

Hello RFY105GP,

Welcome to Ford Fiesta Forum. Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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#5806 Audio display trivia

Posted by Corvair on 16 March 2014 - 05:33 PM

DSP, I have no idea.

 

Battery icon means it isn't be charged enough.  Like your alternator has failed.  If your battery is bad, it won't come on!


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#5722 Newcomer, looking at fiestas

Posted by oboyyme on 25 January 2014 - 07:09 AM

I'm also planning on purchasing a 2014 Fiesta. There's no other car out there that does it for me. I test drove a 2013 Honda Fit - YUCK! and a 2013 Ford Focus (sedan) and I did not like the feel of it. I'll be getting the hatchback SE in Ruby Red probably around end of April and will be trading in my 2007 Ford Escape. I'm waiting for the winter to be over before I get it. I really can't wait! Everyday I go up on the web to look at photos and to see if there are any new YouTube videos that people have posted. It's my way of "getting a fix" until I have her in my hands.

 

I attached a photo of what she will look like. What a beauty!

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#4979 Air Box

Posted by Chum Fiesta on 06 February 2013 - 10:57 AM


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#4907 Recommended oil change interval

Posted by Fiesta_SE on 17 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

To those that may be thinking about purchasing a Fiesta or own one, indeed the service manual recommends a 10,000 mile interval for oil changes.  However, I would recommend that you have this performed at 5,000 or around there.  There are a few reasons why.

 

At 3,000, you're simply wasting your money.  At 10,000, you may potentially be extending the service life of the weight dino oil used in the Fiesta.  The current generation Fiesta uses 5w20 dino oil, which has an oil viscosity at an operating temperature that is at a lower point that most oil put in "normally" (like a 5w30 or 10w30).  If you extend too far to the point of 10,000 miles, you could potentially stress the oil to a point to where it is no longer lubricating to maximum efficiency.

 

This is not to say that you should up oil weights.  Remember that the weight of the oil is very much dependant on where you live - and you should adjust for that accordingly.  I also do not recommend that anyone switch to a synthetic in the Fiesta, as that is an unnecessary expenditure.  However you should also keep oil weight in mind in regards to the service life.

 

Finally, while you are still paying payments on the vehicle or it is under factory warranty, I would recommend that you have your oil changes performed at your local Ford dealer.  I'm not saying this as a plug for a dealer as I do not work for one, but there are advantages to having it done at one.  For one, the dealer will enter your VIN into it's service records, thus in the future if your VIN is searched (like through CarFax) it will come up that oil changes were performed routinely at a Ford dealer.  This will give your car a better rating if you try to sell (this is how those ratings are calculated on eBay when you see "below" or "above" typical value).  Second, it's actually super cheap.  Most Ford dealers won't charge more than around $40.00 for an oil change - that's pretty cheap.  Finally, it simply keeps your warranty intact.


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#4542 Newbie

Posted by isntwehavingafiesta on 07 September 2012 - 05:11 PM

My 3rd tank averaged 40 mpg checked at the pump. MPG computer readout at the time was 40.7, pretty close!
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#4447 Why did you Buy a Ford Fiesta

Posted by Robert Lane on 03 June 2012 - 02:48 PM

I have three Mustang Shelby models; although, my daily driver is a Ford Fiesta. Love the Mustangs, but for efficiency, the Fiesta is tops!
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#3863 modifications

Posted by BOOSTEDZX2 on 22 February 2012 - 09:18 PM

PERFORMANCE CHIP?
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#2697 Greetings Fellow Humans

Posted by pkleonard on 05 May 2011 - 08:27 PM

Well, it's been 6 months since I finally got the call from my local dealer saying my pre-ordered Blue Flame Fiesta sedan had arrived. Between the terrible flooding in Texas in the late Summer of 2010 and some other snags involving part availability, my Fiesta's arrival date moved from "late July at the latest" (dealer's assurance) to "early August" (missed that one too) to finally "it's here!" just a day or two shy of October. By that time I was drooling on my keyboard as I went out the Fiesta website each day. Man oh man but the wait was worth it. I *love* this car!

Now if I can just convince our bottomless pit of a government not to tax me by the mile. I've become as 'green' as I can get with this car... there ain't no more green to squeeze outta me!
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#1773 New SE Owner

Posted by Richard-NC on 06 January 2011 - 04:42 PM

Yup.

In fact, if you go to the Ford Motors Fiesta website, look up the available models, go to the column for Hatch SE and at the bottom it says Equipment and Options...click on Sirius and it specifically says it is in the SES and SE models. The dealer says...not so.

So, valid room for confusion, and a real problem for Ford if somebody picks up on this as false advertising.

Jon



Did you get any help from your dealer or Ford ?
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#1769 SE with no Sirius radio

Posted by Richard-NC on 06 January 2011 - 11:18 AM

I just bought a SE late on January 31st. The prep guy was gone from the dealer so I set an appointment to get the car detailed and the sync and radio set up.

After that I was informed the car did not have Sirius radio? I was given a coupon when i signed the documents, the salesman pointed out the feature and there is a button on the dash.

I feel misled about the whole thing.

Anyone else had this happen?
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#7199 Welcome, spyrou77

Posted by spyrou77 on 29 July 2015 - 03:22 PM

Thanks!

 

Just joined up, as I have decided my next car will be a 2015 Fiesta... gonna wait until the year-end deals to buy, as I will sell my current two cars prior to making the purchase. I have been doing my homework, and reading various articles and watching various YouTube reviews of the 2015 Fiesta, and I am pretty impressed with its quality and more premium look than most small cars. So far, this is what I'm looking to get:

 

- 2015 Ford Fiesta SE Hatch

 

- Blue Candy exterior

 

- Light Stone interior

 

- 6-speed automatic

 

I REALLY wish the SE came with the rear-view camera, since those will be mandatory by law in 2016, I think, but I'm not going to upgrade to the Titanium model just for that, and SiriusXM, which I also want... those two items alone don't justify spending an extra $3000, to me, at least.

 

Currently, I have a 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 as my daily driver/work car, and a 1987 Mercedes 300E as my second car. As stated above, I will sell both of those before I buy the new Fiesta.


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