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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Fun Car!
By fiestafanatic on 03/09/14 19:49 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

This car is my very first car and I am in love! I have the oxford white SEL trim. The only thing that I have an issue with is the Sync. Apparently, there is a factory defect in the software that causes the entire auxillary unit to go out. My radio still works good though. Other than that it has been a dream. Excellent gas mileage!! Almost 40mpg!!! Moonroof, all of my friends fit in just fine! Highly recommend!
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Quiet, Comfortable and Fun to Drive
By davep101 on 08/12/13 12:15 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

My Fiesta hatchback has 35K miles now. I am very happy overall with the performance and style of this little car. I drive mostly on the highway and get 42 mpg overall. I have the automated manual transmission and concur with the frustration some people have voiced. I spoke with a Ford mechanic about the design of this automated manual vs a traditional automatic transmission. It is apparent to me that there is a learning curve when it comes to driving this transmission. Dealers should be explaining to customers how this trans differs from a traditional automatic with a torque converter.
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Good car...especially for the money
By qwerty14 on 07/26/13 11:03 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have a 2011 Fiesta with 68K miles and I have experienced NO issues at all. The car drives fine and for the price(<$15K) you can’t beat it. Need I remind all of the Fiesta bashers.... this is not a high end $20K+ car. You get what you pay for and for less than $15K, this is a nice car. The only thing I have done to the car so far with 68K miles is oil changes and one set of tires. As far as the transmission is concerned, yes Ford has used a manual-automatic transmission and you simply need to get used to it. The “jerky” transmission that many have complained about is because you don’t have a feel for the car. You can’t come to a complete stop and then try to give it gas right away.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Not one of Ford's Better Ideas!
By godzilla1957 on 07/20/13 13:07 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta SES 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Though the SES is very sharp looking, gets pretty good MPG (though a friend's TDI Passat at twice the size gets just as good MPG) it has many flaws and I honestly wish I hadn't bought this car. The 6 speed auto trans had to be reprogrammed, I'm reading about those who had to get new trans and I'm nervous since I'm 2K miles out of warrantee. I can't enter or exit a driveway with any grade without scraping. I can't see though the back window due to the read hear rests, no center console creates right arm fatigue. The AC vents blow right on my hands creating aches. At 5'11" I sit way too low, the back seat is basically worthless and SYNC is an abomination. I'm an unhappy camper.
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my 2011 fiesta(cockroach)
By cockroach2 on 07/01/13 11:22 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta SES 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have had no issues with it, love it. For me it runs great. I have no regrets. I do accelerate hard now after first 1000 miles. I have 15k on it now.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
LEMON DO NOT BUY
By stevienae on 06/30/13 20:03 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta SES 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I purchased a 2011 Ford Fiesta in August of 2010. It is an automatic, not manual transmission. Within a month it was back at Ford with transmission issues and has continued to have problems despite at least 10 trips to the Ford Shop. I was told by Ford Engineer that it must be the way I was driving it. They felt I was breaking with my left foot with my foot not completely off the gas. I do not break with my left foot. I just had it voluntarily repossessed as I cannot in good conscious sell it to somebody. This was after the New Car Lemon Law process and denied, I offered to walk away from it and have the dealer resell it and laughed at for being upside down when asked to trade it in.
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Love My 2011 Fiesta SES
By jimies on 05/23/13 17:52 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta SES 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I do a lot of driving in the City. I wanted a car that was easy to park and drive in tight places. This car works perfect in these situations. The heated seats, push button start and the Sync system are all nice pluses. To date I have just over 37,000 trouble free miles on this car.
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
LEMON! LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST FORD FOR TRANSMISSION CONCERNS
By lauren_nicole on 05/09/13 15:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

By far the worst investment I've ever made. I've literally lost track of how many times I've taken in this car for the transmission (It's actually in the shop right now and has been for over a month because there is such a high demand for these parts, they went on a national backorder!!) I filed a lawsuit with a lemon law attorney about a year ago. Ford offered me a settlement of $6,000 but I countered and they refused. The judge approved a mediation hearing and it's scheduled for the end of this month. Can't wait to get my money back and get rid of this thing! Anyone thinking about investing in this POS, save yourself the time, money and headache.
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Worst investment ever!!! DONT BUY!!!
By sparlz17 on 05/01/13 00:34 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this car in august 2010.. my first car i've ever bought and It's been ok for the first 20,000kms.. you have to drive it decently cuz if you drive the RPMS up to much it will give your car problems. I have to say though recently I just had the car in the shop the past 3 weeks for RPM problems.. My car would basically drive itself.. I would sit in first gear at a complete stop and my RPM would revv all the way up to 3000 rpms.. its not a safe car at all. Only thing I would say is good about this car is the gas mileage.. thats about it. 100% DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!! I cant wait to sell it and get a honda civic and never have to deal with this problem.
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Dont buy this car!
By maxmandd2 on 03/02/13 00:29 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

The first 10000 miles were fine ...it gets good gas mileage on the road, however it was downhill from there...Brakes grinded and front end bumped while turning the steering wheel ...every month it had increasingly poor accelleration and worst of all this car was unsafe. Often the manual transmission would not go into reverse and then it quickly got to where it would not shift from second gear to third while getting on freeways. I almost got rear-ended several times. Rather than have this junk pile worked on I traded it off after one year while it was still under warranty. Buy a Toyota instead!
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