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Do Not Buy one of these!!!!!
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By Dave
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased my Fiesta new in 2011. The auto clutch and transmission have been a NIGHTMARE!!!! It is again at the dealership (day 9 right now) with transmission issues. This is the 4th time in 4 years that it has had the transmission worked on!!!


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Transmission is dangerous
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Erin Grey
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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The transmission just slipped out of the blue while I was on the highway! We had had some problems before - weird things like the battery died when it was just a couple years old (we didn't leave a light on or anything, it just died). Then the car would sometimes stall when coming to a stop. But nobody could tell us what was wrong, and they all thought I was crazy. This latest highway fiasco is the end for me though. So dangerous! Plus now the clutch is shot. Neither the dealership nor Ford will cover the clutch. This is crazy! This car is dangerous.


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2011 Ford Fiesta with Dual Clutch Manual Auto Trans in Blue Flame
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By grandma1961
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I LOVE my car! Bought used in 2013 and 2 months later took a trip from No. KY to TN and then on to LA and then back. For the first leg of the trip, I filled before leaving home, went about 150 miles to pick up Dad, then on to TN another 250. All up and down hills, and ONE tank of fuel! I was speechless! Yes, that transmission takes a little to get used to. Thought something was wrong with it UNTIL I read the owner's manual. You just have to LISTEN to the shifting to get it right. If you accelerate moderately, you won't get that jerky feeling. I could not be happier with it. I drive over 100 miles a day and gas mileage is great. Started with 23K miles and now over 65K on it.


Best Features

Love the speedy transmission. Once you get used to it, it really can do amazing things! Also, that Traction/Stability/Slide control. When turned off, you will fishtail in gravel. With it on, it drives like a dream.


Worst Features

I can't think of any, except enlarging the back seat so passengers are more comfy.


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Fun Car!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By fiestafanatic
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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!


Best Features

Moonroof Easy Controls in the cabin Gas mileage Smooth ride Ambient Color Change Lighting


Worst Features

SYNC


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Good car...especially for the money
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By qwerty14
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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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You need to either ease into the turn and “gently” accelerate, or come to a complete stop and again “gently” accelerate or you will get jerked around. It is a matter of getting the feel of this over time. I have an automatic transmission. Gas mileage is incredible.... 36 in normal everyday driving in town and I just got 42 on a recent hwy trip. The interior fit and finish is nice for a less than $15K car and is as good as a number of $20K+ cars.


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