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Small surprise, makes the Fit feel crass
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By afoxcar
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2011 Ford Fiesta SES 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I wanted something more refined but still fun, so traded my Fit Sport for a 2008 Accord EX Coupe when they came out. After 2 1/2 years I decided I really didn't like bigger cars, but didn't want to give up the comfort and features I'm used to. The Fiesta SES fits the bill perfectly. It's amazingly refined for a small car. It's QUIETER than my Accord was. It also has the magic mix of fun and frugal. In my 5-speed, it's not fast in hard numbers, but always feels willing and able, never slow, and the engine stays smooth when revved hard. Handling is excellent. I was surprised by the grip and agility this car has, along with feel-some steering. Interior lighting package is really cool.


Favorite Features

Overall refinement is excellent, and not just by econobox standards. Rides well on 16-inch alloys but still handles and steers amazingly well. Good, strong brakes, butter smooth engine, nice shifter feel, high feature count (heated mirrors!, BlueTooth, aux and USB), interior illumination package.


Suggested Improvements

Shorten the shifter throw - it's a little long front-to-back, making 3rd and 5th a bit of a stretch for short folks like me. Back off the stability /traction control or allow you to turn it off. Put a volume control on the wheel with the other audio controls. Move door locks from dash to doors.


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2011 Fiesta HB SE-Great Car!
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By dawndjs
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2011 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my car for 3 weeks today and have gone 3000 miles thus far. This car exceeds my expectations in gas mileage, handling and features. Fiesta is quiet (no road noise) and the auto volume adjustment is great when you open/close the window and change speeds. Living in the mountains I needed a car that could handle the climb and has good cornering: this car does it and still gets good mileage. Fiesta is able to maintain its speed going up steep terrain without a problem. Ford has outdone itself with this little gem. It is very affordable with all the features added as well as feels like you're in a higher class car.


Favorite Features

SYNC/voice activation are great; the system has understood EVERY command without issue. Handling, great gas mileage (ave 41 mpg with A/C running non-stop) with combo driving city/mountains. The Advancetrac with ESC is wonderful as is the hill assist.


Suggested Improvements

Needs: hands free volume control, center armrest, more cubbyholes, grab bars, better lumbar support and more back seat leg room.


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So far, an excellent vehicle.
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By fiesta owner
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2011 Ford Fiesta SES 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Lease was up on my BMW 335. My better half got to choose the car this time: The Fiesta. Surprisingly enough, this car has some of the same features as the BMW (not just tires, bumpers...) heated leather seats, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, etc. The Sync system is very versatile and informative. The instrument cluster and dash layout are intuitive, though the Sync has a bit of a learning curve. The car does not drive as well as the BMW, but it takes road bumps at least as well (thank you BMW run flats). Except for the vast amount of space you get with the Fit, the Fiesta outperforms that vehicle in every way. The Fiesta is very quiet when compared to the Fit which is ridiculously loud.


Favorite Features

Quietness for a car in this segment, abundance of available extra features, interior design, exterior lines, mood lighting options are fun, SYNC, gas mileage, lots of cup holders, numerous safety features, blind spot mirrors are wonderful, seat comfort


Suggested Improvements

Add armrest , add heated backs (not just heat for the bottom), add lighted glove box, arrow above the "OK" button is awkward to reach, radio blasts on once a bluetooth call has ended, wish I could adjust the seat higher than it currently allows


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Fabulous Little Car
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By Krista
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2011 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I have never had so much fun driving a car. The Sync takes time to get used to but i figure once i get time to read the book and figure it out i will thoroughly enjoy the car. Great on hills, surprised me! drives real smooth. Lots of power, more than i expected.


Favorite Features

Sync, Hatchback area, seats are comfortable


Suggested Improvements

needs some work on the slow speeds. Kind of jerky with stop and start traffic.


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Absolutely Love it!
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By bdscre
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2011 Ford Fiesta SES 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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We bought our Fiesta a little over 2 weeks ago. We immediately took it on a 2000 mile trip. I'm 6/4", and I was comfortable even after driving for hours. Not much legroom in the back, but plenty up front. We were amazed about how quiet it was, and how good the fit and finish was. When you close the doors, you get a nice satisfying solid sound, like it's well built. It has several options normally only found on bigger cars, like heated leather seats, heated mirrors, sync, a soft-touch dash, and an auto-dimming mirror. So, after 2 weeks, and 2600 miles, we have found a lot to like about it, and I would highly recommend it.


Favorite Features

Sync -- Traffic, weather, directions, business searches, ipod control. Ride and handling. Handles almost like a sports car. The A/C will freeze you out on a 100 degree day. Blind spot mirrors - There will never be a hidden car again.


Suggested Improvements

Dual clutch automatic can be a bit akward at first, like it's searching for the right gear. Instrument panel lights are always on. When the sun sets, you've got to remember that you don't have your lights on already. No center arm-rest.


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Great Purchase
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By Matthew
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2011 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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We've owned this car for 2 weeks now, and it has been a pleasure to drive. We're used to driving a Mazda Miata manual shift, and while the Fiesta is not a sports car, it comes real close to having a sports car experience. And we're amazed at how quiet the cabin is, even driving next to trailer trucks in heavy traffic.


Favorite Features

Love our moonroof. Also user friendly interior accessories. Lots of cup holders.


Suggested Improvements

Wish that the left and right rear seat headrests were all made like the adjustable rear center headrest. Impossible to see out of the rear window. We purchased a driver's armrest from Boomerang. It made all the difference in driving. Ford did the installation and it looks great.


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Great Car
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By ma
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2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Was intending to by a honda fit but the fiesta was way more fun to drive.Yes it does not have as much room. But it makes up for that by the way it handles and drives. I have been driving this car to work everyday and I have to say I am very impressed with what Ford has done.


Favorite Features

The fuel economy,the way the car handles,and love the sync option. Fit and finish.


Suggested Improvements

A front center armrest.


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Excellent Vehicle
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By Me
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2011 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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(Note: I have the automatic transmission which isn't listed as an option) Don't listen to people complaining about how this vehicle is Mexico this vehicle simply exudes build quality there are no squeaks or rattles over rough pavement, and no misaligned panels. Acceleration is good enough for highway usage. The car is quiet on the highway however, the engine gets a bit loud during acceleration. The car has a Good and balanced ride considering the short wheelbase You may think the trunk is useless and small but, it has a larger internal volume than the civic and corolla. All in all I can see why this is the second best selling new car in Europe


Favorite Features

-Highway Stability -Build quality -34 mpg in mixed driving without proper engine break-in -Styling -Two tone stone colored interior -Confident braking even with rear drum brakes -Standard Stability Control -Standard Knee Airbag -Supportive comfortable front seats -Spacious trunk -Solid Doors


Suggested Improvements

-The car lacks grab handles above the doors -No physical interior door locks -Cruise Control is only available in the sport or SFE package -This car does not have active head restraints -The interior would be small if you were tall and/or bit wide


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Outstanding!
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By Firesail
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2011 Ford Fiesta SES 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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SES Hatchback is amazing. Handling is a dream with plenty of power and stopping. Sync system and audio are simply great. Ford has hit a real grand slam with this. I hope a lot of people buy this car as I feel that they really have done it right. This is truly the Fit beater.


Favorite Features

Sync system, Styling, Handling, Comfort and room inside.


Suggested Improvements

Rear disc brakes.


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


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Car handles well on curves. Accelerates nicely but needs a little more oomph. Gearing is a little awkward, the dual clutch transmission is a little jumpy going from first to second then down to first gear as if its trying to find the right gear ratio at speed. Emergency braking is excellent.


Favorite Features

handling, acceleration, size


Suggested Improvements

The dct needs to be improved. It's a little rough between 1st and 2nd gear.


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