I've run into problem after problem with this car.
- The front passenger door latch spring broke so that the latch mechanism had to be replaced. Ford sent out a recall for certain vehicles about this, but mine does not appear to be included.
- The engine stalls out when coming to a stop or going up a hill (has died in stop & go traffic on the highway).
- The clutch misbehaves and causes the car to engine to shudder/sputter.
- The turn signal lever broke so that it does not reset after making a turn.
- The steering wheel media control buttons fell off after minimal use
- Sync has random issues with reading ipod media.
The build quality is just poor.
The Sync system is great when it works. Bluetooth makes
- There's only one door lock control in the whole car, and it's a flimsy button.
- Build quality is just poor. All sorts of parts large and small have broken and the car is only 4 years old.
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.
Bought this car new January 2011 and have had no problems and have had nothing go wrong with it. It now has 49,000 miles. We have the automatic transmission and once we got used to the way it behaves, have had no complaints. Test drove a manual and the auto beats it hands down. My daughter drives it commuting to school and loves it so much she calls it "her" car. It consistently gets close to 34 mpg in mixed driving. My Son is getting his drivers license and wants a green one.
I have had my 2011 Ford Fiesta SES automatic hatchback for about two years now. I will give a few reasons why I would buy it again.
My payment for a next-to-new car was reasonable & it's good on gas. My car now has about 83K miles. (When I purchased the car it had about 35K) I have had only one major repair (the back passenger door wouldn't stay closed.) It was $450 to fix that. I love the inside design-it looks nice & is functional. I recently rented a 2013 Nissan Maxima for a trip. I was surprised to find the Nissan had no USB charger & no bluetooth. The only things I don't like is the shifting at low speeds & the lack of power.
I love the Bluetooth, the USB port for charging my cell phone, the radio display shows more info. than other car radios. (Like song title, artist name things like that.)
The ambient lighting is nice.
I also love the five cup holders it has in the front seat area alone.
Sync is also one of my fav. features, it seems to work well most of the time for me. It's also very roomy for a small car. My brother is 6 ft. 2 inches tall & he fits in the car comfortably.
dislikes- it doesn't have a panic alarm on the key fob.
It doesn't have a center console to store things out of eyesight or arm rest.
The small compartments meant to hold stuff are not big enough to hold an I phone or sunglasses.
No dry cleaning hooks to hang clothes on.
They key is very expensive to duplicate.
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.
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.
I can't think of any, except enlarging the back seat so passengers are more comfy.