2011 Ford Fiesta 1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Quiet, Comfortable and Fun to
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2011 Ford Fiesta - Consumer Review

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SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Quiet, Comfortable and Fun to Drive
By davep101 on

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

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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.

Favorite Features

My favorite features include comfortable front seating, sound screen windows that reduce wind noise, blue tooth connectivity, electric assist steering and ergonomic lay-out of controls.

Suggested Improvements

The automated manual transmission needs improvement so that it shifts more smoothly at low speeds and does not transmit vibrations through the steering column. Need arm rests on front seat and center pull-down arm rest for rear passengers. Rear hatch area has limited cargo room. Leg room in rear is limited. Rear seats should fold flat to handle more cargo in rear (like Honda Fit).
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