2012 Ford Fiesta Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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14 of 41 people found this review helpful
A lot of car for the money
By shaunt on 04/20/12 07:08 AM (PDT)

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2012 Ford Fiesta Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I hadn't actually considered such a small car, but the gas mileage enticed me. It looks small from the outside, but driving it is a whole different experience. I'm 6'3, 200lbs, and it's perfectly comfortable to drive. The adjustable wheel and multiple seat adjustments are a huge plus. More importantly, it drives like a dream. I test drove other subcompacts(Honda Fit, Nissan Versa) and they don't even come close in terms of ride quality and handling. The Fiesta has plenty of power, with precise steering, a smooth ride, and a wonderfully smooth clutch and manual shifter. The engine accelerates smoothly and rapidly, yet remains quiet. The road noise is also notably less than in the others.
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17 of 17 people found this review helpful
gear whine in 5th gear
By ironroad99 on 12/02/11 07:04 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Like everything about this car except transmission gear whine in 5th gear (manual transmission), like traveling on the highway so not good. Dealer says they will rebuild the transmission but I'm thinking there is too big of downside to that. Waited a long time to get a new car and a Ford so really dissapointing, will probably drive a year and trade.
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59 of 386 people found this review helpful
Excellent Car-WIth its Quirks
By dcomeau42 on 05/23/11 11:02 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SES 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought a Ford Fiesta SES Hatchback at the end of April. Overall this car is amazing. Its incredibly efficient. I just went on a road trip to Maine and it got 41mpg going back and around 38-39 going up/driving around there. For typical weekly driving I get around 35-37 mpg driving a combination of city and highway. Although driving back roads yesterday i was able to get around 50mpg. Note: The gauge for the mpg on the car is a bit pessimistic.
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