2012 Ford Fiesta Consumer Review: Adaptive Transmission and Poor

2012 Ford Fiesta - Consumer Review

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SEL Sedan (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Adaptive Transmission and Poor Gas consumption issues
By coach_dizzy on


2012 Ford Fiesta SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


We purchased the 2012 Ford Fiesta SE (Auto) in August of last year. Since we have put on over 33,000 km on it. Never had a issue with until last week. While accelerating there seemed to be a slip or clunk in the transmission and there would be no acceleration for a very brief period of time. We also started to notice a dramatic drop in our MPG. The first 8 months of use we would get around 650km per tank of gas on a mixed driving terrain. Now we are lucky to push 425km per tank. Dealer says it was the ATC and said it is fixed now. We will see. I really hope the gas consumption gets resolved.

Best Features

Was great on gas, great sound system, hands free Microsoft voice command is perfect and trunk space is good for a small vehicle. It handles very well and looks sporty.

Worst Features

Storage space inside the vehicle (between the driver and passenger seats), power door lock button should be on the door panel and not only on the center dash console. There are no handles on the roof liner to help passengers in and out of the car, and space can be a little cramped in the back.
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