2012 Ford Fiesta 1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Great Entry Level Car for
ADVERTISEMENT

2012 Ford Fiesta - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

43 Total Reviews

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

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
ADVERTISEMENT
Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great Entry Level Car for the Value (Sedan, Auto Trans.)
By sarah0509w on

Vehicle

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

Review

This was my 1st car purchased new, and I love it. I don't understand peoples huge annoyance w/ the shifting. It's an economy car, so of course it's not going to be as responsive and zoom off like some of the higher level models or like a sports car. Yes, the shifting can seem a bit indecisive and shaky at low gears, but it really depends how you drive it. If you are a shy, offensive, accelerator-tapping driver it will probably bug you. As long as you're not shy and you drive with purpose (I'm not saying to squeal out or be reckless), it's surprisingly responsive and fun. The sedan is pretty spacious, and everyone comments on how big the trunk is. AND I get an avg of 33mpg city, 39-40mpg hwy!

Favorite Features

-MPG (The most I've spent is $39 to fill up a whole tank) -Zippy gas sipper -Surprisingly Spacious & Larger Trunk -Exterior Design -Message Center/Radio Console -Sports Appearance Package -Can easily fit into a cramped parking spot -Responsive Steering -Value -Much less cabin noise compared to most economy cars.

Suggested Improvements

-The clutch has a green period (where it isn't broken in yet). Mine broke in around 6,000mi, so now at very low speeds (5-15mph) w/ the windows up and the radio off you can hear the clutch forks (which can sound somewhat alarming when you first notice it). But it's completely normal, just sorta annoying. -The Auto Trans is actually a Manual Trans w/ a computerized shifter, and the technology needs to be refined to be smoother. -Driving in big city, stop & go, coasting traffic can get jerky.
Recommend (2) (0)
Report it
Comments (1) Post a Comment
By rosewood3
on 01/30/15 10:09 AM (PST)

"If you are a shy, offensive, accelerator-tapping driver it will probably bug you. As long as you're not shy and you drive with purpose (I'm not saying to squeal out or be reckless), it's surprisingly responsive and fun." Nope, sorry. That's just not true. I'm not a shy driver, and it still sounds and feels like crap shifting at low gears.

Report it
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411