2012 Ford Fiesta Consumer Review: More than what you expect, but

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More than what you expect, but know what you are buying
By chicoandee on


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


First, I must say that I've read some horrible reviews on the transmission of this car. It is sold as an automatic, but it is actually a manual with a computer controlled clutching system. It ran well until about 500 miles when after it broke in, some hesitation in shifting and noises could be heard - just like a manual transmission. This is normal but the dealers should be upfront about this. Other than that, MPG is as advertised, it has lots of interior creature comforts, and overall I am very happy with the car.

Best Features

Interior design, Sync, comfort, visability, size, MPG, huge trunk, good sounding stereo system, very affordable.

Worst Features

Make automatic transmissions an available choice or allow the driver to switch between economy and performance modes. The 3-year warranty is pretty weak compared to comparable cars - we need 5 years! Especially with a transmission that has been newly developed and has unknown reliability.
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