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2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan

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Nightmare fleet
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Thomas Z
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2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I repair and maintain the fleet of a large utility company, this is one of the fleet cars, the worst, most unreliable cars in the fleet.

Transmission problems galore! all of the transmissions slip, stall, shudder and clunk, 30% have rebuilt transmissions (one within 15K miles most around 50K) the rest have been flashed (works for 6k miles), a few had damaged harnesses, which the dealer refused to repair under warranty (2 yr old 30K miles) Almost all have been towed at one point due to not going into gear, now some of them crank themselves and don't start.

But that's not all! All the interior door handles break, the trim around the door and on the roof gutter fall off, the seats are down to rags and springs already, brakes wear super fast, CV shafts snap and support bearings make noise, ball joints go fast, body cracks where door hinge connects due to paper thin steel.

To add insult to injury when they are running, they are slow, noisy, uncomfortable and feel cheap going down the road.

The absolute worse car you can buy today (or ever) I understand what DCT is, how it works and how it should feel, we have others in the fleet with them (not ford) and these are not right.

You could literally buy any other car and have better luck.


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Driver's Nightmare
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By sergey
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2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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It has well-documented problems with transmission (clutch). I wish I'd read this before buying it. It jerks when starts moving and feels absolutely unsafe when driving it. A good exterior design is what makes people to be attracted by this car. It's heavily overprices and it's losing its value very fast (60% over 2 years).


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SLIPS & SHUDDERS in low gears !!!!
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By K Turk
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2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Vehicle has known problems with the 6 speed automatic clutch assembly. They have so many widespread problems that the primary component is back ordered with Ford Motor Company for many months.
The unit slips and shudders at slow speeds. Internet search this problem and you will clearly see this is NOT the vehicle to purchase !!!
The first time the car was in for this issue the dealership had my vehicle 6 consecutive weeks.


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MANUAL ROCKS
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By festiod
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2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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research told me the automatics had some issues so I chose stick not living in city automatic is crucial and kinda like shifting...to quote another review it is go-cart fun turn and handles you cant take 40 mph at 60 no problem no "drifting" just driving...fastest speed 106 I drove, oops it was accidently no where near red line....it not powerful just geared well ...off the line it is competent but after shifting into fifth if you aren't careful it keeps creeping up. if large adult male there is little room in back seats knew that going in .


Best Features

corners exceptional, maintain hi way speeds easily for four banger sips gas seats are totally adjustable even if you hand crank lol.


Worst Features

back trunk is huge make smaller so back seats less cramped...I choose manual to avoid you automatic issues it would be nice to be able to choose that option fix the damn automatics


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Great Car
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By guitar74
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2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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First, my disclaimer: I am NOT a dealer, but an owner with 30,000 miles on my Fiesta S. First, if you are used to a conventional automatic transmission ,then the six speed auto DOES take some getting used to. That being said, I have never owned a car with an automatic tranny that DIDN'T roll back a touch on a hill. Automatic transmissions have torque convertors that are the equivalent to a clutch but design to engage at a preset rpm. Too loww and your car will be below any kind of torque curve which will kill acceleratoin AND economy due to increased throttle input. Buy a v8 if you want to overcome a standing start at idle, otherwise live with it


Best Features

I am averageing between 32-35 mpg in town and around 40-42 mpg on the freeway. While I don't take off like i'm at a dargstrip I certainly don't drive like I have an eggshell under the pedal. If you aren't getting this kind of mileage, first make sure your are as close to the recommended tire pressure which is 44 psi, check it weekly, and if need be put air in your tires. This used to be commonplace, but is lost on our lazy "tech" generation. They just tend to think all things should work perfectly with no effort on their part. The handling: Absolutely terrific! Power: While it won't set a land speed record, it is certainly peepy enough to hit 60 in 8.4


Worst Features

No suggested improvements. Just keep in mind with ALL adaptive vehicle systems like this car has, it will actually adjust shift points, fuel and spark, as well as downshift points which will actually make this cars responsiveness improve to how YOU drive, as well as get optimum efficiency for your style. However, if you do jack rabbit starts, and constantly wind this car to the redline, your gas mileage will suffer. Guess what? That little nugget is true with ANY car. Drive like you stole it? It won't matter what the estimated mpg is, you will NEVER achieve it!!


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