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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan

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DO NOT buy this car!!
13 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By paigelarissa
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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bought this car brand new in 2010. Didnt have any issues for about 6 months. Then it all happened at once! Ford does not tell you that even if the car is automatic that it has a manuel transmisson. The car is VERlY sluggish! Feels exactly like you are driving a stick shift,also shifts into gear VERY hard.Had to have my car towed to Ford because of my car not driving,just sitting and revving RPM's.got told they updated software.well once i got it back when i would back out of my driveway and go into drive it would shift SO hard that it would jerk my head and body.Ford proceeded to tell me this was a "normal hesitation" because the car has a manuel transmission! im no car expert but i know a


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car jerking into gear that hard is not normal in any way! It got to the point where they had to have a specialist come look at my car from ford company because they couldnt tell me what was wrong with it! this car is a POS to say the least!!!


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Horrible Car
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By fiestaflop
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Why are there no reviews of this vehicle since July 2011?? Why does nearly every post mention significant problems with the vehicles transmission, including complete replacement in less than 5,000 miles yet all the reviews give the car 3 stars?? Overal rating 4 stars?? I bought this car for my 18 year old daughter. Ford has already replaced the transmission once for the same issues being reported by many other owners. Now they are trying to say the grinding noizses and extremely rough shifting is "normal". Do not buy this car.


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My First Car
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By rockintheford
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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This was my first new car. I've always bought used cars from toyota's to porsche's but none of them impressed me until my ford aspire with 200,000 miles on it. Ford dealers were AWESOME every need met and got a great price for my Fiesta S 5speed manual trans under $10,000. I've been driving this vehicle for over a year now. 16,000 miles on it and I still gloat over it. Handles great in any weather, gets the same fuel economy as my motorcycle (38-43mpg) and surprisingly comfortable. Ford built a great car here. No regrets or complaints.


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Overall design of the vehicle looks expensive. Traction control and ABS brakes work flawless. Quite for such a small vehicle, barely no wind noise. Huge trunk and plenty of room in the drivers seat. Sporty if you keep the RPMs up.


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Rears seats are small, but you dont buy a sub-compact for leg room in the rear seats you are looking for fuel economy. No other complaints at this moment.


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Probably not best
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By cars77
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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This car is probably not the best for your money. I have the SFE with auto trans and the trans is very jerky and makes strange noises and movements like it doesnt know what gear to be in from 0-30 mph.
The car has 9000 miles and ford said to change oil every 10000 so that is what i was going to do. Around 5000, checked the oild and it was low so i added some. Around 8800 checked again and was again low so i added some. So i called the dealership and they said the would get it in 2 weeks. Took it to the dealership and said there was nothing wrong. That is just the oil problem. Also took it to the delership for a backfire that happened as i was merging. Ford says nothing wrong to that too.


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Gas mileage Sync Phone


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Better Transmission Acceleration Seats Engine?


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Over 15,000 miles so far
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By chomuth
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2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Well Ford this is a great little car. Gas mileage is great, gets going in traffic quite well, Stops well also.


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The automatic trans really gives this vehicle great mileage. 36.5 miles per gallon average unless in summer with air on then it goes down to 32 mpg.


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I like the vehicle the way it is


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