2013 Ford Fiesta Consumer Review: very disappointed

2013 Ford Fiesta - Consumer Review

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

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very disappointed
By indyguy13 on


2013 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


I've had a 2013 Fiesta SE sedan with the PowerShift automatic transmission for a little over a year.
At 6,500 miles it needed substantial transmission repairs.
It's still noisy like a coffee grinder, very poor acceleration, with a long - and dangerous - hesitation when needing to accelerate quickly.
A few times it has shifted into the wrong gear which is pretty jolting.
At first the dealer agreed there was something wrong and did the repairs.
Now that it's doing the same thing, suddenly everything is operating 'normally.'
Yeah, right.
Maybe it's what I get for buying a Mexican car.
Ford has lost this customer.
Update (1-28-17): By the time this car had 16,000 miles on it, the transmission had been torn apart and 'fixed' three times by two different Ford dealerships. Now it has about 22,000 miles on it and it's still not working right. I don't trust it to take it on a long trip. I've hired an attorney to see if I can get some sort of compensation from Ford for all the trouble I have had. I waited too long and gave Ford too many chances and now the Lemon Law doesn't apply. If I can get compensated, I will probably take the money, get rid of the car, and - hopefully - find something more reliable. It won't be a Ford.

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  • Fuel economy

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  • Resale value

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