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).
Ford should be ashamed to have their name on the Fiesta.
The car from makes very loud grinding noise which the dealer tells me is normal (get used to it), it lurches, it halts and seems to have trouble moving forward from a light, as if the transmission is slipping.
If you are on a hill you need to keep one foot on the brake and the other on the gas pedal or you will roll back into the car behind you.
I firmly believe the car should be recalled and Ford should own up to their poor design.
I will never buy another Ford product!
I would not recommend this car to anybody. I bought a ford fiesta 2013 two years ago and since then it has been at the dealership for the transmission clutch. This is the 3rd time the clutch will be replaced. It hesitates and shutters. Overall, I feel like I threw my money down the drain, I bought extended warranty but what if I didn't buy the warranty? I would be paying some dollars to fix it.
I don't understand why Is Ford isn't doing nothing to fix this issue. Us consumers are losing money.
Powershift SE model. The transmission is awful always jittering, clutch burning out unusually fast, the metal under the seats rusted COMPLETELY in a after leaving the dealership, plastic components in the car are prone to breaking, and not a whole lot of space anywhere. I owned this car for one year and finally washed my hands of it. The transmission is my biggest issue with this car it is absolutelyour awful and causes the clutch to burn early, the dealer only offers replacements not a fix, I would never recommend this car to anyone.
Acceleration - dismal at best, I wouldn't want to be in front of a semi-truck when the light turns green.
Bluetooth - in theory it's fine. But to turn it on, you have to use the voice activation and say "Bluetooth audio" whenever you start the car. It gets old after 50,000 miles.
Braking - Substandard. I feel like I'm driving a Mustang. Good luck braking on anything but dry pavement
Cargo / Storage - Good enough to put someone in the trunk. The back seat could use space.
Climate control - The spray seems a bit uneven in places
Comfort - Only one arm rest and no center console. Awesome
Dealership Support - Yeah, that's funny. Every time I take it in for transmission grinding "Oh, we'll recalibrate it. Wait three days".
Electronics - Somehow they have a crappy Microsoft radio that only supports USB connections via an Apple device. Explain that one.
Entertainnment - what entertainment?
Performance - see above.
Fuel Economy - It gets a great 40mpg when you're cruising on flat land at 55mph.
Headlights - dismal, can't see anything. The brights are like my Camaro's regular beams.
Navigation - None
Noise and Vibration - the tranny is constantly shuddering. Makes me feel really good about driving it, let me tell you.
Purchase cost - I could have bought a bottom of the line Camaro for three thousand more.
Reliability - little to none due to the Tranny issue.
Resale value - abysmal.
Okay. Anyway. Let me actually go into detail a little bit. This car is fine, until you hit the transmission issues. It shudders, it clicks, it whines, and it makes you feel like you aren't actually going to shift, instead it's going to stall out. It's an AUTOMATIC and it feels like it's going to stall. Awesome, right? I've had it into the dealership five times for the same issue, they keep recalibrating the transmission, and absolutely nothing happens. Someone explain that one to me. Trying to get rid of this car is like trying to get rid of herpies - it's impossible. Probably because everyone knows that it's a horrible car.