2011 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6 from North America
Sexy, smart and economical. Thumbs up!
So far, nothing.
I have this car two weeks, and think this is an excellent small car choice. I have the sedan version. Gas is great, handling is even better and the 6 speed auto drives like a manual that comes from a sport sedan... the sound is nice, and makes the car feel solid and expensive.
All I can say is that the reviews are in; the AJAC association of Canada named the Ford Fiesta best new car (under 21,000)... beating the Fit, Yaris, Versa, etc. One test drive and you'll see why this baby's got the title and the honours.
WAY TO GO FORD, THEY ARE STEPPING UP THE GAME.
By the way, take a look at Ford sales/reviews in Europe, and you'll see why they brought this euro model here to North America.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st November, 2010
One of my best friends is wanting to trade his 2009 Corolla for a more reliable and sporty car in the spring of 2011. I have recommended a Fiesta, based on my great experience with our Ford cars, but I have no experience with the Fiesta. I hope you'll keep us updated. The Fiesta styling is great, and Ford now ranks ahead of Honda and way ahead of Toyota in build quality. I'm sure the Fiesta will be a great car.
I read in Consumer Reports that Toyota and Honda are back on top of the reliability competition, including the Fiesta. I'd rather have a Toyota Yaris than a Fiesta. It's a far more proven product in North America, and less expensive if you don't load it up. Also, the Fiesta sedan is really rather awkward looking.
I would wait a few years to see how good the Fiesta holds up in the hands of owners in the U.S. or Canada. Also, the notion that Ford ranks way ahead of Honda and Toyota may depend on where you're getting your info. I read Consumer Reports magazine yesterday, and they gave almost every 2011 Toyota model a recommended rating, except for one or two. The Fiesta wasn't rated because they had no data for this new model. The Fit has been getting strong reviews from consumers for a few years.