2013 Ford Fiesta SE from North America
Not reliable and poor service
Took it in for trans. issues at 700 miles. Was told it was normal to bang, slip and smell until it's broken in at 1k miles. Now they say it needs a new clutch and there are none to be had anywhere on a waiting list.
Don't stop on a hill, because when you try to take off, the RPM goes up, but you roll backwards!
My daughter's first new car, and needless to say it will probably be her last Ford!
This car is junk as far as I'm concerned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st May, 2013
22nd May 2013, 10:00
Use caution when any manufacturer puts out any new designs or models. That is also true with newly designed parts of the car. In this case the Ford-Getrag electronically shifted transmission made in Mexico, which is a cutting edge transmission given to the public. It has some bugs in it, and it needs a little time to get them out. Ford has been quietly replacing those 6 speed automatic transmissions that have problems.
As these large companies press for economy and strict emissions on their cars, there are bound to be teething problems now and then. If you don't want to be treated like a lab rat, wait a year or two before you buy any new designed car or any newly designed parts of the car. And even then, comb through the internet for problems the public is having with newly designed cars or equipment.
Luckily Ford is coming forward and fixing their mistakes. Some companies don't care, and you are on your own.