Reasons To Buy A
Ford Fiesta and Why you should buy one
Ford came out with an
American version of its popular Ford Fiesta in the summer of 2010 as a
2011 model. Instantly, people started to take notice of its good
looks, fuel economy and fun factor. It is rare to have a small car
have so many standard features, optional equipment and the latest
technology. Even better, its not going to embarrass you when you
arrive to the office. In its upper trim packages, you forget its
economy car roots.
Here are some features that
set this car apart from the rest in this class:
- Powershift 6 speed
automatic transmission -
This transmission features twin clutches. It is similar to having
twin manual transmissions sharing shifting duties. According to
Ford Engineers, this improves fuel economy by 10% compared to
- Fuel Economy is rated at 29
MPG city and 38 MPG highway for typical models. If you get a SE
model with the SPE, you will get 28 city and 40 MPG highway. While
your friends are filling up their trucks spending big money, the
12 gallon Fiesta fills up inexpensively. Owners can use the fuel
savings to put toward the car payment. Try comparing a typical
midsized car to the Fiesta and be surprised by the savings. Go
check it out.
- Choice between Hatchback
and Sedan is
a very personal choice. The sedan has a little more room in the
back seats while the hatchback has a sport compact look. The sedan
can be built to be an economy car but has options to be loaded as
much as the hatchback.
- Speaking of optional
features, the list is big for a small car.
- Microsoft SYNC - This
great feature takes hands free driving and entertainment to the
next level. Your phone becomes the key to many of the functions
with Sync including turn by turn directions, making and
receiving phone calls and text messages, dial by name and
streaming audio from your phone. The 4 inch display shows you
who is calling and other vital functions.
- Sirius XM Radio - You
get the best of both worlds with Sirius and XM. You get a free
subscription to the service with the purchase of a new Fiesta
- Luxary car options - If you
want heated leather seats, powered moonroof, mood lighting,
heated mirrors and larger wheels, its all options that you can
get. One of the major complaints about American small cars if
lack of features that people want. With the Ford Fiesta, you can
load it up as much as your pocket book allows.
- Aftermarket Support - The
American aftermarket has already started making accessories for
the Fiesta. Ford Racing has approved 17" wheels to make your ride
stand out. Boomerang
Accessories has started making accessories including
spoilers and armrests. As time goes on, even more vendors will
step forward to make the Fiesta more comfortable, faster and
- Safety - Seven
airbags are standard on all Fiesta models. It is a feature that is
hopefully not needed but its great that they are there.
After weighing all of the choices,
including used cars, I decided to purchase the Fiesta. Gas prices were
a driving factor because I believe that gas will not be going down
anytime soon due to market conditions and demand. The car is big
enough to take my kids places, its safe and is proven itself in Europe
before coming to the states. This car is perfect for the commuter,
teenagers first car or road course project.
- Performance - While
no rocket, driving in all conditions are more then adequate.
Suspension is tuned very nicely and hugs the road during turns.
Its hard not to push the limits of the suspension on a road that
has a lot of curves.
After looking at all the
whole package, you will find it hard the Fiesta hard to beat on the
new car market. Try loading up a Focus or Fusion with the same options
and you will find that the price inflated to the high 20K range.
Go for a test drive at your Ford dealer and see for yourself!
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