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Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan
#235 of 636 Graying Future Ford Fiesta Owners Unite!
Mar 09, 2010 (10:59 am)
Great to see that there a few of us throw backs ( baby-boomer here) that still want to purchase a new 2011 Ford Fiesta without all the techno gadgits! A sharp looking smaller vehicle that gets good gas mileage without a 25K price tag for a hybrid. Good point about the Sync feature that dials 911 after a crash and air bag deployment but some us grew up despite all odds against us not having had padded dashboards, seat belts/shoulder belts,air bags,child seats, bicycle helmets, and we still reached retirement age. Wow, guess its good genes and being lucky or maybe a good dose of Common Sense which by the way is no longer (common).
#236 of 636 Re: What`s a mp3 player or a usb flash drive? [iamz]
Mar 09, 2010 (12:28 pm)
It's not free. It's $595.
I didn't say Sync was free. I said the 911 assist feature was free with Sync.
I just wondered why Fiesta buyers would not want Sync and that was answered. No need to get defensive about it or start bashing the younger generation. I have a 15 yr old and a 21 yr old and while I don't share their enthusiasm for cell phones and ipods, I do use them occasionally and Sync makes it a lot easier to do that.
#237 of 636 Re: What`s a mp3 player or a usb flash drive? [akirby]
Mar 09, 2010 (2:34 pm)
I'm not sure how anything I said could be taken as "defensive" or "bashing". I'm way confused now. What did I defend against? And who did I bash? Help me understand what you are refering to? Or did you just read too much in to what I wrote?
#238 of 636 Re: What`s a mp3 player or a usb flash drive? [iamz]
Mar 09, 2010 (2:52 pm)
Sorry - the bashing comment was for phill1 and colloquor, not you.
#240 of 636 Re: What`s a mp3 player or a usb flash drive? [akirby]
Mar 09, 2010 (5:14 pm)
OK. Understood. I have no kids myself but I do have nieces and nephews and they always have there mp3 players with them and I can guarantee they would love Sync. And considering how much I used to listen to music (back in my teens and early twenties), I wouldn't have hesitated to get Sync if they had it back then.
BTW, are you thinking about ordering a Fiesta?
#241 of 636 Re: What`s a mp3 player or a usb flash drive? [iamz]
Mar 09, 2010 (7:01 pm)
It's a possibility - either for me as a daily commuter or my daughter.
#242 of 636 Re: What`s a mp3 player or a usb flash drive? [akirby]
Mar 10, 2010 (5:31 am)
If you get it, and let your daughter drive it, you'll never get it back.
#243 of 636 Re: What`s a mp3 player or a usb flash drive? [iamz]
Mar 10, 2010 (6:58 am)
So maybe plan B is better - get her a Fiesta and get me a 3 yr old Porsche Cayman S (Guard's Red of course)!
#244 of 636 Basher.....come on akirby, lighten up!
Mar 10, 2010 (7:08 am)
Sorry I gave you and your kids a wedgie! I`d did`nt mean to offend any of you. My point along with those made by" iamz" was that some of us maturing "adults" without children or grandchildren living at home with us, don`t want and don`t have any need for Sync, other then the three (sinks) I already have in my Kitchen and Bathrooms! My point was, I`d rather take the $595 cash credit for the Sync on my new 2011 Ford Fiesta and opt for the Power Moon Roof which is only $695, and for the $100 difference,I personally would get a lot more enjoyment and use out of the (hole in the roof) then a Sync that I would never use! I not a bitter old man, still enjoy flying all over North America to see Rolling Stones Concerts and Neil Young! But, if that puts me into a group considered "bashers", so be it. I`m in and damn proud of it too!