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Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan
#364 of 636 Re: FORD IS ***** YOU ALL [nozferat]
Apr 26, 2010 (1:25 pm)
Lets see......limiting exterior/interior combinations too? Every car I`ve EVER bought off the lot or ordered had in the "Owners Manual" the usual paragraph that the manufacturers reserves the right to make changes,modifications, in both content and equipment without notice or being required to make changes to previous models due to production changes! Remember years ago when GM got in trouble by substituting different engine/transmission combinations in some of its vehicles. An Oldsmobile ended up with a Chevrolet engine or transmission , someone got a lawyer and sued for a zillion dollar for mis-representation and from then on...all GM Vehicles had a disclaimer in its literature that GM reserves the right to use and switch components of any of its vehicles to be used in all vehicles that they manufacture regardless of the "Brand". Why not bitch that Ford.Canada has different product content features at different prices then those sold here in the US? They don`t charge an extra $180 for Candy Red Metallic Paint, but they charge $1095 for a Power Moon Roof instead of $695. for US bound vehicles? The entire pricing and content structure has always been different. In Canada the 2011 Ford Fiesta has Sirrus Sat Radio as standard equipment with free 6 month activation! Also includes a FREE cargo area containment holder which is an option in the US? But, check out the several thousand dollar increase in Canadian dollar for similar cars. The exchange rate is almost even so you can`t blame the price difference on the different currency.
#365 of 636 Re: FORD IS ***** YOU ALL [nozferat]
Apr 26, 2010 (1:37 pm)
They pulled the 17" rims long before orders could actually be put in the system so when you say "Actually quite a few ordered them", I'm not sure what you mean. I'm sure some people reserved them but the reservation system isn't an order.
You can buy much nicer rims for a lot less than $500. Why are you so hung up on these rims?
#366 of 636 Re: FORD IS ***** YOU ALL [iamz]
Apr 26, 2010 (3:38 pm)
Just something to bitch and bash about!
#367 of 636 Re: FORD IS ***** YOU ALL [phill1]
Apr 26, 2010 (4:34 pm)
Yeah, I think you're right. I just checked his last 10 posts in other forums and it was all just a bunch of angry rants.
#368 of 636 Just finished reading about a dozen reviews....
Apr 26, 2010 (7:06 pm)
....and I'm extremely glad I ordered my Fiesta. The automotive media really likes this car. There is bemoaning of its 1.6 liter engine which is no surprise but they love its handling, solid ride and ultra quiet interior. And actually, some thought the engine was fine and that the Fiesta was the quickest in its class.
#369 of 636 Re: Just finished reading about a dozen reviews.... [iamz]
Apr 27, 2010 (8:46 am)
I`ve read almost as many reviews too all posted after the Media black-out was lifted yesterday on Apr. 26, the supposed Job1 date for full production of the 2011 Ford Fiesta at its Mexico City assembly plant. For the most part, I agree. Almost everyone was pleased with both fit,finish, handling, braking, steering, comfort, etc. A few complaints about limited back seat room but its a B-Segment sub-compact vehicle. My 2006 Kia Rio5 SX has adequate rear room for 2 adults as long as I don`t extend the front seats to the absolute end of the track. I know those that wait a year or 2 will get a vastly improved US version of the Fiesta with Eco-Boost engine performance improvements as well as other items that always get "tweeked" on first year cars. I ordered mine now cause I chose not to wait, and when they finally start running the line for the 5 door SE hatchback with the Power Moon Roof that I insisted on waiting for, I`ll be looking to get my hands on it sometime in July or August! Yikes...I just realized, its going to have" tiny" 15`` wheels and tires with the optional painted alloy rims that were included in the Sport Appearance Package.....horrors! I hope it won`t look like a Flintstone Car or a Matchbook Toy!
#370 of 636 Re: Just finished reading about a dozen reviews.... [phill1]
Apr 27, 2010 (9:35 am)
There are a lot of pictures out there that show the 15" aluminum wheels on the car and I saw a blue SE sedan with the 15" aluminum wheels at the Mpls. Auto Show and really, they looked fine on the car. Proportionally everything seemed normal.
#371 of 636 Re: Just finished reading about a dozen reviews.... [iamz]
Apr 27, 2010 (12:21 pm)
I was just kidding. I saw the same Blue SE 4 door sedan (with) Power Moon Roof at the FT Lauderdale International Auto Show a few months ago. The Ford Factory Rep. said it was a pre-production vehicle N.A. version that was being taken to public viewings at lots of Auto Shows. Funny, several weeks later when they had the Huge Barrett-Jackson Auction & Auto Exhibit in West Palm Beach,FL they only had several of the European version Fiesta Hatchbacks for display and test drives. You would have thought that being close to production they would have brought a few N.A. version Fiesta`s there for viewing and driving. Go figure?
#372 of 636 Re: Just finished reading about a dozen reviews.... [phill1]
Apr 27, 2010 (12:39 pm)
I think a lot of those pre production versions were Euro cars with NA spec bumpers, interiors, lights and gas caps. At least according to one of the Fiesta Agents they were.
I believe the production line started running on Monday (26th). Prior to that a few cars were being built on the same line to work the kinks out of the system.
#373 of 636 Re: Just finished reading about a dozen reviews.... [iamz]
Apr 28, 2010 (6:19 am)
Since my Fiesta will be a (late availability) build unit due to the Power Moon Roof I ordered, I hope that several months of cars coming down the assembly line will have removed some of the early kinks/glitches etc that almost all newly released vehicles have that need tweaking. Remember the launch of the Ford Escape? What a horror story! For the first month or so, there was so many Factory Service Recall Bulletins and Stop Sale Orders to dealerships it was embarrassing! I have never recalled such a botched up launch of any recent Ford product release. They even had a later JOB2 change that completely changed the steering column transmission shift lever handle. Hopefully the 2 previous years building the European version of the Fiesta will minimize the problems with the N.A. unit.