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Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan
#587 of 650 Re: Pricing [iamz]
Feb 15, 2011 (1:42 pm)
Thanks, I came out with $24,450.00 for SEL moonroof, winter pkg. and a pkg of $1365.00 (haveto check mpkg out they picked for me, hope it's sync.w/ no nav)
I have to go back and check it out.A Focus has good resale anyways, the HB's do. I found a 2007 Z3 and it was 10 k I think.Why ford did away with the Hatch is beyond my knowlege.
I'd rather have a six speed. Is the auto a DSG?What's a GDI engine ,direct fuel injection?I thought the Fiesta was having some problems with its DSG trannies.
#588 of 650 Re: Pricing [puffin1]
Feb 16, 2011 (5:03 am)
The Focus is direct injection. Not sure what GDI means. The auto tranny in the Focus is a DSG (dual clutch) and will have paddle shifters.
The problem with some of the shifting in the Fiestas is actually a bad electrical ground on some of the cars and there is a TSB to be performed if folks report a problem. They basically clean up the two bad grounds and reflash the transmission and all is well.
#589 of 650 Re: Pricing [iamz]
Feb 16, 2011 (5:41 am)
I believe that GDI, on the Fiesta, stands for Gasoline Direct Injection. Cannot understand why it's not a hatchback.............that's the only flavour here in Europe. As for the grille, (earlier posts), here in Europe is has a broad horizontal black plastic bar across the grille at it's widest point. This affords some minor-shunt protection and provides a mounting place for the EU-mandatory front licence plate. It also helps to break up that child-eating maw; giving the impression of upper- and lower-grilles.
Over here it comes with a choice of 1.25, 1.4 and 1.6 gassers and 1.4 and 1.6 diesels and, as far as I know, an Auto 'box is only available as a cost-option, on the 1.4 gassers. All variants come as either 3- or 5-door hatches.
It is a good car, but not the best in class - in Europe.
Focus is also well liked and comes with a choice of 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.5 gassers, (the latter in ST or RS versions with 222 and 300bhp respectively), and 1.6 and 2.0 diesels. The 2.5's are all 3-door hatches and the others are predominantly 5-door with a smattering of 3-doors................or there is the "Estate", (wagon), variant with 5-doors and all but the 2.5 engines. Previous incarnations did include a 4-door saloon but, as it was about as popular as gout, it was quietly dropped some years ago. In a very crowded, and talented, sector neither the Fiesta nor the Focus are great at holding their used value.
#590 of 650 Re: Pricing [alltorque]
Feb 16, 2011 (6:50 am)
We do have the hatchback Fiesta and the 2012 Focus will also have a hatch. He was refering to the outgoing crappy Focus. The Fiesta does not have direct injection here in the states.
Feb 16, 2011 (7:40 am)
that's OK, since I'm a big Kia fan, I'm used to buying cars that don't hold their value much.
#592 of 650 Re: alltorque... [iluvmysephia1]
Feb 16, 2011 (8:31 am)
I like a Kia Soul especially when Michele Wie is driving it.
However, the milage sucks and the torsion beam is a back breaker.
#593 of 650 (I saw) the next Kia sedan,
Feb 17, 2011 (4:38 pm)
possibly the next Forte, looks like the taillights are designed by the same person who did the Focus III sedan. The car looks quite gorgeous, though.
Feb 17, 2011 (8:15 pm)
then I'll be waiting ta see the new world order Kia Forte with much baited breath.
#596 of 650 What is or does the New World Order have to do with Cars.
Feb 19, 2011 (9:44 am)
I know the Fiesta is made in Mexico and the Hankook tires come from China( that I couldn't believe)
The dealer called to say my car needed service. I called back and said it only has 5k on it. However,It didn't do any good regardless Of Syntetic#1. While I was at the shop, I saw a set of 10 spoke wheels alloys with Hankook tires with the sticky tags on them.They wanted $800.00 wheels and tires. They said the buyer didn't want them.So I haggled and bought them.
I went to a tire shop and bought some Continentals. Well, the salesman said he'd buy the Hankooks for $400.00 did I screw up? He said they were great tires.
All the time I was doing this I had a Fiesta SES DSG for a loaner and what a job it was to get the 4 mounted tires in it.The MSRP was $2080.00 and it was candy apple red with painted alloys. What are painted alloys?They wanted my car for a trade.No way Hose. I said, maybe next year I'll trade for a Focus .I mean the Fiesta drove nicely, but for the money no grab bar, lumbar or an armrest and I think only the drivers seat was heated and not up your back.The sales man said he could send the Fiesta out for $500.00 more and install what I wanted.