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You are in the Ford Fiesta
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Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan
#614 of 650 Re: Top Speed? [dpriven]
Oct 13, 2011 (3:37 pm)
I'd say 100mph.
Did you have helmets?
The suspension seemed to have a lot of travel...I wouldn't want to do more than 100mph and have to swerve for any reason.
Youtube is full of cars getting out of control after a little bump...sport cars too.
I remember a dozen years ago taking an Opel (don't remember which) 1.6l to 120ish on the Autobahn...but it was straight and flat...I'm assuming this private track isn't a long runway.
#616 of 650 Re: Top Speed? [dpriven]
Nov 30, 2011 (10:43 am)
I rented a Fiesta this past summer while I was in Germany. I drove from Erlangen (near Nuremburg) to the Munich airport in the early morning to catch my flight back to the US. I was able to get the Fiesta to 200kph on a downhill slope (probably with some wind) which is about 125mph. Most of the drive I was comfortably doing 180kph which is just over 110mph.
#618 of 650 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine"
Dec 11, 2011 (7:41 am)
Purchased 2012 ford fiesta se hatch 5 speed (manual) 1 month ago, have really annoying "gear whine" in 5th gear, really dissapointing. Does anybody else have this problem. Thanks.
Dec 11, 2011 (9:37 pm)
any sort of performance decline when you're hearing this 5th fear "whining", I wonder?
#620 of 650 Re: ironroad99... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 12, 2011 (7:45 am)
No performance decline at all, except for the "whine" the car's performance, handling and comfort are better than expected. The best way I can describe the "whine" is at 65-70 mph the "whine" is louder than the engine and tire noise. My dealer agrees the "whine" is not acceptible and I'm working with them on what the options are, I'll update my post when I know more.
#621 of 650 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [ironroad99]
Dec 12, 2011 (11:52 am)
Similar problem on my new 2011 Fiesta 5-Spd SE (6000km) the whine was in 3rd gear. Dealer carried out repairs on warranty now ok. I believe they swapped a gear cluster.
#622 of 650 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [cci_ns]
Dec 12, 2011 (1:06 pm)
My dealer is going to have one of their mechanics look at my car and confirm the problem this week but from their first look and an independent look I had done it seems pretty certain it's "gear whine" in 5th gear. Their first thought is they'll have to replace a gear cluster as you're saying. I'm planning on asking them to push Ford to authorize replacing the transmission because there seems to be a pretty big downside to tearing apart the transmission. My dealer isn't confident Ford will go for that and will probably only want to replace the gear cluster. I'd be interested in your thoughts and how extensive of repair was replacing your gear cluster. Thanks.
#623 of 650 Re: 2012 ford fiesta "gear whine" [ironroad99]
Dec 12, 2011 (1:30 pm)
Probably just a poorly hardened gear. Replacing gear clusters is no big deal. You have nothing to worry about.