Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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Ford Fiesta, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#129 of 138 Re: Big Hwy & City MPG Difference [xwesx]
Apr 04, 2013 (9:32 am)
I was one of the early Ford Fiesta "Pioneers" and pre-ordered my 2011 Fiesta SE Hatchback on 03/03/2010. I took delivery on 07/24/2010. I believe mine was the first one with the Power Moonroof that was delivered in South FL. Just over 30K driven so far and no a single problem or issue. From day 1 consistent 33-35 mpg city and 41-43 mpg highway with A/C always engaged. I`ve decided to trade this vehicle in this coming summer for a 2014 Ford C-MAX SE Hybrid. My local Ford Dealer informed me that the 2014 Order Book opens in mid May and Scheduling for production starts in mid June and actual Production JOB 1 Date beginning on July 8th. After 3 years in my gas sipping Fiesta, I`m a committed Ford Buyer now and feel the C-MAX Hybrid is my best option. I would have kept the Ford Fiesta and traded in my 2012 Kia Rio5 instead due to its very (poor) fuel economy but it still has the remaining 5 years and 60 K Bumper to Bumper Warranty and the Fiesta`s will end this July. Rather then purchase an extended Ford ESP Service Protection Plan for $1300, I`ll put those funds towards the purchase of the 2014 C-Max instead.
PS: Ford has had a "Computer Patch" to resolve most of the jerkiness of its Dual -Clutch Automatic Transmission for sometime now. Be forewarned, once they reprogram, it (cannot) be brought back to its original default settings and there goes your exception Fuel Economy and gas milage.
#130 of 138 Re: Big Hwy & City MPG Difference [phill1]
Apr 04, 2013 (11:31 am)
Glad to hear you have had such good luck with your Fiesta, Phill! Mine is also an early build car (May 2010), came with every bell/whistle available at the time except the roof, and is pretty reliable. I'm having some electrical issues, which I will have the dealership address later this month or next.
As funny as it sounds, my biggest annoyance with it is the loss of the "triple-tap" turn signal feature! When I first bought the car, I was amazed at the brilliance of such a seemingly mundane feature (especially when driving my other car, which does not have this feature). Alas, two weeks ago, it suddenly quit working and now is the same as every other "modern" (e.g., >=1990) car I've owned.
I keep trying to convince myself to keep it rather than selling to buy a Fiesta ST.
#131 of 138 Re: Big Hwy & City MPG Difference [xwesx]
Apr 24, 2013 (12:34 pm)
I'm pretty sure the single/triple tap is programmable through the 'settings'.
#132 of 138 Re: Big Hwy & City MPG Difference [explorerx4]
Apr 24, 2013 (3:34 pm)
Oh, I'll take a look at that, then. Maybe I can get it back! If so, it does beg the question of why it stopped working in the first place....
#133 of 138 Re: Big Hwy & City MPG Difference [explorerx4]
Apr 25, 2013 (5:44 am)
Single/Triple Tap? Did`nt know I had that feature? What does it do? Control Directional Signals? 33 months and 30K driven and (zero) problems with my Fiesta. Planning on trading it in for a 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid when the order book finally opens.
#134 of 138 Re: Big Hwy & City MPG Difference [phill1]
Apr 25, 2013 (8:52 am)
Basically, you touch the turn signal (as for a lane change, where you press the signal stalk a little, but not enough to lock it on), and it will blink three times rather than just once. If I wanted to do that with my Forester (or even with my Fiesta as it now stands), I would have to hold the stalk in that position for the duration of the blinks before releasing it.
With "triple tap," as I call it, I press it briefly and the signal blinks three times on its own.
Of course, I forgot to explore the settings yesterday, but I'll make more of an effort to remember today.
#135 of 138 fuel mileage report...
Aug 11, 2013 (1:43 pm)
2011 SES. 407 miles , DTE reads 88, fuel average readout 42.4.
Temp was between 70 and 80 and ran the A/C the whole time.
I'm going to some local driving before I fill it up.
#136 of 138 Re: fuel mileage report... [explorerx4]
Aug 12, 2013 (5:30 am)
Just traded in my 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback with 31400. Bought a 2013 Ford SE C-MAX Hybrid. Hope my Fuel Economy is as good as the Fiesta. Next time you need to do a Car Rental, try getting a 2012/2013 KIa Rio or Hyundai Accent. You will then appreciate your Ford Fiesta even more when you average 23-25 mpg city and 31-33 mpg highway!
#137 of 138 Re: fuel mileage report... [phill1]
Aug 12, 2013 (9:12 am)
31400! I think I have nearly that exact same mileage on my 2011 SES hatch (5MT) as of today! It's scary to think that it had less than 14,000 on it when I bought it on 8/23 last year.
Sometimes I wish it wasn't so much fun to drive; I'm sure I would get at least a couple miles per gallon more out of it! As it is, I tend to get 39-40 in highway driving (70 mph), and generally average 36-37 in local driving during the summer months. Even during the winter, it won't dip under 30 unless the temps are colder than -40F, and those temps really butcher any car's fuel economy.
Dec 05, 2013 (1:02 pm)
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