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You are in the Ford Fiesta
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Ford Fiesta, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#49 of 134 Re: Considering Purchase of Fiesta [iamz]
Oct 15, 2011 (7:22 am)
Well as they say, "Pictures (usually) don`t lie". I guess that as usual, early production vehicles, (such as mine) are subject to different equipment and modification changes which the Manufacturer always prints as a disclaimer. Funny, I was told that my "early-pre-order" 2011 Fiesta would have a delayed "late delivery date" due to the fact that I specified the Power Moonroof option. Guess what, my vehicle was one of the first Fiestas that the Car Carrier dropped off at my Dealer, go figure? The bottom line is that for the added price that Ford charges for the SFE Package and the estimated 1 or 2 mpg gained, to either order that option, purchase the parts afterwards or remove the spare tire and jack assembly kit from the trunk that weights less then a bag of groceries is pure folly and madness, IMO. Glad I stand corrected, (but) I know that in fact, the specifications of the optional SFE Package (did) change sometime after the Fiesta was launched. Thanks for providing that very informative link!
#50 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [phill1]
Nov 24, 2011 (9:26 am)
Is this MPG figures from the trip computer or via the odometer ?
Many vary greatly, also check the odometer by driving 10 miles down an interstate hwy and compare the Mile Markers to the Odometer reading.
Mine was off 3% [optimistic] I do not have a trip computer BTW
#51 of 134 Auto Transmission is NOT !
Nov 24, 2011 (9:35 am)
From what I've read the 6-sp "Auto" transmission is really a Manual gearbox with a dual-clutch setup controlled electronically.
This is probably why users are having odd shifting patterns..
My question is to the dealer, "How much will it cost to replace this dual-clutch setup ?
More than likely it will be cheaper to own over the long haul than a true Automatic.
just my $0.02 worth [ as a hopefully soon to be a 2012 Fiesta owner]
#52 of 134 Jerky transmission
Nov 24, 2011 (6:18 pm)
I get 33 MPGs when i drive in traffic. Recently I brought my fiesta in to the dealer and complained about the jerky transmission. The dealer reset the transmission. It got a little better, but it still jerks around at slow speeds.
#53 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [phill1]
Dec 28, 2011 (9:47 pm)
I test drove a 2012 Accent SE yesterday and it was a nice ride. Hyundai is proud of it and I almost bought it. Luckily I researched it here on Edmund's and noticed that the insurance was higher on the true cost to own so I called my insurance agent and sure enough it was 80% higher than a Fiesta SE. I am picking up my new Fiesta tomorrow. I got the SE hatch 5 speed manual. I found the Ford dealer was honest and I have no comment on the Hyundai dealer
#54 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [hackattack5]
Dec 29, 2011 (6:44 am)
Not sure what State or Province you live in or why it should make any difference but I find it very odd that the costs of insuring either a new Hyundai Accent or a comparable Ford Fiesta would be much different. I own both a 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback with automatic transmission and also recently purchased a new 2012 Kia Rio5 Hatchback, a vehicle (very) similar in cost and design as its sibling twin, the Hyundai Accent Hatchback. My automobile insurance (does not) reflect much difference in cost with both vehicles having the identical coverage.
#55 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [phill1]
Dec 29, 2011 (8:11 am)
I found that large discrepancy between two similar vehicles odd too...but it also changes from insurance company to insurance company.
A few years ago when comparing similar cars I found that VW's were the cheapest to insure; when I asked one of the agents they said because of the favorable crash tests (at the time it was a VW CC).
But...the difference wasn't 80% maybe $100 for the year.
#56 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [ivan_99]
Dec 29, 2011 (5:22 pm)
I have a 17 year old driver so that might be the difference. When I asked my agent why the Fiesta was $380 a year and the Accent was $680 a year he told me that he was not sure but guessed it was the crash ratings. I looked up the crash ratings and the Fiesta is a IIHS top pick for its class. It has good across the board. The Accent has good for the most part but only an acceptable on side impact. I am guessing that is the difference. $300.00 a year is not a lot to some people but over the next 10 years that will be a nice vacation.
#57 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [hackattack5]
Dec 30, 2011 (5:01 am)
I'm just surprised you can get the Fiesta insured for only $380 a year with a 17 year old driver.
I'm 46 with no tickets and accidents on my record and pay about $700 a year. And that's with a $1250 deductible.
#58 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [iamz]
Dec 30, 2011 (6:31 am)
I totally agree with iamz. Where in the hell do you live where you can insure a brand new vehicle, be it a 2012 Ford Fiesta or a Honda 50cc Moped Scooter with or without a 17 year old driver with Full coverage including liability, property damage, comprehensive, without a $5000 deductible, for only $3000 year. Wanna share the name of your insurance company? You can`t be located anywhere near a metro city. As far as the safety ratings go on the 2012 Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio5, they received "top" ratings recently with the european equivalent of our NHTSA and Insurance Institute rating that perform staged car crashes here in North America. The only significant safety feature difference that I`m aware of is the Ford Fiesta has an extra airbag installed to protect the passengers knees upon impact that the Accent and Rio does`nt have.