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You are in the Ford Fiesta
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Ford Fiesta, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#61 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [phill1]
Dec 30, 2011 (5:37 pm)
iamz: Why are you so angry? Look at the crash data here http://www.cars.com/hyundai/accent/2012/safety-ratings/ It gets a bunch of acceptable score including a final grade of acceptable on side impact. As far as my insurance bill I just bought the Fiesta for me (48 year old) so it made my total bill go from $1500 to $1880.00 a year. My son drives the 04 cavalier with liability only. My insurance company is Donegle insurance. Look them up they have been great to me.
#62 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [hackattack5]
Jan 02, 2012 (7:06 am)
Hackattack5, I think you meant to reply to Phill1.
He used the phrase "Where in the hell do you live...."
I don't think he was angry though.
#63 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [hackattack5]
Jan 02, 2012 (8:34 am)
Sorry you took offense to my terminology of of "where the hell", just an expression. You explained (now) that the increase in your annual premiums went up from $1500 to $1880 for both your 04 Cavalier (and) adding the the 2012 Fiesta. Thank makes sense, since your only carrying liability on the 04 Cavalier. I live in Urban South Florida, have both a 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback and a 2012 Kia Rio5 Hatchback with 11k/300 liability, 100k property damage, full comprehensive coverage with $100 deductible and full collision with $500 deductible and both vehicles cost me a total of $1200 annually. Of course, my wife an I are 56 and 66, and we have no children except our 2 Golden Retrievers. My insurance company is Auto Owners, very highly rated too.
#64 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [hackattack5]
Jan 02, 2012 (8:41 am)
Oh, almost forgot. Check out the Kia Blog, www.kiaworld.com. It has a interesting video showing the 2012 Kia Rio5 being tested in Europe by EuroPCAP, their equivalent of the NHTSA. European safety standards are much less then here in North America and the 2012 Kia Rio still got its top "5 Star" safety rating, go figure.
#65 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [phill1]
Jan 02, 2012 (7:49 pm)
When I sold my 1999 Miata automatic and bought a 2011 Fiesta SE, my insurance went up $6, to a total of $217 for 6 months. That's with full coverage and $500 deductable. Insurance Co is USAA. I'm 69 years old.
#66 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [obkt]
Jan 04, 2012 (6:16 pm)
Yep it all depends on where you live, driving record and the right insurance company.
#67 of 134 First fill up 2012 Fiesta SE 5 speed manual
Jan 09, 2012 (7:07 pm)
OK I just filled up the tank for the first time. The computer said I got 37.3 miles per gallon. My math said I got 37.17 miles per gallon. That was a 50/50 mix of driving with an average speed of 38MPH. I am very happy with this gas mileage.
#68 of 134 Re: First fill up 2012 Fiesta SE 5 speed manual [hackattack5]
Jan 10, 2012 (11:31 am)
That sounds great! I also like that the computer is so close to the manually calculated numbers. My Subaru is generally 1-1.5MPG optimistic. I can't help but feel disappointed when the dash reads 27.0 MPG and I end up with 25.5 when I enter the numbers into the log.
#69 of 134 Re: First fill up 2012 Fiesta SE 5 speed manual [xwesx]
Jan 10, 2012 (1:10 pm)
What a hoot! If getting 1.5 (less) mpg causes you disappointment, let that be the biggest one you ever must experience. Drive by a Hospital lately and notice the Parking Lot filled to capacity?
#70 of 134 MPG accuracy
Jan 10, 2012 (2:11 pm)
The reality is that on most Fiestas, the computer will rutinely read about 2 mpg higher. You'll most likely see this on your future tanks.