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2012 Ford Fiesta Consumer Reviews

3.4
Average based on 37 reviews
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Pleasantly Surprised; Awesome base Price/Value

by from K C Chiefs on August 27, 2011

After much time and energy researching - - bought base sedan model w/ Auto for $15k - bought for daughter, economy, and safety - smoothest automatic shift ever driven - getting 40+ mpg highway - 5 sta...
After much time and energy researching - - bought base sedan model w/ Auto for $15k - bought for daughter, economy, and safety - smoothest automatic shift ever driven - getting 40+ mpg highway - 5 star frontal crash ratings 4/5 side crash - power sufficient, roomier inside than expected - am 6'2'' and actually not bad for me to drive - came std w/ pwr windows, steering, internal locks - came std w/ a/c, rear defrost, tire pressure, etc. - best subcompact value for the money - 5 year roadside assistance - total peace of mind - confident will easily get her through 2 more years of high school and 4 years college IF you can find one then take it for a spin
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great car

by from Columbus, Ohio on September 13, 2011

I love this car! I have the SE Sedan with automatic and cruise. It is a very nice looking car, rides smooth, handles well, and very-very quiet inside. It is a sub-compact, so dont expect an abundance ...
I love this car! I have the SE Sedan with automatic and cruise. It is a very nice looking car, rides smooth, handles well, and very-very quiet inside. It is a sub-compact, so dont expect an abundance of room, but my average sized family of 4 fits comfortably. The mileage is awesome thus far (just under 1k driven) 38 mpg avg by manual calculation on ~60/40 hwy/cty miles. 46mpg on the first freeway trip!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Im having a FIESTA

by from on December 18, 2011

This Fiesta sedan is honestly the best car I ever had for real. I had an Infiniti, Hondas, and Toyotas and a couple of other imports and non of them don't compete with this Fiesta. It has more than en...
This Fiesta sedan is honestly the best car I ever had for real. I had an Infiniti, Hondas, and Toyotas and a couple of other imports and non of them don't compete with this Fiesta. It has more than enough interior room than you would expect in a small car like this. The car is very well designed and engineered. It drives and handles well. It has enough power whenever its needed. The ride is comfortable and quiet and the gas mileage is incredible. I get 37mpg mixed driving. I never had a car that even got more than 35mpg highway so I really do love this car. It fits my budget really well.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Excellent car for the money

by from Harrisburg, PA on January 4, 2012

I love this car. It does not drive like a small car and performed well on snow-covered roads. The Fiesta has lots of cutting-edge technology and was an excellent value!
I love this car. It does not drive like a small car and performed well on snow-covered roads. The Fiesta has lots of cutting-edge technology and was an excellent value!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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I love it

by from Leominster, MA on October 13, 2012

I bought this car brand new in September. The first 2 months of driving it have been wonderful. I especially love the gas mileage. I am getting a steady 36 mpg and I hardly do any straight highway dri...
I bought this car brand new in September. The first 2 months of driving it have been wonderful. I especially love the gas mileage. I am getting a steady 36 mpg and I hardly do any straight highway driving. The seats are super comfortable. And since I didn't have a car with electric windows/locks, I am certainly enjoying that aspect. I know it will see like a little thing, but I also really like the windshield wipers--the levels of delay and the quality of the wipers work wonderfully. I also like the sync my ride feature. It may not have a super get up and go, but the drive is smooth and I enjoy going to my car every day.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Transmission slippage issues

by from Tennessee on February 11, 2013

I have owned my fiesta for 6 months. I started having vibration/ transmission slippage issues. I took it back to the dealer and they said the that gaskets are known to leak internally. I am hoping whe...
I have owned my fiesta for 6 months. I started having vibration/ transmission slippage issues. I took it back to the dealer and they said the that gaskets are known to leak internally. I am hoping when I get my car back it will be fixed. The Interier is great with leather seats. I feel like I am in a sports car with out paying sports car prices. I get 38 mpg with is great. If anyone is having transmission troubles, take it to another dealer if the one you go to refuses to fix it. This is a known issue with these cars.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Great Value

by from Greenville, SC on April 16, 2012

I bought the base S version for my daughter a few months ago, and have driven it a good bit myself. Overall, it has been a great product, exceptionally quiet for such a small vehicle. Even the base so...
I bought the base S version for my daughter a few months ago, and have driven it a good bit myself. Overall, it has been a great product, exceptionally quiet for such a small vehicle. Even the base sound system and electronics are very good. The automatic slips INTENTIONALLY at idle, which is a mileage-design feature. This takes a little getting used to. We have gotten an honest 41 MPG on the Interstate, which beats the EPA highway estimate slightly. For a lot less money than a Hybrid, it is very economical to operate. I love the capless gas filler. The seats have a solid, firm feel, which I prefer.
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Worst car I owned

by from BC, Canada on March 30, 2015

Do not buy this car, the automatic model is terrible. The transmission is very noisy and slip often.
Do not buy this car, the automatic model is terrible. The transmission is very noisy and slip often.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Very nice vehicle

by from Durham, NC on August 11, 2012

Overall I'm very happy. Much better looking than the fit. Very little road sound, much like a much more expensive car. I like the leather seats. Two flaws. Due to car sloping forward, poor visibility ...
Overall I'm very happy. Much better looking than the fit. Very little road sound, much like a much more expensive car. I like the leather seats. Two flaws. Due to car sloping forward, poor visibility over the right shoulder. The other: give other cars a lot of space because the acceleration is poor. Engine is pretty weak, but I never go over 75 anyway. But I really like the vehicle, and the fact that Ford didn't take our tax money clinched it.
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Uses car for Work

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Best car for your money

by from pa on May 27, 2012

This car was purchased new way under the price as others dealerships. The car ran quiet, no road noise, and gets very good gas mileage. I'm very pleased with my car and would recommend it for people w...
This car was purchased new way under the price as others dealerships. The car ran quiet, no road noise, and gets very good gas mileage. I'm very pleased with my car and would recommend it for people who don't want to spend a lot of money for a car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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