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2013 Ford Fiesta

2013 Ford Fiesta

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Don't buy

by from on September 10, 2012

Clutch and transmission very noisy and clutch slips in 1st and 3rd gear. Have had back to dealer more than once and presumably either Ford Motor is not allowing the dealer to correct the problem or th...
Clutch and transmission very noisy and clutch slips in 1st and 3rd gear. Have had back to dealer more than once and presumably either Ford Motor is not allowing the dealer to correct the problem or the dealer does not have the ability.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Showroom to vacation same week

by from Ava, NY on May 22, 2013

My wife and I downsized from our Honda CRV in able to save some money on fuel costs. We had an extensive trip planned with stops in PA,TN,GA,SC, and FL over the course of several weeks. We are current...
My wife and I downsized from our Honda CRV in able to save some money on fuel costs. We had an extensive trip planned with stops in PA,TN,GA,SC, and FL over the course of several weeks. We are currently in Florida and have logged over 2500 miles so far. The Fiesta SE is performing well on the highway at speeds up to 85 MPH. It cruises for hours at 70 0r 75 with never a hitch. There is some noticeable surging during downpours and when doing steep grades. Gas mileage has steadily improved from 33mph to 37.3 mph.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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I just love this car

by from Sacramento, CA on March 22, 2014

I have owned a few new cars and I have never had one as dependable as this one. I think this one is more fun than my Spider (Alfa) and I have yet to report my first problem. As of today I have over 18...
I have owned a few new cars and I have never had one as dependable as this one. I think this one is more fun than my Spider (Alfa) and I have yet to report my first problem. As of today I have over 18,000 miles in 9 months and I getting 43 miles per gallon on interstate 5. I have never owned a car I have liked half as much. My last new car was a Camry and it managed 28 mpg on the freeway and was a drag to drive. 5 Stars for me.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Gone Too Soon :-(

by from Gainesville, FL on November 27, 2013

The only real complaints I could have about this car (other than the fact that we had paid a bit too much for it) are the noise from the transmission and that it accelerated pretty slowly compared to ...
The only real complaints I could have about this car (other than the fact that we had paid a bit too much for it) are the noise from the transmission and that it accelerated pretty slowly compared to other cars that I had driven before. Honestly, I don't think that the noise was as much of a big deal as other reviewers had made it out to be, but that might have just been me. Simply put, this car is awesome. I bought it used and only had it for five months before I had totaled it, but in our short time together, it had been both completely reliable and fun to drive. It's quite sporty and low to the ground and handles excellently. And most importantly to me, this car stood a battle with a 1986 GMC pickup (basically a tank) that plowed right into my driver door, and I emerged practically unscathed. And the car nearly did as well. My door was bashed in, but the rest of the vehicle was practically fine. The price of replacing airbags is what ended up totaling my car (nearly $900 per airbag, which was more than my entire door would have cost to fix!!). I wish I still had it. It was such a nice little ride :-(
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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great car

by from omaha on December 20, 2013

6 plus months. Great car. 11,000 miles. No problems. Yes the transmission has a grind to it, but...it's not loud, alarming, anything, it's shifting. The constant complaints here about bad transmission...
6 plus months. Great car. 11,000 miles. No problems. Yes the transmission has a grind to it, but...it's not loud, alarming, anything, it's shifting. The constant complaints here about bad transmission are probably from drivers that ram on the acceleration and bust it at every light. I'm not saying I don't believe them, but I drive the car tough and I"ve noticed some hard shifts, and while in cruise it sometimes has trouble finding the gear, but this is probably 3 times so far in 7 months. All in all, it's stylish, comforable, great gas mileage, just a practical inexpensive auto. I'd never pay MSRP for it, and if you spend over 18K for a Fiesta, you might as well get a Camry, but 15K for mine, awesome deal. One comfort complaint, the cupholder thingy in drivers door imposes on my leg space, since I've got a wide stance and all.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Looking for a Great Car

by from Dana Point on February 11, 2013

I have nothing but great reviews to give about my new ford fiesta. With my new commute to work, my ford ranger just wasn't getting the best gas mileage I was looking for. I decided to test drive the ...
I have nothing but great reviews to give about my new ford fiesta. With my new commute to work, my ford ranger just wasn't getting the best gas mileage I was looking for. I decided to test drive the Ford Fiesta at Galpin Ford, and immediately fell in love. The car seemed small from the outside, but its actually more roomy than I thought. The interior design, makes me feel as though I'm in a luxury sedan. I absolutely love the hands free blue tooth and serius radio. It makes my commute to work way more comfortable and relaxed. I'm able to change the radio station, control volume, answer phone calsl, check weather status in any city without even taking my hands off the wheel. The technology in this vehicle is just amazing. As far as performance goes, it rides extremely smooth. Especially compared to my last vehicle, a truck with all terrain tries. It's definitely quiet, quick, and smooth. Did I mention average miles per gallon on highway 39, and 33 on road. Between my hour long commute on highway, and busy life at home, the average miles per gallon is 38. And with the soaring high gas prices, it's still under $50 to fill it up.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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get a manual transmission

by from california on April 2, 2016

nearly 40k on the clock and beside a few oil changes tires i just put on an a air filter this car has needed no work on it. The dual cluth auto trans has been problems for everyone who got it, which w...
nearly 40k on the clock and beside a few oil changes tires i just put on an a air filter this car has needed no work on it. The dual cluth auto trans has been problems for everyone who got it, which why i got a standard shifter and because of that ive had the most reliable car i've owned to date which lists a 03 escape, 98 firebird trans am, 96 honda civic, and a 05 hyundai elantra. I can just start it up and go and never have to worry about it failing me. Made a great commuter too, back when i needed to commute in heavy traffic with a nearly 38 mpg average. the sync system sucks so i refuse to hook up my bluetooth, but the speakers sound good an a aux cord works just fine for me. and for those who like to work on their own car it doesn't get much easier then this car, there's a ton of open space in the engine bay.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Exceptional Gas Mileage

by from Orange,TX on September 16, 2013

Drove home over five hours from dealership and averaged 44 MPG with the 5 speed manual. Lowest priced entry level car I could find anywhere and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of tech features ...
Drove home over five hours from dealership and averaged 44 MPG with the 5 speed manual. Lowest priced entry level car I could find anywhere and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of tech features such as SYNC hands free bluetooth and nice displays on the Mp3 player. Average road noise and seating comfort on long trip is average for a sub compact car. Trunk space is very exceptional in sixe and space and fold down seats in rear are a plus for cargo. Non-boxy styling appeal and overall one of the most value packed cars for the price I have purchased since my last Kia and Suzuki.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Fantastic vehicle

by from Radford, va on March 17, 2014

The bad reviews on here are crazy. The transmission is a 6 speed and sometimes feels like a manual when pulling out... Nothing's perfect! And I bet you money the way the transmission is made is what g...
The bad reviews on here are crazy. The transmission is a 6 speed and sometimes feels like a manual when pulling out... Nothing's perfect! And I bet you money the way the transmission is made is what gives it such great gas mileage. 36.5 mpg, 6 months old, 15000 miles. 2013 fiesta se. Not to mention the fun lights! I wish there was a center console, but that's just because I'm a working student that keeps a lot of stuff in her car. Can you believe the trunk space in this thing? Fantastic. The ride is so incredibly smooth and I have never heard the transmission, but that's probably because I'm not looking to fabricate issues. I also listen to the radio at a normal moderate level. Compared to my 05 Taurus that was an ex-rental getting 19mpg, I'm saving money by purchasing a new vehicle while I'm safer, more comfortable, and constantly happy. I plan on running Penelope till she can't run no more!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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The Best Car For Commutttng 2013 Fiesta SE

by from Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 18, 2015

I bought this car to daily commutte from Co Springs to D-Town Denver. I have own a passat, new beetle, Escalade, Jeep, Mustang, and currently have a 13 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Sport Premium. I prefer the F...
I bought this car to daily commutte from Co Springs to D-Town Denver. I have own a passat, new beetle, Escalade, Jeep, Mustang, and currently have a 13 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Sport Premium. I prefer the Fiesta than the Subaru. The Fiesta is more confortable to drive at 75mph long distance. It's small outside and spacious inside. I knew I was not going to get a WRX STI power or to get 0-60 mph in 4.8 sec. I just bought a car that can economically take me from point A to B and back. I do 150 daily commute and spend about $8 a day/ $40 a week on gas. The auto transmission is smooth and respond OK while on the highway. The mpg meter is still reading 44mpg after 3 weeks without reset. After 20,000 miles the car still running brand new. Yes I hear the trans noise, it does not bother me at all, I play Primus all the time. It change gears super smooth, so I do not care. I am not dissapointed at all. I am saving money, and the car feel safe driving it to work. The price is right for the car. If you are looking for a luxury, fast, and pimping car, then buy a TESLA. I'll keep driving my cheap car. I do recommend window tints. The a/c is super cold, and the car looks way better.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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