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Our Expert Review: 2013 Ford Fiesta

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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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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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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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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Disappointed in Fiesta

by from Seattle, WA on June 25, 2013

When my beloved 2001 Ford Focus was totaled in an accident, I went back to same dealership and purchased a 2013 Ford Fiesta. I picked the car up May 10. On May 14 I brought the car back--transmission ...
When my beloved 2001 Ford Focus was totaled in an accident, I went back to same dealership and purchased a 2013 Ford Fiesta. I picked the car up May 10. On May 14 I brought the car back--transmission was wonky, lurching and loud. "There is something definately wrong..." per the service manager. But this is not unusual for this transmission, which has been shared by Focus and Fiesta for the past couple of years. They've had so many problems the parts are back ordered. The auto tranny which I purchased is based on the manual transmission, you can feel and hear the gears moving and they have had complaints, complaints, complaints. They replaced my clutch drum after a week, but another customer with an older Focus/Fiesta will have to wait because I got their clutch drum. I brought it in again June 19--same problem and drove with the tech, who said "It drives louder than I've ever heard." The field service manager drove the car, after a week in the shop, and he claims it drives as it was "designed. " The service guys have told me this field rep spends his days driving Focuses and Fiestas with this automatic transmission. I am now looking to hire someone to drive the car and evaluate. The service guys told me they never seen the transmission break down so early. On a positive note, the exterior and interior design is wonderful, the steering smooth, visibility great.
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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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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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Super car for the money

by from Nevada on May 22, 2014

I am going to buy another one for my other daughter as I have complete confidence in the car. It has been the best
I am going to buy another one for my other daughter as I have complete confidence in the car. It has been the best
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Get the manual transmission

by from Buena Vista, CO on January 24, 2015

I bought the 2013 5-door hatchback off the lot. Actually, it was the only one in the state, and was driven down from the big city. The manual transmission winds up nicely and I have no problems passin...
I bought the 2013 5-door hatchback off the lot. Actually, it was the only one in the state, and was driven down from the big city. The manual transmission winds up nicely and I have no problems passing. The stock tires wore out in the first 28,000 miles. All weather tires ran me $275, and now it's a beast. Just replaced the passenger side axle seal; under warranty. I fill it up once a week, if I'm commuting 60 miles round trip. Just filled the 12 gal. tank up at $1.79 a gal; it cost me under $19 bucks. It takes 3 minutes to fill up. It's really fun to drive and easy to find a parking space. My husband and I are both 5'10" and we scrunch the kids in the back seat. I wish I'd known to SCOTCH GUARD THE SEATS. It's a bare bones car, so if your looking for bells and whistles you will be disappointed. If your looking a reliable, economical, and sporty car, here she is. I call her my "po girls sport car".
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EVERYTHING IS GOOD BUT THE TRANS NOISE

by from Whittier CA on October 27, 2013

Got My FIESTA for little more than a year, so far the car is good except the transmission noise it rattles and sounds like it wants to find the correct gear but It cant, It can be frustrating some tim...
Got My FIESTA for little more than a year, so far the car is good except the transmission noise it rattles and sounds like it wants to find the correct gear but It cant, It can be frustrating some time but my guess is that new six speed transmission didn't quite tested before putting in the car. If it wasn't because of the transmission noise I would rate this car a 5, what a disappointment. The car has great mpg, great features real good price just fix this thing with the transmission and it would be a great car. FORD PLEASE FIX THIS Transmission noise or tell us how to eliminate the problem, because it happens once in a while
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