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Ford Fiesta

The seventh-generation Ford Fiesta is the UK's best selling car, helped by frugal engines, handling verve and a big car feel

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29 June 2009

I said it when autocar ran the story about this car being released and I'll say it again:

Why haven't Ford paired the autobox with the 1.6 petrol? The North American Fiesta is the 1.6 with an autobox - so standardise the range, save money. The 1.6 would be faster, torquier and generally better - while if you look at the manual car it barely uses any more fuel than the 1.4. It would cost a fair whack more to buy, but partly because Ford refuse to sell the 1.6 as anything but "Titanium" and "Zetec S". A 1.6 zetec (manual or automatic) would be an instant hit...

29 June 2009

Wonder what happened to the automated manual they had in the last Fiesta? I thought that it was going to be extremely difficult to meet emissions regs with conventional small automatics in the future.

1 July 2009

It should be noted that the 2011 Fiesta for the North American market will NOT use the Durashift automatic. It will instead use a dry-clutch version of the new Powershift dual-clutch transmission; indeed, Ford is setting up a new assembly line with Getrag's assistance to build this new transmission at a plant not far from Ford's planned Fiesta assembly line just outside Mexico City.

1 July 2009

[quote Sacto8221]It should be noted that the 2011 Fiesta for the North American market will NOT use the Durashift automatic. It will instead use a dry-clutch version of the new Powershift dual-clutch transmission; indeed, Ford is setting up a new assembly line with Getrag's assistance to build this new transmission at a plant not far from Ford's planned Fiesta assembly line just outside Mexico City.
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Ah, thank you - I had not seen that. So... in 2011 will we get the 1.6 with the powershift transmission? Ford knows it makes sense...

30 May 2013

lovely model. i drived this car 2 years. highly recommended (used model is cheap currently)

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24 May 2014
This brand new Ford is overall a good car. In this car more attention given to its transmission part and I think it is a auto implementing nature car. I am saying this because as I have read that the transmission control module which is also termed as TCM is able to read automatically the pressure that is being applied to the fly-by-wire throttle and can adjust the gear depending on the driving style. So, these German cars are really going to be user friendly day by day. But, yes this does not mean that the user friendly cars do not need any maintenance. They do need maintenance as well as servicing else they can behave worst. There are several German auto repair center we can find out but, our German car needs to be served by the best repair center possible. So, it is we the car owners have to decide where our beautiful friend gets proper repair and servicing.

5 June 2014
New Ford Fiesta is the new branded car that is completely having new look as well as it has all the facilities in it. People prefer German car because of the look and the proper look is updated with the well developed parts. Now Ford automobile also updated the luxurious parts in the Fiesta and it is coming to market in a look. The manual servicing of this service also very simple and you can do it properly. If you are facing problem in your BMW car then visit to any of the servicing center and resolve the problem.

10 June 2014
Ford is one of the most popular auto brand names among others. It is basically known for its modern features and specifications; so here we have found a new invention by Ford Fiesta. "Ford Fiesta 1.4i" is basically known for its fair performance, better mileage; so among small cars we have found Ford Fiesta is quite enough popular now days.

2 July 2014
In auto industry, every car company lunch the new model cars with good look. Ford also lunch a new model car with new technology and features, they make the changes in all things with good look.

28 August 2014
Ford is a brand making many cars with latest features using advanced technology. Recently the company has launched a new model Ford Fiesta 1.4i. It's a car having petrol engine with a unique facility of automatic transmission. The car gives more efficiency & performance. The car requires regular checkup & maintenance for better running of the engine.

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