“The Michigan-based carmaker is about to introduce the diminutive Ford Fiesta this summer to American car buyers. The American Fiesta, while made in Mexico, is almost identical to the European version now the best-selling car in Europe.
“In the United States, we get basically the same car as the Europeans, as well as a sedan version of the 5-door hatch not a for sale in the ‘old world.’ Ford thinks young urban types will take to the car which gets 30/40 mpg with a dual clutch automatic Ford calls a PowerShift. Prices start at $15,795.
Mica’s assessment of the 2011 Ford Fiesta is below:
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Article Last Updated: September 8, 2021.
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