2013 Ford Fiesta SE
Overall I like my Fiesta. The only problem it has is the type of transmission. If I had known that the PowerShift transmission Ford put in these cars was difficult, I would have purchased a different car. After driving for an extended period of time, the car shudders as it changes gears during acceleration. In stop-and-go traffic, it can be a nightmare. More than once has the shuddering or lack of acceleration nearly gotten me into an accident. However, when the transmission is working okay, like after I first turn it on, it's a fun car to drive and has a nice bit of get-up-and-go for such a small car. I like the SYNC system, which controls the Bluetooth and auxiliary functions. The car is very sleek inside, even if there is not a lot of room. I am 5'11' and I fit fine with the driver's seat all the way back, and there's enough room in the back on the passenger side for my child's car seat (even though her feet rest up on the back of the seat already). My husband is 6'9' and while he can fit in the seat in an emergency it is not comfortable at all for him. Like I said, I like the car other than its transmission issues and I would suggest this car only for someone who does not do a lot of daily driving in any kind of rush-hour traffic.
2013 Ford Fiesta SE
I would like to start off by saying I originally made my purchase due to high miles per gallon, and cheapest to insure and I cannot deny that this car has easily met and exceeded my every expectation. Unfortunately, that is where all the benefits end. I needed to get a new transmission or transmission chip, even though I bought the car used, thank god it was still under factory warranty because that would have cost me around $1,500. And then I had to get my heat fixed because all the seals broke, which is not covered under any warranty and that did cost me around $1,300. The electronics then shorted, and thank god again that it was still under manufacturer warranty they had to replace everything, which would have cost me another 1500. I want to love this car so badly but it is not making it easy. I have the upgraded seats which I love because they add a third height option, which I didn't even know that was, allowing for perfect customisation and comfort. I also had some seal in the engine block break which cost me 300. This is all within a 2-year time frame in which I made the original purchase.
2013 Ford Fiesta S
This car has been falling apart shortly after I had purchased it. I bought the car when it was only one year old with a clean title. Within the next 2 years, BOTH door handles on the inside just broke off of the door panel. When I took my car in to get repaired, they wanted to charge me hundreds of dollars to fix it because it was cosmetic. Since then, I have just had to keep gluing them back on. The engine rattles loudly at all times, and even after taking it into the dealership to be checked out several times, there has been no change. In addition, a couple years ago, the screw just fell out of the sun visor on the driver's side without even being touched. Shortly after that, the same happened on the passenger side. The car is small on the inside and doesn't really fit more than two people in the back comfortably. It does not have very much power behind it and does not provide a smooth ride. The only thing I like about this car is the gas mileage I get. I can make a 5.5 hour drive on less than a full tank. Also, with it being so compact, I can pretty much park anywhere.
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